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China’s vaccine diplomacy has failed in Taiwan

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – One of the fascinating observations that can be made of the recent COVID-19 outbreak in Taiwan is the contrast between the coverage we have seen in the Taiwan media wit...

Taiwan would have received BioNTech doses in March without Chinese 'political interference'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's top envoy to Berlin on Tuesday (July 12) revealed that 5 million Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine doses would have arrived in Taiwan earlier if it had not bee...

Taiwan blames meddling 'external forces' for arduous vaccine procurement

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) on Monday (July 12) said that if there was less meddling from outside forces, it would be much easier for the country to obta...

Politics, health collided in Taiwan's tortured BioNTech vaccine talks

As talks for Taiwan to access BioNTech SE's COVID-19 vaccine via two major Taiwanese companies reached a head last week, the German firm's Chinese sales agent put forward a template contract s...

China boasts about providing 'Taiwan region' with COVID-19 vaccine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese state-run media was quick to brag about providing COVID-19 vaccines to the "Taiwan region" after two Taiwanese tech firms signed a deal with a Chinese dr...

Taiwan's TSMC, Foxconn sign deal to buy BioNTech jab via Shanghai Fosun

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two major Taiwanese high-tech companies on Monday (July 12) confirmed that they have signed a deal with a Chinese drugmaker to acquire 10 million doses of the BioNTech COV...

TSMC, Foxconn near deal for purchase of BioNTech vaccines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and Foxconn both in separate statements on Sunday (July 11) claimed to be in the midst of signing contracts for the purch...

Beijing insists Taiwan purchase BioNTech vaccines through Shanghai Fosun

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The spokesperson for China's Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO), Zhu Fenglian (朱鳳蓮), said Monday (July 5) that going through Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical Group is the only w...

Taiwan's Terry Gou, TSMC reach initial agreements for BioNTech vaccines: Reuters

TAIPEI, July 2 (Reuters) - Terry Gou, the billionaire founder of Taiwan's Foxconn (2317.TW), and TSMC (2330.TW) reached initial agreements to buy 5 million doses each of BioNTech SE's (22UAy.D...

Taiwan, TSMC, Foxconn founder sign legal paperwork to import vaccine doses

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foxconn Technology founder Terry Gou’s (郭台銘) YongLin Healthcare Foundation and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) have signed the necessary legal document...

Chinese executive allegedly blocked Taiwan's purchase of BioNTech vaccines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese businesswoman is being accused by Taiwanese media of blocking an agreement that would have enabled Taiwan to purchase the BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. On May 27...

Beijing adamant Taiwan must go through China for BioNTech vaccines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Beijing’s Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) on Friday (June 18) reiterated that the Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical Group (Fosun) has exclusive commercial rights for the Bio...

Taiwan president, TSMC, Foxconn founder agree to fly in vaccines from Germany

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), Foxconn Technology founder Terry Gou (郭台銘), and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Chairman Mark Liu (劉德音) agreed that BioNTech vaccine d...

Government lets Taiwan's TSMC and Foxconn founder buy BioNTech vaccine

Update: 15:30 2021-6-18 President Tsai will meet with TSMC Chairman Mark Liu (劉德音) and Foxconn founder Terry Gou (郭台銘) Friday afternoon to discuss procurement plans. TAIPEI (Taiwan News) &mdash...

Taiwan's president defends private attempts to import COVID vaccines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) thanked Foxconn Technology founder Terry Gou (郭台銘) Thursday (June 17) for clarifying that her government is not hampering attempts by private ...