The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says it has no immediate plans to impose a full Level 4 coronavirus lockdown.
With decisive wins in Taiwan's municipal elections, the KMT has demonstrated its continued power at the local level. However, a deeper analysis reveals a more nuanced picture and does not imply rising support at the national level.
By Brian Hioe
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 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 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.
Researchers at National Chiao Tung University (NCTU) have developed a rapid Covid-19 test.
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.
The government has strong ambitions and local industry players see significant business opportunities by being part of the global electric vehicle supply chain
The National Development Council has revised regulations on work, residence and tax concessions designed to attract foreign professionals to live and work and Taiwan
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 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 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 government will lower the Level 3 Covid-19 alert to Level 2, starting from Tuesday, 27 July.
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.
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
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.
Taiwan takes on Covid remote learning one year later, but challenges still remain
By Joanna Lee
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
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
Candidates for the Taipei mayoral race, one of the most anticipated contests, are planning big events tomorrow night, the eve of the election on 26 November.
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
Taiwan's main international airport has reached a significant milestone in dropping passenger numbers.
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.
An economic think tank is getting more optimistic about the local economy.
The ECCT's Low Carbon Initiative cooperated with CommonWealth Magazine to arrange the full-day forum, which was recorded live for broadcast later.
The government is seeking to increase defence spending by 3.5% next year.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) is reporting Taiwan's first domestic coronavirus case since April 12.
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.
Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head Victor Wang says the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expected to review an application for emergency use authorization (EUA) of the Pfizer-BioNTech second-generation coronavirus vaccine.
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."
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.
The ECCT hosted a Premium Event lunch with Dr Chen Chien-jen, Former vice president and currently Distinguished Professor at Academia Sinica.
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
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.
The ECCT held a Premium Event lunch with Dr Lin Chia-lung, Minister of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC).
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) is extending the current level 2 coronavirus alert for another two weeks to 1 November.
Government officials are responding to growing speculation about whether the Central Epidemic Command Center's (CECC) current coronavirus restrictions could be relaxed.
Two Taiwan airlines are joining an international travel pass trial programme.
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 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
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
Sanofi has detailed plans on how the company will make significant investments in France to increase its vaccines research and production capacities, and contribute in responding to future pandemic risks.
The ECCT, in conjunction with ICRT, hosted a special lunch to discuss the forthcoming four-in-one referendum to be held on 18 December
At the event co-hosted with ICRT, guest panellists discussed the outlook for the forthcoming presidential and legislative elections on January 2020.
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 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
The ECCT hosted a Special Lunch on the economic outlook for 2022 featuring guest speaker Tony MC Phoo, Senior Economist for Standard Chartered Bank Taiwan
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.
Two low-earth orbit satellites developed Hon Hai have been successfully launched into space aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.
The Taiwan government's tax revenues have continued to rise despite the hit to the economy from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
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 Ministry of Finance (MOF) says NT$567.3 billion in tax revenue was collected last month.
Cultured meat has the potential to reduce the environmental impact of meat compared to animal farming, but the lack of a regulatory framework and economies of scale mean that it may take some time before it becomes commercially viable.
By Duncan Levine
Taiwan's domestic carriers have been bleeding cash and reeling from the coronavirus pandemic.
Major travel agencies saw revenues plunge even further in May as border shutdowns continued.
The Ministry of Finance says tax revenue hit a new high last year and exceeded the budgeted amount by NT$495 billion - this, despite a sharp decline in revenue from stock transaction taxes.
Taiwan's Ministry of Finance (MOF) reported that total net tax revenue was NT$293.2 billion in May.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) is extending its level 2 coronavirus alert for another two weeks, but swimming pools and national parks will be allowed to conditionally re-open from today.
Taiwan's tax revenue in the first eight months of 2021 reached nearly NT$2 trillion, according to a news release by the Ministry of Finance (MOF).
The Water Resources Agency says water levels in six reservoirs have fallen to below 20% of capacity and recent days of rainfall have done little to help alleviate the problem.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) is extending its nationwide level 3 coronavirus alert, but easing some regulations to allow more social activities.
The DPP legislative caucus has proposed to amend the Election and Recall Act in an effort to distance itself from allegations of corruption and underworld politics.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says people visiting family or friends in hospital will not be required to show proof of a same-day negative rapid test beginning tomorrow.
The ECCT's Planet-Friendly Eating & Living (PEL) Platform hosted a lunch on the topic "Medical innovations and insights on obesity - Advice on diet, lifestyle and the science of sleep".
The laws and regulations described below shape the Taiwan offshore wind industry's development.
Negotiators from the EU parliament and council have agreed that by autumn 2024, USB Type-C will become the common charging port for all mobile phones, tablets and cameras in the EU
Siemens Gamesa and Swancor today announced a strategic collaboration on recyclable resin for wind turbine blades.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) is extending its current level 2 coronavirus alert until at least September 20 due to the continuing confirmation of domestically transmitted cases with unknown sources of origin.
Taiwan's domestic tourism is booming under Covid-19, but is it sustainable for the outlying islands?
By Joanna Lee
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has lifted some of its restrictions on large gatherings, social distancing and the need for face masks, after reporting no new locally-transmitted coronavirus cases for 56 consecutive days.
The EU has revised down its official growth forecast for 2020 to account for the drop in economic activity from the coronavirus pandemic.
Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has released a series of guidelines for the hosting of large events, which are defined as those being attended by at least 1,000 people.
Renewable energy targets are being missed and climate action policy reversals in response to the war in Ukraine could have lasting implications
By Duncan Levine
After decades of progress, China's economy is stalling. What will it take to achieve a revival?
By Darryl Lupton
The Digital Ministry has inaugurated its AI Product and System Evaluation Center, targeting language models for its initial assessment.
President Tsai Ing-wen and US House Speaker Kevin McCarthy have reaffirmed the strong partnership between Taiwan and the United States and their commitment to safeguarding regional stability.
Typhoon Hinnamnor has replenished two major reservoirs in northern Taiwan and raised the water level of Keelung River, temporarily easing the water shortage the harbour city was facing
The New Taiwan dollar has seen a significant decline, today weakening to between 32.3 and 32.4 to the dollar, its weakest level in over seven years.
The Central Epidemic Command Center is extending the current level 2 coronavirus alert for two weeks until 18 October. However, some restrictions will be eased
Taiwan's Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) has passed a proposal to build aliquefied natural gas terminal near an algal reef off the coast of Taoyuan
The cabinet approved a draft bill on Thursday to establish a national development centre for Taiwan's 2030 bilingual goals
Pursuing efficient production and excellent quality with data-driven decision-making, Asian aerospace parts suppliers leap into the international market
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The ECCT hosted the first of its Next Generation Business and Leaders Series Premium Events on the subject of Taiwan’s place and prospects in the digital era.
A slew of events and activities scheduled to be held in Taiwan have been postponed or cancelled over fears of contagion from the 2019 novel coronavirus (Covid-19), including international shows, religious, school and sporting events.
Several items sold by beverage chains have failed government inspections
A survey by the Taiwan Fund for Children and Families shows that the recent domestic coronavirus outbreak that has forced people to stay at home is affecting the relationships between parents and their children, with more than half of parents feeling negative emotions.