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Taiwan’s KMT names ex-Premier Simon Chang to run for Taoyuan mayor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Kuomintang (KMT) on Wednesday (May 18) named former vice-presidential candidate and ex-Premier Simon Chang (張善政) as its candidate for mayor of Taoyuan City. The Dem...

Taipei police beef up patrols after bomb threats

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Police are responding to a series of bomb threats this week targeting major transportation hubs and landmarks in Taipei. The Taipei City Police Department said on Frida...

Taiwan receives first batch of BioNTech COVID vaccine doses for children

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A batch of 2,000 Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine doses for children arrived in Taiwan on Wednesday (May 4), but they will only be used for testing and research. Facing...

Taiwan receives 1.1 million Moderna COVID vaccine doses

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A shipment of 1,106,100 Moderna COVID-19 vaccine doses arrived in Taiwan on Tuesday (May 3) as the country battles an unprecedented surge in local infections. The Centr...

Taiwan’s Taoyuan International Airport completes luggage carousel renovation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport has completed the renovation of its luggage carousel system ahead of an expected surge in air travel following the COVID-19 pandemic, ...

Badminton ace tests positive for COVID after arriving in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Badminton star Chou Tien-chen (周天成) tested positive for COVID-19 upon his arrival in Taiwan, two weeks after another positive test following the All England Open, reports ...

Taiwan intelligence agency rules out role by hackers in recent spate of blackouts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The country's top intelligence agency, the National Security Bureau (NSB), on Thursday (March 24) ruled out the possibility that a recent spate of blackouts had been c...

Taiwan foundation collects NT$740 million for Ukraine in 18 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — By Saturday (March 19) morning, the Relieve Disaster Foundation had already received donations for Ukraine totaling NT$740.39 million (US$26.08 million), almost three quar...

Police question two workers about blackout at Taiwan’s Taoyuan Airport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two employees of a subcontractor faced questioning Tuesday (March 15) about a blackout at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport last week. The March 11 power outage at T...

StarLux Airlines takes delivery of first Airbus A330neo in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — StarLux Airlines has taken delivery of the first wide-body Airbus A330neo in Taiwan, reports said Saturday (Feb. 19). The aircraft, which arrived during the afternoon, ...

Chen says COVID outbreak in Taiwan has 'stabilized,' cases down 24%

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The head of the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Feb. 14) said that the situation with the COVID outbreak in Taiwan is "stable" and "contro...

Taiwan’s Taoyuan shuts down logistics firm over COVID cluster

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After seven new COVID-19 infections were reported at a logistics firm Wednesday (Feb. 2), Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan (鄭文燦) ordered the company to suspend its activities until fu...

LNY Eve sees record low number of passengers at Taiwan’s main airport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport saw a record low of 638 passengers pass through on Lunar New Year’s Eve, reports said Tuesday (Feb. 1). A total of 393 travel...

COVID cluster at Taiwan Taoyuan airport kept in check

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The COVID-19 command post at the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport was relieved of its duty on Friday (Jan. 28) right before the Lunar New Year holiday as the cluster h...

Taiwan's 10 Omicron transmission chains grow to 381 cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (Jan. 27) announced 21 new COVID cases, bringing the total number of infections tied to its 10 Omicron chai...