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...

NYC mayor aims to meet challenge of virus' disparate impact

NEW YORK (AP) — Racial and economic disparities in the coroanvirus pandemic's impact in New York City present a challenge for an administration that has sought to fight inequality, Mayor Bill de Blasi...

Australia voices support for Taiwan’s participation in WHA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Australia joined countries worldwide in clamoring for the inclusion of Taiwan at the World Health Assembly (WHA), set to take place Monday (May 18) in Geneva. In a Face...

Central Taiwan nightclub discriminates against foreigners out of coronavirus fears

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A nightclub in Taichung City on Thursday (April 30) announced a new policy that foreign residents are complaining is discriminatory, as it only requires foreigners to prov...

US diplomat lauds Taiwan as leader in coronavirus response

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A top U.S. diplomat has commended Taiwan for being a leader in the fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19) and for setting an example of how a democracy can act during a ...

At least 24 Taiwanese have died of coronavirus overseas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At least 24 Taiwanese have died abroad from the coronavirus (COVID-19), Taiwanese authorities confirmed on Monday (April 27). The deceased were among the 85 Taiwanese l...

Elizabeth Warren's oldest brother dies of coroanvirus

The oldest brother of Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Donald Reed Herring, has died from the coronavirus, the senator said Thursday (April 23). The former Democratic presidential candidate said her brother ...

Asian shares mostly rise as oil prices recover

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Thursday following a rally on Wall Street and even oil prices recovering from their recent plunge to zero. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 a...

Asian shares rise moderately as oil prices recover

Asian shares rose moderately Thursday (April 23) following a rally on Wall Street and even oil prices recovering from their recent plunge to zero. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 added 1.2% to 1...

Over 100 Taipei KTV hostess contacts all test negative for coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hundreds of people who came into contact with a KTV hostess and the dozen passengers aboard the ill-fated China Airlines (CAL) flight who were infected with the Wuhan coro...

Hong Kong police selectively suppress pro-democracy supporters with COVID-19 measures

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Since the Hong Kong government imposed new measures to curb the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) on March 29, law enforcement has been harassing pro-democracy bu...