Taiwan government to provide financial subsidy to quarantined citizens, medical workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In light of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic, Taiwan's government has drawn up a special draft law that will allow citizens placed under home quarantine to re...

Massive stimulus of NT$60 billion in works for Taiwan post-coronavirus

In a bid to tackle the potential impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak on the domestic economy, the Executive Yuan announced Thursday a NT$60 billion (US$2 billion) bailout plan to help hard-hit...

Kaohsiung mayor participates in Cabinet meeting on virus prevention

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kaohsiung City Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) attended a Cabinet meeting on Thursday (Feb. 13) to participate in a meeting with the central government and representatives from fiv...

Taiwan mulls measures to bolster economy following virus fallout

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan government is discussing measures on Thursday (Feb. 13) to prop up the country’s economy and help cushion the impact of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19). ...

Taiwan set to participate in WHO meeting online

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed Monday (Feb. 10) that Taiwan will participate in its upcoming two-day international forum in an online capacity using "T...

Taiwan premier lists four demands for future China evacuation flights

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) on Thursday (Feb. 6) announced four rules for flights evacuating Taiwan citizens from China due to the coronavirus outbreak, The Storm ...

Schools asked to give notice of China trips as a safeguard: MOE

A decision by the Taiwan government to require advance notice of any planned school trips to China for educational exchanges is aimed at protecting teachers and students from Beijing's propaganda ...

Taiwan's Control Yuan wants corrective steps over undocumented migrant babies

The Control Yuan on Tuesday approved a measure requiring the Executive Yuan, the National Immigration Agency (NIA) and Ministry of Labor to take steps to correct flaws that have resulted in nearly 500...

Taiwan Public TV director mysteriously arrested in Hong Kong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Teng Cho-ju (鄧卓儒), a director for a TV show produced by Taiwan's Public Television Service (PTS, 公視), has been arrested in Hong Kong without explanation and is current...

Taiwan belatedly bolsters bridge maintenance after fatal collapse

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s central government is considering subsidies for bridge maintenance across the island after the tragic collapse of Nanfang’ao Bridge on Tuesday (Oct. 1...

Taiwan's Amis and New Zealand's Maori bring joy to Cabinet

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Halawan tribe of the Amis indigenous people in Hualien and the Ngati Manu tribe of New Zealand’s Maori people enlivened the Executive Yuan on Wednesday (August 1...

Former Defense Minister to head Veterans Affairs Council

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Feng Shih-kuan (馮世寬), the former defense minister who is currently the chairman of the Institute for National Defense and Security Research, has been appointed minister of...

Taiwan slams Chinese ban on individual travelers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Cabinet slammed the Chinese decision to stop issuing travel documents to individual travelers from several Chinese cities beginning August 1 without any prior notice. ...

Taiwan's Lanyu launches fund-raising for quake-hit Philippine island

Taipei, July 30 (CNA) The Tao tribe, the aboriginal residents of Lanyu off the coast of eastern Taiwan, has launched fund-raising for Batanes Islands in the Philippines, which was hit by an earthquake...

Han tackles Kaohsiung's dengue outbreak by climbing tree

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In a bizarre attempt to show that he is doing something to tackle the dangerous dengue fever outbreak in Kaohsiung, the city's itinerant mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) suddenly sca...