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Taiwan's vice president cheers on nation's medical workers in heartfelt Facebook post

Vice President Lai Ching-te (賴清德) on Saturday (Jan. 16) made a Facebook post in support of the nation’s medical staff after a nurse at a hospital in northern Taiwan was confirmed as a domestic c...

Mayors of Newark, Taiwan's Taoyuan talk pandemic recovery

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taoyuan City Mayor Cheng Wen-tsang (鄭文燦) on Tuesday (Jan. 12) held a virtual meeting with Newark Mayor Ras Baraka to discuss strategies for slowing the spread of coronavir...

Former Taiwan health minister’s comments about COVID-positive doctor spark outrage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on Wednesday (Jan. 13) called on former Health Minister Yang Chih-liang (楊志良) to stop sabotaging the nation’...

Northern Taiwanese city uses AI to manage pedestrian flow at night market

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The northern Taiwanese city of Keelung has received international recognition for using A.I. technology to manage pedestrian movement at the Miaokou Night Market amid the ...

Taiwan grants 7th visa extension to foreigners stranded by Covid

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Immigration Agency (NIA) on Wednesday (Jan. 13) announced that it will give its seventh 30-day extension to foreigners stranded by the Wuhan coronavirus. T...

Doctor and nurse in Taiwan hospital test positive for Covid

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced two new domestic coronavirus cases, a doctor and a nurse who work in a northern Taiwan hospital that treats c...

Taiwan reports 3 more imported Covid cases from Egypt

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan on Monday (Jan. 11) reported six new Wuhan coronavirus cases imported from Egypt, the Philippines, Indonesia, and the U.S. On Monday, Central Epidemic Command Ce...

Taiwan's health minister talks pandemic control with Slovenian leader

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Health Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) in a virtual meeting on Wednesday (Jan. 6) discussed the global development of the coronavirus pandemic with Slovenian P...

2,000 new quarantine centers to be available in Taiwan for US$70 per day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday announced that on Jan. 15 it will be opening up to 2,000 new quarantine centers to accommodate the influx of people...

The Association of Hong Kong Professionals Proposes Innovative Measures to Curb Pandemic

Smart Vent Protector + Long-term Wastewater Monitoring System to Block Community Infections at Source & Eliminate COVID-19 Local Outbreaks HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 4 January 2021 - The Ass...

India asks China to help 39 sailors stuck at Chinese ports

NEW DELHI (AP) — India has asked China to allow two Indian freighters stranded for months near two Chinese ports because of the pandemic to rapidly unload their cargoes or replace their 39 crew member...

President strikes optimistic tone in New Year’s address to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) struck an optimistic tone in her televised New Year's address on Friday (Jan. 1), thanking Taiwanese for their efforts to ensure that life...

New Taipei Christmasland wraps up early as coronavirus precaution

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei City's Christmasland festival was brought to end at midnight after Taiwan reported its first imported case of the new U.K. coronavirus variant. Following...

Photo of the Day: Even Taiwan's gods wear masks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A troupe of temple deities drew attention online after photos surfaced Monday (Dec. 28) showing the spiritual guardians wearing face masks as a precaution amid concern ove...

Taipei City Hall Plaza crowd limited to 80,000 on New Year's Eve

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid fears of a new outbreak of the Wuhan coronavirus, the Taipei City Government on Tuesday (Dec. 29) announced that the crowd at Taipei City Hall Plaza will be limited t...