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Taiwan’s KMT, TPP agree on 3 debates, but differ on opinion polls

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — During three hours of talks on Saturday (Oct. 14), delegations from the Kuomintang (KMT) and the Taiwan People’s Party (TPP) agreed to hold three debates to determin...

Taiwan photographers from 2 media barred from Asian Games opening

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Photographers from two Taiwan media did not receive press passes for the opening of the Asian Games in the Chinese city of Hangzhou Saturday (Sept. 23) evening. Taiwan&...

Taiwan raises maximum fine for ticket scalpers to 50 times original ticket price

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Anyone caught reselling a cultural performance ticket for personal profit will face fines of 10 to 50 times the original price of the ticket, the Cabinet decided Thursday ...

Taiwan detains Blackpink ticket scalper ahead of Kaohsiung concerts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Police in Kaohsiung City detained a man for selling tickets at up to four times the official price before concerts by K-pop supergroup Blackpink, reports said on Wednesday...

China keeping 1 hour daily limit on kids' online games

HONG KONG (AP) — As the week-long Lunar New Year holidays in China draw near with promises of feasts and red envelopes stuffed with cash, children have another thing to look forward to –- one extra ho...

Taiwan's Cabinet bars TikTok, works to expand ban to other branches

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Cabinet has banned TikTok in its buildings and is coordinating with Taiwan's other top governing bodies on implementing a ban on the contentious Chinese-owned soci...

Hong Kong, Macau replicate China's 'zero COVID' measures

Hong Kong and Macau have recently introduced new pandemic measures to rein in a fresh COVID wave by extending China's controversial "zero COVID" policy in the cities. Macau imposed a ci...

Chinese students stage rare COVID protests ahead of Tiananmen anniversary

University students in Beijing have been staging protests against pandemic control measures over the past few weeks, demanding freedom of movement. Meanwhile, Shanghai is easing strict pandemic measur...

Taiwan residents can use rapid test to verify COVID, enable prescriptions from May 26

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday (May 24) announced that rapid antigen tests can be used by all Taiwan residents in place of PCR tests to confirm COVI...

Taiwan announces mask rules for May 1-31

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (April 27) announced its mask regulations for the month of May. During a press conference that afternoon, CECC h...

Taiwan terminates real-name registration system

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (April 27) announced that it is discontinuing the real-name registration system for venues effective immediately an...

COVID cases who fail to use Taiwan contact tracing app face punishment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) said on Thursday (April 14) that confirmed COVID cases who fail to register on Taiwan's contact traci...

Taiwan recommends contact tracing app for restaurants, markets, and concerts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday (April 12) released a list of suggested locations where the country's contact tracing app can be used as part of ...

Taiwan's contact tracing app to be required in some venues

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) is promoting the adoption of its contact tracing app due to the increased transmissibility of the Omicron variant and stated tha...

Taiwan hotels report high holiday occupancy rates despite COVID surge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Despite a surging number of COVID-19 infections, the four-day Tomb Sweeping holiday got off to a strong start Saturday (April 2) with hotels reporting high occupancy rates...