Japan to help evacuate Taiwanese from India

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) announced on Tuesday (March 31) that Japan will be taking some Taiwanese passengers on jets that it is chartering to evacua...

Taiwan's vice president says WHO's pandemic declaration 'too late'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Vice President Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) said on Thursday (March 12) the World Health Organization's (WHO) belated declaration the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19)...

Taiwan vice president slams WHO chief over coronavirus comments

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus gave out erroneous messages because he failed to observe changes in the way countries dealt wit...

Tsai offers condolences to victims of Great East Japan Earthquake on anniversary

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — For the ninth anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake, which killed thousands of people and destroyed millions of houses in the East Asian nation in 2011, Taiwanese...

Japan's relationship with Taiwan should not be undermined by ties to China: Japanese representative

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japanese Representative to Taiwan Hiroyasu Izumi said during a recent interview that the relationship between Japan and Taiwan shall not be compromised by its ties to Chin...

China's virus center vows no patient unchecked as cases fall

BEIJING (AP) — Inspectors in protective suits went door-to-door Wednesday in the epicenter of China's viral outbreak to try to find every infected person in an epidemic that is showing signs of waning...

Indicted K-pop star Seungri may face military court

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A K-pop star charged with violating South Korea’s anti-prostitution law may have to join the country’s army and face trial in a military court. Last week, ...

China extends Lunar New Year holiday as new virus toll rises

BEIJING (AP) — China on Monday expanded sweeping efforts to contain a viral disease by postponing the end of this week’s Lunar New Year holiday to keep the public at home and avoid spreadi...

China counts 2,700 cases of new virus, 80 deaths

BEIJING (AP) — China says the death toll from a new virus has risen to 80, with 2,744 confirmed cases. The National Health Commission said Monday morning there were 769 new cases co...

WHO officials questioned over Taiwan's exclusion from virus response

Officials from the World Health Organization (WHO) were questioned Thursday about Taiwan's exclusion from the organization and its global disease prevention efforts amid escalating fears over the ...

Taiwan widens criteria for reporting suspected cases of coronavirus

Taiwan's government on Friday widened its requirements for reporting suspected cases of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) and urged Taiwanese returning from China for the Lunar New Year to av...

Spreading fake news about Wuhan pneumonia could incur hefty fines: Taiwan CDC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese public is warned against spreading rumors about the pneumonia outbreak from China, and violators could face a fine of up to NT$3 million (US$99,976). Audi...

Japanese petition against China's unification of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) gathered on the streets of Tokyo Sunday (Jan. 19) to urge support for a petition against Chinese General Secretary Xi Jinping's (...

Japan's Abe congratulates Taiwan's president on re-election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a meeting with President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Friday (Jan. 17), Japanese Diet member Keiji Furuya delivered Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s message as of congratulat...

Japan reaffirms friendship with Taiwan despite China warning

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In spite of warnings from the Chinese government against congratulating Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on her re-election, the Japanese government reaffirmed Tuesday ...