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Taiwan confirms 82 new local cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan confirmed 82 local infections and 48 imported COVID-19 cases Saturday (Jan. 22), but no new deaths, leaving the death tally at 851, according to the Central Epidemi...

Taiwan KMT Chair Eric Chu keeps his head, just barely, for now

On the eve of the recall vote against Freddy Lim (林昶佐) and the legislative by-election in Taichung on Jan. 9, with the credibility of the Kuomintang (KMT) on the line, something extremely unusual happ...

Change of route costs man in Taiwan NT$600,000 for quarantine breach

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man has been slapped with a heavy fine of NT$600,000 (US$21,656) for requesting a change of route on a quarantine taxi in the latest example of Taiwan’s unyielding...

Taiwan reports 13 local COVID cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (Jan. 20) announced 13 local COVID cases. CECC head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) also confirmed 24 imported cases. He di...

Taiwan reports 10 local COVID cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (Jan. 19) announced 10 local COVID cases. CECC head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) also confirmed 44 imported cases. The ...

Elderly man accidentally rams car into central Taiwan hospital

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A 79-year-old man surnamed Liao (廖) drove his car into the facade of Taichung Hospital, the Ministry of Health and Welfare on Tuesday (Jan. 18). Liao was driving his wi...

Taiwan's fleet of F-16s to resume flights Jan. 20

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's F-16 jet fighters will resume flights on Wednesday, (Jan. 20), the Air Force said Tuesday (Jan. 18). The entire fleet of F-16s was grounded after one crash...

Taiwan reports 17 local COVID cases for 2nd day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday (Jan. 18) announced 17 local COVID cases, the same number reported Monday (Jan. 17). CECC head Chen Shih-chung (陳時...

Taiwan reports 17 local COVID cases, highest daily number in 5 months

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Jan. 17) announced 17 local COVID cases, the highest single-day case count since Aug. 4, when 20 local cases were rep...

Magnitude 5.5 earthquake strikes eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 5.5 earthquake struck eastern Taiwan at 4:15 p.m. Sunday (Jan. 16), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the temblor was located ...

Han Kuo-yu is back and KMT power players need to take notice

On Jan. 2, ex-Kaohsiung mayor and former Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Daniel Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) held a book release rally in Taipei’s Daan Park that reportedly attracted over 10,000 ard...

Recall and referendum reform would be a mistake for Taiwan

The past month in Taiwanese politics has been dominated by two things: referendums and recalls. Back on December 18th, there were four referendums held on topics as diverse as nuclear power, pork i...

Eric Chu responds to rumors Foxconn boss will save KMT

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang Chair Eric Chu (朱立倫) says he welcomes advice from Foxconn founder Terry Gou (郭臺銘) after rumors spread KMT supporters want the billionaire to save the party by b...

Taiwan confirms 6 new local COVID cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan confirmed six local infections and a single-day record of 72 imported COVID-19 cases Saturday (Jan. 15), but no new deaths, leaving the death tally at 851, accordin...

Indonesian fishery worker diagnosed with COVID in Taiwan’s Penghu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An Indonesian fishery worker who flew to Penghu County after completing his quarantine period tested positive for COVID-19, reports said Friday (Jan. 14). The 33-year-o...