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4 Taiwan bank holding companies donate NT$253 million to COVID relief

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Four major Taiwanese bank holding companies have made cash donations totaling NT$253 million (US$9.11 million) to help the country battle COVID-19. Yuanta Financial Hol...

Taipei City Hospital workers plead for help amid COVID onslaught

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Workers at the Taipei City Hospital (TCH) are pleading for help as the hospital’s capacity is stretched to the limit by the soaring number of COVID-19 cases. Taip...

Taipei sets up COVID relief fund

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayo Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) is calling for donations to the city’s COVID-19 relief fund as the new wave of cases is putting a strain on its medical system. Cash d...

Hang Lung Publishes Sustainability Reports 2020

Furthering our Commitment to Sustainability with Demonstrated Resilience under the Pandemic HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 13 May 2021 - Hang Lung Group Limited (Stock Code: 00010) and Hang Lung Pr...

Taiwan proposes $7.5 bln in spending as domestic COVID-19 cases rise

Taiwan's government proposed on Thursday (May 13) an extra T$210 billion ($7.52 billion) in spending to help the economy deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, as it reported 13 new domestic cases amid ...

Treasure trove of rock memorabilia includes Kurt Cobain hair

NEW YORK (AP) — Guitars from Eddie Van Halen, Eric Clapton and Aerosmith as well as autographed memorabilia from The Beatles and even strands of hair from Kurt Cobain are some of the highlights of an ...

88-year-old artist finishes year of pandemic 'daily doodles'

WESTMORELAND, N.H. (AP) — Much like the round clock faces, gears and planets that often populate his artwork, Robert Seaman has come full circle. Seaman, 88, has been drawing since ...

Across faiths, US volunteers mobilize for India crisis

Volunteers at Hindu temples, Muslim groups and Sikh relief organizations across the United States are mobilizing to support India as the world's second most populous country struggles to handle a deva...

Republicans promote pandemic relief they voted against

NEW YORK (AP) — Rep. Nicole Malliotakis, R-N.Y., said it pained her to vote against the $1.9 trillion “American Rescue Plan.” But in the weeks that followed, the first-term Republica...

Donors race to aid India during COVID-19 surge

The catastrophic wave of Covid-19 in India has prompted donors to send millions of dollars to the country, which Tuesday crossed the grim mark of more than 20 million cases of the killer disease. ...

Analysis: Biden pitches big government as antidote to crises

WASHINGTON (AP) — Forty years ago, a newly elected American president declared government the source of many of the nation's problems, reshaping the parameters of U.S. politics for decades to come. On...

Taiwan officials address concerns about donations for train crash victims

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese government has dismissed speculation that it will use public donations for the victims of a tragic train accident in Hualien County earlier this month and th...

'Indian Holi Taipei' event to donate funds to Hualien train crash victims

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The proceeds from the annual "Indian Holi Taipei" festival, which will be held at a riverside park in New Taipei on Saturday (April 10), will be donated to a rel...

New York to offer COVID aid to immigrants excluded earlier

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In the largest program of its kind, New York lawmakers have created a $2.1 billion fund to aid workers who lost jobs or income during the coronavirus pandemic but were excluded fro...

Taiwan president, vice president, premier each to donate 1 month's salary to disaster relief fund

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Presidential Spokesperson Xavier Chang (張惇涵) said Monday (April 5) that President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), Vice President Lai Ching-te (賴清德), and Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) w...