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Taiwan launches 4th COVID shot on Monday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Sunday (May 15) announced Taiwan will authorize a second COVID booster shot to elderly, long-term care institution residents,...

Taipei Dome construction worker falls two stories, breaks leg

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An accident occurred at the Taipei Dome construction site on Tuesday morning (Dec. 21) when a construction worker fell two stories and broke his thigh bone. A 35-year-o...

Man falls to his death while climbing Taipei’s 95 Peak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A 40-year-old man died after he fell while climbing a steep route near 95 Peak at the border of Taipei’s Xinyi and Nangang districts on Sunday (Nov. 15). Taipei C...

Taiwan VP Lai talks economic and security cooperation with Australia's new representative

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Vice President Lai Ching-te (賴清德) received Australia’s new representative to Taiwan, Jenny Bloomfield, on Thursday (Aug. 5), expressing his intention ...

Pharmaceutical donates COVID herbal drug to hospitals in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan-based Sun Ten Pharmaceutical Co. (順天堂) announced Wednesday (May 26) its donation to hospitals of the first batch of a herbal drug touted as being able to treat COVI...

Taipei opens 20 rapid testing stations across city

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei on Monday (May 24) opened 20 rapid testing stations to better detect COVID-19 cases in the 11 other districts beyond the hotspot of Wanhua. At a press conference...

Taiwan tissue bank association established

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Association of Tissue Bank (TATB) was established in Taipei on Saturday (May 8) to improve human cadaver tissue donations for clinical use by enhancing the coor...

Taiwan's medical community reminds public of dangers of excessive drinking

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Ahead of the festivities associated with the year’s end, Taiwan’s medical community is reminding everyone of the dangers of excessive drinking. Motor reflex...

Taiwan sends medical team to eSwatini to help fight coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has sent a medical team to African ally eSwatini to assist the country in fighting against the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The four-member medical team, nic...

Taiwan's health ministry unveils 167 locations for Wuhan coronavirus testing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) has unveiled a list of 167 locations nationwide where on-demand Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) testing is being made available. ...

Taiwan mourns passing of independence activist and scholar Su Beng

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Friday (Sept. 20), lifelong Taiwanese independence activist Su Beng, whose given name was Shih Chao-hui (施朝暉), passed away at 100 years old, just over one month away fr...

Taiwan forms healthcare union of 17 hospitals targeting Southeast Asian countries

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In line with President Tsai’s policy to look south for opportunities, the “New Southbound Market Healthcare Union” (新南向市場醫衛交流聯誼會) was established on June...

High levels of airborne bacteria found in seven Taipei hospitals

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—After a series of inspections targeting 23 medical facilities across Taipei City revealing substandard indoor air quality in seven medical institutions, the city’s Dep...

How long should rice dumplings be steamed before serving?

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--As the Dragon Boat Festival is drawing near, sales of the leaf-wrapped sticky rice dumplings (zongzi in Mandarin) sell like hot cakes, but how long should they be steamed before ...