Taiwan Navy's goodwill mission cut short due to COVID-19

A goodwill mission of a Republic of China (Taiwan) naval flotilla has been curtailed due to concerns over the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and is scheduled to arrive back in Taiwan on Thursda...

Taiwan to donate 1 million face masks to New Southbound Policy countries

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After promising 10 million masks to the United States, Europe, and diplomatic allies, Taiwan is preparing to send more than 1 million masks to New Southbound Policy countr...

Taiwan only country to help Palau amid coronavirus pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – When the small Pacific island nation of Palau asked for help against the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, its official ally Taiwan was the only country to help out, ...

Fear of China helped Taiwan’s coronavirus response: Foreign Policy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s fight against the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) has been a success so far despite its proximity to China and the early emergence of infections on the island,...

People over coral?: Florida could ban sunscreen bans

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Key West wants to protect the coral reefs that are vital to the southernmost city's economy. The Florida Legislature is saying not so fast. A year after Key ...

Taiwan sentences foreigner who jumped on landing gear to 5 months in jail

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A foreign man, believed to be a Russian, was sentenced to five months in prison Saturday (March 7) for jumping on to the landing gear of a flight about to depart for Palau...

Taiwan helps Pacific ally Palau with coronavirus test

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan recently analyzed the coronavirus tests on a volunteer from the United States working in Pacific ally Palau, proving Taiwan helps out other countries, the Central E...

Palau president thanks Taiwan for helping keep coronavirus at bay

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Palau President Tommy Remengesau Jr. said Wednesday (March 4) that the Taiwanese government has contributed greatly to epidemic prevention in the West Pacific nation, whic...

Taiwan Navy to stay away from coronavirus areas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Navy still intends to send its ships on a regional tour as it does once every other year, but countries where the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is grave will n...

Taiwan gets green light to export pineapples to Australia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Australia on Monday (March 1) announced that it will allow the import of pineapples (Ananas comosus) grown in Taiwan, effective immediately. Australia's Department ...

Half of world's sandy beaches at risk from climate change

BERLIN (AP) — Scientists say that half of the world's sandy beaches could disappear by the end of the century if climate change continues unchecked. Researchers at the European Union...

Taiwan indicts foreigner who jumped into landing gear of flight departing for Palau

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A foreign man who jumped onto the landing gear of a departing China Airlines (CAL) flight last November was charged Friday (Feb. 28) with violating immigration laws. On...

Plácido Domingo revises apology, as Spain drops more shows

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Opera star Placido Domingo amended his apology to the multiple women who have accused him of sexual misconduct, adding several caveats Thursday to a statement two days earlier in ...

Taiwan men's baseball ranked No. 4 in latest world rankings

The Taiwan men's baseball retained its No. 4 world ranking in 2019 after national squads won three world titles, according to the latest rankings released by the World Baseball Softball Confederat...

Taiwan to enhance airports on outlying islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s aeronautics regulator pledged to breathe fresh life into the country’s four outlying island airports on Monday (Jan. 20) as it marked its 73rd anniver...