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Mayors of Newark, Taiwan's Taoyuan talk pandemic recovery

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taoyuan City Mayor Cheng Wen-tsang (鄭文燦) on Tuesday (Jan. 12) held a virtual meeting with Newark Mayor Ras Baraka to discuss strategies for slowing the spread of coronavir...

Taiwan launches inspection of masks contaminated with toxic substances

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The health authorities are embarking on a mass inspection of medical masks in Taiwan to determine whether they contain illegal azo dyes, a class of synthetic dyes that can...

Taiwan among countries with highest digital intelligence: MasterCard

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is among the world's leaders in digital development, according to a 2020 Digital Intelligence Report released by MasterCard. In a recent study shared by the ...

China suggests flight attendants wear diapers to reduce COVID risk

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China’s aviation regulator is advising flight attendants to wear disposable diapers in order to better protect against COVID-19. The Civil Aviation Administration...

2 Taiwan companies to make masks in Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two Taiwanese biotechnology firms have announced that they will be teaming up to produce face masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) to help battle the corona...

UN organization thanks Taiwan for 50,000-mask donation to Kuwait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A United Nations organization has expressed its gratitude to Taiwan for the donation of 50,000 medical masks to Kuwait in June to aid in that country's fight against t...

Coronavirus: Germany's Angela Merkel urges avoiding unnecessary social contacts

German Chancellor Angela Merkel defended the extension of Germany's partial lockdown in a speech to lawmakers Thursday. She said current lockdown measures had enjoyed some success, but more was n...

Museum in southern Taiwan to give away Christmas medical masks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chimei Museum in Tainan is planning to give away Christmas-themed face masks to visitors as part of its "Christmas Weekends" celebration on Dec. 12, 13, 19, and ...

Taiwanese organization donates face masks to Saint Lucia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese Chambers of Commerce of North America (TCCNA), in cooperation with Caribbean partners, on Monday (Nov. 9) donated 30,000 medical masks to Saint Lucia to assi...

Taiwan's envoy to Hungary meets with mayor of Budapest

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's representative to Hungary, Liu Shih-chung (劉世忠), on Monday (Oct. 26) met with Budapest Mayor Gergely Karacsony and Deputy Mayor Kerpel-Fronius Gabor to discus...

Taiwan's US envoy calls for support from international community

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hsiao Bi-khim (蕭美琴), Taiwan’s envoy to the U.S., published an article in the Washington, D.C.-based publication National Interest on Thursday (Oct. 8) saying support...

Official says vaccine expected in January, countering Trump

A Trump administration official leading the response to the coronavirus pandemic says the U.S. can expect delivery of a vaccine starting in January 2021, despite statements from the president that ino...

5 takeaways: AP/FRONTLINE investigate medical supply chains

From the very moment the coronavirus pandemic reached America’s shores, the country was unprepared. Health care facilities didn’t have the masks and equipment needed to protect their workers. The Asso...

US medical supply chains failed, and COVID deaths followed

Nurse Sandra Oldfield’s patient didn’t have the usual symptoms of COVID-19 -- yet. But then he tested positive for the virus, and it was clear that Oldfield -- a veteran, 53-year-old caregiver -- had ...

German office in Taiwan celebrates German National Day

The German Institute Taipei highlighted the values of freedom and democracy shared by Taiwan and Germany at its German National Day celebration in Taipei on Monday (Oct. 5). The German National Day...