Businesses in eastern Taiwan county issue coupons to counter coronavirus effect

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwan’s economy takes a hit from the Wuhan virus (COVID-19) outbreak, businesses in the eastern county of Taitung are helping to counteract the impact by issuing...

Taiwan can help world bring coronavirus threat under control: President Tsai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Meeting with the United Nations envoys of Taiwan’s allies in Taipei, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said on Tuesday (Feb. 18) that Taiwan’s participation in the ...

Taiwan’s unsung heroes during virus outbreak — its mask companies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwan scrambles to fight the Wuhan virus (COVID-19), surgical mask companies have thrown their weight behind the government to help the country weather the health cris...

Taiwan employees should have right to refuse returning to China: Lawmaker

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan legislator Hung Sun-han (洪申翰) and Taiwan Labor Front Secretary-General Sun Yu-lien (孫友聯) held a press conference Monday (Feb. 17), urging the government to protect ...

Xi’s early involvement in virus outbreak raises questions

BEIJING (AP) — A recent speech by Chinese President Xi Jinping that has been published by state media indicates for the first time that he was leading the response to a new virus outbreak from e...

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ICAO describes Taiwan as province of China in coronavirus news release

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), whose membership Taiwan is seeking, described the island nation as a province of China in a news release about the im...

Taiwan to roll out online health report system for visitors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is set to introduce a digital platform for filing health statements, as part of its border screening measures due to the ongoing Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) threat...

Taipei publishes names of 3 who escaped coronavirus isolation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Just one day after three people were nabbed in Taipei City’s bustling Ximending area, three other people who were supposed to spend two weeks in isolation following ...

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...

US impressed by Taiwan-developed mask availability digital maps

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Many countries have been impressed by Taiwan-developed digital maps that provide information about facial mask availability, which are in short supply due to the coronavir...

Philippines scraps coronavirus Taiwan travel ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Philippines scrapped a ban on travel to and from Taiwan over the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak following threats of sanctions, reports said Friday (Feb. 14). ...

German Institute Taipei praises Taiwan's coronavirus response

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The German Institute Taipei has praised the island nation for its battle against the Wuhan coronavirus, calling it a "role model" in its Facebook post Thursday (...

US Indo-Pacific commander slams China during speech in Australia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China seeks to control the Indo-Pacific region through military intimidation and corruption, United States Navy Indo-Pacific commander Admiral Philip Davidson told an audi...

Taiwanese diplomats and military allowed to display national flag: US Senators

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — United States Senator Ted Cruz has introduced the Taiwan Symbols of Sovereignty (Taiwan SOS) Act, which would allow diplomats and service members from Taiwan to display th...