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Taiwan reports 63,964 local COVID cases, 40 deaths

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan announced 63,964 local COVID-19 infections on Saturday (May 14), plus 77 imported cases and 40 deaths, taking the total death tally to 1,049, according to the Centr...

COVID shuts down in-person classes at almost 2,000 schools in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The number of schools affected by the current COVID-19 surge reached almost 2,000, while the number of students infected by the virus exceeded 70,000, the Ministry of Educ...

Taipei Freeway Marathon to go ahead in New Taipei on Sunday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The northbound lanes of the No. 1 Freeway between Xizhi and Wugu in New Taipei City will be closed Sunday (May 15) from 2 a.m. until noon for the Taipei Freeway Marathon, ...

Taiwan pollster sees health minister as candidate for Taipei mayor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) is set on nominating Health and Welfare Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) as the ruling camp’s candidate for mayor of Taipei City, a pollst...

Taipei book fair will go live in June despite COVID surge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei International Book Exhibition (TIBE) will open to visitors in early June after having been limited to a virtual format, reports said Friday (May 13). The dec...

Taiwan promises benefits for military reservists

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Military reservists who complete five rounds of training will be eligible for a special bonus, the Legislative Yuan decided Friday (May 13). Facing China’s aggres...

Taiwan Central Bank mulls new round of housing measures

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Bank is considering a new round of measures to rein in housing prices, reports said Thursday (May 12). Since December 2020, the bank has issued four rounds ...

Taiwan signs social welfare agreement with Israel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan and Israel have signed a joint declaration on social welfare cooperation between the social services of the two countries, reports said Thursday (May 12). The do...

Central Bank governor says Taiwan's annual GDP growth may drop to 4%

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Imported inflation might make it difficult for Taiwan’s GDP to reach 4% growth this year, Central Bank Governor Yang Chin-long (楊金龍) said Thursday (May 12). The c...

Taiwan’s Foxconn concludes deal to buy Lordstown EV plant in Ohio

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foxconn Technology Group has concluded a deal with the Lordstown Motors Corporation to purchase the latter’s electric pickup plant in Ohio for US$230 million (NT$6.8...

Taiwan sends top government trade negotiator to APEC meeting in Thailand

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s top trade negotiator, Minister without Portfolio John Deng (鄧振中), will represent the country at the May 21-22 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) trade...

Taiwan human rights activist describes Chinese prison as 'sweatshop'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At his first news conference since ending a five-year prison sentence in China, human rights activist Lee Ming-che (李明哲) described his prison in Hunan Province as a "...

Deadline for Taiwan’s Foxconn to take over Lordstown EV plant postponed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The deadline for an agreement that would see Foxconn Technology Group take over Lordstown Motors Corporation's electric pickup plant in Ohio has been postponed until M...

Taiwan officer on Dongsha Island tests positive for COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A female Navy officer tested positive for COVID-19 after arriving on the remote Taiwanese-held South China Sea island of Dongsha, reports said Tuesday (May 10). After a...

Pregnant COVID patient, premature baby die in New Taipei hospital

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A woman diagnosed with COVID-19 died at a New Taipei City hospital hours after the death of her premature baby, reports said Saturday (May 7). Acute pulmonary embolism ...