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Taiwan education ministry to help universities arrange quarantine spaces for students

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following reports of students being made to sleep in conference rooms due to limited quarantine capacity, the Ministry of Education (MOE) said it will provide subsidies an...

Taiwan's misery index to surpass 6% in 2022: Budget chief

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As commodity prices continue to rise, Taiwan expects its misery index to exceed 6% this year. Chu Tzer-ming (朱澤民), head of the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting...

Chinese official says Taiwan premier has ‘split personality’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) has been derided as having dissociative identity disorder by China’ s Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) Spokeswoman Zhu Fenglian (朱鳳蓮) ...

Taiwan premier responds to being called 'lightbulb without electricity'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to Kuomintang (KMT) Chair Eric Chu (朱立倫) calling him “a lightbulb without electricity,” Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) said Chu should prioritize inv...

Taiwan premier compares ‘no blackout guarantee’ to KMT's ‘vow to reclaim China’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Kuomintang (KMT) dictators’ failure to recapture China unexpectedly took center stage during a spat between Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) and Legislator Wayne ...

Taiwan’s national power company hit by cyberattacks on daily basis

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — State-owned Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) encounters cyberattacks almost everyday, but no damage has been done to the nation’s power grid. Taipower Chairman Yan...

Taiwan high school under fire for humiliating students, human rights violations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following Juang Jing Vocational High School (JJVS) Chair Wang Chuan-liang’s (王傳亮) alleged comment that students resemble beggars and prostitutes when squatting, the ...

Taiwan to get at least 10,000 courses of oral COVID-19 drug by Merck

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has procured at least 10,000 courses of a COVID pill billed as being capable of halving the chances of hospitalization or death. Health Minister Chen Shih-chung ...

Taiwan establishes task force against China’s election-meddling deepfakes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Security Bureau (NSB) has established a task force dedicated to countering deepfakes used to influence elections or disrupt society in Taiwan from Chinese per...

Taiwan considers donating surplus Medigen vaccines overseas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) said during an interpellation session on Monday (Oct. 25) that he estimates there will be a surplus of Taiwan’s ...

China’s vaccine charm offensive against Taiwanese won’t prevail

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China’s vaccine charm offensive against overseas Taiwanese is believed to have produced a limited effect in winning over hearts and minds, a Taiwanese official said....

Taiwan to accept WHO-approved jabs in ‘COVID-19 vaccine passport’ roll-out

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has set out plans to implement the “COVID-19 vaccine passport” that will pave the way for the country to open up its borders. Health Minister and hea...

Taiwan 1st-dose vaccination rate surpasses 60%

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Friday (Oct. 15) announced the country had reached a first-dose COVID-19 vaccination rate of over 60%, paving the wa...

Taiwan premier calls legislator ‘shameless’ after ‘first to surrender’ accusation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After Legislator Cheng Li-wun (鄭麗文) taunted Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) that he would be “the first to surrender” to China during a Legislative Yuan interpell...

Taiwanese can stop wearing masks when vaccination rate reaches 70%: Expert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC), politicians, and disease experts are eyeing a full vaccination rate of 70% as a milestone when epidemic prevention measures, in...