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Taipei ranked 2nd best city for travel by Lonely Planet 2022

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei is ranked as the second-best city to travel to in the world by Lonely Planet for 2022 thanks to its ability to contain COVID, history, eccentricities, cuisine, and ...

Youth Night Market reopens in Taiwan’s southern port city Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Youth Night Market, one of Kaohsiung’s three major night markets, reopened in the city’s Fengshan District on Saturday (Nov. 6), attracting an estimated 20...

Harvard language program relocates from China to Taiwan

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — An intensive summer language program hosted by Harvard University in Beijing will relocate to Taiwan in summer of 2022, as the U.S.-China relationship remains strained. ...

Mask wearing at Taiwan night markets to remain compulsory

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Ahead of loosening mask requirements, Taiwan’s top health official said Saturday (Oct. 2) that visitors at night markets would still have to wear masks and would not...

New Taipei lifts dine-in ban, reopens public spaces

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei Mayor Hou You-yi (侯友宜) on Wednesday (Sept. 15) ordered the reopening of public places and the lifting of the take-out-only restriction, both of which will come ...

Filipino students look forward to learning in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —A total of 48 Filipino scholarship recipients are expected to either learn Mandarin or pursue master’s or doctoral degrees in Taiwan this year, and they are thrilled ...

New Taipei City plans stimulus vouchers of its own

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the central government prepares to issue NT$5,000 “Quintuple Stimulus Vouchers” to help the economy recover from COVID-19, New Taipei City said Thursday (Au...

Taiwan’s Kaohsiung to give away NT$1,000 coupon in addition to stimulus vouchers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The port city of Kaohsiung will distribute a coupon equivalent to NT$1,000 (US$35.9) in cash to complement the Cabinet-proposed Quintuple Stimulus Vouchers, as part of a d...

Taiwan to expand COVID stimulus vouchers to cover food delivery platforms

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The government's plan to issue “Quintuple Stimulus Vouchers” to boost consumption in the COVID-19 era will be expanded to include food delivery platforms, ...

Factory COVID cluster infection in Taiwan's Chiayi rises to 11

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A cluster infection at a factory in southwestern Taiwan's Chiayi County has risen to 11 cases. Health Minister and CECC head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) on Friday (July 3...

Taiwan regions keep ban on indoor dining despite national COVID easing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — One by one, local governments announced Friday (July 9) and Saturday (July 10) that they wanted to restrict restaurants to takeout services until July 26 despite a decisio...

Taipei mayor keeps ban on indoor dining

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei City will maintain its ban on indoor dining, despite the loosening of restrictions by the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC). Health Minister and CECC head C...

Restaurants in Taiwan to resume indoor dining July 13

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (July 8) announced that the Level 3 alert will be extended to July 26, but restrictions in many sectors wil...

Level 3 extended to July 26, rules relaxed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (July 8) announced that the Level 3 alert will be extended to July 26, but restrictions in many sectors will be rela...

Taiwan ponders how and when to end Level 3

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As the daily number of new COVID-19 infections has remained below 100 for a week, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Saturday (July 3) it was considering the ...