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Taiwan plans to set up independent nuclear safety commission

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Cabinet is preparing a new package of measures to reform its own departments, including the formation of an independent Nuclear Safety Commission to replace the Atomic...

Business Forecast for Taiwan’s Commercial Service Industry by Commerce Development Research Institute

In Q4 2021, the Coincidental Cyclical Composite Index for Service Industry (CCCIS) showed a continuous decline and didn’t bottom out in October 2021 as predicted by the previous report. However,...

Taiwan’s government to intervene in stock market if Ukraine war panic becomes ‘irrational’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s government has said it will intervene in the stock market if it senses irrationality or panic in the market after the Taiex tumbled 461.18 points on Thursda...

Jay Shih steps down as head of Taiwan's Personnel Administration

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Minister without Portfolio and Cabinet Spokesperson Lo Ping-cheng (羅秉成) announced during a routine press conference Thursday (Feb. 10) that it is Jay Shih’s (施能傑) la...

Almost one-third of pet food is mislabeled in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei’s Animal Protection Office on Friday (Jan. 14) announced it had conducted a random inspection of 109 pet food products, finding 33 failed to meet regulations ...

Tsai makes no mention of 'ROC' in New Year's speech, only 'Taiwan'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — During her 2,700-word New Year's Day speech on Saturday (Jan. 1), President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) made no mention of the "Republic of China" (ROC) for the first...

Transparency to play key role in Taiwan’s digital services act

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A proposal for a digital telecommunications and broadcasting services act (數通法) requires online platforms to be more transparent about their actions against user posts, th...

Pollster thinks political imbalance threatens Taiwan democracy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The disappearance of a powerful opposition to form a balance against the government is the most important threat to democracy in Taiwan, a political commentator said Thurs...

Taiwan moves to limit tech companies selling assets in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s authorities will increase oversight on the flow of strategic technology to China by acquiring new powers that prevent Taiwan companies from selling off cert...

Central Bank leaves interest rates at historical low rate of 1.125%

(TAIPEI) Taiwan News — Taiwan’s Central Bank decided on Thursday (Dec. 16) to keep interest rates pegged at 1.125% after its board of directors held a quarterly meeting. The Central Ban...

Taiwan acknowledges room to improve in COVID-19 response

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The task force in charge of Taiwan's COVID-19 response has acknowledged that the island could have done better in fighting the disease, after 12 families that lost relatives to t...

Taiwan government keeps close watch on inflation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — If the prices of popular and essential items show irregular increases the government will immediately intervene, the Cabinet said Thursday (Nov. 18). Amid global inflat...

Taiwanese families say COVID-19 deaths didn't have to happen

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — It is at lunchtime that Nancy Chen misses her father the most. For 30 years, she ate every day with her parents at their apartment. Her father, despite being partially impaired b...

Government says profiteering will not be tolerated as inflation climbs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) has warned against profiteering as prices continue to climb. The Legislative Yuan convened for a meeting on the issue on Thursday (Oct. 21)...

Taiwan's public workers set for possible pay rise of over 3%

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Just days after Taiwan labor department's announcement of a decision to raise the country's monthly and minimum wages by 5% in 2022, a cabinet official said a 3% w...