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COVID deaths in Taiwan spike to 5-month high

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on Tuesday (Jan. 30) said COVID-related deaths reached a five-month high last week. It said there were 546 hospitalized COVID case...

Desert Island Tourism Market to Witness Huge Growth by 2030 – Docastaway, Phu Quoc Tours

The report presents a comprehensive overview of industry trends, growth share and the competitive landscape in 200 pages. The most recent research study on the global “Desert Island Tourism Market” [2...

China skips cremation data for COVID peak in 2022

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After months of delays, China omitted cremation data in its social welfare report last week, raising questions about the number of deaths caused by the surge in COVID infe...

Teen workers are in high demand for summer and commanding better pay

BOSTON (AP) — Teens have long been vital to filling out the summertime staffs of restaurants, ice cream stands, amusement parks and camps. Now, thanks to one of the tightest labor market...

Chinese who reported on COVID to be released after 3 years

HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese authorities were preparing Sunday to release a man who disappeared three years ago after publicizing videos of overcrowded hospitals and bodies during the COVID-19 outbreak, a...

Taiwan CECC holds last press conference, will shutter on May 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After 960 press conferences held since being activated, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) held its final press briefing on Thursday (April 27) Over the past 1,...

Former Taiwan president Ma's China trip was a nonstop disaster for KMT

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — Former President Ma Ying-jeou’s (馬英九) trip to China, aside from appealing to the deep blue base, was a disaster for Kuomintang (KMT) Chair Eric Chu’s (朱立倫) c...

Taiwan CECC head rebukes Ma's claim of 'China's contribution to humanity' in Wuhan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head Victor Wang (王必勝) on Thursday (March 30) rebuffed former President Ma Ying-jeou’s (馬英九) claim that China's allege...

Ignoring experts, China's sudden zero-COVID exit cost lives

BEIJING (AP) — When China suddenly scrapped onerous zero-COVID measures in December, the country wasn’t ready for a massive onslaught of cases, with hospitals turning away ambulances and crematoriums ...

Taiwan's eased school mask mandate Q&A

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan on Monday (March 6) lifted its indoor mask mandate for schools at all levels, but there are three settings in which masks will still be required and schools have th...

KMT legislator says 228 not worth commemorating in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Kuomintang (KMT) legislator for the island county of Kinmen has said the 228 Memorial Day is not worth commemorating, and that the Second Taiwan Strait Crisis is more wo...

Taiwan looking to end quarantine for mild COVID cases in March

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (Feb. 16) announced that it will likely end the home quarantine requirement for mild COVID cases and instea...

Xi Jinping taps spy chief Wang Huning to draft China's new Taiwan policy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The chief political strategist of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), Wang Huning (王滬寧), has been tapped by Xi Jinping (習近平) to craft a new unification policy for Taiwan, a...

Taiwan's 3rd COVID wave has peaked: CECC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Jan. 16) said that Taiwan's third wave of COVID cases has peaked. At a press conference that afternoon, CDC Di...

2,000 passengers from China test positive for COVID in Taiwan in 10 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (Jan. 12) announced that over 2,000 passengers arriving from China over a period of 10 days tested positive for COVI...