Taiwan announces 26 new cases of Wuhan coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (March 23) announced 26 more confirmed cases of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), with all but one having been im...

Taiwan health minister warns against new wave of imported coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) expands rapidly across the United States and Europe, Health and Welfare Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) warned Friday (March 6) of a sec...

Taiwan launches special taxi service for coronavirus quarantine arrivals

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Beginning Wednesday (March 4), a special taxi service will ferry home passengers who have to undergo coronavirus quarantine after arriving at Taiwan’s main airports....

Taiwan customs officials confiscate over 3,000 face masks from Polish passengers

Taiwan's airport officials confiscated 3,446 surgical face masks from two Polish passengers last Sunday, the largest single seizure in the country by air travelers since export restrictions were p...

Mailing masks overseas incurs penalties as Taiwan enforces export ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese government reiterated on Thursday (Jan. 30) that those attempting to smuggle surgical masks abroad through the mail or bring more than allowed when departing...

Singaporean develops pneunomia after China trip, raises fears of mystery virus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Singapore Ministry of Health confirmed Saturday (Jan. 4) that a three-year-old Chinese traveler has developed symptoms of the mysterious viral pneumonia after returnin...

Why is Terry Gou really so opposed to the Anti-Infiltration Bill?

KAOHSIUNG CITY (Taiwan News) — After his humiliating defeat in the KMT presidential primary elections, Terry Gou (郭台銘) appeared to slope out of Taiwan’s political sphere with his tail betw...

Taiwan KMT presidential candidate asks supporters to lie: Reuters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — UK-based news organization Reuters published an article last Friday (Nov. 29) about Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu's (韓國瑜) unorthodox tactic of ask...

Wang Jin-pyng opts out of Taiwan 2020 presidential race

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng (王金平) announced on Tuesday (Nov. 12) that he is withdrawing from the 2020 presidential race, confirming the presidential bid of th...

Construction on Taiwan Taoyuan Airport Terminal 3 to begin in May 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the decision to ax the previous design proposed for Terminal 3 of the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, it was announced on Friday (Oct. 18) that the airport...

Taiwan presidential race shifts to sovereignty

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After Foxconn founder Terry Gou dropped out of Taiwan’s 2020 presidential race, the Wall Street Journal reported the focus of the race will shift from trade and inve...

Taiwan Season returns to Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan Season 2019 paraded through the Royal Mile in Edinburgh on Aug. 5 to seek publicity and take part in the festive ambiance of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Taiwa...

Photo of the Day: Koxinga beer spotted in S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- British writer Grace Jackson took this photo of a can of Taiwan-brewed beer commemorating 17th century leader of Taiwan Koxinga (Cheng Cheng-kung, 鄭成功) in southern Taiwan's...

YouTuber calls on Taiwan, China, Hong Kong and Macau to overthrow communism together

The march against the “red media” last Sunday (June 23) did not hand out free lunchboxes, did not hire buses, did not have local politicians mobilize their residents, yet still massive num...

Taiwan sees over 1,000 same-sex couples marry, 2 divorce since May

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Since Taiwan became the first country to legalize same-sex marriage in Asia on May 24, 1,173 same-sex couples have wed, including 28 transnational couples, and two have already...