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Indonesian caregiver in north Taiwan tests positive for COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two residents of Keelung City, an Indonesian caregiver and a Taiwanese woman on Friday (Oct. 22) tested positive for COVID-19. Health Minister and CECC head Chen Shih-c...

Dutch royals meet Merkel on state visit's 2nd day

German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with the Dutch king and queen on Tuesday as part of the royal family's three-day state visit to Germany. Details of the conversation were not released. Earli...

Scholarship recipients call on Taiwan to grant them entry amid COVID pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A group of foreign individuals who have been granted Mandarin-learning scholarships from Taiwan are pleading with the government to open borders for them amid the coronavi...

Taiwan finds 5 pharmaceuticals effective at suppressing COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Academia Sinica has discovered five pharmaceuticals and herbal medicines capable of reining in the viral activity of the coronavirus. The potential COVID-1...

Taiwanese university releases book on its COVID-19 experience

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A book about the case study of a Taiwanese university's coronavirus containment efforts has been released, and it has been hailed as a great example of Taiwan's re...

Singapore to resume hosting Shangri-La Dialogue summit in June

Singapore will resume hosting the Shangri-La Dialogue Asian security summit this year after it was canceled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers and the city-state’s government said....

WHO team arrives in Wuhan to search for pandemic origins

A global team of researchers arrived Thursday in the Chinese city where the coronavirus pandemic was first detected to conduct a politically sensitive investigation into its origins amid uncertainty a...

New Taiwan passport available Jan. 11

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese nationals can now apply for a passport with the new design, which prominently features the word “Taiwan,” starting Monday (Jan. 11), according to the...

Northeast China scrambles to curb new COVID surge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Northeastern China's Liaoning Province is experiencing a new coronavirus outbreak and its efforts to contain it has been complicated by super spreader events and an un...

US job openings rise slightly in September, hiring slips

WASHINGTON (AP) — American employers advertised slightly more jobs in September but hired fewer people as the U.S. economy struggles to recover from spring's coronavirus collapse. Jo...

Vietnam resumes limited flights to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vietnam has resumed flights to Taiwan and several other Asian destinations following a months-long halt on international flights to curb the COVID-19 pandemic. Air rout...

Taiwan universities urged to apply for centralized quarantine service

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's universities are being encouraged to apply for quarantine services operated by the central government, amid reports of a hike in costs for isolation at author...

NTU, Changhua balk at posting antibody test results of 10,000 Taiwanese

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The announcement of the results of mass testing for Wuhan coronavirus antibodies originally slated to be announced Tuesday (Aug. 25) has been suddenly scrapped. Since J...

Taiwan's Hualien donates supplies to sister cities in US, S. Korea, Germany

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Medical supplies from Hualien County have arrived in its sister cities in the U.S., Germany, and South Korea in another example of how Taiwan can help contribute to global...

Taiwan allows entry of foreign students from 18 countries

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The number of countries and areas from which foreign students will be allowed entry into Taiwan has been increased to 18, according to the Ministry of Education. Malays...