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Taiwan's political parties accused of 'backsliding,' bypassing primaries for local elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The trend of bypassing party primaries for local elections is undermining democracy in Taiwan, a political commentator said Monday (June 27). Taiwanese Public Opinion F...

Taiwan reports 28,489 local COVID cases, 91 deaths

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 28,489 local COVID cases on Monday (June 27), a 28% decrease from the previous day. CECC Spokesperson Chuang Jen-hs...

Taiwan sets up its first research station near Arctic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s first Arctic research station has opened on the Norwegian island group of Svalbard between Europe and the North Pole, reports said Saturday (June 25). Th...

Taiwan reports 45,678 local COVID cases, 152 deaths

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 45,678 local COVID cases on Friday (June 24), a 5.3% decrease from the previous day. Chou Ji-haw (周志浩), head of the...

Taiwan reports 48,283 local COVID cases, 166 deaths

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 48,283 local COVID cases on Thursday (June 23), a 7.5% decrease from the previous day. Philip Lo (羅一鈞), deputy head...

Taiwan reports 52,213 local COVID cases, 171 deaths

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 52,246 local COVID cases on Wednesday (June 22), a 7.3% increase from the previous day. Philip Lo (羅一鈞), deputy hea...

Taiwan sign tells 'humans over 18' not to call boss 'Auntie'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Photos of a sign surfaced Monday (June 20) on social media asking "humans over 18' to not call the female owner of a breakfast shop "Auntie." At 7:53...

Taiwan reports 56,339 local COVID cases, 115 deaths

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 56,339 local COVID cases on Tuesday (June 21), a 58.2% increase from the previous day. Philip Lo (羅一鈞), deputy head...

Taiwan’s Taoyuan to offer hotel subsidies for individual travelers from July 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taoyuan City Department of Tourism will launch a hotel subsidy program for individual tourists visiting the city from July 1 in a bid to boost the city’s tourism ind...

City government in Taiwan arranges hot air balloon ride for girl with brain cancer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A dream of a little girl with brain cancer has finally come true after the Taoyuan City Government arranged for her to take a tethered hot air balloon ride at the Shihmen ...

Taiwan reports 35,596 local COVID cases, 144 deaths

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 35,596 local COVID cases on Monday (June 20), a 29.5% decrease from the previous day. Philip Lo (羅一鈞), deputy head ...

Magnitude 6.0 earthquake strikes eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 6.0 earthquake jolted eastern Taiwan at 9:05 a.m. this morning (June 20), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the temblor was 37...

DPP considers mayoral candidates for three north Taiwan cities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) selection committee proposes Hsinchu City Mayor Lin Chih-chien (林智堅) moves to Taoyuan City to run for mayor in the Nov. 26 elections, ...

Taiwan reports 55,187 local COVID cases, 154 deaths

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 55,187 local COVID cases on Friday (June 17), a 12.6% decrease from the previous day. Philip Lo (羅一鈞), deputy head ...

Taiwan reports 63,170 local COVID cases, 168 deaths

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 63,170 local COVID cases on Thursday (June 16), an 8.3% decrease from the previous day. Philip Lo (羅一鈞), deputy hea...