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KTVs in Taipei City reopen, police enforce random checks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the relaxation of COVID-19 prevention rules, the Taipei City Government approved the reopening applications of 20 KTV businesses, Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said in a...

England will only play Ashes series if best players in squad

England will only travel to Australia for the Ashes series across December and January if its leading players are in the squad. That was the message from the England and Wales Cricke...

KMT 'valkyrie' wears motorcycle gloves to brawl in Taiwan's legislature

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Kuomintang (KMT) legislator was seen on Tuesday (Sept. 28) wearing motorcycle gloves, standing on desks, grappling with DPP opponents, and trying to tackle Premier Su Ts...

Ryder Cup 'injury' envelope has new twist amid COVID threat

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — As if there wasn’t enough suspense and second-guessing of the Ryder Cup captains in past years, a nod to the COVID-19 pandemic could make things more topsy-turvy than usual this...

Trial begins over COVID outbreak in Austrian ski resort

VIENNA (AP) — A civil trial opened Friday in Austria over the government's handling of a coronavirus outbreak at an Alpine ski resort during the early stages of the pandemic that relatives say resulte...

New Taipei construction worker, wife test positive for Delta variant

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Saturday (Sept. 11) announced that a construction worker and his wife who are tied to a kindergarten cluster infection have b...

International media publish foreign minister's call for Taiwan to join UN

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More international news media outlets have run an article by Taiwan’s Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) over the last few days, calling on the U.N. to allow the count...

7 Taipei schools suspend classes due to COVID cluster

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over 600 students have been affected by class suspensions at seven schools across Taipei in response to an outbreak of COVID-19 cases in New Taipei City. By Tuesday (Se...

Hotels in Taiwan struggling with less than 20% occupancy rates

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Legislators of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) joined hospitality industry representatives on Tuesday (Sept. 7) in pleading for more government financial ass...

Taiwan climbs 15 places to rank 27th in COVID Recovery Index

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the latest version of Nikkei Asia’s COVID-19 Recovery Index, Taiwan has risen to No. 27 in the rankings, marking a dramatic improvement since June. The index a...

Taipei City aces COVID-19 response with smart technology

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the push for smart city programs around the world, the Taipei City Government’s rebranded digital pass enables a quick vaccination appointment and, in the near fu...

Chinese censorship: Media creator substitutes ‘hemorrhoids outbreak’ for ‘plague’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Players of the Chinese role-playing mobile game "Entwined Love Across Time" posted screenshots ridiculing in-game dialogue that showed characters discussing the ...

Taipei traffic surges on first day of school

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Wednesday (Sept. 1) was the first day of school some parents in Taipei chose to drive children in their cars, causing traffic to build up around school zones, while pub...

Taiwan’s COVID resilience ranking in August slips slightly to No. 41

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — According to Bloomberg’s latest edition of its “Covid Resilience Ranking” published on Thursday (Aug. 26), Taiwan has slipped one place to No. 41 in the ...

'Taiwan Trilogy' production hiatus to be extended until funds secured

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese director Wei Te-sheng’s (魏德聖) new project titled "Taiwan Trilogy" has been delayed once again, the production announced in a press release on Mon...