US health secretary to arrive in Taiwan Aug. 9

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar is scheduled to arrive in Taiwan on Sunday (August 9) to meet with President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), according to an anno...

China to hold live-fire drill following US health minister's historic Taiwan visit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Beijing is set to "welcome" the historic visit of the United States' highest level official to Taiwan since 1979 by launching a live-fire exercise between Au...

NIA lists up-to-date rules for foreigners wishing to visit Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s National Immigration Agency (NIA) has posted the up-to-date rules for those wishing to visit Taiwan amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Taiwanese nationals A...

Taiwan's TAIFEX Food Bank helps underprivileged hit hard by COVID-19

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Futures Exchange (TAIFEX) announced Friday (July 31) the Food Bank program will continue to serve underprivileged families, helping out during the coronavirus pande...

Taiwan sets aside NT$210 billion in funds to further boost economy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An extra NT$210 billion (US$7.1 billion) budget has passed a Cabinet meeting on Thursday (July 23) as part of the government’s efforts to prop up industries hit by t...

Foreigners can visit Taiwan for medical care starting Aug. 1

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

Taiwan’s Foxconn to donate 120,000 masks to 10 social welfare organizations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foxconn announced on Monday (July 13) that it will donate 120,000 surgical-grade face masks it produced to 10 social welfare groups throughout Taiwan. Foxconn said the ...

Men in Taiwan urged to block sun with umbrellas as heatstroke cases surge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over 200 heatstroke cases were reported in Taiwan during the first ten days of July, which is the highest in four years, alarming medical workers. Around 231 people req...

Taiwan still seeks WHO participation despite US withdrawal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Wednesday (July 8) said Taiwan’s goal of participation in the World Health Organization (WHO) will not change despite U.S. ...

67% of Taiwanese have sex without condom: Survey

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Nearly 70 percent of young Taiwanese engage in unprotected sex, the Formosa Cancer Foundation announced (FCF) on Monday (June 22). The FCF released the results of a pol...

Only Taiwanese citizens, ARC holders eligible for quarantine compensation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Only citizens and Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) holders are eligible to apply for quarantine compensation starting Wednesday (June 17), according to the health authorit...

Photo of the Day: Sand sculpture honoring Taiwan's CECC head

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — This sand sculpture depicting the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head and his team first appeared at Fulong Beach in mid-May. In preparation for the 13th annual...

Cancer remains top cause of death in Taiwan for 38th year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Cancer remains the top cause of death in Taiwan for the 38th year in a row, having claimed 50,000 lives last year alone — a new high — the Ministry of Health a...

Only 6 patients remain in isolation for COVID-19 in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Only six COVID-19 patients remained in isolation in Taiwan as the country reported zero cases Sunday (June 7), marking the 56th day the country has gone without seeing a d...

35,000 Taiwanese visited the doctor more than 90 times last year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Approximately 35,000 people went to see physicians more than 90 times last year, while Taiwanese citizens on average visit the doctor 15 times a year, according to Nationa...