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Foxconn tycoon insists his employees get BioNTech COVID shots first

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (June 14) revealed that during negotiations with Foxconn Technology founder Terry Gou (郭台銘) on an application to impor...

US senators urge expedited shipment of 750,000 vaccines to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two top U.S. senators on the Subcommittee on East Asia on Wednesday (June 9) called on the Biden administration to expedite the shipment of 750,000 COVID-19 vaccines to Ta...

China alleges Taiwan plan to supply allies from own vaccine stockpile during shortage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China has accused the Taiwan government of secretly planning to dip into its vaccine stockpile to supply diplomatic allies despite the nation’s own desperate vaccine...

Japan is demonstrating the value of true friendship to Taiwan

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — The definition of a friend is someone who likes to spend time with you — a sympathizer, ally, or supporter. Friends often engage in acts of friendship, such as...

1.2 million AZ doses from Japan set to arrive in Taipei this afternoon

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over 1 million doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine are set to arrive in Taiwan on Friday afternoon (June 4). As Taiwan grapples with its worst outbreak since the ...

Taiwan appreciates Japan considering COVID-19 vaccine donations

Taiwan's Foreign Minister Joseph Wu told reporters on Thursday he appreciated Japan's consideration of donating COVID-19 vaccines and reiterated that Taiwan's exclusion from the World Heal...

Guatemalan president stands with ally Taiwan, derides Chinese vaccines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei says his country will stay by Taiwan's side and has ruled out accepting vaccines from China as that country ramps up its inte...

US to detail global distribution plan for 80 million vaccine doses

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (Reuters) -The United States will announce in the next two weeks how it plans to distribute 80 million COVID-19 vaccine doses it has pledged globally, U.S. Secretary of State Anto...

China condemns Japan's vaccine donation to Taiwan as 'political show'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Monday (May 31) expressed its opposition to Japan's plan to donate COVID-19 vaccines to Taiwan, labeling it a "politica...

Foxconn tycoon to spend US$228 million on 5 million BioNTech doses

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foxconn Technology Group founder Terry Gou (郭台銘) on Monday (May 31) indicated that he is pushing forward with his attempt to acquire 5 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech...

China says Taiwan's 'scheme to gain independence through vaccines won't succeed'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Responding to efforts by Japan's government to donate its COVID-19 vaccines to Taiwan, China's foreign ministry on Sunday (May 30) claimed that Taiwan's plan t...

Taipei mayor snaps at US for balking at vaccine aid

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) on Wednesday (May 26) lashed out at the de facto U.S. ambassador for his country's apparent lack of urgency in sending vaccines to Taiwan....

Tsai says China's meddling preventing Taiwan from getting Pfizer vaccine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid clamor by some local officials to buy Pfizer vaccines directly from China, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Wednesday (May 26) said that interference by Beijing has pr...

Is India's Modi too focused on his public image during COVID crisis?

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, like most politicians seeking to remain in public office, is highly conscious of his image and managing public perception. However, Modi's willingness to ...

In a time of danger, US should help its family and friends first

U.S. to share more vaccines President Joe Biden announced on May 17 that the United States would increase its commitment to provide other countries with COVID-19 vaccines with an additional 20 mill...