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Public can pick up pre-ordered Taiwan stimulus vouchers today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Individuals who preordered their paper Taiwan stimulus vouchers can on Friday (Oct. 8) begin to pick them up at designated stores. Taiwan has launched its Quintuple Sti...

Swiss vote 'yes' to same-sex marriage

Switzerland has voted by a wide margin in favor of allowing same-sex couples to get married and adopt children, in a referendum held on Sunday. The Alpine nation has now become the latest western Eur...

Taiwan stimulus voucher site now has English version

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Given that over 156,000 foreign residents qualify for the new Quintuple Stimulus Vouchers (振興五倍券), the government on Wednesday (Sept. 22) launched an English version of th...

Foreign spouses, APRC holders can apply for Taiwan's stimulus vouchers today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In addition to Taiwanese citizens, over 150,000 foreign spouses, foreigners with permanent residence, and diplomats are eligible to pre-order Taiwan's stimulus voucher...

Taiwan needs roadmap out of COVID restrictions

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — At the beginning of this week, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced that foreign spouses and children of Taiwan nationals can now apply for entry into t...

Taiwan stimulus voucher site fails to provide English version

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Although some categories of foreign residents qualify for the new Quintuple Stimulus Vouchers (振興五倍券), the government has failed to include an English-language version of ...

Foreign spouses and children of citizens may apply to enter Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The coronavirus task force announced on Monday (Sept. 13) that foreign spouses and children of Taiwanese nationals can now apply for entry to the country. The Central E...

APRC holders, diplomats likely eligible for Taiwan's NT$5,000 vouchers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign permanent residents and diplomats will likely be eligible for the NT$5,000 (US$179) in stimulus vouchers slated to be released to the public in October. To kick...

Taipei sets up rapid testing centers, amnesty for undocumented foreigners testing for COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to a sudden increase in local coronavirus cases, Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) on Friday (May 14) announced four rapid testing centers will be set up in the cit...

Taiwan records lowest number of marriages in over a decade

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The number of marriages in Taiwan has dropped to a new low in over a decade, with only 121,702 couples having registered as partners in 2020. According to the Ministry ...

Taiwan to allow multinational same-sex marriages, but not with China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Judicial Yuan on Friday (Jan. 22) approved an amendment paving the way for same-sex marriages between Taiwanese and foreign spouses, but not if the latter is a citizen...

Taiwan stimulus vouchers available for APRC holders until Dec. 30

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreigners who are permanent residents in Taiwan, as well as diplomats, are eligible to receive Taiwan's stimulus vouchers until Dec. 31. In July, Taiwan launched i...

Taiwan APRC holders can get stimulus vouchers today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreigners who are permanent residents in Taiwan, as well as diplomats, are eligible to receive Taiwan's stimulus vouchers starting Monday (Nov. 16). In July, Taiwa...

Taiwan’s domestic abuse hotline available in 7 languages

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 113 hotline for the protection of women and children in Taiwan is now available in Japanese, in addition to Chinese, English, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Thai, and Cambodi...

Taiwan issues NT$500 sports vouchers, foreign spouses eligible

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Education's Sports Administration on Monday (July 20) announced it is issuing 4 million sports vouchers (動滋券, dongzi vouchers) worth NT$500 (US$17) eac...