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Taiwan to build vaccine plant to produce 20 million shots per month

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) revealed on Thursday (March 4) that the country will soon build a vaccine factory capable of producing as many as 20 mi...

NDC projects Taiwan's economy will grow by 4 percent in 2021

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Development Council (NDC) has expressed optimism about Taiwan's economic prospects this year, projecting that its economy will grow by 4 percent. The N...

Public invited to use iTaiwan free Wi-Fi service

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Members of the public are invited to make use of the extensive, free wireless internet services available across Taiwan, said the National Development Council (NDC). Ac...

Taiwan's handling of pandemic proves to be foreign talent draw

The number of recipients of Taiwan's employment gold card, a special work and residency permit for highly skilled foreign talent, took a big jump in 2020, reflecting Taiwan's attractiveness as...

Taiwan’s economic growth surged to 4.94% in final quarter of 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Gross Domestic Product expanded by 4.94 percent during the final quarter of 2020, far better than the 3.28 percent predicted in November, the government sai...

Taiwanese chip giants agree to try and meet demand from carmakers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following requests by several countries facing shortages of semiconductors especially for their car manufacturers, Taiwanese chip giants agreed to raise production levels ...

Confidence in Taiwan economy improves in January

Confidence in Taiwan's economy is improving in January on the back of optimism toward global vaccine developments against the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Cathay Financial Holding Co. The fi...

AmCham calls for US-Taiwan bilateral trade agreement

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — American businesses in Taiwan are optimistic about the economic prospects of the year ahead as they anticipate the two countries moving forward with a bilateral trade agre...

Taiwan sees first ever negative population growth

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan recorded a population decline for the first time in history, as the nation's deaths outnumbered births by nearly 10,000 in the last 12 months. Ministry of th...

Taiwan sets 2021 economic growth target at 9-year high of 4.2%

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The economy could grow in 2021 by up to 4.2 percent, a nine-year, high despite the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Cabinet-level National Development Council (NDC) pr...

Taiwan's first 'smart' geriatric hospital underway

TAINAN (Taiwan News) — As the issue of super-aging inevitably looms for the Taiwanese population, a leading hospital in Tainan is building the country's first geriatric facility aimed to mit...

Taiwan in talks with Southeast Asian countries for new migrant worker sources

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is expected to introduce migrant workers from new source nations starting 2022 to address labor shortage woes, according to the nation's labor authorities. T...

Foreigners who earned US$67,000 salary can obtain Taiwan's Gold Card

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic rages across the globe, Taiwan's Employment Gold Card program is offering foreign professionals a new option to live and work in the ...

Bloomberg slights Taiwan with 3rd place pandemic ranking

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Bloomberg appears to have committed some miscalculations when it chose to rank New Zealand and Japan ahead of Taiwan in terms of handling the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic. ...

President Tsai pledges to make Taiwan bilingual country by 2030

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Monday (Nov. 23), President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) pledged that the government would do everything in its power to achieve the goal of turning Taiwan into a bilingual count...