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Tensions flare as Chinese flights near Taiwan intensify

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — With record numbers of military flights near Taiwan over the last week, China has been showing a new intensity and military sophistication as it steps up its harassment of the is...

Foreign spouses and children of citizens may apply to enter Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The coronavirus task force announced on Monday (Sept. 13) that foreign spouses and children of Taiwanese nationals can now apply for entry to the country. The Central E...

Mandarin students pen open letter to MOE asking to be allowed into Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — International students who have registered to study Mandarin in Taiwan have penned an open letter to the education ministry to allow them to commence their studies amid a ...

Experts agree EU, ASEAN should seek closer ties with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A group of international analysts said the EU and ASEAN should decouple from China and seek closer ties with Taiwan, during an online webinar on Wednesday (July 21). Th...

Factbox: Coronavirus outbreaks at the Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO, July 20 (Reuters) - The Tokyo 2020 Olympics, postponed for a year due to the coronavirus pandemic, will be held under unprecedented conditions including tight quarantine rules to prevent the sp...

Japan's Olympic security balancing act leaves few satisfied

TOKYO (AP) — Struggling businesses forced to temporarily shut down around Olympics venues. Olympic visitors ordered to install invasive apps and allow GPS tracking. Minders staking out hotels to keep ...

First resident of Olympic Village tests positive for COVID

TOKYO (AP) — The first resident of the Olympic Village has tested positive for COVID-19, Tokyo Olympic organizers said on Saturday. Officials said it was not an athlete with the the ...

Taiwan embassies halt visa services from June 11

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) announced Friday (June 11) visa application services at Taiwan’s embassies and missions abroad will be suspended while Level 3...

Migrant workers banned from Taiwan entry as of May 19 amid outbreak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s labor authorities announced on Monday (May 17) that migrant workers will be banned from entry starting May 19 as the country works to contain a fresh COVID-...

Taiwan stock index plunges amid worsening COVID outbreak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s stock market dropped 660 points on Monday (May 17) before recovering some ground to finish down 2.99 percent as the country scrambled to contain a fresh sur...

Taiwan to ban entry of non-resident foreigners from May 19

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) will introduce new border restrictions as of Wednesday (May 19). The CECC announced on Monday that due to the rece...

On the ground and afar, diaspora boosts India's virus fight

India's large diaspora — long a boon to India's economy — is tapping its wealth, political clout and expertise to help its home country combat the catastrophic coronavirus surge that has left people t...

Battle for Yemen desert city now a key to Iran, US tension

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The battle for an ancient desert city in war-torn Yemen has become a key to understanding wider tensions now inflaming the Middle East and the challenges facing any ...

Battle for Yemen desert city now a key to Iran, US tension

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The battle for an ancient desert city in war-torn Yemen has become a key to understanding wider tensions now inflaming the Middle East and the challenges facing any ...

Taiwan to lift entry ban on non-resident foreigners on March 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (Feb. 24) announced that it will lift its ban on the entry of non-resident foreigners and allow internatio...