Taiwan sees lowest economic impact from coronavirus in world

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Thanks to the outstanding handling of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak by the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC), Taiwan has seen the least impact on its econ...

CNN lauds Taiwan's healthcare system for defeating coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — CNN journalist Fareed Zakaria on Sunday (Sept. 13) praised Taiwan for its extraordinary handling of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) and suggested that its universal healt...

Taiwan president calls for cooperation to keep region secure, prosperous

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Addressing an international forum in Taipei on Tuesday (Sept. 8), President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) called for countries with similar values to coordinate on maintaining region...

Taiwan's Ketagalan Forum 2020 begins Sept. 8

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) and the Institute for National Defense and Security Research (INDSR) have partnered together to hold the Ketagalan Forum 2020 Asia-P...

Taiwan health minister says coronavirus will likely become ‘endemic'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Health Minister and Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) said Tuesday (Aug. 25) that it is highly likely that the coronavirus will neve...

US health secretary slams Beijing for pandemic crisis during speech at Taiwan university

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a passionate speech delivered at National Taiwan University on Tuesday afternoon (Aug. 11), visiting U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar attacked Beij...

Highest-level US official to visit Taiwan in 41 years lands in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A delegation led by U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar landed in Taiwan on Sunday (Aug. 9), marking the highest-level visit by a member of the Cabine...

Former Taiwan vice president worries about low COVID herd immunity

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Vice President Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) on Friday (July 31) listed the major challenges Taiwan would face if a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic takes place domes...

Pope Francis still pays attention to Taiwan: New archbishop of Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Pope Francis is still paying attention to Taiwan, the new archbishop of Taipei, Thomas Chung An-zu (鍾安住), said at his inauguration Saturday (July 18). The conclusion of...

Chen Chu leaving DPP after being tapped as president of Taiwan's Control Yuan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Secretary-General to the President Chen Chu (陳菊) said that she will leave the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in order to take charge of the Control Yuan, an ind...

Taiwan holds Tiananmen vigil as China silences Hong Kong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As thousands in Hong Kong turned out to commemorate the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre in defiance of a city-wide ban on such gatherings, their countrymen in...

Taiwan's Presidential Office nominates new Examination Yuan members

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Presidential Office nominated on Friday (May 29) its new candidates for the Examination Yuan, the government agency in charge of qualifications for public ser...

Presidential secretary-general announces resignation on Facebook

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Presidential Secretary-General Chen Chu (陳菊) took to Facebook Sunday night (May 17) to announce that she is planning to resign from her post one day before Wednesday's...

Taiwan teams up with Stanford to design protocols for travel resumption

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is joining hands with Stanford University in the U.S. to design a mechanism for effective testing and quarantine as the island country prepares to relax travel rest...

Chen Chien-jen becomes Taiwan's first vice president to give up pension

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following his announcement Wednesday (May 13) that he would return to Academia Sinica after leaving office next week, Vice President Chen Chien-Jen (陳建仁) became the island...