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Slovakia's donation of 160,000 AZ shots arrives in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The batch of 160,000 AstraZeneca vaccine doses donated by Slovakia has arrived in Taiwan. The doses reached Taoyuan International Airport on Sunday morning (Sept. 26). ...

Taiwan mulls lowering COVID alert to Level 1 on Oct. 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) official on Thursday (Sept. 23) said it is increasingly probable that the country will lower its Level 2 epidemic control restrict...

Lawyers volunteer services to families seeking relief for deaths following COVID jab

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang legislators Johnny Chiang (江啟臣), Wu I-ding (吳怡玎), and Lin Szu-ming (林思銘) joined attorneys Hung Chia-hung (洪嘉宏) and Chen Yu-chi (陳昱錡) at a press conference to an...

Taiwan’s National Development Council to lead delegation's Europe trip

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Development Council (NDC) will be leading a team of about 65 delegates on a tour through Slovakia, the Czech Republic, and Lithuania, the Ministry of Foreign ...

Legislators urge review of Taiwan’s animal protection policies following death of pet cat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Legislator Chen Ting-fei (陳亭妃) and New Taipei City Councilor Lee Kun-cheng (李坤城) held a joint press conference on Thursday (Sept. 9) calling for revisions to animal protec...

Taiwan's DPP assures public US pork imports safe for consumption

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) said on Saturday (Aug. 28) that Taiwan’s food safety has not been impacted by American pork imports that began on January 1, 2...

Foxconn founder outfoxes Europeans to ship BioNTech doses to Taiwan in August

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Between 1.5 to 2 million doses of the Pfizer–BioNTech (BNT) COVID-19 vaccine could arrive in Taiwan after the Foxconn founder outmaneuvered European rivals, accordin...

13,000 foreign students can now start applying to enter Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Education (MOE) announced on Tuesday (Aug. 24) that international students can officially start the process of applying for entry into Taiwan that day. ...

Petition calls for English teachers to be granted entry into Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A group of foreign teachers has launched a petition calling on the head of the Ministry of Health and Welfare and Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC), Chen Shih-chung (...

Taiwan’s Nanhui Art Project features installations along Taitung’s coastline

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of 14 artworks have been installed along Taitung’s southeast coast as part of the Nanhui Art Project; however, reports of visitors moving art pieces and an i...

Taiwan nationals in Myanmar return home due to COVID concerns

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Sunday (Aug. 15) said that a charter flight bringing back Taiwanese nationals in Myanmar arrived that afternoon at 3:17 pm. A ...

MOE finishes plan for 13,000 foreign students to enter Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With the fall semester looming and many foreign students still uncertain of their eligibility to enter Taiwan, the Ministry of Education (MOE) has announced it has complet...

TSMC board approves donation of 5 million BNT doses to Taiwan's government

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp.'s (TSMC) latest capital budget of US$17.6 billion (NT$483.2 billion) includes US$175 million allocated to vaccine doses. ...

Taiwan allows mixed COVID vaccination for frontline medical staff

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head Chen Shi-chung (陳時中) announced Saturday (Aug. 7) that starting next week, staff at medical institutions across t...

CECC says Taiwan-made Medigen inoculations set for late August

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced that inoculations of a domestic COVID-19 vaccine developed by Medigen Vaccine Biologics Corp. (高端疫苗, MVC) are...