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Jay Shih steps down as head of Taiwan's Personnel Administration

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Minister without Portfolio and Cabinet Spokesperson Lo Ping-cheng (羅秉成) announced during a routine press conference Thursday (Feb. 10) that it is Jay Shih’s (施能傑) la...

Taipei wants to test 7,000 employees for COVID at Deloitte building

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — All 7,000 people working inside a building where an employee tested positive for COVID-19 should undergo testing, the Taipei City Government said Wednesday (Feb. 9). Th...

Taipei planning to lift some COVID restrictions on Feb. 15

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Provided the situation with the pandemic remains stable in Taipei and there are no unidentified community infections, the city plans to lift some COVID restrictions on the...

Migrant worker at Career Technology plant in New Taipei tests positive for COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese Apple supplier Career Technology Co. (嘉聯益) on Wednesday (Feb. 9) announced that a foreign worker at its electronics factory in New Taipei City had tested positiv...

Kummer, Kosir exit early in Olympic PGS race after isolation

ZHANGJIAKOU, China (AP) — Snowboarders Patrizia Kummer and Zan Kosir had something in common Tuesday in the Olympic parallel giant slalom race — an early exit. Something else, too: B...

China locks down southern city as omicron variant surges

BEIJING (AP) — China has ordered inhabitants of the southern city of Baise to stay home and suspended transportation links amid a surge in COVID-19 cases at least partly linked to the omicron variant....

7.5 million tourists swarmed Taiwan’s Tainan during LNY

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tainan experienced a tourism boom during the Lunar New Year holiday, attracting over 7.5 million visitors, more than four times the population of the city. Tainan boast...

Cat and dog believed to bring luck to two Taiwan scratch card winners

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man in Taipei City and a woman in Pingtung County recently each won a NT$1 million (US$36,000) scratch card prize, and it was believed that a cat and a dog played a role...

A muted Lunar New Year, inside and outside Olympic bubble

BEIJING (AP) — China's capital city returned to work Monday after a weeklong Lunar New Year holiday that was muted by the pandemic — especially for the thousands of people inside the Winter Olympics b...

BEIJING SNAPSHOT: A scramble for scarce Olympic souvenirs

BEIJING (AP) — The race is on to snap up scarce 2022 Winter Olympic souvenirs, especially stuffed versions of Games mascot Bing Dwen Dwen, a panda in a winter coat. People showed up ...

Taiwan military maintained combat readiness over LNY break

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The military maintained a state of combat readiness by conducting drills over the Lunar New Year holiday. During the holiday, troops stuck to their posts and continued ...

Taiwan declares Level 2 rules for Feb. 8-28

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the Lunar New Year holiday comes to a close and concerns over the spread of the Omicron variant persist, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Feb. 7) a...

Taipei City Government encourages public to take up ‘Grand Hike’ challenge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei City Government is encouraging members of the public to burn fat that they gain during the Lunar New Year holiday by taking on the "Grand Hike" challe...

Taipei Blood Center calls for donations as supplies running at critically low levels

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei Blood Center on Friday (Feb. 4) urged the public to donate blood as the low blood reserves in the Greater Taipei area have reached an alarming level. The blo...

Taiwan Indonesian spouse re-purposes homebound-flight ticket money, wins NT$1 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After an Indonesian spouse in New Taipei’s Banqiao District canceled her plans to visit family members in her hometown for Lunar New Year (LNY), she spent the money ...