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504,000 doses of Novavax to arrive in Taiwan on Thursday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first batch of 500,000 doses of the Novavax COVID vaccine (Nuvaxovid) will arrive on Thursday (June 30) and the jabs will be available as soon as July 8, according to ...

Most Taiwan transit travelers flying between North America and Southeast Asia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Since Taiwan reopened its airports to international transit passengers on Wednesday (June 15), most users have been people traveling between North America and Southeast As...

Taiwan lifts ban on transit passengers, ends quarantine taxi rule

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan on Wednesday (June 15) lifted its ban on transit passengers and the picking up and dropping off of passengers. On Saturday (June 11), Central Epidemic Command Ce...

US Senator Duckworth makes surprise visit to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth and her delegation landed in Taiwan on Monday (May 30) as part of a surprise visit that is slated to last until June 1. Unlike her previous...

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...