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Taiwan offers help with earthquake rescue efforts in Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is offering to help with rescue efforts after a massive earthquake struck the northern Philippines on Wednesday (July 27). At 8:43 a.m. that morning, a magnitude...

Taiwanese in Wuhan report signs of looming lockdown

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese netizens on Sunday (April 10) posted about signs pointing to a new outbreak and potential lockdown in Wuhan, the city where the COVID pandemic began. A user o...

Business Forecast for Taiwan’s Commercial Service Industry by Commerce Development Research Institute

In Q4 2021, the Coincidental Cyclical Composite Index for Service Industry (CCCIS) showed a continuous decline and didn’t bottom out in October 2021 as predicted by the previous report. However,...

Taiwan, Philippines likely to mutually recognize COVID vaccine cards by March 8: MECO

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Philippine envoy to Taiwan on Sunday (March 6) said Taiwan and the Philippines will begin recognizing each other's COVID vaccination certificates by Tuesday (March...

Foreign ministry refutes report on Taiwan envoy to Lithuania

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Sunday (Jan. 9) refuted a report that claimed the Taiwan representative to Lithuania, Eric Huang (黃鈞耀), was taking a "low-ke...

Choose a side, China tells Taiwan firms as it punishes conglomerate

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan firms operating in China need to draw a line between themselves and independence supporters, China’s government said on Monday after punishing a major Taiwanese firm os...

Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council says adding cross-strait flight routes not unilateral decision

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) on Monday (Nov. 15) said that increasing cross-strait routes is not up to it alone to decide. During a meeting of the Legislative Yua...

Somaliland-Taiwan trade expo starts November

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has announced that a Somaliland-Taiwan trade expo will begin Nov. 4 to promote trade between Taiwan and East African countries and a...

Taiwan maintains positive image in Thailand

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Asia Exchange Foundation (TAEF) on Wednesday (Oct. 20) released its investigative report on the image of Taiwan and Taiwanese businesses in Thailand, showing th...

Taiwan nationals in Myanmar return home due to COVID concerns

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Sunday (Aug. 15) said that a charter flight bringing back Taiwanese nationals in Myanmar arrived that afternoon at 3:17 pm. A ...

Taiwanese businessman dies of COVID in Vietnam

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan office in Ho Chi Minh City is offering its assistance to relatives after a Taiwanese businessman died of COVID-19 in Vietnam, reports said Saturday (July 24). ...

66 COVID patients on ventilators in Taiwan, 270 seriously ill

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced Sunday (May 23) that 270 COVID-19 cases have been categorized as severe, with 66 on ventilators. At a press confere...

Taiwan and Haiti celebrate 65th anniversary of diplomatic relations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) recorded a special video to mark the 65th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Taiwan and Haiti on Sunday (Apr...

Taiwan's TAITRA mulls removing contact points in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), the semi-governmental trade promotion organization in the country, is considering removing its contact points in Ch...

Swedish TV show discusses Taiwan's pandemic prevention success

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Swedish television program “Foreign Offices,” which covers current international affairs, on Tuesday (Feb. 23) aired a special episode discussing Taiwan’...