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Taiwan adds 21,273 local COVID cases, 60 deaths

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 21,273 local COVID cases on Saturday (July 30), a 7.4% decrease from the previous day. The country added 228 import...

Taiwan reports 25,521 local COVID cases, 28 deaths

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 25,521 local COVID cases on Wednesday (July 27), a 2.9% increase from the previous day. CDC Director-General Chou J...

Taipei FamilyMart customer buys NT$15 chocolate cake, wins NT$10 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A customer of a FamilyMart in Taipei City who bought a chocolate cake for only NT$15 (US$0.50) has been confirmed as one of the winners of the NT$10 million special prize ...

Air raid drill simulating Chinese attack to held in Taipei today from 1:30-2 pm

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A drill simulating a Chinese air attack will be held on Monday (July 25) in northern Taiwan, with air raid sirens going off in other parts of Taiwan through Thursday. T...

DPP mayoral candidate denies accusations of thesis plagiarism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Lin Chih-chien (林智堅), former mayor of Hsinchu City and Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) candidate for mayor of Taoyuan, denied accusations of plagiarism in his master&rs...

Taiwan reports 22,347 local COVID cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan announced 22,347 local COVID-19 infections Saturday (July 23), as well as 248 imported cases and 53 deaths, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC)....

Eastern Taiwan reports record-searing 41.4 C

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) at 2:20 p.m. today (July 22) reported a high temperature of 41.4 degrees Celsius (106.52 F), setting the record for the hottest temperatur...

Taiwan reports 23,813 local COVID cases, 86 deaths

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 23,813 local COVID cases on Friday (July 22), a 4.3% decrease from the previous day. CDC Director-General Chou Jih-...

Video shows Taiwanese singer Jimmy Lin's Tesla burst into flames

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Tesla driven by Taiwanese singer Jimmy Lin (林志穎) burst into flames on Friday (July 22) after crashing into a signpost in Taoyuan City. At around 11:00 a.m., witnesses...

Mercury hits 40.7 C in Hualien, red heat alert issued for Taipei, New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The mercury in eastern Taiwan soared to a scorching 40.7 degrees Celsius in eastern Taiwan on Thursday (July 21) and the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) today (July 22) has i...

Taiwan’s DPP will not drop mayoral candidate assailed by plagiarism allegations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A senior Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) official said Thursday (July 21) that the party would not replace its candidate for mayor of Taoyuan City despite allegations o...

Taiwan reports 24,907 COVID cases, 74 deaths

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 24,907 local COVID cases on Thursday (July 21), a 7.5% decrease from the previous day. CECC Spokesman Chuang Jen-hs...

National Taiwan University launches probe into alleged plagiarism by DPP candidate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — National Taiwan University (NTU) said Wednesday (July 20) it had formed a special committee to investigate the plagiarism allegations against Taoyuan City mayoral candidat...

Taiwan poll sees DPP lead in 4 out of 6 special municipalities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei City Mayor Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜) holds a massive lead over his challenger, but in four of the other five special municipalities the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)...

Taiwan reports 26,943 local COVID cases, 57 deaths

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 26,943 local COVID cases on Wednesday (July 20). Chou Ji-haw (周志浩), head of the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control,...