Taipei may scrap New Year bash over COVID-19

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei will cancel its 2021 New Year’s Eve party if 15 or more coronavirus cases are reported there by the end of November, according to the city’s tourism age...

2 Taiwanese infants, 1 adult test positive for coronavirus upon arrival in Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (Oct. 21) announced it had received notifications via a World Health Organization National IHR Focal Point...

Taiwan's representative office in US gifts pro-democracy activist with special masks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese pro-democracy activist Wang Dan (王丹) recently said that he had received a National Day-themed face mask from Taiwan’s U.S. representative office in Washingto...

Taiwan seeks solution to rising number of unaccounted-for migrant workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese government on Wednesday (Oct. 21) promised to come up with practical solutions for the overwhelming number of unaccounted-for migrant workers in the country....

Indonesian student is Taiwan's latest imported coronavirus case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (Oct. 21) announced that one new case of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) has been imported from Indonesia. ...

Disney’s Fox Sports to shut down 3 channels in Taiwan on Jan.1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Disney Group’s Fox Sports International announced Wednesday (Oct. 21) that it will stop broadcasting its three television sports channels in Taiwan on Jan. 1, 20...

Police nab suspect in robbery of NT$400,000 from Taipei bank customer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A suspect was arrested on Tuesday evening (Oct. 20), nine hours after he allegedly stole over NT$400,000 (US$14,000) in cash from a customer at a bank in the heart of Taip...

Rally for 12 Hongkongers to take place in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A rally will be held in Taipei on Sunday (Oct. 25) to show solidarity with 12 Hong Kong pro-democracy activists being held in China for trying to flee to Taiwan. On Sun...

Taiwan makes monetary, mask donations to Thai charity

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s representative office in Thailand announced on Tuesday (Oct. 20) that Taiwan will donate to The Border Consortium (TBC), an organization that provides food,...

South Korea reports multiple deaths allegedly related to flu vaccination

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — South Koreans are growing wary of the flu vaccine after the country recorded a number of deaths allegedly associated with the shots. At least three have died after rece...

Taiwan proves 'You don't need dictatorship to fight COVID-19'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Washington-based think tank Freedom House on Wednesday (Oct. 21) included Taiwan among four countries in a graphic debunking the myth that only countries with dictatorship...

President Tsai receives postcard from Taiwanese in Antarctica

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Tuesday (Oct. 20) shared a postcard she received from a Taiwanese scientist in Antarctica and expressed thanks for the greeting from afar. ...

Senators introduce bill to strengthen US-Taiwan relations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. senators Marco Rubio and Jeff Merkley, who are both on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, on Tuesday (Oct. 21) introduced the Taiwan Relations Reinforcement Act ...

US House proposes act that includes 7 pro-Taiwan bills

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday (Oct. 20) proposed a bill that includes seven acts backing Taiwan's participation in international organizations and requi...

China protests Taiwan envoy's meeting with German lawmakers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The German parliament's recent invitation to the Taiwanese envoy to speak on Taiwan and cross-strait issues has infuriated China, which warned lawmakers in the Europea...