School in N. Taiwan halts classes after two students contract Wuhan virus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Thursday (March 19) that a classmate of Taiwan's 59th Wuhan corornavirus (COVID-19) patient has also been infe...

630 Taiwanese students stuck in China, Hong Kong and Macau because of coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Even though classes at primary and elementary schools resumed Tuesday (Feb. 25), an estimated 630 Taiwanese students have not returned because they are stuck in China, Hon...

578 students found to have fevers on Taiwan's 1st day of school

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As thousands of Taiwanese students went back to school on Tuesday (Feb. 25), 578 were found to have a fever. After the end of the Lunar New Year break for primary and s...

Taiwan grabs five golds in 2020 tug-of-war competition

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese national tug-of-war team won five gold medals and one silver medal at the 2020 World Indoor Tug of War Championships in Ireland on Sunday (Feb. 23). The c...

Kaohsiung mayor participates in Cabinet meeting on virus prevention

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kaohsiung City Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) attended a Cabinet meeting on Thursday (Feb. 13) to participate in a meeting with the central government and representatives from fiv...

Taiwan's new entry ban on Hong Kong, Macau affects thousands of students

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has bolted the door for Hong Kong and Macau residents as the risk of community spread of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has increased in the two Chinese special ...

Taiwan cram schools to stay open without masks, sparking fears of coronavirus 'bomb'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The government is extending holiday leave for public schools in an attempt to contain the spread of China's coronavirus, but cram schools will be allowed to remain ope...

Children's masks distributed to Taiwan kindergartens for free

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following Sunday's (Feb. 2) decision to postpone the opening day of all primary and secondary schools in Taiwan due to the Wuhan coronavirus, the Ministry of Education...

Taiwan schools to extend winter break over Wuhan virus scare

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Refusing to risk the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) spreading on school campuses, Taiwanese officials announced Sunday (Feb. 2) that all primary and secondary schools will ...

Taiwan to start Public Lending Right program for local authors Jan. 1

On Jan. 1, Taiwan will become the first country in East Asia to adopt a Public Lending Right (PLR) program, under which writers will receive compensation for free public access to their books at two n...

Taiwan universities to enroll students evacuated from Hong Kong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Education said Thursday (Nov. 14) that Taiwan universities will take responsibility for educating Taiwanese students who have been evacuated from Hong Kong...

Han's wife claims Taiwan's grade schools teach about anal sex, orgasms

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu’s (韓國瑜) wife on Monday (Nov. 11) claimed she had evidence that elementary school students are being taught about &...

KMT legislator claims Tsai plagiarized her own research

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — During a hearing at the Legislative to address next year’s Ministry of Education budget, Kuomintang (KMT) legislator Apollo Chen (陳學聖) brought up the recent controve...

Taiwan to provide legal assistance to its students in Hong Kong

TAIPIE (Taiwan News) — Minister of Education Pan Wen-chung (潘文忠) said on Monday (Oct. 14) that the ministry will not ban Taiwanese students in Hong Kong from taking part in anti-government prote...

Daughter of Vietnamese immigrant receives desk after testing into top Taiwan school

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The daughter of a Vietnamese immigrant who lives in a makeshift home has received a new desk and container house after news broke of her plight and her successful entrance to a...