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New Taipei migrant worker singing contest offers top cash prize of NT$30,000

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei City is holding a singing contest for migrant workers that will hand out NT$300,000 (US$10,000) in cash prizes to the winners. On Tuesday (June 14), New Taip...

Taiwan fines TV station for erroneous reports about Chinese invasion, volcano eruption

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Communications Commission (NCC) is fining Chinese Television System (CTS) a total of NT$1 million (US$33,700) for erroneously reporting a Chinese invasion and...

Taiwan reports 68,939 local COVID cases, 143 deaths

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 68,939 local COVID cases on Wednesday (June 15), a 4.2% increase from the previous day. Philip Lo (羅一鈞), deputy hea...

Taiwan reports 66,119 local COVID cases, surpasses 3 million infections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 66,119 local COVID cases on Tuesday (June 14), a 46% increase from the previous day. Chou Ji-haw (周志浩), head of the...

New Taipei's pumpkin season kicks off

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Pumpkin harvest begins between May and June in northern Taiwan, and a promotion recently kicked off that offers a great variety of pumpkin products and dishes in collabora...

Lotus plants in New Taipei’s Shuangxi begin to bloom

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Lotus plants around a produce market in Shanglin Village in New Taipei’s Shuangxi District have begun to bloom, attracting many visitors to see the elegant flowers. ...

Taiwan slides down world's internet speed rankings

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)— From the heady days of two years ago when Taiwan had the world's fastest internet, it has slipped down the rankings and is currently in 21st place worldwide. Based o...

Taiwan reports 45,081 local COVID cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 45,081 local COVID cases on Monday (June 13), a 10.9% decrease from the previous day. Chou Ji-haw (周志浩), head of th...

5,000 attend Philippine Independence Day event in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Thousands of Filipino migrant workers flocked to a Philippine Independence Day event on Sunday (June) in New Taipei City, after a three-year hiatus due to the COVID pandem...

Taitung a rare ray of sunshine as rain continues to bucket down in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taitung is currently the nation’s only county to enjoy some summery weather, with an orange signal raised (meaning the daily maximum temperature is up to 38 degrees ...

Taiwan reports 211 deaths, 79,598 local cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan announced 79,598 local COVID-19 infections Saturday (June 11), as well as 65 imported cases and 211 deaths, taking the total death tally to more than 4,000, accordi...

Taiwan reports 213 COVID deaths, 68,311 local cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 68,311 local COVID cases on Friday (June 10) and 213 deaths. Chou Ji-haw (周志浩), head of the Taiwan Centers for Dise...

North Taiwan's St. John's University may stop recruiting students from 2023

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — St. John's University will reportedly stop recruiting students from 2023 after running up a deficit of NT$170 million in the 2021 school year. According to Mirror M...

Taiwan reports record 211 COVID deaths, 72,921 local cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 72,921 local COVID cases on Thursday (June 9) and a single-day record 211 deaths. Chou Ji-haw (周志浩), head of the Ta...

YouTuber Ceylan claims 'each Taiwan apartment is uglier than the last'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Belgian-Chinese YouTuber Ceylan Le Compte, who goes by the handle 錫蘭 Ceylan on Wednesday (June 8) took to Twitter to complain about the ugliness of Taipei's apartments...