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Taiwan company’s share price soars on good news for oral COVID drug

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Golden Biotechnology Corp. shares soared Thursday (Jan. 6) on news that its orally taken COVID drug, Antroquinonol, passed its Phase II clinical trial with promising resul...

Overcast, chilly, chance of rain during New Year countdown at 101

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — It’s going to be overcast and chilly all day in the capital, with a 40% likelihood of showers during the annual New Year’s Eve fireworks display at Taipei 101 ...

China returns to dark ages of press freedom

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Reporters Without Borders (RSF) called out China late Tuesday night (Dec. 7) for waging war on press freedom. RSF East-Asia Bureau head Cedric Alviani introduced a repo...

All eyes on Taiwan's LÜCY

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — There are millions of Lucys but only one LÜCY, a promising new singer-songwriting talent who was recently nominated at Taiwan’s Golden Indie Music Awards (GIMA)...

Global warming could see Taiwan Presidential Office submerged

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In under 30 years we may see the Tamsui River flood central Taipei and inundate the Presidential Office if sea levels rise in line with predictions. Taipei Main Station...

North Korea tells US to stop supporting Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — North Korea has waded into the war of words on either side of the Taiwan Strait by criticizing the United States for being a threat and pressuring China. The U.S. was b...

Taiwan’s fretboard warrior takes on world

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — She represents Taiwan’s soft power, a young and talented player of traditional Chinese instruments who has made a big splash on social media since the pandemic force...

US 7th Fleet passes through Taiwan Strait for 8th time during Biden presidency

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The USS Kidd and USCG Munro sailed through the Taiwan Strait on Friday (Aug.27), making it the eighth time U.S. warships have done so this year and during the presidency o...

Taiwan stakes its claim to slice of EV pie

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Massive stimulus measures in the United States, EU subsidies, and cash savings stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic could provide the “perfect point” for electr...

Last gasp loss sees Lin Yun-ju return to Taiwan without singles medal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Lin Yun-ju (林昀儒) collapsed in the final game of a thrilling best-of-seven contest on Friday (July 30), in the men’s singles semifinal of the Tokyo Olympics. It wa...

NFTs to the rescue of music

NFTs are the digital era equivalents of those vinyl records or CDs that our moms and dads collected and treasured. At least, that’s the hope for some industry insiders who believe “non-fun...

Heatwave hits Taiwan, cover up and cool down

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The heat has arrived and Taiwan is set to bake over the next week or so, with the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) warning of high temperatures. An orange signal, indicatin...

Taiwan welcomes some summery weather

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Summer has arrived, and with it, warmer weather will largely prevail around the nation over the next week, though a southwest monsoon environment will also bring showers a...

Queue jumping and Taiwan's rush to vaccinate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s rich and connected have been cutting in line to get vaccinated, with private clinics providing shots to individuals not on the national priority list for im...

Rain pelts down in Taiwan to provide drought relief

Taipei (Taiwan, News) — An “extremely heavy rain” advisory was issued by the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) on Sunday (May 30) for the geographical heart of the country, Nantou County,...