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Taiwan's DPP points to achievements following opposition's criticism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on Sunday (Sept. 19) responded to former Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu's (韓國瑜) claim that the DPP is constantly trying to eliminate...

Taiwan needs roadmap out of COVID restrictions

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — At the beginning of this week, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced that foreign spouses and children of Taiwan nationals can now apply for entry into t...

COVID: How is India tackling a surge in fake test reports?

Indian officials are reporting a surge in the use of fake negative COVID-19 test reports across the country. Last week, police from the eastern state of Odisha busted a racket in which fake PCR test ...

60% of Taiwan's imported cases on Thursday breakthrough infections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (Sept. 16) announced that six out of 10 imported COVID-19 cases that day were classified as breakthrough infections...

Chinese firm buys rights to sell Canadian mRNA vaccine in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese biopharmaceutical company is in the process of acquiring the license for a Canadian mRNA COVID-19 vaccine, including the rights to the Taiwan market and other co...

Taiwan's Medigen to run human trials for its COVID-19 vaccine in Colombia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Human trials for Taiwan’s homegrown COVID vaccine developed by Medigen Vaccine Biologics Corp. (MVC) will be conducted in Colombia, sponsored by the World Health Org...

Gates, Rockefeller warn leaders about pandemic’s impact

Just ahead of the annual meeting of the U.N. General Assembly that opens on Tuesday, leaders of the Gates and Rockefeller Foundations — grant makers that have committed billions of dollars to fight th...

Taipei European School to provide BioNTech vaccine to students Oct. 1-6

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei European School (TES) announced late last week that it will be offering the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to students early next month. On Thursday (Sept....

Japan and Vietnam ink defense agreement, with eyes on China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan and Vietnam signed a defense agreement on Saturday (Sept. 11) that will allow for increased cooperation and exports of Japanese military equipment to the Southeast A...

Poland to donate COVID vaccines to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Poland is the latest country that plans to donate vaccines to Taiwan, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Saturday (Sept. 4), and a second batch of BioNTech ja...

COVID: Why is Europe donating so many vaccines to Vietnam?

Italy and Romania became the latest European countries to donate COVID-19 vaccines to Vietnam on August 25. In the weeks beforehand, Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary and France gave doses to Hanoi....

3.3 million Taiwanese sign up for Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in 3 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Within three days, nearly 3.3 million people in Taiwan have listed the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine as their brand of choice. On Aug. 25, Health Minister and Centra...

Medigen vaccine a game changer, even if we don’t realize it yet

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – In the United Kingdom, it was Margaret Keenan who was the historic "patient one" to get the first official COVID-19 vaccination, closely followed by William S...

50% of Taiwan's imported Delta cases are breakthrough infections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Eight of the imported Delta cases Taiwan reported this week are breakthrough infections, including one COVID case in which the patient had been inoculated with both the As...

Moderna most popular vaccine in Taiwan, Medigen 3rd

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The majority of Taiwanese surveyed prefer the COVID-19 vaccine made by Moderna, followed by Pfizer-BioNTech's and Medigen's, with AstraZeneca's coming in last ...