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Indonesian fisherman dies after falling overboard off Taiwan's Penghu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An Indonesian fisherman died after falling overboard in waters around Penghu on Monday night (Jan. 29). The Coast Guard Administration's (CGA) Fleet Branch Penghu ...

Alaska salmon season back on after court halts closure that sought to protect orcas

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday halted a lower court ruling that would have shut down southeast Alaska’s chinook salmon troll fishery for the summer to protect endangered or...

Taiwanese fishing boat found overturned in Indian Ocean, crew still missing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese fishing vessel has been found capsized in the Indian Ocean, but its crew of 16 is still missing. The overturned hull of Lien Sheng Fa (聯昇發), which is regist...

Foreigners without Taiwan health insurance must pay for COVID care from Jan. 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (Dec. 29) announced that in response to the steady growth of inbound tourists, as of Jan. 1, uninsured foreign natio...

AIT emphasizes technology to help migrant fishery workers in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) on Tuesday (Dec. 13) promoted the use of technology to help improve the human rights of migrant fishery workers. At an internatio...

Foreigners without health insurance must pay for COVID care starting Jan. 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Dec. 5) announced that effective Jan. 1, uninsured foreign nationals diagnosed with COVID during their stay in Taiwan...

Taiwan '3+4' quarantine Q&A

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Starting on Wednesday (June 15), Taiwan's new "3+4" quarantine scheme begins, shortening the mandatory quarantine for inbound passengers from seven days to o...

Indonesian workers fined NT$270,000 for leaving Taiwan quarantine for 1 minute

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two Indonesian migrant workers have been fined a total of NT$270,000 (US$9,700) for stepping out of their quarantine rooms for one minute and their employer has been stuck...

Taiwan opens to 1st wave of 1,700 Indonesian migrant workers today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a nearly year-old ban on Indonesian migrant workers, Taiwan on Thursday (Nov. 11) opened its borders to 1,700 laborers and caregivers from Indonesia. On Wednesday...

Taiwan reports 47 local COVID cases, 13 deaths

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (July 1) reported 47 new local COVID-19 cases, marking the lowest number of cases reported in one day since May 14. ...

Taiwan reports 240 local COVID cases, 2 deaths

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday (May 18) reported 240 local COVID-19 infections and two deaths. Health Minister and CECC head Chen Shih-c...

Taiwan reports 11 imported COVID cases, 4 from India

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (May 10) announced 11 imported COVID-19 cases, of which four were from India, five were from Indonesia, one was from t...

Novotel contractor among Taiwan's 2 new local COVID cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (May 3) announced two local COVID-19 cases and six imported cases. During a press conference on Monday, Health and ...

Chinese, Burmese workers test positive for COVID upon arrival in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (April 26) announced two imported coronavirus cases and two new cases from the China Airlines cargo pilot clu...

Philippine defense chief orders China to 'get out of' contested reef

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The war of words between the Philippines' defense department and the Chinese Embassy in Manila has taken a rancorous turn over the dozens of Chinese vessels lingering ...