Taipei 101 to open top floor for sightseeing next year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei 101 announced on Monday (Nov. 30) it will open the outdoor space of its top floor to tourists for the first time next year, for the price of NT$1,299 (US$46) per pe...

All Taiwan arrivals must submit Covid test results starting today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As one of its strict new measures to prevent the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus during autumn and winter, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday (Dec. 1) b...

Taiwan’s Triple Stimulus Vouchers available to APRC holders until Dec. 31, 2020

The Triple Stimulus Vouchers program launched July 15 allows not only Taiwanese citizens but also foreign or Chinese spouses who have resident permits to purchase them, effectively spurring domestic c...

Taiwan military tinkers with height limits for recruits

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese citizens 1.55 meters and 1.56 meters tall will no longer be allowed to escape military conscription, reports said Wednesday (Nov. 25). The Ministry of Nationa...

Taipei to offer NT$1,000 accommodation subsidy from Dec. 24 to March 7

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei City will offer NT$1,000 (US$35) accommodation subsidies to 100,000 individual travelers from Dec. 24 to March 7 — except most Fridays and Saturdays — i...

All travelers to Taiwan must take predeparture Covid test starting Dec. 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As part of its strict new measures to prevent the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus during autumn and winter, the CECC on Wednesday (Nov. 18) announced that all persons wish...

Taiwan, Slovakia hold exchange association's inaugural meeting

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan-Slovakia Exchange Association was established Monday (Nov. 16). The non-governmental organization was formed to promote exchanges between Taiwan and Central ...

Taiwan APRC holders can get stimulus vouchers today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreigners who are permanent residents in Taiwan, as well as diplomats, are eligible to receive Taiwan's stimulus vouchers starting Monday (Nov. 16). In July, Taiwa...

Bots attack American Institute in Taiwan's Facebook account: MOFA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Facebook account of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) has been targeted by bots attempting to disrupt good relations between the U.S. and Taiwan, the Ministry of ...

Taiwan currently has 69 banks offering English services

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has seen the establishment of 69 banks providing services in both Chinese and English as part of its initiative to go bilingual by 2030. Financial Supervisory Co...

TSMC vice president among 7 professionals to become naturalized Taiwanese citizens

Seven foreign professionals, including an American executive at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), have been approved for naturalization in Taiwan without surrendering their original c...

Taiwan detains retired military intelligence colonel in China spy scandal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taipei court on Wednesday (Oct. 21) ordered the detention of a retired military intelligence colonel in connection with allegations that he and three former colleagues p...

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 reports 5 new coronavirus cases from Russia, Philippines, Indonesia, France

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Oct.19) announced five new imported cases of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) from France, the Philippines, Indo...

China’s hostage diplomacy will only provoke more international ire

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — It’s a curious thing. At a time when Taiwan is building ever-closer ties with the West and awareness of the Chinese regime's brutality is at an all-time high,...