Taiwan's DNA-based COVID-19 vaccine passes animal testing hurdle

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — One of Taiwan's COVID-19 DNA-based vaccine candidates has been shown to cause a significant decline in the amount of virus in the lungs of animals being tested. Tai...

Legendary Taiwanese historian Chuang Yung-ming dies at 78

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese historian and popular book writer Chuang Yung-ming (莊永明) passed away on Friday (Aug. 7), leaving a legacy as the most informative Taiwanese historian and a proli...

China to hold live-fire drill following US health minister's historic Taiwan visit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Beijing is set to "welcome" the historic visit of the United States' highest level official to Taiwan since 1979 by launching a live-fire exercise between Au...

Taiwan's `Red Virus' online game takes aim at Xi Jinping

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An online game called "Red Virus" developed by a Taiwan company visualizes the face of Chinese leader Xi Jinping (習近平) as the Wuhan coronavirus. Chinese Forei...

Reports of illicit seeds sent to Taiwan from China increase

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine (BAPHIQ) said on Wednesday (Aug 5) that customs inspections of shipments from China will be expand...

Political veteran Soong rumored to be tapped to head Taiwan's SEF

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With the chairman of Taiwan's Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF), David Lee (李大維), being appointed as the new secretary general of the Presidential Office on Monday (Au...

Three legislators held in Taiwan Sogo bribery case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Five Taiwanese lawmakers have been accused of taking bribes from businessman Lee Heng-lung (李恆隆) with regard to his attempts to regain control of Sogo department stores, a...

China to film anti-American movies to mark 70th anniversary of Korean War

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As disagreements between the U.S. and China escalate, recently leading to tit-for-tat consulate closures in both nations, Beijing has reportedly started filming movies and...

Taiwan's TAIFEX Food Bank helps underprivileged hit hard by COVID-19

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Futures Exchange (TAIFEX) announced Friday (July 31) the Food Bank program will continue to serve underprivileged families, helping out during the coronavirus pande...

Academia Sinica epidemiologist estimates 300 to 600 asymptomatic carriers in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A leading epidemiologist estimates that there are a shocking number of potentially asymptomatic COVID-19 carriers in Taiwan, after reports that a Japanese student and a Th...

Chunghwa Post says suspicious seeds sent to Canada not originally from Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An unsolicited parcel of seeds labeled as being from Taiwan and sent to Canada was transshipped through Taiwan from a third country, according to Chunghwa Post Co. (中華郵政)....

Yonex Taipei Open 2020 cancelled due to coronavirus pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the coronavirus pandemic worsens around the world, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) and its Taiwanese host and partner announced on Wednesday (July 29) that the Yon...

Suspicious parcel from China reported in Taiwan following US warnings

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After multiple reports in different U.S. states of unsolicited shipments of foreign seeds that appear to be from China, a woman living in Taiwan claimed she also received ...

Taiwan leading public health expert urges mass testing of all foreign visitors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign visitors seeking medical care will be permitted to enter Taiwan under certain circumstances starting Aug. 1, but a leading public health expert expressed worries t...

New MICHELIN Guide Taipei & Taichung to be officially launched Aug 24

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Michelin announced on Monday (July 27) that its annual guide will be revealed Aug. 24 at the National Taichung Theater to mark its inclusion of the city in the gastronomic...