Tainan mayor accuses Tourism Bureau of coronavirus stigmatization

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —Tainan Mayor Huang Wei-che (黃偉哲) on Monday (April 27) accused the central government of sending out COVID-19 crowd warnings that are completely off the mark, saying, &ldquo...

Taiwan CECC reminds public of social distancing during Labor Day weekend

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese Health Minister and Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) said Saturday (April 25) that Labor Day weekend will proceed as scheduled; ...

Landmark Tamkang Bridge takes shape across N. Taiwan’s widest estuary

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The construction of the Tamkang Bridge linking the New Taipei City districts of Tamsui and Bali across the estuary of the Tamsui River took another step forward Thursday (...

Changing China Airlines’ name would not affect its aviation rights: Taiwanese expert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese international law expert has rebutted claims that a name change could affect the aviation rights of China Airlines (CAL), the national carrier whose name has s...

Taiwan airport mulls closing terminal as passenger volume hits record low

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With the number of passengers at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport recently hitting a record low — fewer than 1,000 people in a single day — the airport is ...

Taiwan's Ministry of Transportation open to changing China Airlines' name

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwan's national carrier China Airlines (CAL) gains international attention and confusion over its name grows, the head of the Ministry of Transportation and Commu...

Taiwan to restrict number of visitors at amusement parks to 50% capacity

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In order to prevent the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), amusement parks will soon only be permitted to allow the number of visitors at any one time to reach 50...

Taiwan extends ban on tour groups until May 31

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Tourism Bureau on Wednesday (April 8) extended a ban on Taiwanese tour groups traveling overseas and foreign tour groups entering the country by a month, until May 31....

Taiwan Tourism Bureau head demoted amid COVID-19 controversy

Chou Yung-hui (周永暉), director-general of the Tourism Bureau, has been demoted amid a controversy involving a high-ranking bureau official, whose misconduct led to one of his colleagues becoming infect...

Taipei, Kaohsiung MRTs call for unified mask wearing standards

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Metro and Kaohsiung Metro are urging the central government to introduce unified mask-wearing standards across the mass rapid transit networks. Passengers riding...

Taiwan's airport MRT cuts services due to coronavirus impact

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taoyuan Airport Mass Rapid Transit line will reduce the frequency of its trains from April to June as the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic affects the number of p...

Taiwan issues tighter coronavirus controls for Tomb Sweeping Festival

Taiwan will adopt more stringent measures against the COVID-19 coronavirus disease, starting April 1, ahead of the four-day Tomb Sweeping Festival, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (M...

Ministry of Transportation plans subsidies for hospitality workers in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — To ease the impact of the coronavirus on Taiwan's tourism industry, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) is planning to give subsidies to 140,000 o...

10,000 Taiwanese estimated to return Thursday: Minister of Transportation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the Central Epidemic Command Center's (CECC) decision to ban all foreign travelers from entering Taiwan, Minister of Transportation Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍) said ...

Taiwan airlines to receive government loans to ease impact of coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) said Monday (March 16) that the government is planning to provide financial aid, such as project loans, to reduce ...