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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...

13,000 in Taiwan's Taoyuan to be quarantined amid hospital cluster

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the number of cases associated with a hospital cluster in Taoyuan expands and the source of the two latest infections remains a mystery, city officials estimate 13,000 ...

Schools shut down in Taiwan's Taoyuan amid hospital cluster outbreak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following two new coronavirus cases associated with a hospital cluster in northern Taiwan on Sunday (Jan. 24), Taoyuan Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan (鄭文燦) on Monday (Jan. 25) annou...

5,000 people to be isolated amid new hospital cluster cases in northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following two new coronavirus cases associated with a hospital cluster in northern Taiwan on Sunday (Jan. 24), the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has announced tha...

Why the WHO's COVID inquiry will get us nowhere

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — The world seemed awfully surprised earlier this month when China denied entry to a group of World Health Organization (WHO) inspectors looking into the cause of the Wuh...

Northern Taiwan hospital fully evacuated amid Covid cluster

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A hospital in northern Taiwan that was the site of an Wuhan coronavirus cluster infection of 10 cases on Thursday (Jan. 21) completed evacuation procedures. On Thursday...

Wuhan lab scientist published paper on lab leak caused by rats

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Although China labels the suggestion that COVID-19 may have leaked out of the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) as a conspiracy theory, the head scientist in that very lab...

Taiwan deploys chemical warfare troops to disinfect Taoyuan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Soldiers from Taiwan's chemical warfare unit were deployed for a second time this week on a mission to eliminate the Wuhan coronavirus from Taoyuan City. On Tuesday...

Chinese invasion of Taiwan would be 'grievous mistake': Blinken

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President-elect Joe Biden's pick for secretary of state on Tuesday (Jan. 19) told senators that the U.S. will uphold its "longstanding commitment" to Taiwan ...

Alibaba's Jack Ma missing for more than 2 months

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The mystery over the whereabouts of Alibaba and Ant Group founder Jack Ma (馬雲) has begun to intensify as reports surface that he failed to appear on his own talent show, a...

MP says Australia should officially recognize Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As diplomatic and trade tensions boil over between China and Australia, Liberal National MP George Christensen called on his government to seriously consider officially re...

Taiwan president ranked 37th most powerful woman in world

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has risen to 37th on Forbes' annual World's 100 Most Powerful Women list for 2020 due to her exceptional leadership during t...

Average yearly salary in Taiwan rises to NT$641,000 despite pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A survey by Taiwan's top job hunting website has found that the average annual salary increased to NT$641,000 (US$22,400) as Taiwan was able to quickly contain the Wuh...

Photo of the Day: Taiwan's 'Minister of Steel' makes cover of GQ

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head has become something of a rock star in Taiwan for his exemplary handling of the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak, GQ ...

'Visa run' not required for foreign students in Taiwan: MOFA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Sunday (July 26) announced that foreign students currently residing in Taiwan do not need to go on "visa runs"...