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Taiwan’s China Airlines promotes working from home as COVID cluster expands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China Airlines (CAL) wants more of its staff to stay away from its Taoyuan City headquarters and work from home starting Wednesday (Jan. 19) in order to slow the spread of...

Taiwan bans frozen sugar apples from China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has extended a ban on the import of fresh sugar apples from China to cover the fruit in frozen form, reports said Tuesday (Jan. 18). China slapped a ban on pinea...

Taiwan gives clean bill of health to groupers banned by China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two fish farms can start exporting groupers again now that contrary to Chinese accusations, no banned drugs were found in the fish, the Fisheries Agency said Tuesday (Jan....

Taiwan’s Taoyuan Airport safe if no new COVID cases show up by Jan. 22

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Mass COVID-19 testing of the personnel at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport will continue until Jan. 22, but if no positive cases show up by then, the country’s m...

10 Chinese military aircraft enter Taiwan’s ADIZ

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Ten military aircraft from China entered the southwest sector of Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) Saturday (Jan. 15), just one day after 11 incursions...

Taiwan launches COVID vaccine booster campaign

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – During the early hours of the latest COVID-19 vaccine booster campaign, at least 430,000 people registered for a third shot, reports said Saturday (Jan. 15). From the r...

Taipei’s Dihua Street Lunar New Year market favors pedestrians

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The annual Lunar New Year market on Taipei’s Dihua Street opened Saturday (Jan. 15), with only pedestrians allowed on weekend afternoons and no free food sampling du...

Taiwan imposes 3 years in prison for buying forged COVID test results and causing infection

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Individuals who disregard COVID-19 regulations and infect others could face three years in prison or a maximum fine of NT$500,000 (US$18,000), reports said Saturday (Jan. ...

Taiwan to start importing Pfizer COVID-19 antiviral pills by March

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first batch of 10,000 COVID-19 oral antiviral pills made by Pfizer will arrive in Taiwan by March, reports said Saturday (Jan. 15). Taiwan and Pfizer signed a contr...

Taiwan confirms 6 new local COVID cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan confirmed six local infections and a single-day record of 72 imported COVID-19 cases Saturday (Jan. 15), but no new deaths, leaving the death tally at 851, accordin...

Indonesian fishery worker diagnosed with COVID in Taiwan’s Penghu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An Indonesian fishery worker who flew to Penghu County after completing his quarantine period tested positive for COVID-19, reports said Friday (Jan. 14). The 33-year-o...

Taiwan president, vice president prepare to receive COVID booster shots

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) and Vice President Lai Ching-te (賴清德) will receive their third COVID-19 shots Saturday (Jan. 15) morning, according to an announcement by the ...

Naval association rejects Taiwan after pressure from China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An international association of naval attaches based in Washington, D.C. has rejected members from Taiwan after pressure from China, reports said Friday (Jan. 14). The ...

Taiwan sets Nov. 26 as date for local and regional elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Voters will go to the polls on Nov. 26 to select city mayors, county commissioners, city councils, and county councils nationwide, the Central Election Commission announce...

Taiwan’s MediaTek to expand R&D investments, staff

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Semiconductor maker MediaTek Inc. is looking for 2,000 new design engineers while planning to raise its investments in research and development by 10% to 20% this year, re...