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39 Taiwan schools declare closures due to COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With new COVID cases being reported in multiple locations across Taiwan and many teachers and students reportedly infected, 39 schools have announced either the closure of...

26 schools across Taiwan announce closures due to COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With new COVID cases being reported in multiple locations across Taiwan and many teachers and students reportedly infected, 26 schools have announced either the closure of...

Taiwan’s Yilan County chief out on bail in corruption probe

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Yilan County Commissioner Lin Tzu-miao (林姿妙) was released on bail of NT$800,000 (US$28,696) on Wednesday (Feb. 23) despite a request from prosecutors to keep her detained ...

Corruption probe into chief of Taiwan’s Yilan County expands to include son

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Prosecutors searched the official residence of Yilan County Commissioner Lin Tzu-miao (林姿妙) and questioned her and her son in an expanding investigation into corruption, r...

Chief of Taiwan’s Yilan County accused of corruption

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Yilan County Commissioner Lin Tzu-miao (林姿妙) was released without bail Friday (Jan. 14) after prosecutors listed her as a defendant in a case involving corruption and mone...

Prosecutors question chief of northeast Taiwan's Yilan County

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Prosecutors questioned Yilan County Commissioner Lin Tzu-miao (林姿妙) after raiding 30 locations in connection with the county government and the Luodong Township government...

Taiwan discusses new proposal for high-speed rail station in northeast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A meeting between Transportation Minister Wang Kwo-tsai (王國材) and local politicians resulted in a high degree of consensus about the location of the future Yilan high-spee...

Video emerges of horrific scooter accident in northeast Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Video has emerged of a horrific accident involving two scooters in Dongshan Township, Yilan County, on Tuesday (Sept. 14). Yilan County’s Luodong Precinct said it...

Germany's first Taiwan-themed architecture exhibition opens

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An exhibition featuring the social role of buildings designed by Taiwanese architects kicked off in Munich on Thursday (July 8), the first of its kind in Germany. Title...

Full list of free COVID testing sites in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to the sudden surge in COVID-19 cases across the country, a number of cities and counties have set up free testing stations to streamline the process of screen...

Taiwan forest recreation areas, related facilities to close from May 18–28

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Forestry Bureau on Monday (May 17) announced in a press release the closure of all national forest recreation areas and related facilities under its managem...

Taiwan reports record 29 local COVID cases in one day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Friday (May 14) reported 29 local COVID-19 infections, a new single-day record since the start of the pandemic. H...

Taiwan's Yilan shutters 16 tourist spots over COVID case surge fears

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The northeastern county of Yilan announced Thursday (May 13) the closure of its 16 scenic areas until June 8 and the suspension of 13 types of businesses due to the recent...

172 tea parlors, hostess bars in Taipei's Wanhua closed for disinfection

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of 172 tea parlors and hostess bars have been closed for disinfection after a link was found between tea parlors in Taipei's red-light district and a cluster i...

New Taipei, Yilan clusters have same DNA as Novotel cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced Thursday (May 13) that DNA samples from the new coronavirus clusters detected in New Taipei and Yilan are an exact mat...