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Taiwan to double number of travel vouchers to 2.4 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the success of a range of stimulus coupons planned by the government to boost the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Transportation said Frida...

Taiwan premier identifies safety as key element for railway reform

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) has put safety and stability at the top of the agenda amid calls to turn the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) into a corporation, reports ...

Taiwan weighing NT$1,000 travel stimulus vouchers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As part of its efforts to boost the economy following the COVID-19 pandemic, the government is considering issuing NT$1,000 (US$35.78) vouchers to support the travel and t...

Taiwan’s Tourism Bureau wants to permit swimming and snorkeling

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Tourism Bureau said on Friday (Aug. 20) that plans to loosen restrictions on water activities at the country’s beaches have been submitted to the Mini...

Chinese ports choke over 'zero tolerance' COVID-19 policy

BEIJING, Aug 17 (Reuters) - Several Chinese ports are facing congestion as vessels due to call at Ningbo are being diverted and cargo processing is slowed partly due to stricter disinfection measures ...

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 ...

Taiwan port operator denies Chinese interests control largest harbor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The state-run operator of Taiwan’s ports denied reports Tuesday (Aug. 10) that Chinese interests had too much control over the country’s largest harbor, Kaohsi...

Taiwan to hold missile tests in mid-August

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Chung Shan Institute of Science and Technology NCSIST on Saturday (Aug. 7) announced it will conduct a series of missile-firing tests later this month. Acc...

Taiwan in talks with Palau to resume travel bubble

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said on Friday (July 23) that conditions in Taiwan and Palau have improved enough to resume the travel bubble. MOFA said via a pr...

Taiwan signs aviation agreement with Germany

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan and Germany signed an aviation agreement Thursday (July 15) that will allow the number of flights between the two countries to increase from seven to 11 per week. ...

Taiwan to vaccinate 4,300 bus drivers and staff against COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than 4,300 bus drivers and station staff on routes from some of the worst affected COVID-19 areas became eligible for vaccinations Friday (July 2), according to the M...

Ferry planned for south Taiwan-Penghu route to transport 80 cars, 4 buses

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new ferry that will ply the route between the southern port city of Kaohsiung and the Penghu islands in the middle of the Taiwan Strait will be able to transport 80 cars...

Palau travel bubble not threatened: Taiwan Ministry of Transportation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The travel bubble between Taiwan and Palau is not under any threat from an uptick in domestic coronavirus infections and from a cluster involving Taiwan’s main airli...

Taiwan fines Novotel airport hotel over COVID violations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Novotel hotel at the center of a domestic coronavirus cluster was fined NT$1.27 million (US$45,660) for violating basic quarantine rules, reports said Saturday (May 8)...

Ministry of Labor fines Taiwan Railways Administration for violating safety rules

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Labor (MOL) fined the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) and its subcontractors NT$3.17 million (US$113,600) for more than 300 violations of safety rules...