President Tsai Ing-wen has announced NT$40 billion in additional funding for the island's space development programme.
The Kuomintang (KMT) and the Taiwan People's Party (TPP) say they've agreed to collaborate in January's election to maximize the number of seats in the Legislative Yuan (LY) and to avoid what they're calling "one-party democratic rule" by the DPP.
Thailand will be waiving visa requirements for ROC passport holders from 10 November through 10 May of next year.
The government is considering allowing foreign nationals who hold Alien Permanent Resident Certificates (APRC) to buy into its economic stimulus voucher programme, according to Minister of Economic Affairs, Wang Mei-hua.
Lawmakers have passed an amendment to the Renewable Energy Development Act that requires certain buildings to have rooftop solar panels incorporated into their design.
President Tsai Ing-wen has attended the open ceremony of Computex 2023 at the Nangang Exhibition Center in Taipei.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says the government has signed contracts with two domestic companies to purchase a total of 10 million coronavirus vaccine doses.
Cooler weather has brought a return of stable power supplies while rainfall over the weekend has partially replenished reservoirs.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says it has no immediate plans to impose a full Level 4 coronavirus lockdown.
The European Union plans to counter the polluting use of fast fashion and is warning consumers to stop using their clothes like disposable facial tissues
Premier Su Tseng-chang is reassuring residents of Taiwan to remain calm, amid rising infections
Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has confirmed eight new coronavirus infections and another two deaths, which brings the total number of confirmed cases here in Taiwan to 306 and the total death toll to five.
Taiwan's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) fell 0.73% in the second quarter of 2020 compared to the same period in 2019 owing to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
Taiwan's Investment Commission approved a 15-year-high of US$13.3 billion in foreign direct investments in 2022 -- that's the third highest on record.
Taiwan's export orders came in at US$52.2 billion in December 2022, a decrease of 23.2% compared with the same month in 2021 as orders for all types of products fell.
The new cabinet, led by Premier Chen Chien-jen, as well as Secretary-General to the President Lin Chia-lung and other new Presidential Office appointees, have been sworn into office.
The Ministry of Finance (MOF) is considering increasing the minimum corporate tax rate from 12% to 15% within the next year.
The Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) has reported a 6.4% rise in road deaths from January to June this year, compared to the same period last year.
International experts are reviewing the government's implementation of a United Nations convention against corruption for four days in Taipei
The Executive Yuan has approved a 12-point incentive programme aimed at raising the number of nurses nationwide by providing higher salaries and a sound environment to address an acute workforce shortage.
Can Eric Chu revitalise Taiwan's largest opposition party and should we expect any changes in the party’s cross-Strait and economic policies?
By Brian Hioe
Addressing the fundamental demographic issues facing Taiwan will require drastic structural change
By Brian Hioe
Migrant workers have taken to the streets of Taipei to call for an end to the labour brokerage system.
Taiwan's Gross Domestic Product rose 3.3% year-on-year in the third quarter of 2020 (3Q20).
The failure of the KMT and TPP to agree on a joint presidential ticket and the fallout from their televised spat is likely to hurt all parties involved, giving momentum to the DPP.
By Brian Hioe
Lawmakers have passed amendments to the Mental Health Act, which requires court approval for mandatory hospitalization for at-risk individuals.
Taiwan has signed an agreement with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to become a founding donor of a newly launched fund that aims to promote gender equality.
The Directorate General of Budget Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS) has cut Taiwan's official forecasts for Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth rates to 3.06% in 2022 (down 0.7 percentage points from its previous forecast) and to 2.75% for 2023 (down 0.3 percentage points from previously).
The price of prime residential properties in Taipei has climbed almost 19% in the third quarter of the year - and that sees the city ranking in 7th place globally - that according to the latest Prime Global Cities Index.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says it's now recommending that individuals who are considered at a high risk for the coronavirus, and who have already received two vaccine doses, get booster shots
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung is stressing that people who attend large-scale outdoor celebrations for Christmas or on New Year's Eve will be required to wear face masks
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has now added Malawi, Mozambique, Egypt, and Nigeria to its list of high-risk coronavirus countries amid concerns overa highly mutated omicron coronavirus variant
New subsidies to be introduced to encourage local travel agencies to organise more charter flights to Taiwan
By Matt Kovac
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says the government is currently formulating a policy aimed at re-opening the island's borders to business travellers
The visiting speaker of the Czech Parliament's lower house has signed a joint statement with Legislative Speaker You Si-kun aimed at further enhancing cooperation between the Czech Republic and Taiwan.
Amnesty International's Taiwan branch is calling for more transparency in government efforts to improve human rights here in Taiwan.
President Tsai Ing-wen has arrived in New York as she begins her first overseas trip since July of 2019 with a two-day stopover in the city before flying to Guatemala on 1 April.
The invasion of Ukraine by Russian military forces has sparked renewed concerns and debate about Taiwan's security, but will it lead to a shift in defence spending priorities and military preparedness?
By Brian Hioe
Premier Su Tseng-chang says the government will be taking steps to improve the national power grid and step-up risk management policies in the aftermath of 3 March islandwide blackout
The National Development Council (NDC) has published a roadmap for Taiwan's path to net zero including setting the goal of producing 60% of Taiwan's electricity with renewable energy in 2050
The contractor to build Taoyuan International Airport's much-delayed third terminal has finally emerged.
Women's groups are calling on lawmakers to show solidarity with victims of sexual harassment ahead of an extra legislative session next month to discuss amendments to gender equality laws.
The opposition Kuomintang's (KMT) legislative caucus is urging the cabinet to send the first agreement signed under the US-Taiwan Initiative on 21st Century Trade to the Legislative Yuan (LY) for review.
The Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) says people at high risk of contracting lung cancer will be eligible to receive a NT$4,000 subsidy every two years from 1 July onwards as part of efforts to curb the disease
The National Communications Commission (NCC) has approved a draft digital intermediary service act
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says the face mask mandate will remain in place through to the end of July, due to the current domestic coronavirus situation and the rising number of imported cases of the newest Omicron subvariants
The Central Weather Bureau says Taiwan experienced the hottest May since records began in 1947 with an average temperature of 27.8 degrees.
Taipei, New Taipei and Kaohsiung will begin vaccinating senior citizens who have not yet received their coronavirus vaccines, as well as some categories of indigenous people, from tomorrow, when the central government's expanded vaccine rollout begins.
Taiwan's health minister, Chen Shih-chung, has confirmed that Taiwan is in talks with foreign companies to manufacture coronavirus vaccines on a contract basis.
The Ministry of Economic Affairs announced that the government will continue to requisition eight million surgical face masks per day until the end of July, despite the coronavirus situation easing off here in Taiwan.
Minister without Portfolio Audrey Tang is encouraging the public to pre-order their government-issued stimulus vouchers and to choose the digital format if possible to avoid long lines when they are made available from tomorrow.
Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau says the mercury in Taipei rose to 38.9 degrees at 13:15 on Monday, 29 June, marking the highest temperature ever recorded in the capital in the month of June since the city's weather station was established in 1896.
Legislative Speaker You Si-kun says an extraordinary legislative session will run until 22 July as scheduled, during which lawmakers will vote on whether to approve President Tsai Ying-wen's nominees for the Control Yuan, among other issues.
Taiwan's official manufacturing purchasing managers' index (PMI) rose to 61.2 in December, the sixth straight month of gains and the highest level since March 2017.
Social media giant Meta, which owns Facebook, has taken a step against Chinese disinformation campaigns.
Taiwan's Army has released a four-step standard response to incursions by Chinese drones after spotting one near a small islet in Kinmen County yesterday
The main candidates vying for Taipei mayor in Taiwan's year-end elections have started to outline their policies, with two of them recently focusing on their housing policies and another talking up policies on sports and the well-being of city residents
Based on the advanced estimate, Taiwan's real gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 12.93% on a quarter-on-quarter seasonally-adjusted annualized basis (SAAR) and 8.16% on a year-on-year (yoy) basis in the first quarter of 2021 (1Q21), according to the Directorate General of Budget Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS).
A foreign resident's first-hand perspectives on Taiwan's coronavirus pandemic response and healthcare system
By Douglas Habecker
The ECCT hosted a webinar on the topic "Recovering from Covid-19 - Personal experiences and perspectives from Case 50, a coronavirus survivor in Taiwan" with guest speaker Douglas Habecker, Co-Publisher of Compass Magazine.
We can buy insurance to cover most catastrophes, but not the risk of war. There are good and justifiable reasons why, but that isn't very helpful for the ordinary homeowner, or for a business that wants to set up in Taiwan. Is there any way out of this conundrum?
By Lee Faulkner
Taiwan ranks 11th out of 63 major economies in the latest World Digital Competitiveness Ranking. The latest ranking represents a drop of three places from last year.
Premier Su Tseng-chang has confirmed that, starting on 13 October, most border controls will be lifted and new arrivals will only observe 7 days of "self-health management".
Taiwan's Minister of Health and Welfare, Chen Shih-chung, says if ongoing trials of a domestically-produced coronavirus vaccine prove successful, mass production could begin by mid-2021.
The Tourism Administration says local hotels reported strong growth in visitor volumes during the first nine months of 2023.
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Economic Affairs and Climate Action Minister Robert Habeck have vowed to solve investment subsidy issues for TSMC and Intel.
Taiwan Power Company's annual summer electricity pricing scheme will take effect this Thursday and remain in place until 30 September.
The Ministry of the Interior (MOI) says it is seeking to amend Regulations Governing Visiting, Residence and Permanent Residence of Aliens.
Taiwan is in the process of formulating a strategy and policies to make hydrogen part of its path to net zero emissions by 2050.
The jury is still out on how much life will change when the pandemic is finally over but while we wait for a vaccine and effective treatments for Covid-19, businesses and consumers will have to find innovative ways to adapt
By Duncan Levine
Provisions in Taiwan's laws that treat adultery as a criminal offense have been ruled unconstitutional and declared invalid effective immediately, according to an announcement by Constitutional Court Chief Justice Hsu Tzong-li today.
Taiwan's National Science and Technology Council Minister Wu Zheng-zhong has officially opened the Taiwan AI Center of Excellence.
The visiting speaker of the Czech parliament's lower house has affirmed her country's ties with Taiwan in a speech at the Legislative Yuan - saying her country "will be with" Taiwan.
The 2023 Smart City & Expo is underway in Taipei and Kaohsiung.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says it will be updating coronavirus data on a weekly basis from tomorrow, as infections over the past month have shown a steady decline.
The Robert Walters Salary Survey 2022 was co-launched with the ECCT at a Premium Event lunch, which was followed by a press conference for the media
The cabinet says it plans to extend the removal of business tax on imported corn, wheat, soybeans and other commodities until the end of June
The newly opened Taichung metropolitan rail (MRT) line has attracted hundreds of thousands of riders over its first few days of operation.
The Ministry of Labour (MOL) says young people are being paid more than before.
The World News Media Congress is taking place in Taipei this week and is bringing together more than 900 leaders in journalism and news media organisations from 58 countries.
The National Communication Commission (NCC) has approved Mirror TV's application to air its news show on channel 86 on 32 cable networks.
Many insurance companies in Taiwan have suffered huge losses from Covid-related claims. How did this happen, what could companies have done to prevent such losses, and where does this leave us now?
By Lee Faulkner
Officials say the first batch of the Novavax vaccine is set to arrive in Taiwan at the end of the month
The Group of Seven (G7) country leaders have agreed to spend US$4.5 billion on addressing food security issues around the globe exacerbated by rising grain and food costs following Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
The Taichung District Prosecutors' Office has indicted four people involved in a labour brokerage company on charges of exploiting migrant workers through wage manipulation.
A new report indicates that Taiwan continues to uphold an image of clean government.
The KMT is describing Terry Gou's plans to run as an independent candidate in January's election as being "deeply regrettable."
The majority of the industry sector has said they can only accept a minimum wage raise at below 3% for next year
Taiwan's economy is now in a recession after experiencing a second consecutive quarter of gross domestic product (GDP) contraction, the commonly accepted definition of a recession.
Taiwan and the European Union held their second round of Trade and Investment Dialogue.
Taiwanese journalists are not jailed or censored by the state, but media groups are vulnerable to foreign political interference, libel laws may be abused, and journalists are suffering from a polarised media environment dominated by sensationalism and the pursuit of profit
By Brian Hioe
Transport Minister Wang Kwo-tsai is stressing that the government fully supports the corporatisation of the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) within three years.
Taiwan's minister of the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) Wang Mei-hua is seeking to play down reports that Taiwan's leading semiconductor manufacturers could build new plants in Europe.
Agriculture Minister Chen Chi-chung is confident that local farmers would benefit if Taiwan successfully joins the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says it will be easing some coronavirus restrictions at movie theatres, sports venues, and train stations this week while more entertainment venues will also be allowed to re-open on 5 October.
More pandemic restrictions are set to be eased soon.
The decennial national population and household census will begin in November, with 16,000 census workers set to visit more than 1.2 million households around Taiwan.
Researchers at National Chiao Tung University (NCTU) have developed a rapid Covid-19 test.
A national security source says recent social media posts which claim the government is planning to allow 100,000 Indian migrant workers into Taiwan is part of China's cognitive warfare.
The Centers for Disease Control has issued a health alert instructing medical professionals to be on alert to the risk of mycoplasma pneumonia spreading to Taiwan.
Taiwan's real gross domestic product (GDP) increased by 2.32% in the third quarter of 2023 from the same period of previous year, according to the latest preliminary estimate from the Directorate General of Budget Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS).
The Tourism Bureau says nearly 100,000 tourists came to Taiwan in October, after the government lifted quarantine regulations.
The National Security Council (NSC) and the Ministry of National Defense (MND) will assign representatives to serve as board members of the Ministry of Digital Affairs' (MODA) recently inaugurated cybersecurity organization.
Academics are seeking to explain why the referendum on lowering the voting age to 18 failed to pass on Saturday.
The National Development Council says it plans to allocate an additional NT$210 billion budget to the government's coronavirus relief fund.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says the latest batch of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccines are now being distributed.
Covid-19 is here, so what's next for Taiwan?
By Mike Jewell
The ECCT, in conjunction with ICRT, hosted a briefing by the Taipei City Government on the latest Covid-19 situation in Taipei.
Health Minister Chen Shi-chung says Taiwan is preparing to negotiate with the United States over producing American coronavirus vaccines here.
The European Commission has published its guidance on how the Code of Practice on Disinformation, the first of its kind worldwide, should be strengthened to become a more effective tool for countering disinformation.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) is reporting 203 new coronavirus cases, of which 83 are domestic infections
US based commercial electric vehicle startup Lordstown Motors is suing Hon Hai for its failure to follow through with a US$170 million investment in the company.
Ministry of National Defense (MND) officials say Taoyuan International Airport will suspend commercial air traffic for one hour late next month for a military anti-takeover drill.
The Centers for Disease Control says the number of serious coronavirus infections fell slightly week-on-week, but continues on a plateau that has lasted for much of this month.
Taiwan risks missing out on the burgeoning business of family offices. What can be learnt from Singapore and Hong Kong?
By Paul Shelton
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says 61 people who recently arrived in Taiwan have been found to be infected with either the Omicron BA.4 or BA.5 subvariant
The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) says large industrial consumers will seetheir electricity rates riseby 15% from 1 July.
Finland and Sweden are now one step closer to becoming members of NATO after Turkey dropped its opposition to them joining the alliance, which has been taken in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Taipei officials are discussing how night markets will be reopened.
The European Union says it has launched action against China at world trade's governing body, for discriminatory practices against Lithuania
Based on advance estimates by the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS), Taiwan's real gross domestic product (GDP) increased by 4.88% on a year-on-year basis (y-o-y) in 4Q21 and 6.28% for the full year in 2021, the highest growth rate in 11 years
The Central Epidemic Command Center has announced a precautionary ban on all inpatient visits to hospitals in Taipei, New Taipei, and Taoyuan until 9 February.
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has announced that it is resuming regular passenger flights to Taiwan, starting on 1 September.
Taiwan's current renewable energy targets and roll-out plans are probably underestimating future demand
Interview with James Liu, General Manager, Industrial Services & Cybersecurity, TÜV Rheinland Taiwan Ltd.
The Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) 2024 presidential candidate, Lai Ching-te is overseeing the opening of 'unofficial' campaign offices to help the party garner support ahead of next January's election.
TSMC led Taiwan's patent applications with a record-breaking 752 submissions in the first quarter of this year, setting a record for the highest number of applications in a single quarter.
The cabinet is pledging NT$1 billion in funding for a programme the government hopes will help ease labour shortages faced by the tourism, hospitality, logistics and agricultural sectors.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has further loosened its quarantine rules for contacts of people confirmed to be positive for the coronavirus - removing the need to take a second rapid test originally required on the third day of quarantine
The government has now begun rationing the sale of coronavirus rapid test kits. Health Minister Chen Shih-chung says from today the kits will be available at controlled prices at contracted pharmacies and public health centres islandwide
Taiwan's real gross domestic product (GDP) increased by 3.06% on a year-on-year (yoy) basis in the first quarter of 2022 (1Q22) and 6.39% on a quarter-on-quarter seasonally adjusted annualised basis (saar)
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has begun rolling out Moderna's latest Covid-19 vaccine and is urging people to get the shots amid concerns of another outbreak in the near future.
The Ministry of National Defense (MND) has appointed its first female chief to head the Political Warfare Bureau.
Premier Chen Chien-jen says the government plans to raise child day care allowances by at least NT$1,500 per month starting next year.
Taiwan's digital communications and energy systems are vulnerable to both natural and man-made disruptions. Is enough being done to prepare for disasters?
By Paul Shelton
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is warning that if Taiwan is attacked, the global economy could face devastation as most semiconductors in the world are produced here.
Deputy Finance Minister Frank Ruan says the government is closely monitoring the stock exchange and the National Stabilization Fund could enter the market if there's a sudden large decline in share prices.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says the number of domestic coronavirusinfections dropped last week for the first time in over a month, falling by 3% from a week earlier.
Newly elected opposition party Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Eric Chu is expressing his hope that exchanges and cooperation between his party and Beijing will be strengthened on the basis of the "1992 consensus."
The ECCT's biannual 2023 Europe-Taiwan Telecom Forum was hosted for the seventh time in Taipei. Arranged by the ECCT's Telecom, Media and Content committee, the half-day event brought together telecom and technology industry experts, senior regulatory officials and executives from companies operating in all sectors of the telecom industry and supply chain, including Taiwan’s major telecom operators and equipment suppliers from Taiwan and Europe.
Economics Minister Wang Mei-hua says investors should remain confident in Taiwan's semiconductor industry, as it plays a critical role in the global supply chain and there is no imminent drop in demand.
The Central Election Commission says there is "no legal basis" for proposals to allow people in coronavirus isolation to cast absentee ballots or vote at designated polling places during next month's local election.
The government has strong ambitions and local industry players see significant business opportunities by being part of the global electric vehicle supply chain
After the initial shock of the Covid-19 pandemic, how have people adapted and how are they feeling and acting one year on?
By Mike Jewell
Taiwan's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) increased by 3.92% year-on-year in the third quarter of 2020 (3Q20), according to a report by the Directorate General of Budget Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS).
The annual report, produced by Michael Page in association with the ECCT, was released at a Premium Event lunch. A summary of the report’s highlights was presented at the lunch by the guest speakers. After the lunch the report was released to the media at a press conference.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) yesterday reported 81,852 local Covid cases today with a record 104 deaths
Despite the loss of formal diplomatic allies, Taiwan's relations with the world continue to strengthen thanks to pragmatic leadership and shifting geopolitical priorities
By Brian Hioe
The Legislative Yuan has approved the cabinet's request to extend the special Covid-19 relief act and budget by a year
Taiwan's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is expected to slow down to 3.91% in 2022 from the more robust growth rate of 6.57% in 2021
The Central Election Commission has officially announced this year's referendums.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) reported 667 domestic Covid-19 cases today, four imported cases and 13 deaths in its daily press conference today.
The National Health Insurance Administration (NHIA) says it will be making changes to co-payment schemes beginning on 1 July.
The Ministry of Labor (MOL) has rejected the proposal of a 4-day workweek initiative.
The government's new housing market schemes will be taking effect early next month.
Taiwan's official unemployment rate declined by 0.04 percentage points month-on-month to 3.46% in May, according to a news release by the Directorate General of Budget Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS).
Cybersecurity has been an important topic in Taiwan recently, one that touches several areas of the technology business. A recent case concerns the Covid-19 pandemic when the central government prohibited all government agencies from using a popular video conferencing service based on cybersecurity concerns.
By John Eastwood, Wendy Chu, Nathan Snyder, and David Rosenthal
The Central Epidemic Command Center says the government's 1922 website is scheduled to begin accepting appointment bookings today for Covid-19 booster jabs that will be administered from 7-13 February
The Covid pandemic may have made working from home a thing-- even in Taiwan
Taiwan has recorded 46 new domestic Covid-19 cases, two clusters of unknown origin in Taipei and Yilan County having been confirmed as Omicron variant infections
Taiwan's industrial production increased for the eleventh consecutive month by 9.9% in December and 6.8% for the full year, according to a report by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
How are British businesses adapting to life outside the EU and how do Taiwanese firms now view the UK?
By Mike Jewell
Taiwan has established a connection with one of its recently launched satellites.
The National Development Council (NDC) has outlined its plans for the new stimulus voucher programme.
The cabinet has approved the central government's proposed 2022 budget of NT$2.2391 trillion
Dynamic and constantly evolving
By Mike Jewell
The Ministry of Education says it is preparing to begin offering Covid jabs to children aged between 6-11 on school campuses as early as next Monday
Taiwan's Health Minister Chen Shih-chung says people who arrive in Taiwan and who are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus could be allowed to shorten their quarantine from 14 to seven days by mid-May.
The 2021 ECCT EU-Taiwan Healthcare Forum brought together experts from Europe and Taiwan to discuss solutions for today's most urgent healthcare challenges.
President Tsai Ing-wen says she believes that "there is more room for Taiwan and the UK to deepen cooperation in areas such as trade and energy."
Taiwan's first domestically built submarine prototype will begin underwater testing after it launches later this week.
Premier Chen Chien-jen says the cabinet plans to allocate an additional NT$8 billion for the island's fire services.
Chinese president Xi Jinping has been confirmed for an unprecedented third term in power. What do Xi's remarks at the CCP's 20th national congress and the stacking of the standing committee of the politburo with his loyalists mean for Taiwan?
By Brian Hioe
The Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) says this year’s goal of deploying more electric buses will be met by the end of the year.
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung says the government will only consider loosening border restrictions once 70% of the island's population has received at least one coronavirus vaccine shot and over 60% are fully vaccinated
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says it's considering whether to allow incoming travellers to be able to quarantine at home once again
The cabinet has approved an "action plan" it says will help make Taiwan's streets safer for pedestrians.
The government says the number of "make-up" work days is being cut to just one next year, while the number of long weekends will be reduced to four from this year's seven.
The Ministry of Education (MOE) says there are currently no plans to allow elementary and junior high school students to have an early summer vacation
Central Epidemic Command Center advisor Zhang Shan-chun says seniors who contract the coronavirus should be hospitalised.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has announced that the island-wide level 3 alert will be extended until 14 June, citing the severity of domestic transmission rates.
The Ministry of Economic Affairs says the island's food and beverage industry had its worst sales month in April since November of 2014, as more consumers opted to stay at home and eat due to concerns about the coronavirus.
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) and Hai Long Offshore Wind (Hai Long) have announced that the new SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbine is intended to be used in its 300MW Hai Long 2 project in Taiwan. According to a press release issued today, the deployment of the new turbine for the rest of the 1,044 MW Hai Long pipeline is also being considered.
Taiwan's successful energy transition requires grid investment
By Tim Ferry
The UN's sustainable development goals are even more relevant to business sustainability today in the face of a global pandemic and devastating climate change
By Duncan Levine
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed that Taiwan's former representative to Thailand, Zhuang Shou-han tendered his resignation due to allegations of sexual harassment.
The Environmental Protection Administration says packaging materials used by online retailers will no longer be allowed to contain PVC from 1 July.
The government will lower the Level 3 Covid-19 alert to Level 2, starting from Tuesday, 27 July.
Taiwan's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has approved the inclusion of a locally developed Covid-19 vaccine in the country's rollout.
7% of Taiwan's labourers say they were either laid off or suffered reductions in payments due to the impact of coronavirus last year, according to the Ministry of Labour (MOL).
The Ministry of Labor set this year's Equal Pay Day on 21 February, two days earlier than last year, based on estimates that women needed to work that far into the year to earn the same amount that men did last year.
Premier Su Zhen-chang is touting the record-high budget for national defence, education and raising birth rates next year
Will the US withdrawal from Afghanistan accelerate trends toward self-reliance in Taiwan?
By Brian Hioe
Central bank Governor Yang Jin-long says interest rates are likely to remain unchanged for the time being, as the local economy is not overheating.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says strict border control measures will remain in place until the national vaccination rate rises.
The High Court has rejected an appeal by a son of late Evergreen Group founder Chang Yung-fa, who was challenging a ruling that his father left his entire estate to another son, StarLux Airlines Chairman Chang Kuo-wei.
The National Federation of Teachers Unions is urging the government to scrap what it's describing as its "misguided" policy to turn Taiwan into a "bilingual nation" by the year 2030.
Transport minister Wang Kwo-tsai says the number of international visitors to Taiwan has rebounded post-coronavirus, with over 1.5 million entering the country this year through 24 April.
Deputy Health Minister Victor Wang says the coronavirus will be downgraded from a Category 5 communicable disease to a Category 4 disease on 1 May.
Dictators and wannabe empire-builders often use a nuanced rhetoric to justify aggression. Russian president Vladimir Putin justifies his attack on Ukraine by saying that he needs to "save it", though it is uncertain what he is saving it from. China, similarly, resorts to rhetoric to justify its hegemonic claims to Taiwan. However, those claims clash and remain at odds with the reality of the San Fran-cisco Peace Treaty (SFPT) whose anniversary is this month.
By Jerome F Keating
Taiwan People's Party (TPP) presidential candidate Ko Wen-je is dismissing calls by the Kuomintang's (KMT) Hou Yu-ih for the "swift" finalization of plans for an electoral pact between the two parties.
Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) says it's partnering with the Taiwan Creative Content Agency to inject NT$3 billion into the development of domestic television dramas.
President Tsai Ing-wen has launched a government short code SMS platform as part of efforts to combat fraud.
China is gaining unfair advantages from its hybrid and state dominated economy. Reciprocity in trade and economic relations will be required for a sustainable and mutually beneficial relationship.
By Darryl Lupton
The ECCT hosted a Premium Event lunch featuring Dr Shieu Fuh-Sheng, Minister of the Ministry of Environment (MOENV).
The head of a visiting delegation of German lawmakers is reiterating Berlin's opposition to any non-peaceful or unilateral changes to the cross-strait status quo.
Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense (MND) Minister Chiu Kuo-cheng says the armed forces are ready to make adjustments to its personnel.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says it will further loosen its current coronavirus policies on 7 November.
The Central Epidemic Command Center says the first-dose coronavirus vaccination rate has now surpassed 77%, while almost half of the population have now received the two doses needed to be fully vaccinated
To maintain economic momentum, Taiwan should re-embrace the winning formula of connection and integration with the world, advance the energy transformation and enhance Taiwan's attractiveness for talent
Tai-Power says its supply system flashed a "yellow" warning light due to high demand on Monday, after a coal-fired generator in Taichung suffered a breakdown.
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung says medical experts have suggested that the Level 3 coronavirus alert be extended due to the current level of transmission rates.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says it is adjusting measures to ensure that there is enough space in hospitals to care for Covid-19 patients.
Taiwan's industrial production index increased 3.51% in April 2020 compared with the same month in 2019. According to a report by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), an annual comparison by main industrial division showed that manufacturing increased 4.15%, mining & quarrying increased 21.89%, electricity & gas supply decreased 5.35% and water supply decreased 0.19%.
Taiwan has announced sanctions following Russia's invasion of Ukraine. This is a quick review of the implications
By John Eastwood, Heather Hsiao, Jamie Chen, Nathan Snyder and Erin Hopkins
The ECCT arranged a special lunch featuring guest speaker Filip Grzegorzewski, Head of Office, of the European Economic and Trade Office to talk about the EU's response to the crisis in Ukraine and what the new reality means for EU member states and multinational companies
Premier Su Tseng-chang says the Executive Yuan is introducing a new employee disaster insurance bill.
Taiwan's cabinet says the vaccination appointment platform is now ready but it won't be used until the vaccination programme is open for all.
Taipei has been named the best leisure destination in Asia for the fourth straight year, in a survey conducted by the American magazine, Global Traveler.
Taiwan's National Federation of Teachers Unions says elementary and secondary schools will start the new school year on 1 September.
The Central Epidemic Command Center says coronavirus testing stations set up near wholesale vegetable markets in Taipei and New Taipei will remain in place to ensure the disease has not spread into local communities.
In this exclusive interview, Jakub Janda, Director of EVC, the first European thinktank to establish an office in Taiwan, talks about how increasing bilateral exchanges between research institutes in Europe and Taiwan will provide mutual benefits for both sides
By Duncan Levine
Data compiled by the Ministry of Economic Affairs shows the industrial production index up more than 13.2% from a year earlier
Health officials say they will extend the current Level 2 Covid alert now in place across the island. The alert level is expected to remain in force until 7 February
The cabinet has approved a plan to disband the ad-hoc Transitional Justice Commission
Taiwan's real gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 4.86% year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2021 and by 6.45% for the whole 2021, according to the latest preliminary estimate by the Directorate General of Budget Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS)
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) is lifting some coronavirus prevention measures from 1 March
Taiwan is making progress on its 2025 and beyond goals, but will it be enough?
By Tim Ferry
Lawmakers from across party lines are pushing for a new law to fight against climate change.
The Water Resources Agency has introduced tougher water restrictions from today due to shortages in some parts of the island – meaning industrial water usage in certain areas has now been cut by up to 11%.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) will be partially lifting restrictions on the entry of foreign visitors from 1 March.
The Mainland Affairs Council says it will reopen Taiwan's borders to Chinese tourists entering from a third location from 1 September.
The cabinet has approved a NT$2.88 trillion central government general budget plan for next year.
Looking ahead to the November municipal elections, both the KMT and DPP have the advantage of incumbency in certain races. Taipei looks to be competitive, but the DPP may struggle in Taoyuan. With the memory of China's military drills still fresh, will party affiliation trump individual candidate appeal this time?
By Brian Hioe
The Central Epidemic Commander Center (CECC) is forecasting that new coronavirus cases induced by the Omicron subvariant BA. 5 are expected to peak in mid or late September
The Taiwan Railway Labor Union says its members won't be pushing for strike action on public holidays later this year due to progress in negotiations with the Taiwan Railways Administration on pay issues
The Ministry of Education says Chinese students enrolled in tertiary-level schools here in Taiwan are now allowed to enter the country. According to the ministry, the new regulation will benefit some 5,000 students from China.
Sales of wholesale trade were NT$1.0164 trillion in March 2023, a decrease of 13.3% compared with the same month in 2022, according to a report from the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
Keelung Mayor Hsieh Kuo-liang says he plans to file an administrative appeal against a cabinet decision to revoke approval of a local referendum on building a liquefied natural gas terminal in the city.
Cabinet spokesman Luo Bing-cheng says Premier Su Tseng-chang has agreed in principle to support a "3 4" proposal to shorten the home isolation period for close contacts of those who tested positive for Covid
In the absence of rules in the Internet age, artists make their own
Taiwan's unemployment rate fell from a month earlier in September to sit at 3.48% as the number of first-time jobseekers declined.
The Central Election Commission says the first televised policy presentation for candidates contesting the January 13 presidential election will take place on 20 December.
The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) is accusing Beijing of opening "politically motivated" investigations into Hon Hai in an attempt to pressure Terry Gou into abandoning his independent bid for the presidency.
The National Development Council (NDC) says its Talent Taiwan service centre will be opening on 1 November.
The two opposition parties KMT and TPP have named their vice presidential candidates, marking the breakdown of months-long efforts for a blue and white-camp alliance.
The Taipei Department of Environmental Protection is reminding residents that beverage shops in the city will be prohibited from providing single-use plastic drinking cups from 1 December.
The Ministry of Labor (MOL) says businesses will be able to apply for monthly subsidies of up to NT$920 per employee under a 2023 financial support scheme. Businesses will be able to begin applying for the subsidies in January
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By Mike Jewell
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) is expanding the availability of mix-and-match second coronavirus vaccine shots
Taiwan's rigid localisation requirements risk raising costs and slowing development, while belying real opportunities for Taiwanese champions in the global market.
By Tim Ferry
The government is optimistic about Taiwan's economic growth this year. The National Development Council says the Taiwan economy could grow by over 1.8% in 2020, thanks to better-than-anticipated export orders and exports in the fourth quarter.
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung says the government is hoping to procure at least 30 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine.
President Tsai Ing-wen is voicing her hope that English proficiency here in Taiwan can improve over the next decade.
The Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER) is warning that it will be a challenge for the government to reach its economic growth target of 2% for the year due to weakening global demand.
The Ministry of Labor (MOL) says it plans to loosen the criteria for the employment of migrant workers.
With three candidates already in the race to be Taiwan's next president and the possibility of others joining, this election has echoes of the past
By Brian Hioe
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) says it has recalled Taiwan's ambassador from Honduras.
New Taipei City's Health Bureau is reminding businesses that displaying and selling e-cigarettes is prohibited in the city.
Taiwan and Germany have signed a mutual legal assistance agreement related to assistance on criminal matters.
Taiwan's central bank has raised its key interest rates by 12.5 basis points. The move comes after the bank held its quarterly policymaking meeting.
Ministry of National Defense (MND) Minister Chiu Kuo-chen says his office will present an evaluation report later this year on whether or not to extend the current four-month mandatory training for conscripts
The Ministry of Labor (MOL) says employer-held migrant worker employment permits set to expire from 1 April to 30 June will be automatically extended for an additional three months
The European Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee has adopted a report identifying the security challenges facing the body in the Indo-Pacific
The Taiwan government and major industry players have recognised that ESG must become an indispensable part of best practice corporate development in Taiwan but are companies taking the necessary actions?
By Paul Shelton
The 2021 Sustainable City Forum was organised by the Taoyuan City Government, the International Climate Development Institution (ICDI) and co-organised by the ECCT's Low Carbon Initiative (LCI) and ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says it is currently reviewing the possibility of raising the cap on arrivals sometime in the next few months.
With relaxed social distancing laws, Taiwan's film industry seems on track for recovery, but filmmakers and festival organisers are not breathing sighs of relief just yet.
By Joanna Lee
Public health officials say 89 hospitals across the island are setting up special clinics to treat people who might be suffering from long Covid
Taiwan's government is condemning Russia for undermining Ukraine's sovereignty... and is urging all sides to seek peaceful means to resolve their disputes
Taiwan's export orders in January 2021 increased 49.3% to US$52.7 billion year-on-year, according to a report from the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
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The European Commission has announced a new aid package worth €232 to support global efforts to tackle the Covid-19 outbreak.
The ECCT hosted the Tainan-ECCT-NCKU Low Carbon City Conference with the theme Public Private & Academic Partnership (PPAP) for a sustainable future
The newly-launched Ministry of Environment (MOENV) has promised that the problem of "garbage mountains" in Taoyuan, Taitung and Hualian should be partially solved by the end of the year.
President Tsai Ing-wen attended her final remembrance service as Taiwan's head of State for those killed on Kinmen during the 1958 Second Taiwan Straits Crisis.
New Taipei Mayor Ho Yo-yi has announced that the “conditional opening” of water-related recreational activities and supporting measures begins today.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) plans to test 5,000 randomly selected blood donation samples for coronavirus antibodies as it seeks to better understand the prevalence of the disease during its peak here in Taiwan.
The government says the island's unemployment rate fell from a month earlier in July as the local job market has now stabilised.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says it will be launching a series of measures to combat the spread of the more infectious Delta variant of the coronavirus.
Taiwan's official unemployment rate reached 4% in July, according to the monthly Manpower Survey Results report by the Directorate General of Budget Accounting & Statistics (DGBAS).
As you can read in our latest Feature article, retail purchases have not registered much change in total spending during the pandemic, but the shift in product demand has changed the profile of channel use quite significantly.
Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center says restrictions on flights to and from China and an entry ban on transit passengers will remain in effect after the initial end date later this month
The cabinet says it has now allocated the bulk of the government's special NT$150 billion coronavirus relief and revitalization budget.
Restaurants continue to suffer under the influence of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Taiwan's central bank has raised its key interest rates by 12.5 basis points following its quarterly policymaking meeting.
The cabinet says the face mask mandate will likely remain in place until the end of this year.
The government has formally submitted its application to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).
Premier Su Tseng-chang says the government expects the island's first-dose vaccination coverage to hit 70% by the end of October.
The Fisheries Agency has issued a new draft regulation for a system to better manage derelict fishing gear that causes marine pollution.
Taiwan's wholesale, retail and food services sales all rose in August compared with the same month in 2019.
Offshore wind farms in Taiwan may soon be farms for something else.
Taiwan's industrial production index increased 10.73% in September 2020 compared with the same month in 2019.
Compared with the same month in 2019, sales of wholesale trade in September 2020 increased 8.2% to NT$952.1 billion while retail sales in September 2020 increased 2.9% year-on-year to NT$320.6 billion.
The ECCT has released its 2024 Position Papers.
The Taiwan People's Party has released its legislator-at-large nominees for January's elections.
Taiwan's official unemployment rate declined by 0.21 percentage points in October to 3.43% compared to the same month in 2022.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) is expressing its "dissatisfaction" towards Taiwan's exclusion from this week's World Health Organization's (WHO) annual assembly (WHA) in Geneva.
Retail trade sales in Taiwan registered NT$369.7 billion in April 2023, an increase of 7.5% from the same month in 2022.
Taiwan's export orders came in at US$51.9 billion in April 2022 a decrease of 5.5% compared with the same month in 2021, according to a report by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA)
Taiwan's state-run Taipower says that from 1 June, electric car owners will be charged a flat-month rate of NT$262.5 for household electricity
The ECCT's Low Carbon Initiative was a co-organiser of the 2022 Sustainable City Forum
The ECCT held its annual Premium Event lunch with Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je and senior officials from the Taipei City Government (TCG), marking the 23rd year since the ECCT held its first round table lunch with the TCG.
Taiwan's main international airport has reached a significant milestone in dropping passenger numbers.
Foreign nationals in Taiwan are getting a break on their visas.
The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) says it will review electricity rates next Monday
European Union leaders agreed at a summit today to make Ukraine and Moldova candidates to join the bloc, marking an historic move by Brussels following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
Travellers from Taiwan will be allowed to visit the Netherlands without having to quarantine or present a negative coronavirus test result from tomorrow.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says all people arriving in Taiwan will be tested for the coronavirus on the last day of their mandatory 14-day quarantine.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) today announced that the current coronavirus alert level (Level 3) will be extended for an additional two weeks until 12 July.
Wholesale, retail and food services sales all fell in May compared to the same month in 2019.
Taiwan's unemployment rate declined by 0.02 percentage points month-on-month and 0.11 percentage points year-on-year to 3.50% in January while the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained at 3.60%.
The Directorate General of Budget Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS) has cut its official 2023 forecast for Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to 2.12%, a downward revision of 0.63 percentage points from its previous forecast.
The Ministry of Labor says the hourly pay of male workers in Taiwan last year was at about NT$361 while that of female workers was NT$304
The European Commission has proposed new rules on who can use and access data generated in the EU across all economic sectors
Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) spokesperson Zhuang Ren-xiang says the government is in the process of preparing its digital coronavirus certificate and more details about the system will be released next week
The FSC plans to expand mandatory compensation disclosure requirements for listed company directors and executives but will Taiwan's so-called "fat cat" remuneration disclosure amendment make any real difference?
By Paul Shelton
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has raised the weekly cap of 40,000 arrivals to 50,000 with immediate effect
President Tsai Ing-wen has apologized for the handling of the coronavirus cluster infection on board a navy supply ship, saying "as commander-in-chief, she holds ultimate responsibility for the military."
Premier Su Tseng-chang says some 900,000 people will have received coronavirus relief payments from the government by the end of this week.
Unlike their confrontational counterparts in Europe, Taiwan's chapter of the Extinction Rebellion takes a creative approach to raising environmental awareness
The Mainland Affairs Council is dismissing Beijing's latest proposals for peaceful reunification - saying Taiwan will never allow China to "meddle" in its future.
Students aged between 12 and 17 will begin being administered Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccinations this morning. Most of the shots will be administered on school on-campus
The unemployment rate rose by 0.1 percentage point to 3.99% in August.
Taiwan leads the way in Asia in gender equality, but can it overcome its patriarchal heritage?
By Mike Jewell
An economic think tank is getting more optimistic about the local economy.
Taiwanese views of US president Donald Trump and his Democratic Party challenger, Joe Biden, are nuanced and shaped by the complex interplay of relations involving the US, China and Taiwan.
By Brian Hioe
Lawmakers have passed a bill allowing courts to issue restraining orders to prevent the dissemination of explicit images.
The DPP's presidential candidate Lai Ching-te has named Taiwan's top diplomat in the United States, Hsiao Bi-khim as his running mate for January's election.
Lawmakers have approved amendments to the Highway Act, which aims to put pedestrians first when it comes to transport design.
Governments and businesses the world over have committed to achieving net zero, but the choices individuals make should not be overlooked.
By Bart Linssen
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC reported 11,888 new domestic coronavirus cases on Monday, the lowest number in 207 days.
Premier Su Tseng-chang says the cap of inbound traveller will be raised to 200,000 a week from the current 150,000 starting next month.
Taiwan's Central Election Commission (CEC) is reminding voters to wear masks without candidate information, when voting.
The Taipei Representative Office in France is celebrating the inauguration of France's first Taiwan Center for Mandarin Learning
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung says there are no current plans to change the mask mandate
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has said it has increased the number of quarantine rooms available for citizens abroad returning to Taiwan for the Lunar New Year holiday to 35,500
Taiwan has been ranked 27th globally and fourth in Asia in the latest World Happiness Report.
Online registration for the NT$6,000 cash payments drawn from last year's tax surplus will be open later today.
Taiwan and Germany have signed a science and technology agreement.
Floating offshore wind will be essential for Taiwan to achieve its offshore wind energy goals but getting there will require the government and industry to resolve the administrative, infrastructure and financing challenges
By Jason Wang, Fredy Huang, Raoul Kubitschek and James McCatherin
The ECCT arranged a Premium Event lunch with Taipei Mayor Chiang Wan-An (蔣萬安) and senior officials from the Taipei City Government.
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) lawmaker Luo Chih-cheng is calling on the government to extend the mandatory military service period
President Tsai Ing-wen has reaffirmed her administration's plans to achieve net zero emissions by 2050
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says Taiwan will likely be one of the first countries to receive shipments of the second-generation Moderna vaccine if it proves effective
Taiwan's jobless rate rose slightly last month.
The ECCT's Low Carbon Initiative cooperated with CommonWealth Magazine to arrange the full-day forum, which was recorded live for broadcast later.
Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) Minister Wang Kwo-tsai says the current weekly cap of 25,000 visitor arrivals will likely continue until at least the end of this month
While paperwork may seem excessive and some procedures outdated, Taiwanese banks share many of the same issues as their counterparts in other jurisdictions
By Paul Shelton
Water conservation efforts and heavy rainfall over the past few days have further eased water shortages in Taiwan, allowing for the lifting of strict water rationing in central and southern Taiwan.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) is now allowing all pregnant women in Taiwan to choose the Covid-19 vaccine they want.
Taiwan's unemployment rate rose by 0.4 percentage points to 4.07% in May, compared with the same month in 2019.
The digital Salary Survey 2023 was released by Robert Walters in cooperation with the ECCT at a Premium Event lunch.
Besides articulating the general pathos and anger of Taiwanese youth, indie is the preferred musical genre of many young political activists
By Brian Hioe
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung says the government is moving towards lifting the ban on foreign visitors next month.
The government says the island's median annual wage last year edged up 1% to NT$506,000, while the average wage rose 3.02% to a three-year high of NT$67,000.
The head of a visiting European Parliamentary delegation believes the timing to begin discussions on a bilateral investment agreement between the European Union and Taiwan is "more right than ever."
CNA has released its list of the year's top 10 news stories in Taiwan.
The rejection by Taiwanese voters of all four referendums is a setback for the opposition and signals internal disunity
By Brian Hioe
Taiwan's unemployment rate in November declined to 3.66% or 3.71% on a seasonally adjusted basis
In spite of lingering Covid-19 challenges in 2022, young adults under 30 have achieved a record high average annual income of NT$536,000.
The government is seeking to increase defence spending by 3.5% next year.
A study by the Institute of Transportation shows Taoyuan International Airport is falling behind its regional competitors as a major transfer hub in the Asia-Pacific region
The National Communications Commission (NCC) says it could change parts of a draft digital intermediary service act following further discussions if some articles are deemed to be unwelcome or unnecessary
Lawmakers have voted to increase funding for a coronavirus response, relief and revitalization bill from NT$60 billion to NT$210 billion.
The cabinet has approved draft amendments to the Nationality Act to ease residency requirements for foreign professionals applying for naturalisation.
Taiwan's central bank has opted to leave its key interest rates unchanged following its quarterly policymaking meeting.
DPP presidential candidate Lai Ching-te has been telling reporters that if elected in January's ballot he will work towards cutting cancer deaths by a third.
Siemens Gamesa broke ground today on a massive expansion of its successful offshore nacelle facility in Taichung, Taiwan.
Taiwan's export orders came in at US$60.9 billion in September 2022, representing a decline of 3.1% compared with the same month in 2021.
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung says more vaccine mixing will be allowed in the next round of vaccinations.
The Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research (CIER) has raised its forecast for Taiwan's economic growth for 2021 to 5.84%, bringing it more or less in line with the forecast of the Directorate General of Budget Accounting and Statistics, which last raised its forecast to 5.88% on 13 August
Taiwan's battery sector has surged on the Covid-fuelled consumer electronics boom. Electric vehicles and energy storage will drive future growth
By Tim Ferry
Taiwan's personal data protection regimen: Essential approaches to prevent gaps in compliance
By John Eastwood, Wendy Chu and Nathan Snyder
Religious groups in Taiwan strive to maintain services amid the coronavirus pandemic
By Mark Caltonhill
Taiwan's export orders in April 2020 increased 2.3% to US$38.53 billion from the same month in 2019, according to a report by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, although, when measured in New Taiwan dollars, given the local currency's appreciation, the report said export orders were approximately NT$1,159.2 billion, which was down 0.3% year-on-year.
Taiwan's Air Force says all wind farms in Taiwan have passed evaluations to guarantee they won't affect the operation of Taiwan's military radar
Taiwan's Tourism Bureau has lifted a ban on vaccination requirements for local tour groups
The ECCT was a co-organiser of the 2022 EU-Taiwan Electric Vehicle Conference together with the European Economic and Trade Office (EETO), the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC), the Industrial Development Bureau (IDB), under the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) and co-organised by the European Business & Regulatory Cooperation Program (EBRC), the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) and the Vehicle Safety Certification Center (VSCC)
A shipment of 2.5-million doses of the Moderna coronavirus vaccine donated by the United States government arrived in Taiwan on Sunday (20 June).
The value of export orders placed by foreign companies with Taiwanese businesses in May rose by 34.5% year-on-year to reach NT$52.29 billion, the highest level on record for the month.
The cabinet has approved draft amendments to the Copyright Act and Trademark Act
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je has postponed the city's Lantern Festival and cancelled the annual Di-Hua Street Lunar New Year market due to the recent rise in coronavirus cases.
Taiwan top envoy to the US, Hsiao Bi-khim, has attended US President Joe Biden's swearing-in ceremony in Washington DC.
Based on an "advance estimate" by Taiwan's Directorate General of Budget Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS), Taiwan's real GDP rose by 2.73% in 2019 year on year (yoy), driven by strong activity in the fourth quarter of 2019.
Taiwan faces significant challenges in reaching its 2050 net zero emissions goal, including a lack of clear delivery plans, setting carbon emission prices too low, and the slow pace of preparations by the private sector.
By Jason Wang, Raoul Kubitschek, and James McCatherin
The number of confirmed 2019 novel coronavirus (Covid-19) cases in Taiwan continues to rise, although at a scale and pace much slower than in China. Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has reported two more confirmed coronavirus cases in Taiwan, bringing the total number of cases in Taiwan to 24, with one death since the outbreak began.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says it will be opening more Covid-19 vaccine mixing options by Friday.
Electric trains have now begun running on Taiwan Railways Administration's South Link line.
Taiwan's real GDP is projected to grow by 1.61% in 2023, according to the latest preliminary estimate from the Directorate General of Budget Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS). This represents a downward revision of by 0.43 percentage point from the previous forecast.
Environmental groups are urging the soon-to-be-inaugurated "environmental ministry" to set out a roadmap for plastics reduction and provide reassurances that it will honor its pledge to ban the use of single-use plastic items.
Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets of Taipei – demanding the government take immediate action to tackle road safety issues on Sunday (20 August).
Taiwan's export orders were US$47.7 billion in July 2023, a decrease of 12.0% compared with the same month in 2022. According to a report from the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), it was the 11th consecutive monthly year-on-year decline.
Taiwan has seen the rise and fall of several third parties over the past 30 years but creating a true Third Force to challenge the two major parties continues to prove extremely challenging
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has approved a fourth dose of a coronavirus vaccine to people aged 65 and over and for residents of long-term care facilities.Individuals aged 18 and above who are immunocompromised have also been given the approval to receive a fifth vaccine dose
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says coronavirus patients in home quarantine and case contacts isolating at home are now allowed to go to hospital themselves if they require emergency medical assistance
Air Liquide has announced plans to invest close to €200 million euros to build production capacities in Taiwan's Tainan and Hsinchu science parks.
Overseas investment in Taiwan in the first eight months of this year amounted to US$7.5 billion, a 27% decrease compared to the previous year.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has inaugurated a water recycling plant in the Tainan section of the Southern Taiwan Science Park.
The Ministry of Economic Affairs says high-voltage electricity customers will pay an extra month of higher summer rates from next year.
The current Level 2 Covid-19 alert has been extended for another two weeks until 4 October
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs says a charter flight to evacuate Taiwanese citizens from Israel is scheduled to leave from Tel Aviv later today. The flight will take those seeking evacuation to Italy.
The cabinet is proposing amendments to the Political Archives Act and the Classified National Security Information Protection Act to allow political archives from Taiwan's authoritarian past to be made public.
The Taiwan Union of Nurses Association says nearly 57% of nurses are rejecting the cabinet's night-shift bonus plan.
The government says it plans to inject NT$411 billion as part of its latest climate change adaptation plan over four years.
National Central Library Director-General Tseng Shu-hsien says five more Sinology resource centres have been opened in central and eastern Europe.
Ministry of National Defense (MND) Minister Chiu Kuo-cheng says the military's dual-track reservist training programme will be continued into next year, but more reservists could be asked to take part in the intensive training programmes.
The 29th edition of Art Taipei has opened with what organizers are describing as the "largest ever in the event's history in terms of the number of participating exhibitors and artworks being shown."
European Commission Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager said today that the European Union will further its engagement with Taipei at a time when China is ramping up its pressure on Taiwan and the island's partners
Premier Su Tseng-chang has waded in the disputes over influenza vaccinations, saying infants and those aged beyond 65 should get the shot first.
The ongoing drought in the south is likely to affect agricultural irrigation.
Approved foreign direct investment (FDI) in the first nine months of 2020 has surpassed US$6 billion, according to a report by the Ministry of Economic Affairs' Investment Commission.
Wealth effects from stock market fuel sales
By Matt Kovac
The United Kingdom and Japan have agreed to an enhanced global strategic partnership, in which they characterize peace across the Taiwan Strait as "indispensable" to a safe and prosperous world.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says people who have recovered from Covid are now exempt from any contact listing for three months after they first test positive
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has raised its coronavirus alert to Level 3 islandwide after recording over 100 locally-transmitted cases for the fifth consecutive day.
Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen was inaugurated for a second four-year presidential term today together with Vice President Lai Ching-de. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported that 92 foreign dignitaries from 41 countries congratulated President Tsai Ing-wen on her inauguration via pre-recorded video messages.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has lifted its mandatory coronavirus quarantine regulations.
A group of wholesale egg suppliers in Taipei is threatening to stop sales "indefinitely" if the Poultry Association extends the current price freeze this week.
Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) will be raising electricity rates for a range of users, depending on their level of usage. Starting from 1 April, electricity prices will be raised by 3% for households which consume more than 700 kilowatt-hours (kWh) per month, and 10% for households using over 1,000 kWh per month.
Taiwan's Ministry of Finance says it wants to clarify how taxes work for internet influencers.
Foreign Minister Joseph Wu says countries looking to attract investment by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing should consider their ties with Taiwan.
The wave of #MeToo cases that has swept across Taiwan has gone on for over three weeks now. The influence of the wave of allegations has already been profound, though whether this leads to lasting social and political change regarding entrenched issues of sexual assault or harassment remains to be seen.
By Brian Hioe
The Ministry of Economic Affairs' Investment Commission reports a dramatic increase of nearly 200% in Taiwan's investment to other countries from January to May this year, reaching a total sum of US$8.3 billion.
The Ministry of Finance (MOF) says the average national debt shouldered by each citizen has dropped to its lowest level in the last three months.
The European Commission presented its opinions on the application for EU membership submitted by Ukraine, Georgia and the Republic of Moldova and recommended that all three countries be candidate status on the understanding that steps are taken in a number of areas.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) yesterday reported 50,636 new Covid cases, of which 50,561 were domestic infections.
The health minister has announced that the 20,000 Covid treatment courses that Taiwan ordered from the US pharmaceutical company Pfizer will soon arrive
Most people in Taiwan will no longer be required to wear face masks in most indoor settings beginning today.
The average number of people employed in the industrial and service sectors in Taiwan fell in 2020 for the first time in 11 years because of the economic disruption caused by the global Covid-19 pandemic, according to Taiwan's statistics bureau.
Taiwan’s real GDP increased by 5.09% on a year-on-year basis in the fourth quarter of 2020, taking full year GDP growth to 3.11%, according to a news release of a revised preliminary estimate by the Directorate General of Budget Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS).
The Mainland Affairs Council says it's investigating possible illegal activities by TikTok in Taiwan.
Foreign Minister Joseph Wu is touting the arrival in Taiwan of a delegation of the European Parliament's international trade committee -- saying it's a sign of the bloc's continuing support for Taiwan.
All four of the referendum questions put to Taiwanese voters on 18 December failed to achieve the minimum 25% of votes in favour to pass, mainly due to low voter turnout of 41.09%, including the invalid votes
Taiwan's export orders in July rose 6.9% compared with the same month in 2019 when measured in NT dollars.
The ECCT hosted a Premium Event lunch with Dr Chen Chien-jen, Former vice president and currently Distinguished Professor at Academia Sinica.
Seven months out from the municipal elections, the DPP is currently in a strong position, but this could change if there are missteps in managing the pandemic situation or Taiwan's economy suffers fallout from the Ukraine war, high inflation or a recession in major export markets
By Brian Hioe
The Kaohsiung Prosecutors' Office has indicted the Taiwanese captain and first mate of a fishing vessel and 7 others on charges of human trafficking, coercion and forgery
Reservations for self-paid coronavirus vaccinations are now open.
The new minister of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) has said that his top priority on the job is to fully implement the reform plan for the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA).
Food delivery workers to unionise
Taiwan's export orders for the month of March set a new record of US$56.3 billion, 33.3% higher than the same month in 2020, according to a report by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
The head of the European Economic and Trade Office in Taiwan says the European Union's strategy for cooperation in the Indo-Pacific is expected to provide more opportunities for cooperation between the EU and Taiwan.
The second in the ECCT's Next Generation Business and Leaders Series was held on the topic "The future of Taiwan tourism - MICE, business, and leisure travel".
Deputy Defence Minister Chang Che-ping has defended the navy's decision to carry out its "Fleet of Friendship" mission, despite 24 naval personnel having now tested positive for the coronavirus following their return to Taiwan.
Labour groups are urging the government to resist "underwriting existing human rights violations" and instead integrate live-in migrant caregivers into a better-regulated long-term care system.
The Central Election Commission (CEC) has released a complete list of independent presidential hopefuls who have registered for the petition to become eligible candidates in January's election.
Ministry of Labor (MOL) minister Hsu Ming-chun is denying recent reports that the government is seeking to open the island's hotel industry to overseas migrant workers.
The KMT and Taiwan People's Party presidential candidates have clashed at the Global Views Leaders Forum in Taipei -- that, despite both sides seeking to join forces in the January election.
Visiting Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang says his company is teaming up with Hon Hai to develop artificial intelligence factories to improve the electric vehicles of the future and make autonomous vehicles safer.
Taiwan has the fifth highest ranking for internet freedom globally and holds the top spot in Asia.
The Ministry of Digital Affairs has unveiled a proposal aimed at restricting the use of China-made information and communications products by government agencies.
Taiwan is in the GMT+8 time zone, and that makes sense geographically, but moving one hour ahead would give us more daylight when we need it, potentially saving energy and helping more of us enjoy the great outdoors.
By Lee Faulkner
Government officials said Thursday that a 4% salary raise for public employees that has been approved by the Executive Yuan will benefit around one million people
Taiwan on Thursday officially opened its new representative office in Lithuania
The ECCT arranged a Premium Event lunch on the topic: "The next four years: Implications of the US election on economic & trade policies and Taiwan".
The National Communications Commission reports that cable TV subscriptions have hit a new low of 4.6 million in the first quarter of 2023.
The Taipei City Government has announced that all schools, both public and private, will be moving to online classes from next Monday
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung says coronavirus infections will likely peak in the next seven days.
The Hong Kong Economic, Trade and Cultural Office in Taipei has suspended its operations
The government has ordered Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) to submit an improvement plan within a week following supply shortages that have resulted in two large-scale power outages over the past week.
President Tsai Ing-wen says phase 2 clinical trials of locally developed coronavirus vaccines are nearly complete and doses are expected to be available by the end of July.
The Central Epidemic Command Center says Taiwan is in talks with Stanford University to create a protocol for travellers that will help shorten the amount of time they have to stay in quarantine when they go abroad.
By H Henry Chang
The ECCT arranged a webinar on the topic of the EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI), decoupling global supply chains and the challenges facing European business in China.
Air Liquide has completed the first phase of the construction of its planned 25 MW electrolysis hydrogen plants in the Tainan Technology Industrial Park.
The government-proposed surplus tax revenue rebate of NT$6,000 has been deferred.
Taiwan's official unemployment rate declined by 0.09 percentage points to 3.52% in December, down by 0.12 percentage points from the same month in 2021.
Taiwan's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the fourth quarter of 2022 (4Q22) fell by 0.86% compared to the same quarter in 2021, according to a preliminary ("advanced estimate") by the Directorate General of Budget Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS).
By H Henry Chang, Chairman, ECCT
ECCT directors provide some insights on the business and economic trends to watch in the year ahead while Taiwan-based political commentators give their views on the geopolitical outlook for Taiwan
By Duncan Levine
Vice President William Lai will serve as President Tsai Ing-wen's envoy to attend the inauguration ceremony of Honduran President-elect Xiomara Castro later this month
Airlines across the world, including the long-haul carrier Emirates, are rushing to cancel or change flights heading into the US over an ongoing dispute about the rollout of 5G mobile phone technology near American airports
The Taipei City Government has announced all schools must cancel or postpone off-campus education, graduation ceremonies and other learning services until the end of February
Cabinet Spokesperson Luo Bing-cheng says over 370 Taiwanese nationals have been conned into working for Cambodia-based fraud rings through fake job advertisements and 333 of them remain trapped by human trafficking criminal operations in the country
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has confirmed the first domestic cluster infection of the coronavirus BA.4 Omicron subvariant
#TaiwanWins, but the Tokyo 2020 Olympics has been fraught with anxieties about national identity and transitional justice
By Joanna Lee
The ECCT was invited to join a joint regional European chamber webinar featuring guest speaker Harald Schwager, Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board of Evonik Industries.
Taiwan's health minister says the government could begin allowing quarantine-free entry from July for travellers from countries with similar Covid infection rates
A recent survey shows that more than 70% of Taiwanese plan to travel abroad over the next two years.
Terry Gou is set to launch his signature drive to become an independent presidential candidate later this week.
The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) is set to budget around NT$800 million to subsidise smaller domestic IC designers in the development of processes below 28 nanometres.
Unless the pan-Blue camp finds a way to unite behind a single candidate, the DPP is the odds-on favourite to win the 2024 presidential election but the outlook for the legislative elections is less clear
By Brian Hioe
Premier Su tseng-chang has tested positive for Covid-19. Su felt ill after spending the morning at the Legislative Yuan, and he returned home to quarantine for seven days with mild symptoms after a Covid-19 rapid test he took came out positive.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) is extending the current level 2 coronavirus alert for another two weeks to 1 November.
Several foreign missions here in Taiwan are urging the government to ease its border control measures
The National Health Insurance Administration says the National Health Insurance rate will remain unchanged next year.
Local semiconductor companies are responding positively to a proposed increase in tax deductions for corporate spending on research, development, and equipment investment.
People other than medical workers now have the option of being vaccinated against Covid-19 using different vaccine brands
Around 5,000 international students hoping to come to Taiwan for language study who do not hold the Ministry of Education's (MOE's) Huayu Enrichment Scholarship may be allowed to enter the country starting from next March
A draft amendment to the Criminal Code that would address crimes involving "deepfakes" has been sent to the cabinet for review
Deputy Labor Minister Lee Chun-yi is warning that continued government subsidies are currently the "only way" to stabilize the Labor Insurance Fund.
Minister of the Interior, Lin You-chang, announced today a significant change in immigration policy that would allow international students to stay in Taiwan for up to two years after graduation.
The Kuomintang (KMT) has officially nominated New Taipei Mayor Hou Yu-ih as its 2024 presidential candidate.
The legal tussle over CtiTV's licence renewal illustrates how difficult it is to balance regulating media, stemming Chinese influence, and avoiding allegations of politically persecuting political opponents.
By Brian Hioe
Taipei Dangdai is back, but with shifts in behaviour, consumption and the industry in general – just who will meet them on the other side?
By Joanna Lee
All schools in Taipei and New Taipei, from high schools down to kindergartens, will be suspended from 18-28 May.
Taiwan is once again closing its borders to foreigners, except legal residents.
Taiwan-based contract semiconductor manufacturer Taiwan Semiconductor Company (TSMC) has declined to say whether it has stopped accepting purchase orders from Huawei.
The board of Taiwan's central bank decided unanimously to raise the discount rate, the rate on refinancing of secured loans, and the rate on temporary accommodations to 1.375%, 1.75%, and 3.625%, respectively, effective from today. The decision was made at the bank's quarterly policymaking meeting on 17 March
Taiwan's Air Force Chief of Staff Huang Zhi-wei says the upgrade of 42 of its 141 F-16A/B fighter jets to F-16V variants has now been completed.
Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says a much-anticipated travel bubble between Taiwan and Palau will open on 1 April, becoming the first of its kind in the Asia-Pacific region.
Taiwan's Ministry of the Interior is taking steps to ease restrictions on the opening of foreign non-profit organization (NPO) branch offices in Taiwan.
Taiwan's Health Minister Chen Shih-chung says the government plans to begin administering the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine next Monday at the earliest.
What do early moves by the Biden administration signal for future US-EU trade relations and where does that leave Taiwan?
By Brian Hioe
Government officials are responding to growing speculation about whether the Central Epidemic Command Center's (CECC) current coronavirus restrictions could be relaxed.
Dragon Boat weekend traditionally brings a surge in travel, as people head back to their family homes to celebrate, but, in the midst of the widespread domestic coronavirus outbreak, the government had repeatedly urged the public ahead of time not to travel, to reduce the chances for further spreading of the disease.
By Mike Jewell
Residents in Taiwan should soon be allowed to visit member states of the European Union (EU) for any reason after the regional bloc included Taiwan on its safe travel list on Friday.
The government is set to officially authorize private companies to purchase vaccines on its behalf.
The nation's on-going ban on international visitors continues to impact guest residences to different degrees
By Douglas Habecker
Education Minister Pan Wen-chung says more than 2,000 foreign students from 11 countries and areas, who are graduating this year, will be allowed to return to Taiwan soon.
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung says business travellers arriving from certain countries will be allowed to apply to shorten the length of their mandatory 14-day quarantine upon entering Taiwan, starting from 22 June.
After missing the government's renewable energy targets again in 2022, 2023 could be a year of catching up, but the level of progress could still be hampered by a lack of regulatory reforms
By Raoul Kubitschek, Jason Wang, and James McCatherin
Opposition lawmakers are slamming the Ministry of the Interior (MOI) after it reversed one of several new rules aimed at deterring speculation in the country's housing market.
Ministry of National Defense (MND) officials say discharged female military personnel will soon be allowed to enrol in the dual-track reservist training system.
President Tsai Ing-wen says steps must be taken to ensure that Taiwan remains a key player in semiconductor global supply chains by increasing the domestic production of equipment and facilities used by the sector
A Taoyuan electronics production facility has been shut down, after another confirmed Covid-19 case there
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) is reporting 17 new domestic and 48 imported Covid-19 cases
TaiwanPlus has released a new documentary series showcasing ten of Taiwan's top indie music bands and singers
The cabinet has approved a proposal by the Ministry of Labor to provide a pathway to permanent residency for migrant workers and foreign students
The European Parliament has adopted two security policies which include provisions that support Taiwan's meaningful participation in international organisations and which call for peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung says the government is planning to allow business travellers to enter in March and to shorten the quarantine period for all arrivals
The ECCT's Better Living Committee hosted a lunch with Ambassador Tom TC Chou, Commissioner of Mayor's office for External Affairs, under the Taipei City Government on the topic of Taipei's 2022 challenges & opportunities
The Financial Supervisory Commission says eighteen local banks are now offering bilingual services at their branches.
The cabinet says a proposal for the establishment of a Ministry of Digital Development will be submitted to the legislature during the current plenary session, which runs from February until May.
Incumbent Chiayi City Kuomintang (KMT) Mayor Huang Min-hui has won re-election in delayed election.
The cabinet is hoping to cut the number of fatalities caused by road accidents by 30% by 2030 under a new scheme unveiled by the Executive Yuan.
The Ministry of Labor (MOL) says more than 13,300 work permits have been issued to foreign semi-skilled workers since the introduction of a new migrant labour retention scheme.
Vice President Lai Ching-te has arrived back in Taiwan following his seven-day trip to the United States and Paraguay.
The ECCT's Low Carbon Initiative (LCI) arranged a lunch event on the topic of Taiwan's carbon trade policies.
The Ministry of Labor (MOL) says a new "one-stop service" aimed at newly arrivingmigrant domestic workers will be launched at the start of next year
Teachers from 330 schools across the island have received 5 days of all-English training in preparation for bilingual education
The National Communications Commission has approved an amendment to Public Television Service's operational plan to allow it to broadcast content from the government-funded TaiwanPlus English-language online video streaming service on a terrestrial television channel
The island's main political parties are rallying in support of lowering Taiwan's voting age from 20 to 18 via a constitutional amendment
The opposition Kuomintang (KMT) has formally announced that New Taipei Mayor Hou Yu-ih and Taichung Mayor Lu Shiow-yen will be seeking re-election in November's local elections
Premier Su Tseng-chang says Taiwan will not collapse like Afghanistan in the event of a Chinese invasion and Beijing should not be "deluded" into thinking that it can easily take the island.
MOFA says vaccination proof is not always required when travelling to other countries.
Two Taiwan airlines are joining an international travel pass trial programme.
Health authorities have strengthened vaccination rules as the Covid-19 caseload spiked in recent days
Taiwan's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorised the use of Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine in children aged from 6 to 11
The cabinet is requesting lawmakers approve a one-year extension of the government's special coronavirus relief act and its associated budget through 30 June of next year
Public health officials have amended requirements that asymptomatic Covid patients or those with mild infections have to meet in order to leave quarantine
The Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research (CIER) has cut its forecast for Taiwan's gross domestic product (GDP) for 2020 to 1.03% to account for the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
Health, innovation and convenience are the key themes for success
By Mike Jewell
The Judicial Yuan has started seminars in preparation for a new jury system that involves ordinary citizens.
Minister of Transportation and Communications Wang Kwo-tsai says he believes the number of tourists choosing to visit Taiwan could return to pre-Covid pandemic levels from next year.
The Ministry of Environment (MOENV) has introduced new regulations to guide companies and government entities on carbon credits and emissions.
The 2022 Global Offshore Wind Energy Summit - Taiwan (GOWST) was organised for the fourth consecutive year by the ECCT and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), co-organised by the Taiwan International Ports Corporation (TIPC) and the Metals Industries Research & Development Center (MIRDC) and endorsed by Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) and Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC).
The 13th Taipei Biennial kicks off this weekend, and takes place from 18 November through 24 March of next year at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum.
The Cabinet has approved a proposal to spend NT$1.34 billion for the cryptographic splitting of cloud-stored data from 18 key infrastructure management systems.
Taiwan People's Party Chairman Ko Wen-je is hinting at a collapse of plans to field a joint presidential election ticket with the KMT.
A German government economics official is visiting Taiwan on what officials are describing as a "two-day low-profile trip" this week.
The Mainland Affairs Council is calling China's claims regarding Taiwan's sovereignty as factually incorrect.
Lawmakers have passed an amendment to the Labor Union Act that imposes harsher penalties on employers who refuse to allow workers to join a union or participate in union related activities.
Taiwan will start producing geothermal power on a commercial scale for the first time in nearly 30 years on 23 November
The Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) has announced subsidies for electric long-haul buses.
The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has launched a new coronavirus subsidy programme for restaurants and food and beverage operators
A survey by parent groups in northern Taiwan shows that a majority are in favour of suspending in-person classes at schools from the junior-high level and below due to the on-going surge in domestic coronavirus cases
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says that, from today, people who have received three shots of a coronavirus vaccine will no longer have to isolate for three days if someone in their household tests positive for the disease
Courtesy of ICRT Taiwan's Council of Agriculture (COA) is assuring the public that there are ample supplies in aquatic products and agricultural produce that can be ordered online.
The Taiwan government has rolled out a slew of coronavirus control measures for medical institutions due to the surge in domestic infections.
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung says more vaccines should be arriving in Taiwan soon, although he did not provide a precise date.
Dutch cyclist Jeroen Meijers of the Terengganu Polygon Cycling team has won this year's Tour de Taiwan.
The Kaohsiung District Prosecutors' Office has indicted former lawmaker Luo Zhi-ming and retired Navy Major General Xia Fu-xiang on charges of violating national security.
The cabinet has announced that people can register their information on the official website for the distribution of NT$6,000 tax rebate next week.
Onshore wind energy has received little attention in recent years but with no end in sight to the chronic shortage of green energy capacity, companies are finally realising that it is by far the cheapest, most practical and technically feasible renewable energy option available today
By Duncan Levine
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has revised its coronavirus testing regulations for self-health management
Nearly 90-percent of German businesses in Taiwan say they are pleased with the island's anti-coronavirus efforts.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says Taiwan has now passed the peak of its domestic Covid-19 wave
Taiwan's central bank yesterday raised policy rates by 0.125 percentage points and raised the reserve requirement ratios by 0.25 percentage points
Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) reported 170 new coronavirus cases and 18 deaths yesterday, marking the fourth consecutive day that Taiwan has seen fewer than 200 new cases.
Taiwan's tourism sector says demand for US-bound flights is soaring and pushing up ticket prices to most destinations in North America.
Households with a combined annual income below NT$1.2 million and an original home loan of no more than NT$8.5 million are now eligible for a NT$30,000 mortgage subsidy.
A search and rescue team deployed by Taiwan to earthquake-struck Turkey was welcomed back to Pingtung last night.
Adjustments to National Health Insurance Administration's (NHIA) co-payment system will begin in April at the earliest.
Moderna is planning to open subsidiaries in Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong to provide a local presence that can support the delivery of vaccines and therapeutics
Austria and Germany have both announced plans to relax coronavirus measures only weeks after pushing for compulsory vaccinations to curb the spread of infections
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says all travellers to Taiwan are now required to have six coronavirus tests in the first 22 days of their arrival
The government has notified member economies of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership that Taiwan is seeking to join the regional trade deal.
The Fisheries Agency (under the Council of Agriculture) is questioning why Taiwan has been listed as one of the countries engaging in illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing in a new report by the US government.
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung says over 300,000 people have made appointments to get the locally produced Medigen coronavirus vaccine next week.
The Ministry of Digital Affairs (MODA) has announced plans to invest NT$6 billion in a four-year Disaster Roaming programme starting next year.
The Civil Aeronautics Administration says a total of 33 international flights to and from Northeast Asia and North America were affected by China's no-fly zone over waters north of Taiwan.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has lifted its public transport face mask mandate.
Members of the European Parliament are calling on the European Union to strengthen its relations with Taiwan in a resolution that passed with 424 votes in favour, and 14 against, with 46 abstentions.
Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) is proposing a ten-year NT$188-billion project to enhance the resilience of the national grid.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says the government could re-open Taiwan's borders quarantine-free for arrivals in October. However, center spokesman Zhuang Ren-xiang says that will not likely in the early part of the month.
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has officially inaugurated the company’s first offshore nacelle assembly facility outside of Europe
Restaurants in New Taipei will be allowed to resume dine-in services from today, while public sports and amusement venues in the city are also reopening.
Education Minister Pan Wen-zhong says some 93% of students aged between 12 and 18 are expressing a willingness to be vaccinated against the coronavirus.
As the coronavirus outbreaks appear to be under control, health minister Chen Shih-chung says more easings of restrictions may be coming.
Foreigners wait for Taiwan to reopen its doors
By Douglas Habecker
Changhua County Magistrate Wang Hui-mei is urging the central government to strengthen its management of dairy imports. The call comes as the government is set to open the local market to imported New Zealand dairy products.
The Kuomintang (KMT) and the Taiwan People's Party (TPP) are criticizing each other for failing to reach a consensus on plans for a joint opposition ticket for January's presidential election.
The government is poised to invest NT$2 billion in a cooperative urban renewal project located in Taipei's Nangang District
Taipei health officials are helping six city hospitals set up specialty clinics to deal with the after-effects of Covid-19
Economics Minister Wang Mei-hua says the government will continue efforts to join a free trade agreement involving Japan and 10 other Asia Pacific countries, in an effort to cushion the impact of the just signed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).
Taichung City's Green Line, the city's first metro rail (MRT) route, has finally become operational after years of delay.
IT security firm Check Point says data shows that Taiwan was the number one target of cyberattacks globally during the first quarter of this year.
The Linkou Chang Gung Memorial Hospital generated the highest overall profit among healthcare facilities last year.
While Taiwan has very little exposure to the now bankrupt Silicon Valley Bank, its collapse should hold lessons for regulators and investors
By Paul Shelton
Foreign Minister Joseph Wu says the government will be donating US$11.5 million to help Ukrainians who have fled the war in their country
Facing a water shortage crisis, the Water Resources Agency says it is planning to invest some NT$160 billion over the next several years to secure water supply.
Lithuania's deputy economics minister says Vilnius is seeking to open a trade office here in Taiwan in September
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says people arriving in Taiwan who wish to spend their quarantine and "self-initiated epidemic prevention" periods at different locations will be permitted to switch locations once
Taiwan has moved up one spot to seventh place in the latest 2022 World Competitiveness Rankings, according to a yearbook released on Wednesday by the International Institute for Management Development (IMD)
Over a million people have applied for childcare subsidies already.
Bosch today inaugurated its new Asia Pacific eBike System headquarters office in Taichung, according to an official Bosch press release.
The cabinet has approved the construction of the Xizhi to Donghu MRT Line.
Vice President Lai Ching-te has been elected the DPP's new chairman, after winning the party's uncontested election for the post.
CPC has left fuel prices at the pump unchanged for this week – after choosing to freeze prices for the upcoming week-long lunar (or Chinese) new year holidays.
Taiwan's Ocean Affairs Council has ambitious plans and resources to stop pollution and clean up Taiwan's surrounding oceans
By Duncan Levine
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's share price fell by almost 4% on Wednesday after it was revealed that Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway slashed its stake in TSMC in the fourth quarter of 2022.
Taiwan's Tourism Bureau says the average daily room rate at international hotels in Taiwan hit a record high last year, despite relatively low occupancy due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has amended its internal rules governing the nomination of party candidates.
CECC mulling easing quarantine & border controls
Digital democracy shouldn't just be about "making the government good" - it should be about holding companies to account too. And that means a major refocus backwards to the noble and humble origins of insurance and banking.
By Lee Faulkner
DH Lawrence's picture of holidaying in Venice in the 1920s is remarkably similar to what greets visitors in 2023. The big difference between travelling then and now, though, is that so many more people are doing it.
By Mike Jewell
Deputy Economics Minister CC Chen says the government plans to assist local polycarbonate exporters deal with the negative impact of Beijing's decision to levy anti-dumping tariffs on their products.
Deputy Economics Minister CC Chen says Taiwan's investments in the countries under the "New Southbound Policy" have surpassed investments in China in the first half of this year.
Vice President Lai Ching-te is stressing that Taiwan is a "sovereign, independent country" and he has no plans to pursue formal independence.
CECC officials are warning of a possible spike in local BA.5 Covid case numbers, in the coming weeks
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says people arriving in Taiwan will faceslightly less restrictive protocols on where they can stay beginning on 1 September
From 'Covid refugees' to 'overseas turtles', can Taiwan seize its sudden pandemic 'brain gain'?
By Joanna Lee
President Tsai Ing-wen has met with members of an American delegation at the Presidential Office, during which she reiterated Taiwan's willingness to work with the US to preserve peace and stability in the region.
Premier Su Tseng-chang has approved the resignation of transport Minister Lin Chia-lung.
Taiwan's cabinet has approved a draft amendment to a foreign talent act as part of government efforts to relax regulations governing foreign professionals in the country will attract more such talent.
The Ministry of Labor (MOL) has formally announced the official minimum wage for 2023. The move will increase the minimum monthly wage by 4.55% to NT$26,400 (up from NT$25,250 this year) and the minimum hourly wage by 4.76% to NT$176, starting on 1 January 2023.
Health experts are advising people who have not yet received two coronavirus vaccine shots to do so as soon as possible due to the current surge in Omicron subvariant BA.4 and BA.5 cases.
While Taiwan was initially slow to tackle global financial crime, it has now adopted internationally aligned legislation and enforcement mechanisms to deal with the scourge.
By Paul Shelton
The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) is keeping the basic electricity rate at the current price of NT$2.6253 per kilowatt-hour.
Taiwan is working to plug tax loopholes and build more public housing, but can housing affordability be more than just a pipe dream?
By Joanna Lee
The Taipei Dome has hosted its first baseball games. Four teams from the island's top amateur league faced-off in a closed-door double-header.
The blue (Kuomintang, KMT) and white (Taiwan People's Party, TPP) party negotiations have taken place with a consensus finally reached after monthlong deadlock.
Taipei-based credit information company CRIF has released a report on Taiwan's top 100 business groups based on their total assets in 2021, ranking financial conglomerate Fubon Group in the number one spot.
The National Police Agency (NPA) is touting the success of a recent crackdown on organized crime gangs - saying more 1,200 suspects have been detained.
Local shipbuilder CSBC says a prototype of its first domestically manufactured submarine is set to undergo final tests in September.
Amendments on ocean pollution have passed a third reading at the Legislative Yuan.
Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) says its annual summer electricity pricing scheme will begin on 1 June and remain in place until 30 September.
The average regular earnings of full-time employees with Taiwan nationality (excluding the foreigners and part-time employees) were NT$47,939 in January 2023, an increase of 2.57% from the same month in 2022.
The ECCT's Human Resources and Better Living committees jointly hosted a lunch to get an update on recent amendments to eligibility requirements, benefits and procedures to apply for Taiwan’s Employment Gold Card
The Supreme Administrative Court has overruled previous rulings and found nine local independent power producers guilty of engaging in concerted practices in a drawn-out fair trade case
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says the island's first dose coronavirus vaccine coverage rate now stands at 91%.
The Ministry of the Interior says it's easing residency rules for professionals from Hong Kong and Macau to allow them to extend their residencies for up to one year.
Without some serious modifications to AI systems used in the recruitment process, professional recruiters risk missing out on or alienating the best candidates
By Paul Shelton
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says it will allocate 10% more Covid-19 vaccines to Taipei and New Taipei.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) reported fewer than 200 new coronavirus cases for the second consecutive day yesterday for the first time since 15 May.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) is tightening quarantine regulations for flight crew members who have not received a coronavirus vaccination and mandating antibody tests for those who are fully vaccinated.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has announced that foreigners in Taiwan will be allowed to remain in the country for another 30 days.
Has the personal popularity or charisma of individual candidates become more important than the parties they represent in electoral politics in Taiwan?
By Brian Hioe
Taiwan has some world-class innovative companies, but it also has many examples of the saturation copying of once-innovative ideas and business models. That limits the diversity of the economy and isn't a good harbinger of economic progress.
By Lee Faulkner
Government ministries say Taiwan has raised multiple requests with the World Trade Organization to speak against China's actions.
The Ministry of Finance says it expects to adopt a 15% minimum multi-national corporation tax rate on 1 January 2024 at the earliest.
The Central Election Committee (CEC) says that around 19.82 million people will beeligible to vote in Taiwan's upcoming national referendum on 18 December and, according to voting laws, if the number of votes in favour reaches 25% of the total number of eligible voters, then it will pass
The government's Lunar New Year holiday quarantine programme has kicked off
The candidate of Taiwan's ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) won the mayoral by-election in Kaohsiung by a large margin, returning control of the city to the DPP, which it lost to the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) in November 2018.
Taiwan's legislature has adopted a slew of stricter traffic rules in an attempt to improve road safety.
The ECCT arranged a Special Lunch with the CEO and senior executives of TaiwanPlus, Taiwan's first independent English-language video news and entertainment platform for an international audience
The Tourism Bureau has welcomed Taiwan's four millionth inbound visitor this year.
In July, the average regular earnings of full-time employees with Taiwan nationality (excluding the foreigners and part-time employees) were NT$48,118, an increase of 2.63% from the same month last year, according to a report from the Directorate General of Budget Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS).
The European Union's top official has proposed a reform of the bloc's electricity market, amid the energy price crisis hurting businesses and households.
The Ministry of Labour says women who are pregnant or breastfeeding are still banned from working shifts late at night or in the early morning hours, even though women who don't fall into these categories are now allowed to do so without restrictions.
The government is partially lifting an entry ban on foreign spouses of Taiwanese citizens and their underage children with immediate effect.
The Ministry of Transport and Communications’ Tourism Bureau says it is hoping to attract 700,000 foreign tourists by the end of this year and restore the total number of arrivals to pre-coronavirus-pandemic levels of about 10 million by 2024.
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Taiwan is considering lifting its entry ban on overseas workers amid a labour shortage
Taiwan's Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) said on Wednesday it will design a carbon pricing mechanism to charge big emitters for carbon pollution, in line with EU's new carbon bill
The Taipei City government has launched a public electric motorcycle share scheme, offering discounted rental rates to holders of MRT monthly passes.
President Tsai Ing-wen says a locally-developed coronavirus vaccine is expected to be available in the coming months.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company says it was still studying the feasibility of setting up a fab in Europe in response to a media report which said the company will build a plant in Dresden, Germany.
Economics minister Wang Mei-hua says the failure of US-based Silicon Valley Bank is unlikely to seriously affect Taiwan.
The National Development Council (NDC) says a sharp rise in oil prices driven by the war between Russia and Ukraine could push annual inflation up to 2.5% at the very worst
Business and industry leaders are urging the government to lift border restrictions in late May
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung says the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) is currently planning measures to shorten quarantine periods for people arriving in Taiwan
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs says a three-day workshop on governmental efforts to combat corruption is scheduled to taking place in Taipei this week.
National Science and Technology Council head Wu Zheng-zhong says the government is currently developing its own generative artificial intelligence system.
A visiting Lithuanian delegation has held talks with Deputy Science Minister Lin Min-tsong.
The mandatory quarantine for arriving passengers to Taiwan will be cut from seven days to three, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).
The government plans to establish a national mental health command centre
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) is reporting 51 new imported coronavirus cases
Officials have admitted that for some commodities, inflation is much more serious than the official numbers suggest.
Economist Chen Xin-hui says the island's manufacturing sector should brace itself for a transition period, as businesses continue to navigate uncertainty first triggered by the coronavirus pandemic.
National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) minister Wu Zheng-zhong has announced plans by the government to develop a domestic version of ChatGPT.
A market analyst is warning that the supply chain of Taiwan's small and medium-sized semiconductor chipmakers could be interrupted as a result of rising tensions between Russia and Ukraine
New Taipei Mayor Hou Yu-ih says his administration is suspending on-site classes at two schools in the city after a student at each of them tested positive for the coronavirus.
The debate around the need for a Universal Basic Income (UBI) often focuses on the staggering costs involved with such schemes, but as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotics make an ever greater impact on labour markets we may have no alternative.
By Lee Faulkner
The EPA is planning to offer cup rentals on outlying islands to cut down on waste.
The National Immigration Agency has again extended the duration of stay for foreigners who arrived in Taiwan before 21 March.
The Council of Agriculture is downplaying concerns about a looming food shortage.
A new report finds that this year's average annual bonus is at its lowest in nine years.
The Tourism Bureau says it's optimistic about hitting its goal of six million tourist arrivals by the end of the year.
Economics Minister Wang Mei-hua will be attending the APEC Energy Ministers' Meeting in Seattle this week.
Vice President and DPP presidential candidate Lai Ching-teh has wrapped-up his transit in New York City and left the U-S for Paraguay to attend the inauguration of President-elect Santiago Pena.
Taiwan's cabinet has passed a proposed amendment to the Civil Code to lower the legal age of majority to 18 from 20.
Taiwan has signed a new deal on organic foods with the US and Canada.
Taiwan's Directorate General of Budget, Accounting & Statistics (DGBAS) has cut its official 2020 forecast for Taiwan's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 0.11 percentage points to 1.56%, following lower than expected growth in the first half of 2020.
Taiwan is facing a shortage of migrant workers and the government is belatedly taking action to improve their rights and future prospects. However, it remains questionable if changes will go far enough to recognise and value the vital role they play in Taiwan's economic and social development.
By Paul Shelton
Beijing is describing moves by the government here in Taiwan to amend laws to better protect the island's tech industry as being based on a "provocative smear."
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has confirmed 874 local cases of Covid-19
China Airlines has cancelled its scheduled 17 April flight to Palau under the bilateral "travel bubble" due to low demand.
Independent presidential hopefuls who collect enough signatures to become eligible candidates in the presidential election will not be violating election law if they later decide to drop out.
The Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) says the government will ease restrictions on the employment of live-in migrant caregivers to help more people in need of long-term care for their ailing family members.
The Ministry of National Defense (MND) has released its first national defence report since the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Lithuania's vice minister of economy and innovation is leading a 28-member delegation to Taiwan this week.
Travellers from Europe, the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Taiwan's 14 diplomatic allies are now allowed to enter Taiwan visa-free.
FinTech is technology-enabled financial innovation, which, in many countries, is changing the way financial institutions provide – and consumers and businesses use – multiple financial services. But what is the current state of play for FinTech in Taiwan? Is it really being adopted to its full potential and benefiting Taiwanese consumers?
By Paul Shelton
Taiwan's two biggest convenience chains saw their September revenues reach new highs.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has lowered its global Covid-19 pandemic travel warning to level two, effective from tomorrow.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) raised its forecast for Taiwan's gross domestic product (GDP) for 2020, on the grounds that Taiwan is performing better than most other countries at dealing with the health and economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Two low-earth orbit satellites developed Hon Hai have been successfully launched into space aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.
The Ministry of Labor's (MOL) Workforce Development Agency says talks are ongoing to open Taiwan up to migrant workers from India.
In September, the average regular earnings of full-time employees with Taiwan nationality (excluding the foreigners and part-time employees) was NT$48,065, an increase of 2.51% from the same month last year. Average irregular earnings such as bonuses and overtime pay was NT$9,754.
Rhetoric in support of action to address climate change sends a positive signal but has no teeth unless it is backed up by a comprehensive policy framework and effective implementation
By Duncan Levine
With the passage of the National Judge Act (國民法官法), laypeople will start working with professional judges to render judgments on significant criminal cases starting in 2023
By H Henry Chang, Howard Shiu, and Paula Hsu
Premier Su Tseng-chang has announced that all permanent foreign residents holding Alien Permanent Residence Cards (APRCs) and diplomats will soon be eligible for the government’s so-called “triple stimulus” consumer vouchers.
The Cabinet has approved a proposal to allocate NT$30 billion over the coming five years for the development of Taiwan's national languages
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) yesterday reported 65,446 new coronavirus cases, of which 65,385 were domestic infections and 61 were imported cases
As concerns over domestic coronavirus infections rise, the vaccination rate is going up quickly.
The Taiwan government's tax revenues have continued to rise despite the hit to the economy from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Yang Ming-chou, a Kaohsiung City Government counsellor, took the helm today as the acting mayor of the city to fill the void left by Han Kuo-yu, who was recalled in a vote last week.
One of the world's biggest computer and technology trade shows - Computex - has been cancelled amid fears over the continuing spread of Covid-19 in other parts of the world.
New chapter in Taiwan's criminal court system
By John Eastwood, Heather Hsiao, Joanne Lee, Erin Hopkins, Laura Tsao
The cabinet has passed a series of draft amendments aimed at attracting foreign professionals to Taiwan, while also better protecting family reunification rights and increasing penalties for immigration-related offenses.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs says President Tsai Ing-wen has been invited to attend the inauguration of Honduran President-elect Xiomara Castro
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says it is adjusting its coronavirus quarantine rules to allow people at lower risk of spreading the disease to be released early from hospital to avoid any strains on capacity
The ECCT arranged a Next Generation Business & Leaders Series Premium Event on the topic of ASML and the future of Taiwan’s electronics industry
The Taiwanese military is participating in the government's ongoing efforts to provide post-disaster relief to Turkey.
The Central Epidemic Command Center says the island's border controls will not be tightened, despite concerns about the Omicron coronavirus variant
How the former Academia Sinica lab worker got infected with Covid-19 remains a question
German lawmakers have passed a resolution calling on Berlin to reassess its Taiwan policy and deepen exchanges with the island
Archaeologists' contributions to the ongoing debate
By Mark Caltonhill
Taiwan has made respectable improvements in its battle against corruption, rising from a ranking of 36 out of 177 in the 2013 Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index to 28 in 2019.
The Ministry of Education (MOE) has revised its regulations regarding class suspensions and school closures due to coronavirus cases
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says people in quarantine after being identified as a close contact of a coronavirus case and new arrivals to Taiwan, will now take a rapid antigen test instead of a PCR test at the end of their quarantine period.
The cabinet says it plans to amend the Act for the Recruitment and Employment of Foreign Professionals. The bill is currently slated to take effect on 1 January 2023.
The National Immigration Agency has once again extended the term of stay for visitors in Taiwan who arrived before 21 March last year.
TSMC's Executive Chairman has expressed confidence that direct foreign investment can consolidate economic competitiveness.
Several industry heavyweights will be taking part in this year's Computex.
Results from the latest auction were disappointing and interim renewable energy targets will not be met but sensible policy adjustments could revive momentum.
By Jason Wang, Raoul Kubitschek and James McCatherin
Taiwan's total exports rose by 3.4% to US$38.811 billion in the month of September, marking the first rise in monthly exports following 12 consecutive months of declines.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says visits to patients in chronic disease wards are now allowed during designated time slots, in view of the improving Covid-19 situation in Taiwan
President Tsai Ing-wen has called on the European Union (EU) to establish a Bilateral Investment Agreement (BIA) with Taiwan because of the role it can play as a democratic and economic partner
As cyber-attacks continue to rise, is Taiwan doing enough to guard against cybersecurity threats?
By Paul Shelton