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Taiwan’s new government restructuring promotes focus on agriculture, environment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Cabinet on Thursday (May 4) approved a package of measures to reorganize its departments, giving prominence to the role of agriculture, environmental protection, and n...

Medical capacity an indicator for Taipei to enter soft lockdown

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said Thursday (May 5) the number of available hospital beds will be used as an indicator to determine whether the capital is to implement a &q...

Taiwan-style bakery wins hearts of Parisians

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese couple have found a footing in the fiercely competitive market of bread and pastries — in Paris. Wang Chih-ya (王之亞) and her husband Chuang Po-hsuan (莊...

Taiwan to revise war survival handbook after backlash

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A revised version of the civil defense handbook will be released by September, Taiwan’s defense ministry said on Wednesday (May 4) after the original drew fire for b...

Taipei launches drive-through clinic for probable COVID cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei opened a drive-through clinic for likely COVID-19 cases on Wednesday (May 4) that allows for expedited testing, diagnosis, and treatment. Located in the Beitou S...

Taiwan toughens rules on e-commerce businesses

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — E-commerce businesses will now be subject to tighter regulation in Taiwan after the legislature passed the third reading of an amendment to the Commodity Labeling Act (商品標...

Taiwan universities’ capacity strained as students quarantine in conference rooms

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Universities in Taiwan are scrambling to find spaces to quarantine students confirmed to have contracted COVID-19 as reports alleged some were forced to sleep in conferenc...

Taiwan study flags microplastics in dried fish across Asia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Microplastics have been found in dried fish products across Asia, including in Taiwan, according to a study by National Sun Yat-sen University (NSYSU). The team, compri...

Taipei’s COVID PCR testing reserved only for highly-likely cases from April 30

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei residents are urged to seek PCR testing for COVID-19 only when they have tested positive from self-administered screening, to preserve the capital's medical cap...

Taiwan donates to Ukraine for logistics services and press freedom

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has pledged funds for two projects that will help prop up logistics services and promote press freedom for war-battered Ukraine. Taiwanese Representative to the ...

KMT politician says chairman must go if party fails to win big in Taiwan’s local elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese politician Chang Ya-chung (張亞中) of the main opposition Kuomintang, or KMT, has urged chairman Eric Chu (朱立倫) to step down if the party does not win 16 seats in t...

Taiwanese infectious disease society strikes cautious tone about Omicron

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Infectious disease experts in Taiwan are warning against taking the Omicron variant of COVID-19 lightly as the country braces for a fresh wave of cases. While the strai...

Taiwanese pineapples make it into Japan’s school lunches

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan-grown pineapples have for the first time appeared on the menu of Japanese school lunch, which was lauded by the agricultural authorities as a recognition of the qua...

Greenpeace Taiwan calls for action against overpackaging of fruits and vegetables

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Greenpeace Taiwan on Tuesday (April 26) urged the government to draw up rules aimed at cutting back on plastic packaging with a focus on fruits and vegetables. Activist...

Taiwan COVID rapid test kit rationing system goes live April 28

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The COVID-19 self-test kit rationing system will kick off Thursday (April 28) as Taiwanese authorities scramble to ensure supplies of the gear amid high demand. The Cen...