China Golden Week holiday pumps up tourism, boon to economy

HONG KONG (AP) — Some 637 million Chinese tourists took domestic trips during the eight-day Golden Week holiday, spending the equivalent of tens of billions of dollars at a time when China is seeking ...

Virus has Chinese tourists heading for domestic destinations

HONG KONG (AP) — Millions of Chinese tourists usually would use their week-long National Day holidays to travel abroad. This year, travel restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic...

Chunghwa Post to release new collection of Taiwan-related stamps

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chunghwa Post is set to release a series of postage stamps later this year featuring various images ranging from Chinese zodiac signs to spectacular solar phenomena in Tai...

Taiwan confirms new coronavirus case imported from the Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) confirmed a man who had been working in the Philippines as the latest Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) case on Saturday (Aug. 29), b...

Singapore, Philippines, Vietnam interested in Taiwan's coronavirus vaccine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Singapore, the Philippines, and Vietnam are among six countries that have expressed interest in participating in Phase III trials of Taiwan's first COVID-19 vaccine, w...

Taiwan's 1st coronavirus vaccine on track for Phase II trials in Nov.

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A vaccine for the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) developed by Taiwanese vaccine maker Adimmune Corporation (國光生技), which was the first Taiwanese-made vaccine to enter the hu...

Taipower spends NT$16 million on scented candles from Su's Swedish son-in-law

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After Secretary-General to the President Su Jia-chuan (蘇嘉全) resigned amid bribery allegations, news broke on Sunday (Aug. 2) that a scented candle company run by his daugh...

Taiwanese wife of US consul general targeted by Chinese netizens over 'Nazi' comparison

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese cookery writer and wife of U.S. Consul General Jim Mullinax, Chuang Tzu-I (莊祖宜), has received thousands of hostile comments from Chinese netizens following the c...

Taipei councilor suggests shorter Maokong Gondola operation time

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei's Maokong Gondola could reduce its operation time if Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) accepts a city councilwoman's suggestion that the gondola only operat...

Repairs on Taoyuan airport's north runway to be completed soon

The renovations being carried on the north runway at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport will be completed by the end of August, the airport management said Thursday, but it did not give a date for t...

Street dog helps see Chinese nurse through virus traumas

BEIJING (AP) — Zhang Dan was among the first to respond to the call for help in China's coronavirus epicenter. The 36-year-old nurse worked through grueling days, ministering to patients who needed as...

Taiwan 2021 calendar marks 7 days off for Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Directorate-General of Personnel Administration (DGPA) released on Thursday (May 28) the Cabinet-sanctioned 2021 work calendar for the public sector, showing a total o...

Taiwan department stores welcome increased consumer spending

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwan continues its recent streak of no new confirmed Wuhan coronavirus cases, businesses that have taken a hit during the pandemic say they are starting to see a resu...

Key steps taken by Taiwan's CECC over past 100 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tuesday (April 28) marked the 100th day since Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) was activated and what follows is a look back at important dates and acti...

Takeaways from internal documents on China's virus response

On Jan. 14, China’s top health agency told provincial officials that they were facing a likely epidemic from a new coronavirus — but didn't alert the public for six days. Internal do...