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Taipei recommends virtual classes at primary, secondary schools May 23-27

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei City Government on Wednesday (May 18) recommended that primary and secondary schools switch to virtual classes next week to avoid the expected COVID-19 peak. ...

The slow-burning issues eroding CCP supremacy

This is part two of a four-part series. Click here for part one and here for part three. TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — Could Chairman Xi Jinping (習近平) fail to be elected to a third term at the 20...

People in 24 fields in Taiwan required to get COVID booster starting April 22

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday announced that COVID booster shots will become mandatory for people in 24 different fields beginning April 22. Duri...

Cram school teachers, migrant workers can enter Taiwan with 10-day quarantine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan on Monday (March 7) opened up to foreign cram school teachers under its business traveler category and lowered the quarantine for both white-collar professionals an...

Taiwan begins 10-day quarantine, opens to business travelers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The mandatory quarantine for overseas arrivals was shortened to 10 days on Monday (March 7), and borders were opened to business travelers. The Ministry of Health and W...

American teacher fired from Taiwan cram school for catching COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Labor (MOL) ordered a cram school to compensate an American teacher after it fired him for testing positive for COVID. Michael O'Dowd, a 26-year-old...

SKorea bans gatherings of 5 or more people amid virus surge

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea will prohibit private social gatherings of five or more people nationwide and force restaurants to close at 9 p.m., rolling out the country's toughest coronavirus...

Taiwan announces COVID vaccination requirements for many workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced on Monday (Dec. 6) that beginning in the new year, all personnel from 24 categories of service facilities w...

Taiwanese math teacher gives hardcore calculus lessons on Pornhub

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese math teacher's decision to do "special things in special places" to attract students' attention by posting classes on an adult video website ...

Beijing cracks down on extracurricular classes in its tutoring sector

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the latest development in China’s expanding crackdown on the private sector, Beijing is clamping down harder on tutoring companies that offer extracurricular clas...

Latest: SKorea reports more than 2,000 new coronavirus cases

SEOUL, South Korea – South Korea has reported more than 2,000 new cases of the coronavirus, nearing a one-day record set last month, continuing an alarming surge as the nation enters its biggest holid...

'Party is over' in China, time for Taiwan: YouTuber SerpentZA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A popular South African YouTuber with over 540,000 followers on Aug. 27 uploaded a video in which he asserted that China is no longer a land of opportunity for young expat...

China clamps down on cram schools — but South Korea is a different story

One needs only go to Daechi-dong to observe the importance of education in South Korean society. This district in southeastern Seoul is home to hundreds of privately-run schools where students can bru...

Cram schools in Taiwan can reopen if all staff vaccinated

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As part of the Central Epidemic Command Center's (CECC) loosening of restrictions by lowering the epidemic alert to Level 2 next week, cram schools will be able to ope...

Taiwan's CECC releases Level 2 guidelines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has provided details of new guidelines for businesses and venues that will open up, and industries that will remain clo...