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Mandarin students pen open letter to MOE asking to be allowed into Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — International students who have registered to study Mandarin in Taiwan have penned an open letter to the education ministry to allow them to commence their studies amid a ...

Taiwan's Penghu to reopen all tourist spots from July 27, with swimming still banned

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — All tourist attractions and tourist centers under the jurisdiction of the Penghu National Scenic Area Administration (PNSAA) will reopen with a maximum number of visitors ...

Miaokou Night Market in Taiwan’s Keelung to reopen on July 27

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Miaokou Night Market in Taiwan's northern port city of Keelung will reopen on July 27 after being shuttered for two months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The dec...

Key to lifting Level 3 alert not zero cases but epidemic control: CECC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) said on Sunday (July 18) that the key to lowering the Level 3 alert is not reaching zero cases but achiev...

Taiwan's movie theaters to reopen on July 13

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (July 8) announced that the Level 3 alert will be extended to July 26, but restrictions in many sectors wil...

Live streamer, companions face heavy fines for sneaking into fire-damaged central Taiwan hotel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Five men are facing heavy fines after they snuck into a former Changhua County quarantine hotel where a fire late last month had killed four people and injured 21. Afte...

Over 10,000 applications for hiking permits at Taiwan’s Taroko National Park

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taroko National Park Headquarters said on Tuesday (July 6) that over 10,000 people have applied for accommodation in mountain huts and permits for hiking certain trails in...

Taiwan not ready to lower Level 3, but industry adjustments possible

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) is not yet ready to lift Level 3 restrictions but is looking at making adjustments to regulations on certain industries...

Prospective easing of Level 3 restrictions must be applied nationwide: Taiwan premier

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) said Monday (July 5) that he has asked all government agencies to plan for adjustments to the current Level 3 restrictions and hopes...

Refusal to pay pandemic fine leads to NT$300,000 bank deduction for central Taiwan man

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Changhua Branch of Taiwan’s Administrative Enforcement Agency has deducted NT$300,000 (US$10,727) from a Nantou County man surnamed Chou (周) who had refused to p...

Taiwan issues many tickets in national parks amid pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Seventh Special Police Corps said on Tuesday (June 22) that officers have been busy patrolling national parks and issuing tickets to people caught in restricted areas ...

Taiwan extends Level 3 restrictions to July 12

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (June 23) announced that the nationwide Level 3 restrictions will be extended through July 12. At a pre...

Mountain villa in Taiwan’s Yilan fully booked for weekends, holidays in July and August

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Loudong Forest District Office said on Tuesday (June 22) that the Taipingshan National Forest Recreation Area’s reservation system has shown that Taipingshan Vil...

Taiwan’s Hualien bans visits to all attractions, issues many tickets to violators

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hualien County police have been busy giving out tickets to people who venture out to closed tourist attractions during the Level 3 pandemic alert, CNA reported. To prev...

Mangoes grown in Taiwan's Tainan this year taste better than ever

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Mangoes grown in Taiwan’s Tainan City this year might be smaller in size due to the drought, but they taste better than in past years, CNA reported, citing Tainan Ci...