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Taiwan president thanks VP for deepening ties with allies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following Vice President Lai Ching-te’s (賴清德) return from a diplomatic trip to Honduras, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) thanked him and the delegation for “compl...

Taiwan president thanks public servants, essential workers in LNY video

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) in a video message published Sunday (Jan. 30) thanked public and civil servants for their hard work and urged the public to get vaccinated and...

Tsai visits Taiwan coast guard base ahead of Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) thanked the coast guard for their service to the nation ahead of the Lunar New Year while visiting a base in Chiayi County on Saturday (Jan. 2...

Where Lunar New Year traffic will be worst in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Transport authorities predict heavy traffic jams on national highways on Saturday (Jan. 29), the first day of the Lunar New Year holiday. Traffic is likely to grind to ...

Y-8 spotter plane from China enters Taiwan’s ADIZ

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — One Chinese military aircraft intruded into Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on the final day before the Lunar New Year holiday, the Ministry of Natio...

Legislative Yuan passes Taiwan central government budget on eve of LNY holiday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Legislative Yuan approved the NT$2.27 trillion (US$81.83 billion) central government budget for 2022 on Friday (Jan. 28), the eve of the Lunar New Year holiday. Acc...

Taipei issues Level 2.5 COVID alert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) on Friday (Jan. 28) said that the city has raised the epidemic prevention alert to Level 2.5, as the number of Omicron cases of unknown origin...

COVID cluster at Taiwan Taoyuan airport kept in check

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The COVID-19 command post at the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport was relieved of its duty on Friday (Jan. 28) right before the Lunar New Year holiday as the cluster h...

Travelers to Taiwan’s outlying islands face COVID tests during LNY holiday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As COVID-19 cases continue to expand across Taiwan, travelers to outlying islands will face rapid tests at airports and harbors from the start of the Lunar New Year holida...

Han says not eying 2022 Taiwan elections, but vague on presidential race

https://m.facebook.com/twherohan/TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) of the Kuomintang (KMT) said Friday (Jan. 28) he will not enter this year’s local elections ...

8 Popular Lunar New Year traditions in Taiwan

Lunar New Year is nearly upon us and that means that people from across Taiwan will be celebrating the imminent arrival of the Year of the Tiger. If you are new to Taiwan, you might be wondering ho...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, Jan. 27, the 27th day of 2022. There are 338 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 2...

Thai man arrested in south Taiwan after sausages infected with ASF intercepted in mail

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Thai man is in legal trouble after the sausages his girlfriend mailed him from his home country was found to be infected with the African swine fever (ASF) virus. The...

Chemical troops vigorously disinfecting Taipei MRT amid COVID surge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of 32 troops from the Army’s 33rd Chemical Corps were deployed to disinfect transportation hubs in Taipei and Taoyuan on Monday (Jan. 24) as Taiwan scrambles...

1st batch out of 10,000 Merck COVID pills arrive in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first batch out of 10,000 doses of Merck's COVID medication Molnupiravir arrived at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport on Monday morning (Jan. 24), marking the f...