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Taiwan's Tzu Chi University to host 30 Ukrainian students, scholars

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tzu Chi University (TCU) announced on Tuesday (May 3) that it will sponsor 30 Ukrainian students and scholars amid the Russo-Ukrainian War. In a statement issued that d...

Why is Taiwan moving away from its 'zero-COVID' policy?

After largely keeping the coronavirus at bay for more than two years, Taiwan is now battling its most serious wave of outbreaks. Over the past week, Taiwan has reported thousands of new cases, with th...

Taiwan aiding Ukrainian students with scholarships

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Ukrainian students and scholars are arriving in Taiwan to continue their studies and research as part of a nationwide drive to help those suffering in the war-afflicted co...

Public health experts call for higher booster coverage as Taiwan eases border restrictions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Leading public health professionals are calling for higher booster dose coverage as Taiwan mulls relaxing COVID rules, noting unvaccinated seniors are more likely to be ho...

Academics urge prioritization of Taiwan's native languages over English

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A group of academics on Friday (April 8) voiced their opposition to government policy promoting English education and called for native languages to be prioritized instead...

COVID: Frustration mounts over Shanghai's tough lockdown

Around 25 million people in Shanghai remain locked down as Chinese authorities try to control the most severe coronavirus outbreak in the Asian nation since the initial lockdown in Wuhan at the start ...

Wu Feng becomes 1st foreign entertainer to receive Taiwan press card

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese-Turkish TV show host Ugur Rifat Karlova, better known as Wu Feng (吳鳳), on Tuesday (March 22) became the first foreign-born entertainer to receive a Ministry of F...

ASUS invests NT$540 million in Taiwanese cloud service provider

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese computer brand ASUS announced on Thursday (March 24) it will invest NT$540 million (US$18.86 million) in Taiwan Web Service, a local cloud service provider. T...

Experts share analyses of Trump administration's Taiwan and China policies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A group of scholars analyzed the significance and impact of U.S. policies on the South China Sea (SCS) and Taiwan during an online seminar organized by Academia Sinica on ...

Taiwan's Academia Sinica starts scholarship program for Ukrainians

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's top government-funded research institute on March 16 launched a program to provide scholarships for Ukrainian students and scholars. In a tweet posted on S...

Former VP Chen Chien-jen warmly welcomed into Taiwan's ruling party

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Spokesperson Chou Chiang-chieh (周江杰) confirmed on Tuesday (Feb. 22) that former Vice President Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) has applied to join ...

COVID: Why are rapid tests banned in China?

As the omicron variant continues to spread around the world, the demand for rapid antigen tests (RAT) for COVID-19 has also increased. Last month, the White House announced that Americans will be able...

Taiwan should rethink zero-COVID policy: Epidemiologist

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An epidemiologist on Saturday (Feb. 12) called for Taiwan to reconsider its zero-COVID policy, which she says is unlikely to succeed long-term. Despite the continued sp...

Taiwan unveils potential mRNA vaccine for all COVID variants including Omicron

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's top research institution is working on an mRNA vaccine that it claims targets the Omicron variant of COVID-19 and is effective against other variants after su...

COVID two years on: World still awaits answers about virus origin

Tuesday marks two years since the first known death in the COVID-19 pandemic was reported in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. It was here that the virus was first detected and began spreading among ...