Taiwan Railways, High Speed Rail services to allow food from June 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Eating and drinking will again be allowed on Taiwan’s two major rail transport services starting June 1, as the country relaxes restrictions imposed to fight the cor...

Taiwan's social distancing seating rules to be relaxed on June 7

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwan goes 45 days without a new local infection of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), the country announced its rules on social distancing for seating in most public s...

Hongkongers top real estate buyers in Taiwan amid Beijing crackdown

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hongkongers were the largest group of foreigners purchasing land and buildings in Taiwan last year as many seek to immigrate to the country amid Beijing's violent crac...

Taiwan planning to allow foreign tourists in October

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is planning to gradually reopen transportation and tourism in three stages, the last of which will allow foreign tourists to visit the country in October, according...

Proposed ban on sitting in Taipei Main Station lobby sparks heated debate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The plan to indefinitely prohibit sitting on the floor of the lobby at Taipei Main Station has set off a heated debate. The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) on Mond...

Taipei Main Station could permanently ban sitting on lobby floor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After banning people from sitting on the Taipei Main Station lobby floor in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus, the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) said Monda...

‘One Belt One Road’ begins to stall in SE Asia as Chinese economy reels

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As most countries in the world are throwing their resources into epidemic prevention and economic relief during the COVID-19 pandemic, many China-led massive infrastructur...

THSR non-reserved seats unavailable during Labor Day holiday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR) announced the suspension of sales for non-reserved seat tickets from Thursday (April 30) through Sunday to reduce infection risks during the ...

Map shows 90 locations in Taiwan visited by infected sailors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on Monday (April 20) revealed a Google map showing the 90 locations across Taiwan that 24 sailors diagnosed with the Wuhan c...

Taiwanese passengers on evacuation flight from Shanghai finish quarantine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Passengers who had been on the first of two flights that brought Taiwanese nationals back from China last month were able to return home Monday (April 13) after 14 days of...

Eating on Taiwan's trains banned due to Wuhan virus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) and Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation (THSRC) will ban eating and drinking on their trains to prevent Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) in...

Unmasked commuters turned away at Taiwan train stations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Only a few commuters have been stopped from boarding Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) and Taiwan High-Speed Rail (THSR) trains on Thursday (April 2) for not wearing fa...

Taipei, Kaohsiung MRTs call for unified mask wearing standards

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Metro and Kaohsiung Metro are urging the central government to introduce unified mask-wearing standards across the mass rapid transit networks. Passengers riding...

Masks mandatory on Taiwan trains, intercity buses starting today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Everyone taking trains and inter-city buses in Taiwan should wear masks beginning Wednesday (April 1), while temperature checks are being implemented at train stations, ai...

Taiwan issues tighter coronavirus controls for Tomb Sweeping Festival

Taiwan will adopt more stringent measures against the COVID-19 coronavirus disease, starting April 1, ahead of the four-day Tomb Sweeping Festival, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (M...