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Taiwan to lower restrictions to Level 2 on July 27

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Cabinet on Friday morning (July 23) announced the country will lower its Level 3 epidemic control restrictions to Level 2 on July 27, and the Central Epidemic...

Ineligible for pandemic subsidies, foreign teachers in Taiwan feeling abandoned

TAIPEI — (Taiwan News) — As the Taiwanese government cautiously reopens its economy after more than two months of restrictions aimed at tackling the COVID-19 outbreak, foreign workers, and...

Taiwanese parents slam CECC for reopening theaters, gyms while keeping daycare centers shut

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan government’s decision to open movies theaters and fitness centers but keep cram schools and daycare centers shut has drawn the ire of parents and educatio...

Taiwan offering part-time jobs to foreign residents

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —Among other benefits and plans, the Ministry of Labor (MOL) will extend its part-time jobs program to foreign residents impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic on Thursday (July ...

Letter to Editor: When Disneyland Taiwan closed its doors

On Saturday, May 15, it started almost normally. Very few clients showed up, as media-induced panic had already sent most into a frenzy. However, as I was waiting for students, the announcement cam...

Taiwan providing NT$40,000 in subsidies to foreign cram school teachers with APRCs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Cabinet on Thursday (June 24) announced a new stimulus package that includes up to NT$40,000 in subsidies for foreign cram school teachers with permanent resi...

Taiwan to extend COVID relief to 27,000 foreign residents in need

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Cabinet on Thursday (June 24) announced that it will be extending its relief benefits to permanent foreign residents who have been directly impacted by the pa...

Taiwan’s COVID cram school crisis

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – The row of shops at the bottom of my apartment block is occupied mostly by cram schools of one type or another. Some specialize in math and science, one in music, an...

Half of Taiwan's cram school teachers may lose their jobs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Up to half of cram school teachers may lose their jobs, and 30 percent of such centers may go out of business this summer amid the Level 3 restrictions. June is normall...

37 students in Taiwan reported with COVID on Tuesday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday (May 18) announced that 37 students had tested positive for COVID-19, spurring officials to close all schools nationw...

All schools in Taiwan to close May 19-28

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the country reported triple digits of COVID-19 cases for the fourth day in a row, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday (May 18) announced that schools ...

Taipei, New Taipei to close primary, secondary schools for two weeks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei and New Taipei announced Monday (May 17) that primary and secondary schools will move to home-based learning from Tuesday (May 18) through May 28 to help curb the s...

Update: Closing of Taipei, New Taipei schools expanded citywide until May 28

[Update] Taipei City and New Taipei City have announced that all public and private schools, from kindergarten through high school, as well as cram schools and after-school centers, will be closed fro...

Foreign teacher, cram school face charges for girl's spinal injuries

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A foreign English teacher and the owner of a large English cram school chain are facing negligent bodily harm charges after a classroom activity the instructor had devised...

Taiwan contacts of COVID-positive teacher rise to 30

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Friday (March 26) announced 20 additional contacts for a teacher who did not test positive for the coronavirus until four mon...