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Taiwanese woman pays COVID fine to keep car

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A woman who had delayed paying the authorities NT$60,000 (US$2,069) for a COVID-19 violation handed over the fine with haste on Saturday (Sept. 11) when she saw her car be...

Chen says currently no plan to upgrade to Level 3 alert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The head of Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday (Sept. 7) said there is currently no plan to raise the alert level but further Level 3 restricti...

Taiwan’s non-manufacturing index rises two months in row

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The fact that Taiwan’s non-manufacturing index (NMI) has gained ground for two months in a row showed that the economy has been going through a revival, a leading ec...

Taipei to crack down on sex industry before bars reopen

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei City plans to let bars and "tea houses" reopen in September, but there will be zero tolerance for the sex industry, officials said Friday (Aug. 6). Aft...

New Taipei City not planning to reopen bars in September

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — While Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) expressed his willingness to let bars reopen for business in September, New Taipei City Mayor Hou You-yi (侯友宜) said Thursday (Aug. ...

Taiwan local government leaders lose popularity amid COVID surge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — While New Taipei City Mayor Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜) became the most popular local government chief, he and most of his colleagues lost support ahead of the recent COVID-19 surge, ...

Home prices in north Taiwan rise despite COVID pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, prices for pre-construction apartments in north Taiwan have risen by 6.1 percent compared to the second quarter of 2020, reports said Friday...

Taipei, New Taipei maintain ban on indoor dining for a week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After the central government announced it was lifting a nationwide ban on indoor dining from Tuesday (July 27), Taipei City and New Taipei City said Friday (July 23) they ...

New Taipei City mulls phased easing of COVID restrictions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With hopes rising that Taiwan may end the Level 3 COVID alert next week, New Taipei City is urging caution, reports said Wednesday (July 21). The Central Epidemic Comma...

CECC will decide within 2 days whether to relax indoor/outdoor gathering limits

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Health Minister and Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) on Wednesday (July 21) said that an announcement will be made within the next two day...

Taiwan think tank sees economy grow by 5.16% in 2021

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is likely to expand by 5.16% this year as exports keep booming and the domestic sector recovers, the Chung-Hua Institution for ...

Taiwan 'highly likely' to lower restrictions to Level 2 on July 26

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) stated on Monday (July 19) that there is a high probability epidemic prevention restrictions will be lowered to Level 2...

Taiwan considers end to Level 3 COVID alert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An end to Level 3 COVID restrictions is more likely after July 26 as new local infections fell to single figures Saturday (July 17), for the first time in more than two mo...

Taiwan reports 8 local COVID cases, 1 death

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan reported one death, eight new local COVID-19 cases, and four imported cases, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced Saturday (July 17) — new low...

Taiwan’s island of Kinmen promotes takeout with iPhone prize

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In order to attract more restaurant business during the COVID-19 pandemic, the outlying island county of Kinmen will gift an iPhone to a customer who spends at least NT$10...