Taiwan postpones electronic ID card until 2021

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Interior (MOI) is postponing the introduction of electronic identity cards (eID) from October until the first half of 2021 due to the Wuhan coronavirus (CO...

ARC holders angered over coronavirus test requirement to enter Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign residents of Taiwan are lodging complaints with the government over a policy that requires Alien Resident Certificate (ARC, 居留證) holders to provide proof of a nega...

Pre-orders for Taiwan's stimulus vouchers start today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Pre-orders for Taiwan's stimulus vouchers started at 9 a.m. on Wednesday morning (July 1), with the vouchers to become valid starting on July 15. This month, Taiwan...

American praises Taiwan's employment gold card

An American who recently received Taiwan's employment gold card -- a combination of work and residency permits -- described the application process as smooth and easy, the National Immigration Age...

Taiwan Tourism Bureau announces measures for online hotel subsidy registration

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Online registration for the government-sponsored hotel subsidy of NT$1,000 (US$34) per room per person, which was designed to boost domestic tourism amid the COVID-19 pand...

Taiwan recalls cold medicines over health concerns

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The health authorities in Taiwan announced on Wednesday (June 17) the removal of a dozen cold medicines from the marketplace over a potentially harmful ingredient. Fens...

Taiwan Futures Exchange welcomes new chief

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Futures Exchange (TAIFEX) welcomed Wu Tzu-hsin (吳自心) as its new chairman on Wednesday (June 17), with the former tax official expected to help the organization ...

Foreigners not wed to Taiwanese ineligible for stimulus vouchers: MOEA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign residents of Taiwan who are not married to a Taiwanese citizen will not be eligible for stimulus vouchers that will be released next month because the program is &...

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...

Taiwan’s stimulus voucher scheme to kick off July 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) announced on Tuesday (June 2) that the stimulus vouchers aimed to boost Taiwan’s economy amid fallout from the coronavirus (COVID-19) wi...

FamilyMart in Taiwan to sell surgical masks from Tuesday

A total of 20,000 boxes, each containing 50 surgical masks, will be on sale at FamilyMart convenience stores starting Tuesday, Taiwan FamilyMart Co., Ltd. said Sunday. A 50-mask box will cost NT$24...

14 Taipei KTV hostess clubs open, IDs to go into city data cloud

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After being closed down for over a month, 14 KTV hostess clubs (酒店) and dance halls (舞廳) have reopened in Taipei on the condition they follow epidemic prevention rules and...

Taiwan health minister mulls national health insurance reforms

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After demonstrating outstanding leadership skills and earning accolades as Taiwan's tireless protector during the coronavirus pandemic, Health Minister and Central Epi...

Vice premier shares 'Taiwan model' with top U.S. health official

The "Taiwan model" for fighting COVID-19 can be successfully adopted by democracies around the world, Vice Premier Chen Chi-mai (陳其邁) told United States Deputy Health Secretary Eric Hargan o...

New feature at convenience stores makes paying taxes easier in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s tax authorities have joined hands with the country's four major convenience store chains to launch a new feature that makes tax payment more convenient....