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Taiwan not scrapping real name tracing until at least mid-2022

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The real-name-based contact tracing scheme will not be terminated until at least the middle of next year, the head of Taiwan’s COVID-19 task force said Thursday (Oct...

Palau allows entry for travelers from Taiwan with just one COVID-19 dose

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Palau announced Thursday (Oct. 21) that visitors from Taiwan will be allowed entry despite having only received one COVID-19 shot. Travelers from Taiwan, including Taiw...

US state Montana reinstates trade office in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. state of Montana announced the reestablishment of a trade office in Taiwan on Wednesday (Oct. 20) after a nine-year hiatus. Montana Governor Greg Gianforte sai...

Learning kit for Taiwan migrant workers recognized at Japan design award

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A package of educational materials designed for the migrant community in Taiwan has emerged as one of the 20 Gold Award winners at the Japanese Good Design Award 2021. ...

More social housing needed in Taiwan as house prices skyrocket

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese economics expert is urging the government to invest more in social housing as the country’s youths are feeling increasingly dissatisfied due to soaring h...

Premium milkfish from southern Taiwan reaches US market

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — American consumers will soon be able to savor one of Taiwan’s most iconic seafood products — the milkfish, a well-known product from the gastronomic city of Ta...

Resolution 2758 not an excuse to exclude Taiwan from UN

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A former U.S. national security advisor is advocating Taiwan’s inclusion in the United Nations, suggesting a U.N. resolution has been misinterpreted to block the cou...

Taiwan’s KMT speeds up preparation for US office

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An international relations expert has been tasked with overseeing the re-establishment of a representative office for the opposition party of Kuomintang (KMT) in the U.S. ...

Taipei’s scheme to introduce timers on playground swings flops

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A seemingly ingenious solution to resolving unequal playtime on Taipei City’s playground swings through the installation of timers has flopped amid controversies sur...

Dining service at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport partially reopens

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Struggling dining businesses at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport are eagerly anticipating the return of customers as the country gradually opens up. Eating and drin...

Taiwan High Speed Rail resumes non-reserved seating

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR) riders can now book non-reserved seats as the country further eases COVID-19 restrictions. The sale of non-reserved seat tickets was halte...

Taiwan President vows action against deepfakes amid celebrity porn case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) pledged on Monday (Oct. 18) to crack down on deepfakes after many celebrities have fallen victim to a crime involving pornographic videos. ...

Taiwan's Summer Formosa steam train trips arrive in autumn

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tickets are now available for Summer Formosa express trips along the eastern coast of Taiwan in autumn, previously put off due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Taiwan Rail...

Thousands of red swamp crayfish invade Taiwan creek

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hsinchu City Moat has been swamped by thousands of red swamp crayfish, also known as Louisiana crawfish, posing a threat to the local environment. Native to freshwater ...

Centenary exhibition revisits legacy of Taiwan Cultural Association

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A special exhibition for the centennial of the founding of the Taiwan Cultural Association (TCA) will celebrate the role of the organization in shaping the country’s...