Taiwan lawmaker asks government to ban toys containing Chinese propaganda

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) legislator Chao Tien-lin (趙天麟) has called on the government to ban children’s toys containing Chinese propaganda messages. &ldq...

Taiwan to subsidize utility bills for businesses hurt by coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The government of Taiwan is considering plans to subsidize utility bills for businesses hurt amid the coronavirus outbreak, with details to be hammered out soon. The Mi...

MOEA denies BBC report that prison inmates are making face masks in Taiwan

The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has denied a foreign media report that suggested that prison labor has been engaged in the production of medical face masks to be requisitioned by Taiwan's ...

Taiwan relaxes ban on face mask exports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Beginning Thursday (March 12), the export of cloth face masks will be allowed, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA). The ban on mask exports has been se...

Taiwan’s exports to be hurt by weak demand amid coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is expected to suffer a drop in exports due to raw material shortages and flagging global demand amid the coronavirus outbreak. Minister of Economic Affairs (MOE...

Taiwan sets up 60 face mask production lines in a month

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A government project to set up 60 face mask production lines in a month has been accomplished ahead of schedule, and 15 firms taking up manufacturing are expected to produ...

Taiwan ranks top in Asia for gender equality

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan ranks top in Asia for gender equality according to the latest Gender Inequality Index (GII) published by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). Switzerla...

Taiwan pledges fund to reduce night markets’ exposure to coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An NT$600 million (US$20 million) fund will be set aside to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) at traditional markets and night markets in Taiwan. Th...

Taipei to test new self-driving shuttles in May

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Starting in May, the Taipei City Government and Turing Drive Inc. ( 台灣智慧駕駛) will begin testing the new autonomous shuttle service regularly during off-peak hours on dedica...

Taiwan to churn out 12 million masks a day by mid-March

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As panic buying of face masks continues to grip Taiwan over the Wuhan coronavirus, Taiwan's authorities on Thursday (Feb. 27) announced that production of masks should...

Taiwan customs officials confiscate over 3,000 face masks from Polish passengers

Taiwan's airport officials confiscated 3,446 surgical face masks from two Polish passengers last Sunday, the largest single seizure in the country by air travelers since export restrictions were p...

Taiwan plans NT$2 billion coupon stimulus as coronavirus weakens economy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) is considering plans to alleviate the financial burden felt by industries due to the spread of the novel coronavirus (20...

Rumors over face mask shortage spark run on toilet paper in Taiwan

Update 2020-02-10 3:20 p.m. The Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) said during a press conference Monday (Feb. 10) that three women responsible for the toilet paper supplies rumor have been arrest...

Taiwan to spend NT$200 million and ramp up mask production to 10 million a day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the Wuhan coronavirus epidemic continues to escalate around the world, Taiwan Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) has decided to speed up production of surgical and N95 masks ...

Taiwan government to lower price of masks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) announced Thursday (Jan. 30) that all face masks in Taiwan will be sold at NT$6 (20 cents) a piece, starting Saturday (Feb. 1), to ...