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.
Premier Su Tseng-chang is reassuring residents of Taiwan to remain calm, amid rising infections
Amnesty International's Taiwan branch is calling for more transparency in government efforts to improve human rights here in Taiwan.
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.
Campaign against legislator illustrates partisan divides
By Brian Hioe
Taiwan's policy on regulating the alternatives to tobacco smoking, generically called "vaping", is non-sensical. The latest policy changes are a knee-jerk reaction to powerful lobbies and fly in the face of evidence worldwide.
By Lee Faulkner
The European parliament's Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety held a debate with Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice-President of the European Commission, on stepping up Europe's 2030 climate ambition.
Covid-19 is here, so what's next for Taiwan?
By Mike Jewell
The Ministry of National Defense (MND) has appointed its first female chief to head the Political Warfare Bureau.
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.
Taiwan's first domestically built submarine prototype will begin underwater testing after it launches later this week.
Foreign Minister Joseph Wu is calling on Australia to post a military attaché to Taipei.
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.
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.
Lawmakers from across party lines are pushing for a new law to fight against climate change.
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 Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) says it has recalled Taiwan's ambassador from Honduras.
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) lawmaker Luo Chih-cheng is calling on the government to extend the mandatory military service period
The cabinet has approved draft amendments to the Nationality Act to ease residency requirements for foreign professionals applying for naturalisation.
Taiwan's Tourism Bureau has lifted a ban on vaccination requirements for local tour groups
Premier Su Tseng-chang is calling for an investigation into speedskater Huang Yu-ting
The Taiwan Food & Drug Administration has approved Taiwan's first clinical trial for a coronavirus vaccine.
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.
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.
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
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
The Financial Supervisory Commission says eighteen local banks are now offering bilingual services at their branches.
Two Taiwan airlines are joining an international travel pass trial programme.
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.
Some thoughts on attempting to translate 1,200-year-old poetry. The writer's translation of a jueju poem by Du Fu during China's Tang dynasty was recently accepted for publication by a UK-based online poetry magazine. Here, he explains some of the considerations behind his adaptation.
By Mark Caltonhill
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.
Amendments on ocean pollution have passed a third reading at the Legislative Yuan.
The government has suspended a plan to cap the amounts patients pay out-of-pocket for certain special medical devices. The move follows strong opposition from the medical sector.
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
Business and industry leaders are urging the government to lift border restrictions in late May
China Airlines has cancelled its scheduled 17 April flight to Palau under the bilateral "travel bubble" due to low demand.
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 National Immigration Agency says Taiwan and Germany have launched a reciprocal automated customs clearance programme.
President Tsai Ing-wen expressed a desire for "peaceful coexistence" with Beijing, even as she emphasised her administration's achievements and highlighted a call for dialogue between Taiwan and China.
President Tsai Ing-wen is calling for the signing of a bilateral investment deal with the UK.
Gruelling cycling events bring international athletes to Taiwan - or did, until Covid-19 knocked everything askew
By Mark Caltonhill
Are Taiwan's financial institutions doing enough to keep track of and monitor politically exposed persons?
By Paul Shelton
Members of 22 civic groups rallied outside the Ministry of Labor building in Taipei to demand that workers get the same treatment as civil servants
Premier Su Tseng-chang says the government is ready for a large-scale inoculation campaign.
Four DPP lawmakers are urging the cabinet to establish an agency specifically dedicated to the protection of personal data. The call comes after the database of popular vehicle rental and sharing services platform iRent was found to be unprotected and accessible by anyone who knew the IP address.
The cabinet has approved an amendment to the Development of the Cultural and Creative Industries Act as part of government efforts to crackdown on ticket scalpers.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is calling for cross-strait travel restrictions to ease further - saying such a move will improve air connectivity and facilitate the development of the cross-Taiwan Strait aviation sector.
Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu was successfully recalled today in a vote held today.
Taiwan is joining the growing list of countries calling for an investigation into alleged war crimes by Russian troops in Ukraine
A local business group has expressed displeasure with the Ministry of Labor's (MOL) decision to raise the basic wage by 4.5% next year
Sometimes after I've finished working on a translation, or maybe just in a coffee-and-snack break, my attention will drift to one of the dictionaries open around me.
By Mark Caltonhill
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says local pharmacies will soon be allowed to distribute coronavirus antiviral drugs to people quarantined at home
President Tsai Ing-wen is defending the development of domestic coronavirus vaccines - saying the government has tried its best to take delivery of 20 million doses ordered from overseas to ensure people here can be vaccinated.