China delayed releasing coronavirus info, frustrating WHO

Throughout January, the World Health Organization publicly praised China for what it called a speedy response to the new coronavirus. It repeatedly thanked the Chinese government for sharing the genet...

Review: 'The Vast of Night' is a cunning lo-fi sci-fi noir

“The Vast of Night,” a micro-budget noir set in 1950s New Mexico, crackles with B-movie electricity. The film is one of those little miracles: a directorial debut, made for nothing,...

US adds 33 Chinese entities to export blacklists

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Washington on May 22 added 33 Chinese companies to two different trade blacklists for activities that run contrary to U.S. national security and foreign policy interests, ...

Philippines to take part in 2 Taiwanese clinical trails for coronavirus vaccine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Philippine government has announced that it is going to participate in two Taiwanese organizations' clinical trials for Wuhan coronavirus vaccines. On Sunday (M...

Taiwan's coronavirus response can propel nation forward

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) has been a worldwide disaster that began in China but was beaten in Taiwan, prompting a reevaluation of the two countries in the internati...

Taiwan university develops 15-minute coronavirus test

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A university in Taiwan’s Kaohsiung has developed a quick test for the coronavirus (COVID-19) that is said to identify asymptomatic patients in 15 minutes. Led by ...

UK lawmakers say testing lapses increased nursing home toll

LONDON (AP) — An influential group of British lawmakers on Tuesday accused Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government of failing to conduct enough tests for the new coronavirus, saying the lapse helped...

Taiwan should seize chance to push for greater cooperation with US, Europe: ISTI director

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is positioned to gain firm footing in the global supply chain with de-sinicization set to take hold in the post-coronavirus era. Taiwan's strengths in a vari...

Taiwan's Navy upgrades drone fleet

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The military announced on Sunday (May 17) that in response to the January 2019 drone crash and other mechanical failures, its entire fleet of Albatross unmanned aerial veh...

Key ministers to stay in Taiwan's new Cabinet

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) is leaving the key ministers of interior, transportation, and education in their posts, but the National Security Council will receive a new s...

Taiwanese, Australian scientists join forces to test Ivermectin to fight coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) on Thursday (May 14) announced that academic institutions in Taiwan and Australia will be teaming up to research the...

Taiwan Cabinet resigns ahead of presidential inauguration

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) and his entire Cabinet tendered their resignation Thursday (May 14) ahead of the May 20 inauguration of President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) for a sec...

Taiwan, India universities jointly develop smart epidemic prevention system

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s success in using technology as part of its response to the Wuhan coronavirus has received international attention and created new opportunities for future c...

Taiwanese academics call for law regulating controversial digital ID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Academics in Taiwan are calling for the enactment of regulations to govern the new generation of national electronic identification cards (eID), which had been set for a r...

Taiwan should form a cross-ministerial digital committee: I-Mei CEO

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan should form a cross-ministerial digital committee to integrate the government’s digital capabilities, I-Mei Foods Co. CEO Luis Ko (高志明) told Business Today in...