Alexa
  • Directory of Taiwan

Taipei MRT cuts train frequency as ridership drops over COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Due to a decline in passengers amid a surge in COVID cases, the Taipei Metro announced that it would reduce the frequency on all but one line starting on Monday (May 23). ...

US, S Korean leaders meet in face of N Korea nuclear threat

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — When the U.S. and South Korean leaders meet Saturday, North Korea’s nuclear weapons and missile program, already a major focus, may receive extra attention if intelligence pr...

N. Korea's low death count questioned amid COVID-19 outbreak

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Friday that nearly 10% of its 26 million people have fallen ill and 65 people have died amid its first COVID-19 outbreak, as outside experts question the val...

Life in Taiwan will return to normal in September: CECC expert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An expert from the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) predicted that while the current outbreak will begin to ebb in mid-June, life in Taiwan will not fully return to ...

CECC predicts Taiwan's COVID cases will peak next week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (May 18) predicted that Taiwan's COVID cases will likely peak next week. After reporting around 60,000 COVID...

COVID cases in northern Taiwan trending down as infections in south rise

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A prominent psychiatrist pointed out on Tuesday (May 17) that based on COVID case numbers over the past week, infections appear to be plateauing in northern Taiwan while s...

Shanghai disinfects homes, closes all subways in COVID fight

Teams in white protective suits are entering the homes of coronavirus-infected people to spray disinfectant as Shanghai tries to root out an omicron outbreak under China's strict “zero-COVID...

Europe Festival opens at Taipei's Huashan with focus on Ukrainian solidarity

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese leaders and EU officials showed support for Ukraine at the opening ceremony of the annual Europe Festival at Taipei’s Huashan 1914 Creative Park at noon Sa...

Taiwan's defense minister says Omicron will not interrupt reservist retraining

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Minister for Defense Chiu Kuo-zheng (邱國正) said he will not suspend military retraining programs for reservists due to the Omicron outbreak, but will adjust ...

Taiwan eyes end to home isolation for COVID contacts in June

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) predicts that COVID cases in Taiwan will peak in May and plans to end home isolation for fully vaccinated and boosted contacts o...

Taiwan surpasses 100,000 total case mark for COVID, vast majority mild

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan on Friday (April 29) surpassed the 100,000 COVID case mark of combined local and imported cases, a more than fourfold increase from one month ago, but the overwhelm...

Taiwanese split on 'coexisting with COVID' policy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new poll released on Tuesday (April 26) revealed that Taiwanese are split over the government's policy to "coexist with COVID," with slightly more people o...

Dozens of children could die from COVID in Taiwan without vaccine: CECC expert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An expert from the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) warned that dozens of children in Taiwan could die from COVID and urged vaccinations to prevent severe symptoms. ...

'Meaningless’: Taiwan's health minister, scholars agree on futility of reporting COVID case numbers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Health Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) said he agrees with scholars that “reporting case numbers is already meaningless” as total daily COVID-19 cases in the co...

Taiwan reports 1,209 local COVID cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 1,209 local COVID cases on Friday (April 15), a 38% increase from the 874 local cases reported the previous day. CE...