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New appointments to Taiwan's Cabinet announced

Updated: May 19, 2020, 14:30 a.m. TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) will start her second and final four-year term on Wednesday (May 20) with most ministers in he...

Key ministers to stay in Taiwan's new Cabinet

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) is leaving the key ministers of interior, transportation, and education in their posts, but the National Security Council will receive a new s...

Taiwan Ministry of Interior to introduce flexible working hours to staff

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — To prevent large community transmissions of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), the Ministry of Interior (MOI) announced Wednesday (April 1) that it will start introducing f...

Taiwan cuts down on breathalyzer tests amid coronavirus fears

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Police will cut down on the number of breathalyzer tests in order to avoid the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), Interior Minister Hsu Kuo-yung (徐國勇) said Thursd...

Taiwan organizations call for illegal migrant worker amnesty

Several organizations called for an amnesty for illegal migrant workers in Taiwan on Wednesday (March 4), saying that excluding them from the epidemic prevention system amid the COVID-19 coronavirus o...

Community spread in Taiwan inevitable: CECC head

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Health Minister and Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) Head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) on Wednesday (March 4) said that community spread of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19)...

Taiwan urges public to avoid gatherings of more than 1,000 participants over coronavirus concerns

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The government is asking people to avoid public gatherings of more than 1,000 participants over concerns of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), which has sickened 42 people ...

Taiwan's new Taiwanese celebrate Christmas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New migrant families took part in an event that included singing Taiwan Christmas songs and making gingerbread houses at Station Front Metro Mall, in Taipei, on Saturday (...

191 of 279 fake news items reported to police debunked: MOI

Of the 279 fake news items reported to police around the country as of Dec. 1, 191 have been proven false ahead of the Jan. 11 presidential and legislative elections, Minister of the Interior Hsu Kuo-...

Plaque for Taiwan's first national natural park HQ unveiled in Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After eight years of planning and preparation, the Shoushan National Natural Park headquarters held its plaque unveiling ceremony on Thursday (Nov. 28), turning a new page...

Taiwan's president open to meeting with Xi Jinping

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said Thursday (Nov. 28) that she would be open to discussing cross-strait relations with Chinese leader Xi Jinping as long as Taiwan...

Taiwan to continue empowering immigrants: interior minister

The government will continue to empower immigrants and their children through financial assistance and relaxation of immigration policies, Minister of the Interior Hsu Kuo-yung (徐國勇) said in a forum S...

Taiwan's interior minister gets in shouting match with pro-China reporter over HK suspect

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese Interior Minister Hsu Kuo-yung (徐國勇) blamed the Hong Kong government for allowing a murderer to walk free before being accosted by a pro-China reporter. As he...

Hong Kong, Taiwan signal openness to cooperation on Chan case

Following the release Wednesday of a suspect wanted for murder in Taiwan, the Hong Kong government opened the door to cooperation between the two sides, while defending its handling of the case. At...

KMT presidential candidate nearly hit by eggs at southern Taiwan rally

TAIPEI (Taiwan New) — Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate and Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) narrowly avoided being hit by eggs at a campaign rally in Tainan on Friday evening (Oct. 19), w...