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Migrant workers can now view Taiwan work documents online

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Migrant workers and their employers can now access their employment documents on a new website in one of five languages. On Wednesday (July 6), the Ministry of Labor (M...

Taiwan's NT$1,000 Taoyuan hotel subsidy ready to roll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taoyuan City Government’s hotel subsidy program, offering a subsidy of NT$1,000 per room on weekdays (Sunday-Thursday) from July 1-14, is ready to roll. According...

All Taiwan residents can now use rapid test to confirm COVID status

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Starting Thursday (May 26), rapid antigen tests can be used by all Taiwan residents in place of PCR tests to confirm COVID-19 infections, enabling them to be evaluated for...

Taiwanese urged not to hoard COVID rapid test kits

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — It's unnecessary to hoard COVID-19 rapid test kits as stocks are being replenished by local producers as well as imports, according to government officials. The ris...

Taiwan to ramp up production of COVID rapid test kits in May

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) said on Monday (April 18) that Taiwan will ramp up its production of antigen rapid test kits to 12.8 million units in ...

New Taipei mayor gradually begins implementing vaccine passports for Taiwan’s largest city

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei City Mayor Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜) announced on Saturday (Jan. 15) that the city would begin implementing vaccine passports, beginning with school campuses. Hou said...

Undocumented Filipina worker arrested in northern Taiwan after vaccination

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An unaccounted for migrant worker was arrested at a vaccination station on Tuesday (Dec. 7), despite promises by the government that it would not arrest foreign workers wh...

Taiwan encourages visa overstayers to get vaccinated, promises no arrests

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) on Monday (Dec. 6) encouraged the public to take available doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, some of...

Taipei rolls out new digital system for accessing municipal services

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei City has been promoting a convenience-driven Neighborhood Digital Construction system since October, enabling citizens to access municipal services via ID cards or ...

Taiwan to distribute 3 million Arts Fun voucher sets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Ministry of Culture announced that registration will open for 3 million Arts Fun voucher sets worth NT$600 (US$20) each on Wednesday (Sept. 22), so that indiv...

Taiwan balks at providing child subsidy to foreign resident families

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Despite pledging to offer the same pandemic relief benefits to foreign residents as Taiwanese citizens, the Taiwan government is balking at providing child subsidies for f...

Taiwan's new vaccine registration platform allows people to choose brand

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's new vaccine registration system has entered the testing phase and members of the public can already enter the brand of the COVID-19 vaccine they prefer to rec...

Taiwan's pandemic subsidy for households with children open to applications from Tuesday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Households eligible for the new NT$10,000 (US$345) COVID-19 subsidy can apply online from Tuesday (June 15), and the government will begin doling out the money Friday (Jun...

Online registration for hotel subsidy in Taiwan’s Taoyuan begins

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Online registration is now available for people interested in saving up to NT$2,000 (US$68) in hotel expenses in Taoyuan from March 22 to April 30, the city’s touris...

Taiwan COVID task force declares hospital cluster threat defused

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — All staff members at Taoyuan General Hospital (TGH), the epicenter of the recent cluster outbreak have tested negative for the coronavirus. Results of the massive testi...