Taiwan's new face mask ration kicks in today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's new rationing scheme for surgical face masks allows residents to purchase nine masks every two weeks, starting Thursday (April 9). Previously, National Hea...

Taipei mayor dissatisfied with new mask rationing measure

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwan’s new face mask rationing measure is set to take effect Thursday (April 9), which allows an adult to buy nine masks within every 14-day period, Taipei Mayo...

Taiwan's ‘Iron Minister’ delivers food to frontline medical workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a nod to frontline medical workers fighting hard against the coronavirus (COVID-19), Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) Chief and Health and Welfare Minister Chen S...

Letter to Editor: Life continues as normal here in Taiwan

"Are you guys still in lockdown?" someone in another country asked me recently during an online video call. "No," I said, "We are not and never were in any kind of lockdown.&q...

Taipei Dome close to resuming construction five years after suspension

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei Dome is one step closer to resuming construction after the Taipei's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) on Wednesday (March 25) approved most of th...

Taipei will be prepared if ordered to lockdown: Mayor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said on Wednesday (March 25) that the capital will be prepared if it is placed on lockdown due to the escalating coronavirus (COVID-19) pandem...

Prague mayor thanks Taiwan for sharing COVID-19 response materials

Prague Mayor Zdenek Hrib on Friday (March 6) thanked Taiwan for providing information on managing the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), which has been confirmed in 19 cases in the Czech Republic amid a gr...

Organ harvesting charges against Taipei mayor dismissed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) will not be prosecuted for being involved in the China organ harvesting trade, Taipei District Prosecutors Office determined on Friday (March ...

Taipei mayor's absence attributed to norovirus infection

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) disappeared from public view over the weekend and concerns grew over his health, officials say that he has contracted the norovirus. ...

Taiwan needs class suspension standards in event of coronavirus outbreak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With the new semester set to start next week for middle and elementary schools, the Taipei City Government has called for a set of unified class suspension standards in th...

247 Taiwanese trapped in Wuhan land in Taipei, 3 have fevers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After denying them evacuation from coronavirus-ravaged Wuhan for a week, Communist China finally allowed over 200 Taiwanese businesspeople to board a charter jet that land...

Taiwan scrambles to assemble medics as compatriots return from Wuhan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — High pay is being offered as an incentive as Taiwan scrambles to assemble a team of medical personnel to help quarantine Taiwanese coming home from Wuhan via chartered pla...

China finally to allow evacuation of 200 Taiwanese from Wuhan tonight

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After refusing to allow Taiwanese businessmen to flee Wuhan amid the novel coronavirus (2019nCoV) outbreak for a week, the first batch of over 200 Taiwanese evacuated from...

Ko spills beans on Taipei quarantine location

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) on Sunday (Feb. 2) apparently inadvertently revealed a location in Taipei where Taiwanese fleeing Wuhan will be kept under quarantine. On S...

Taiwan pangolins to join Czech Republic zoo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei City government has presented several Taiwanese pangolins to the Prague Zoological Garden to celebrate the friendship between the two cities. A formal sister...