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Taiwan's 3rd shot rate reaches 50% amid Omicron surge

TAPEI (Taiwan News) — The percentage of Taiwanese who have received a third COVID vaccine dose has surpassed 50%, as Taiwan begins to see a spike in Omicron cases. CECC head Chen Shih-chung (...

Taiwan-US-Japan cooperation more crucial than ever to Indo-Pacific security: Tsai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Political leaders, academics, and members of think tanks from the U.S., Japan, and Taiwan came together Tuesday (Dec. 14) to voice concern over the spread of China's a...

TSMC founder leverages Taiwan’s chipmaking prowess to lobby for CPTPP bid

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) founder Morris Chang (張忠謀) made a case for Taiwan’s inclusion in the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Pa...

Foxconn founder calls for people-centered approach to vaccinations in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foxconn founder Terry Gou (郭台銘) has suggested that Taiwan implement a more people-centered method of vaccination, UDN reported. Gou, the billionaire behind the donation...

Taiwan thanks Czech Republic for timely COVID vaccine donation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has thanked the Czech Republic for its pledge to donate vaccine doses, calling the move a sign of sincere friendship. Czech Minister of Health Adam Vojtech annou...

Czech Republic to donate 30,000 COVID jabs to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Czech Republic has greenlit a donation of 30,000 COVID-19 shots for Taiwan, becoming the third European country to come to the aid of the vaccine-strapped East Asian n...

South African firm to make Pfizer vaccine, first in Africa

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African firm will begin producing the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, the first time that the shot will be produced in Africa, Pfizer announced Wednesday. ...

The Latest: Vaccinated Americans to be able to enter Canada

TORONTO — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Thursday Canada could start allowing fully vaccinated Americans into Canada as of mid-August for non-essential travel and should be in a position ...

Taiwan's DPP accuses KMT of spreading Chinese propaganda

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) politicians on Tuesday (July 13) accused the Kuomintang (KMT) of disseminating Chinese propaganda rather than caring about Taiwanese, af...

China boasts about providing 'Taiwan region' with COVID-19 vaccine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese state-run media was quick to brag about providing COVID-19 vaccines to the "Taiwan region" after two Taiwanese tech firms signed a deal with a Chinese dr...

The Latest: Turkey eases most coronavirus restrictions

ISTANBUL — Turkey has eased nearly all pandemic restrictions on businesses and events and lifted nighttime and Sunday curfews. An interior ministry circular says restaurants and wed...

The Latest: UK health secretary quits in wake of scandal

LONDON — U.K. Health Secretary Matt Hancock has resigned after breaking social distancing rules with an aide he was allegedly having an affair with. The tabloid Sun newspaper had run...

As virus surges in Uganda, hospitals accused of profiteering

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — As he struggled to breathe earlier this month, Dr. Nathan Tumubone was tormented by thoughts of hospitalization as a COVID-19 patient. Thinking of the costs involved, he knew he...

Kirk Yang calls TSMC's vaccine initiative a 'triple-win' for Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kirkland Capital Chairman Kirk Yang (楊應超) has called TSMC's 5-million vaccine doses donation plan a triple-win for the German government, Taiwan government, and Taiwan...

TSMC board backs vaccine donation to Taiwan government

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to questions over the legitimacy of its vaccine donation plan, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) stated on Sunday (June 20) that the initiative was...