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...

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...

AP PHOTOS: As Wuhan reopens, people begin to venture outside

WUHAN, China (AP) — Some people couldn't wait to leave town. Others just wanted to get outside and feel free again. All of them wore face masks against the virus that had forced them to stay in their ...

Exodus of Wuhan residents puts other Chinese cities on edge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese provinces and cities are keeping a wary eye on Wuhan visitors, with some places requiring coronavirus tests be conducted before granting the city's residents e...

China's virus pandemic epicenter Wuhan ends 76-day lockdown

WUHAN, China (AP) — The lockdown that served as a model for countries battling the coronavirus around the world is set to end after 11 weeks: Chinese authorities are moving to allow residents of...

Chinese struggle to return to work as virus controls ease

WUHAN, China (AP) — After two months in locked-down Wuhan, Wei Lei was eager to get back to work on a railway construction site. Instead, the 22-year-old found himself stranded at an expressway toll p...

Taiwan executes man who killed 6 relatives in arson attack

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man who used gasoline to burn five relatives to death during Lunar New Year’s Eve in Feb. of 2016, including his parents and a caregiver, has been executed, report...

City at center of China's virus outbreak gradually revives

WUHAN, China (AP) — Shopkeepers in the city at the center of the virus outbreak in China were reopening Monday but customers were scarce after authorities lifted more of the anti-virus controls that k...

China to lift lockdown in most of virus-hit Hubei province

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities said Tuesday they will end a two-month lockdown of most of coronavirus-hit Hubei province at midnight, as domestic cases of the virus continue to subside. ...

China to end lockdown of most of virus-hit Hubei province at midnight

Chinese authorities said Tuesday (March 24) they will end a two-month lockdown of most of coronavirus-hit Hubei province at midnight, as domestic cases of the virus continue to subside. People with...

More than 1,100 Taiwanese still stuck overseas due to coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of 1,100 Taiwanese citizens from 85 tour groups were still stuck overseas as new travel restrictions kicked in Thursday (March 19) to prevent the spread of the Wuh...