Latest figures on China's coronavirus outbreak

Latest News Taiwan's online mask rationing adds new pick-up locationshttps://t.co/EE44vo0Kri pic.twitter.com/o21jKSI5vN — Taiwan News (@TaiwanNews886) April 8, 2020 Taipei discl...

Dubai allows alcohol home delivery as virus shuts down bars

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Champagne corks no longer pop at Dubai's infamous alcohol-soaked brunches. The blaring flat-screen televisions stand silent in the sheikhdom's sports bars. And t...

Farmworkers key to keeping US fed are wary of virus's spread

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Salvador Calzadillas isn't worried about catching the coronavirus when he's picking mandarin oranges in the trees in central California. But he said the mere act of getting t...

Taiwan needs new blood for economic growth

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is enjoying the demographic dividend of economic growth resulting from a shift in the population age structure, but an increasingly aged population could be bad for...

6 Vietnamese stowaways break out of quarantine in W. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Six Vietnamese nationals who had been arrested for trying to sneak into the country illegally escaped from their quarantine and detention facility in western Taiwan on Tue...

Foreign workers not allowed to re-enter Taiwan after leaving: National Immigration Agency

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's National Immigration Agency (NIA) announced Tuesday (March 17) that all incoming migrant workers will not be allowed to re-enter Taiwan if they choose to retu...

Trump administration to allow more foreign temporary workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Thursday that it will allow an additional 35,000 temporary foreign workers to come to the U.S. to fill non-farm seasonal jobs amid a tight labor market....

Illegal migrant workers in Taiwan not to be excluded from coronavirus fight

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — All migrant workers should be incorporated into the effort against the coronavirus (COVID-19), including illegal ones, said Taiwan’s Minister without Portfolio Lin W...

Sitting on floor of Taipei Main Station lobby banned due to coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Sitting on the floor of the lobby at Taipei Main Station is banned until April 30, the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) announced on Saturday (Feb. 29). Taipei Main...

Indonesian caregiver infected with coronavirus in Taiwan livestreams isolation ward

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An Indonesian caregiver who on Wednesday (Feb. 26) was announced as Taiwan's 32nd case of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) has shared her experience in an isolation ward i...

Companies in Taiwan begin to furlough employees due to impact of Wuhan coronavirus

AIPEI (Taiwan News) — The COVID-19 outbreak is taking a toll on Taiwan’s economy as furloughs have been reported in three major cities in Taiwan. The Labor Affairs Bureau of the Tainan ...

Philippines media report I-Mei workers’ letter played role in end of Taiwan flight ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s approval of a decision to overturn a travel ban on Taiwan motivated by the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) Friday (Feb. 14) migh...

This week's American turmoil, seen through allies' eyes

For American politics, it’s been a week for the ages: a bungled start to the 2020 presidential primary season, a State of Union speech with partisanship on full display and a conclusion to the most co...

Now for the hard part: EU-UK trade talks to be complicated

LONDON (AP) — If you thought the drawn-out battle over the U.K.'s departure from the European Union was painful, wait until you see what comes next. While Britain formally left the E...

Employers must provide masks to migrant workers in Taiwan during outbreak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — It is mandatory that employers provide surgical masks to migrant laborers in Taiwan whose employment as caregivers necessitates visits to hospitals or other medical instit...