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Top Taiwan travel agent pessimistic about tourism plans for Japan island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A top travel agent voiced doubts Friday (July 7) about Legislative Speaker You Si-kun’s (游錫堃) plans to promote tourism between Taiwan and the Japanese island of Yona...

Taiwan legislative speaker travels by ferry to Japan’s Yonaguni

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Legislative Speaker You Si-kun (游錫堃) on Tuesday (July 4) traveled by ferry to the Japanese island of Yonaguni to promote bilateral tourism. The island, Japan’s mo...

Legislative speaker backs ferry service between Taiwan and Japan’s Yonaguni

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan should launch a ferry service to the Japanese island of Yonaguni, Legislative Speaker You Si-kun (游錫堃) said Thursday (June 8). He announced on a radio show that ...

Taiwan mobilizes Navy ship to ferry travelers past blocked east coast tunnel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The government mobilized the Navy to help with the transportation of cars and travelers after a landslide blocked a key tunnel on the east coast, reports said Friday (Jan....

Ferry links between Taiwan outer islands and China resume

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Ferry services between Taiwan’s outlying island of Kinmen and the Chinese city of Xiamen started up again Saturday (Jan. 7) after a hiatus of almost three years due ...

Taiwan premier inspects main airport ahead of COVID tests for arrivals from China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) on Saturday (Dec. 31) visited Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport to inspect preparations for saliva PCR tests to be conducted on all travele...

Taiwan premier asks for COVID tests for people arriving from China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) should mandate COVID-19 tests for travelers arriving from China to stop a new wave of infections, Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) s...

Taiwan business people want flights from more airports in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The surge of COVID-19 infections in China made it unlikely that airlines would add flights between more Chinese airports and Taiwan, the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) sai...

Taiwan approves limited resumption of ferry links between outer islands and China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Direct ferry links between Taiwan's outlying islands and China will resume for the Lunar New Year holidays, but during the first phase from Jan. 7 to Feb. 6, residents...

Taiwan sees new COVID-19 wave reach peak in early 2023

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new wave of COVID-19 infections has started, and will reach a peak between late January and early February, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Wednesday (De...

Taiwan experts call for measures to counter COVID cases entering from China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the COVID-19 pandemic surges again in China following the loosening of restrictions, experts in Taiwan warned Wednesday (Dec. 14) against a rise in imported cases. D...

Taiwan CECC chief visits outer islands to consider ferry links with China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) chief Victor Wang (王必勝) visited the island of Kinmen on Tuesday (Dec. 13) amid calls for the reopening of ferry links with China and...

China blames Taiwan for stalling restoration of direct ferry links

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China’s Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) said Wednesday (Nov. 16) Taiwan’s “Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) authorities” were to blame for delays in ...

Taiwan premier not opposed to ferry links between outlying islands and China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) said Tuesday (Nov. 1) he was not opposed to the resumption of ferry services between Taiwan’s outlying islands and the Chinese province ...

Taiwan island of Kinmen calls for resumption of ferry links with China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the military marked the 73rd anniversary of the key Battle of Guningtou against China’s communists, Kinmen County Government on Tuesday (Oct. 25) called for the r...