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2-year-old boy dies from COVID-induced encephalitis in northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A two-year-old boy from Keelung died on Saturday (May 14) from complications after contracting COVID, including encephalitis and multiple organ failure. The boy, surnam...

Taiwan launches 4th COVID shot on Monday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Sunday (May 15) announced Taiwan will authorize a second COVID booster shot to elderly, long-term care institution residents,...

NTU student falls to his death during river tracing trip

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A National Taiwan University (NTU) graduate student died Sunday (May 8) after falling down a slope into a river valley during a group river tracing trip. The Taichung C...

Medical capacity an indicator for Taipei to enter soft lockdown

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said Thursday (May 5) the number of available hospital beds will be used as an indicator to determine whether the capital is to implement a &q...

Indigenous village protests man digging for gold in east Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man digging for “hidden gold” in Zhiben, Taitung, has caused controversy by excavating despite protests from an Indigenous village. The 69-year-old man, s...

Taiwan education ministry to help universities arrange quarantine spaces for students

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following reports of students being made to sleep in conference rooms due to limited quarantine capacity, the Ministry of Education (MOE) said it will provide subsidies an...

Taiwan universities’ capacity strained as students quarantine in conference rooms

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Universities in Taiwan are scrambling to find spaces to quarantine students confirmed to have contracted COVID-19 as reports alleged some were forced to sleep in conferenc...

What does Ukraine mean for Taiwan?

Russia and the PRC are mirror images of aggression The similarities between the Russian invasion of Ukraine and a possible People's Republic of China (PRC) invasion of Taiwan are self-evident. ...

Taipei man dies after being struck by 4 cars in a row

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taipei man died early Sunday morning (May 2) after he was struck by four cars while trying to cross a street in Wanhua District. At 3 a.m. on Sunday, a 41-year-old ma...

Public health expert urges Taiwan to shorten, simplify quarantine process for arrivals

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —In a Facebook post on Monday, public health scholar Chan Chang-chuan (詹長權) urged the Taiwanese government to shorten and simplify the quarantine process for people arriving...

Taiwan’s NCKU ranks 33rd on Times Higher Education Impact Rankings

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) and National Taiwan University (NTU) became the top-performing Taiwanese universities on the 2022 Times Higher Education (THE) Impact...

Taiwanese infectious disease society strikes cautious tone about Omicron

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Infectious disease experts in Taiwan are warning against taking the Omicron variant of COVID-19 lightly as the country braces for a fresh wave of cases. While the strai...

NTU professor calls for shortened quarantine for travelers arriving in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Now that the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has announced the “3+4” quarantine policy for locals in contact with COVID-19 patients, it should also upda...

Gender equity committee candidates at NTU slammed for proposing crude 'policies'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — National Taiwan University (NTU) students campaigning for spots on the school's Gender Equity Education Commission have drawn anger after "proposing" controv...

2-year-old boy dies from COVID in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A two-year-old who was recently diagnosed with COVID and was in critical condition died Monday (April 18). New Taipei City Mayor Hou You-yi (侯友宜) announced Tuesday (Apr...