Taiwan to lift ban on mask exports before end of June

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will accelerate its timeline towards opening mask exports, as the stockpile is reaching 100 million units, Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head Chen Shih-chu...

Taiwan poised to relax mask distribution and export restrictions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan may soon ease restrictions it imposed on the purchase and export of masks as the country increases its mask manufacturing capacity to ensure domestic demand is met....

China suspends penalties on more US goods in trade truce

BEIJING (AP) — China suspended punitive tariffs on more U.S. goods including radar equipment for aviation Tuesday amid pressure from President Donald Trump to buy more imports as part of a truce in th...

Taiwan's economy shows resilience in Q1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's international trade climbed in Q1 despite the severe impacts the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has had on the world economy; goods shipped to China, t...

Charity receives NT$10 million thanks to invoice donation

18 people won the top jackpot prize of NT$10 million (US$330,385) in the January-February 2020 uniform invoice lottery, one of whom donated his entire prize to charity. The donor, who spent NT$300 ...

Taiwan receipt lottery numbers for January, February announced

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The winning numbers for the most recent round of the Taiwan receipt lottery were announced by the Ministry of Finance (MOF) on Thursday (March 25). The winning number f...

Taiwan to allow delayed payment of taxes for 1 year due to Wuhan virus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Finance (MOF) on Monday (March 16) announced that it will allow those affected by the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic to delay their payment of taxes...

Stabilization fund ready to shore up equity market: Taiwan Ministry of Finance

Finance Minister Su Jain-rong (蘇建榮) on Friday (March 13) said the National Financial Stabilization Fund is ready to lend support to the local equity market and its committee could meet at anytime if n...

Taiwan taxpayers to get one-month reprieve if affected by coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The government is considering allowing citizens affected by the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) to pay their taxes one month late, reports said Wednesday (March 4). Vehicl...

Taiwan exports down over 7% year-on-year in January due to holiday

Taiwan's exports fell more than 7 percent from a year earlier in January, stopping a two-month rising streak, as the country's outbound sales were affected by a reduced number of working days ...

China cuts tariffs on $75B of US imports in trade truce

BEIJING (AP) — China cut tariffs on $75 billion of U.S. imports including soybeans, pork and auto parts Thursday in a trade truce with Washington while Beijing struggles with a costly virus outb...

China cuts tariffs on $75B of US imports in trade truce

BEIJING (AP) — China on Thursday announced tariff cuts on $75 billion of U.S. imports in response to American reductions as part of their truce in a trade war. The Ministry of Finan...

Afghan media outlets protest curtailed access to information

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan media watchdog urged the government on Wednesday to heed a demand for more media freedoms after 30 local media outlets said in a joint statement that authorities we...

Taiwan receipt lottery winner buys newspaper for NT$10, pockets NT$10 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) ) — A lucky 7-Eleven customer who bought a newspaper for a mere NT$10 (US$0.33) has won the NT$10 million special prize in the November-December issue of the Taiwan receipt ...

Taiwan receipt lottery numbers for November, December announced

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The winning numbers for the most recent round of the Taiwan receipt lottery were announced by the Ministry of Finance (MOF) on Jan. 25. Three 7-Eleven and one FamilyMart s...