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Popularity rankings of local officials reshuffled in Taiwan opinion poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) ranked last among the country's 22 mayors and magistrates in a new survey conducted by CommonWealth Magazine, while Pingtung County M...

Taiwan 1st-dose vaccination rate surpasses 60%

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Friday (Oct. 15) announced the country had reached a first-dose COVID-19 vaccination rate of over 60%, paving the wa...

Taiwanese can stop wearing masks when vaccination rate reaches 70%: Expert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC), politicians, and disease experts are eyeing a full vaccination rate of 70% as a milestone when epidemic prevention measures, in...

Mayor wants US Customs and Border Protection inspectors in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taoyuan City Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan (鄭文燦) told members of the United States Congress he hoped U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials could be stationed in Taiwan...

Taiwan's ASE Group establishes diving team to clean up marine debris

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) Group’s Environmental Protection and Sustainability Foundation has established an “ASE Environment Protection Divi...

Taiwan to relax Level 2 restrictions after 1st-dose vaccination rate reaches 60%

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The head of Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said on Friday (Sept. 24) the country will relax its Level 2 epidemic control restrictions once the first-d...

Japanese eager to import Taiwanese custard, wax apples after China ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japanese consumers, who rarely if ever have eaten Taiwan-grown custard apples and wax apples, are eager to try the fruits now that China has banned them. On Sunday (Sep...

Conch-shaped Hakka cultural center to open at northern Taiwan port

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The new Yong An Conch Culture Park, a building with a conch-shape design located in Taoyuan’s Xinwu District, will open in November. According to the Taoyuan City...

Taiwan president backs premier, rejects reshuffle talk

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) expressed support for Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) Wednesday (Aug. 25), rejecting reports about plans for a Cabinet reshuffle circulating in t...

3 adverse reactions to Taiwan's Medigen suspected cases of needle phobia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three adverse reactions to Taiwan's domestic COVID-19 vaccine developed by Medigen Vaccine Biologics Corp. (高端疫苗, MVC) are suspected to have been caused by anxiety. ...

Taiwan's Taoyuan establishes sister-city ties with Newark, New Jersey

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Taoyuan City on Tuesday (Aug. 3) established sister-city relations with the U.S. city of Newark, New Jersey. Taoyuan City Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan (鄭文燦) said...

Taiwan local government leaders lose popularity amid COVID surge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — While New Taipei City Mayor Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜) became the most popular local government chief, he and most of his colleagues lost support ahead of the recent COVID-19 surge, ...

Former AIT head leaves Taiwan after 3-year term

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Director Brent Christensen left Taiwan on Thursday (July 15) after a three-year term. Christensen arrived at Taoyuan Internati...

Taoyuan now offers COVID-19 vaccines to all pregnant women across Taiwan: Mayor Cheng

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —Taoyuan Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan (鄭文燦) said on Tuesday (June 22) that as the city still has 7,000 remaining doses of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, pregnant women across Taiwan are ...

North Taiwan city cuts short barbershop closure order

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Barbershop operators in Taoyuan were caught by surprise Tuesday (June 8) when the city government overturned a June 4-14 closure order stemming from the current COVID-19 s...