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Taiwan officials address concerns about donations for train crash victims

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese government has dismissed speculation that it will use public donations for the victims of a tragic train accident in Hualien County earlier this month and th...

Donation methods to victims of the eastern Taiwan train derailment announced

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the aftermath of the deadly Hualien train derailment, the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) posted a number of ways members of the public can donate to the victims ...

Taiwan president, vice president, premier each to donate 1 month's salary to disaster relief fund

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Presidential Spokesperson Xavier Chang (張惇涵) said Monday (April 5) that President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), Vice President Lai Ching-te (賴清德), and Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) w...

Donate to Taiwan relief fund for Hualien rail disaster

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) has set up a relief fund following the train crash near Taroko Gorge in eastern Taiwan on Friday (April 2). The incident, whic...

Taiwan to offer genetic testing for treatment of 6 cancers

Taiwan's Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) has announced that it plans to launch a pilot program to offer genetic tests for the targeted treatment of six types of cancer, with the aim of helpi...

Taiwan to reopen to foreigners seeking medical care March 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — International patients will again be allowed to seek medical care in Taiwan under certain conditions beginning on March 1, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) annou...

Taiwan to lift entry ban on non-resident foreigners on March 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (Feb. 24) announced that it will lift its ban on the entry of non-resident foreigners and allow internatio...

Ministry calls Taiwanese transgender internet celebrity's pregnancy 'absurd'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A transgender internet influencer has generated a firestorm of criticism in Taiwan's medical community for posting photos of an alleged experimental "pregnancy.&q...

Taiwan president calls on public to adhere to COVID prevention measures

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Sunday (Jan. 24) called on the public to follow epidemic prevention measures following the Ministry of Health and Welfare’s (MOHW) ex...

Health ministry's probe of anti-ractopamine doctor draws pushback

A recent decision by the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) to report clinical psychiatrist Su Wei-shuo (蘇偉碩) to the police over what the ministry said are "false rumors" about ractopamin...

Taiwanese doctor could face prison time for spreading rumors about ractopamine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Clinical psychiatrist Su Wei-shuo (蘇偉碩) is facing a possible prison term of up to three years for making erroneous comments about pork imports containing ractopamine. T...

YouTube reveals most viewed videos in Taiwan for 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A one-minute clip promoting best COVID-19 preventative practices has topped the list of “most popular videos” on YouTube in Taiwan that were uploaded between J...

Photo of the Day: Taiwan's health ministry dog digs new mask rules

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwan's strict new mask rules kicked in on Tuesday (Dec. 1), the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) posted an illustration showing its canine mascot demonstrati...

New Taipei reports highest number of rape cases in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei City had the highest number of reported sexual assaults last year, according to an annual report released by the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) on Friday...

Over 20,000 volunteers sign up for Taiwan vaccine trials in one week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than 20,000 people have signed up to participate in phase 2 clinical trials for coronavirus vaccines developed by Taiwanese researchers one week after an online platf...