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.
Over 80% of office workers said they believed the Quintuple Stimulus Voucher will increase the chance of finding a part-time job
Recorded at the National Taiwan University's GIS Convention Center, this special show features regular ICRT commentator Ross Feingold, Albert Chiu, an Associate Professor of Political Science at Taichung's Donghai University and National Taiwan University Professor of Political Science Huang Min-hua -- who discuss the ramifications for Taiwan be it a Donald Trump re-election or a Joe Biden White House for the next four years.
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
The government is offering rescue loans for labourers facing financial difficulty due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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".
Female filmmakers say women still pit motherhood and career against each other
By Joanna Lee
Officials say the first batch of the Novavax vaccine is set to arrive in Taiwan at the end of the month
ESG is now firmly in the mainstream but strategies are diverse and continuing to evolve
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.
Taiwan risks missing out on the burgeoning business of family offices. What can be learnt from Singapore and Hong Kong?
By Paul Shelton
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 Ministry of National Defense (MND) has appointed its first female chief to head the Political Warfare Bureau.
A delegation of members from the ECCT's Low Carbon Initiative (LCI), led by CEO Freddie Höglund, met with Chiu Chun-ming, CEO of the Taoyuan City Government's newly opened Eco-Logistics Community Chair office and other senior officials from the office.
The Covid pandemic may have made working from home a thing-- even in Taiwan
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.
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
Pupils all across Taiwan returned to school yesterday following a mandatory three week extension of their Chinese New Year holidays as a precautionary measure in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak.
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
China wants 10 small Pacific nations to endorse a sweeping agreement covering everything from security to fisheries in what one leader warns is a game-changing bid by China to wrest control of the region
The ECCT's Low Carbon Initiative (LCI) organised a forum on the topic "Risk management in solar financing - Due diligence and bankability" in conjunction with the EU Taiwan Centre and TÜV Rheinland.
Members of the European Parliament have endorsed the EU's Climate Law, which was agreed informally with member states in April, with 442 votes to 203 and 51 abstentions.
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
President Tsai Ing-wen is voicing her hope that English proficiency here in Taiwan can improve over the next decade.
The European Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee has adopted a report identifying the security challenges facing the body in the Indo-Pacific
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
The Fisheries Agency has issued a new draft regulation for a system to better manage derelict fishing gear that causes marine pollution.
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)
Canada and the United States have launched coordinated sanctions against Chinese officials over human rights abuses in China's far western Xinjiang region. The sanctions include travel bans and asset freezes.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) is continuing to administer the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine.
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 Mainland Affairs Council is dismissing Beijing's latest proposals for peaceful reunification - saying Taiwan will never allow China to "meddle" in its future.
Lawmakers have approved amendments to the Highway Act, which aims to put pedestrians first when it comes to transport design.
President Tsai Ing-wen has reaffirmed her administration's plans to achieve net zero emissions by 2050
Premier Su Tseng-chang says the government has finalised a plan to build an MRT line in Keelung, that connects the northern city with New Taipei and Taipei
The EU has granted conditional marketing authorisation to the vaccine produced by BioNTech and Pfizer.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) is reporting Taiwan's first domestic coronavirus case since April 12.
The EU and its member states are already playing a constructive role in the Indo-Pacific region's economic development. It is also in their interests to contribute to efforts to preserve the peace in the South China Sea
By Darryl Lupton
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.
Filip Grzegorzewski arrived in Taiwan in September 2019 to assume the position as Head of the European Economic and Trade Office (EETO) in Taiwan. Euroview sat down with the new EETO head to talk about his initial impressions of Taiwan and how he sees the future of EU-Taiwan relations developing
The Taiwan Food & Drug Administration has approved Taiwan's first clinical trial for a coronavirus vaccine.
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
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.
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 special tour of IKEAs sustainable office and hosted a panel discussion on the practical and legal issues that need to be addressed to ensure continued productivity under a hybrid working model
The Hong Kong Economic, Trade and Cultural Office in Taipei has suspended its operations
Air Liquide has completed the first phase of the construction of its planned 25 MW electrolysis hydrogen plants in the Tainan Technology Industrial Park.
GNSS.asia arranged an EU-Taiwan online workshop on GNSS for unmanned traffic management.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has confirmed the first domestic cluster infection of the coronavirus BA.4 Omicron subvariant
The Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) says a preparatory office for the Climate Change Administration will be launched on Saturday.
Could Taiwan become a regional hub for fighting disinformation?
By Brian Hioe
A German government economics official is visiting Taiwan on what officials are describing as a "two-day low-profile trip" this week.
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 European Commission is proposing to create a Digital Green Certificate to facilitate safe free movement inside the EU during the Covid-19 pandemic. According to a press release on the EU's official website, Europa, the Digital Green Certificate will be a proof that a person has been vaccinated against Covid-19, received a negative test result or recovered from Covid-19.
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.
The Linkou Chang Gung Memorial Hospital generated the highest overall profit among healthcare facilities last year.
Taiwan's front-line workers are getting ready for the first wave of AstraZeneca vaccines.
Lithuania's deputy economics minister says Vilnius is seeking to open a trade office here in Taiwan in September
MOFA is thanking top US and EU officials for their statements in support of Taiwan.
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 Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has amended its internal rules governing the nomination of party candidates.
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 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 Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has reduced the coronavirus isolation period from seven to five days.
Local shipbuilder CSBC says a prototype of its first domestically manufactured submarine is set to undergo final tests in September.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says the island's first dose coronavirus vaccine coverage rate now stands at 91%.
Taiwan's legislature has adopted a slew of stricter traffic rules in an attempt to improve road safety.
The National Immigration Agency (NIA) is urging foreigners with the new ARC cards to file their taxes early.
The cabinet is set to approve a draft bill that seeks to ban individuals convicted of involvement in organized crime, money laundering, drug-related offenses, and illegal possession of guns or knives from running for public office.
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
Transport Minister Lin Chia-lung says the first trial tour groups could make the rounds in Taiwan as soon as the end of May.
In the absence of a vaccine or definitive treatment, authorities are focusing on containment while individuals should focus on their personal hygiene and staying healthy
By Duncan Levine
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.
Archaeologists' contributions to the ongoing debate
By Mark Caltonhill
The successful recall of Han Kuo-yu illustrates a robust democratic system and an engaged populous but there are risks of future misuse of the recall mechanism and an over-concentration of political power
By Duncan Levine
Taiwanese Director Lee Hong-qi's debut movie "Love Is a Gun" has been awarded the prize for best first feature at the Venice International Film Festival.
Nowadays it seems that not a day goes by without hearing about investment or internet scams, both old and new. It's a global phenomenon and Taiwan has not been spared from the scourge.
By Paul Shelton
The Central Epidemic Command Center has placed Hong Kong back on its list of regions from which business travellers can apply for shorter quarantine periods on their arrival in Taiwan.
Amnesty International's Taiwan office is slamming plans to fine coronavirus patients who break their mandatory quarantine to vote in the upcoming local government elections.
A member of the European Union's diplomatic service says a bilateral investment agreement (BIA) with Taiwan is unnecessary for protecting the interests of investors from the 27-nation bloc.
The Ministry of Labour has announced that the period of time for which workers who take unpaid leave can claim financial relief has been increased from 12 to 24 months.
Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have completed the legislative work on the EU digital Covid Certificate package to facilitate travel within the EU and contribute to the economic recovery.
The Ministry of Finance (MOF) says a tax incentive programme aimed at encouraging people to purchase energy-efficient household appliances will be extended until 14 June 2025.
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 Lithuanian government has announced the formal opening of its trade office in Taipei.
A realistic understanding of the Taiwanese healthcare system's positives and negatives remains essential for international patients
By Douglas Habecker
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says that the first dose Covid vaccinationcoverage rate among children aged between 5 and 11 has now passed 60%.
Those picking up family members or friends returning from overseas at the airport should wear gloves and keep their vehicle windows open to reduce the spread of Covid-19
The ECCT arranged a Premium Event lunch to launch a report titled "Taiwan Digital Health - Considerations for fostering the best ecosystem", sponsored by Sanofi and presented in association with the ECCT with the support of La French Tech Taiwan
Taiwan's defence minister Chiu Kuo-cheng says China's move to fly fighter jets into Taiwan's territorial airspace will be regarded as a "first strike" against the island.
The Chinese National Federation of Industries (CNFI) is warning that large numbers of Taiwanese businesses in China are facing financial problems because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Renewable energy certificates generate opportunities in Taiwan's renewable energy sector
By Tim Ferry
Our intense focus on the short-term investment results of pension and social support funds means we overlook their longer-term sustainability. To keep them solvent we all need to understand and be honest about who is shouldering the risks involved.
By Lee Faulkner
DIGITIMES Research is forecasting a bright future for Taiwan's AI industry. A study expects AI server shipments to surpass 300,000 units by 2024, ushering in the era of edge AI.
The government says it will provide a one-time grant of NT$10,000 to people not enrolled in social insurance plans as well as to farmers and fishermen who have not qualified for other forms of financial aid.
Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) spokesman Zhuang Ren-xiang says Taiwan and other non-United Nations member countries will be allotted 1.3 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine in the first round of COVAX vaccine distribution.
Taiwanese filmmaking, as is the case with Taiwanese democracy, makes advances, but there are growing pains
By Joanna Lee
Finland has become the 31st member of the NATO security alliance.
The Ministry of Economic Affairs says fixed investment in Taiwan surpassed the NT$6 trillion mark for the first time in 2022 - after increasing by more than 6% from a year earlier.
Taiwan received its first batch of 930,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine yesterday. A rollout is expected to begin as early as mid-September
Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head Victor Wang has announced tentative plans to downgrade the current status of Covid-19 and officially disband the centre in May.
In most developed societies physical wellbeing is provided for and taken as a right. Action on mental health and wellbeing is catching up, but our attention to financial wellbeing is way behind the times
By Lee Faulkner
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung has confirmed that a total of 117,000 doses of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine have arrived in Taiwan.
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.
Hong Kong and Singapore seem to have forgotten how they became successful Asian financial services hubs. By learning from their mistakes, and successes, and by realising that familiarity is key, Taiwan can become one too
By Lee Faulkner
Foreign governments and political leaders are sending their condolences after a train crash in eastern Taiwan earlier in the day left at least 50 people dead and scores injured.
The government has launched the Talent Taiwan Office.
Vice President William Lai has met with Palauan President Surangel Whipps Junior shortly after his arrival in the Pacific island nation, for a three-day visit.
Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has confirmed that a BBC correspondent working in China has relocated to Taiwan after facing threats.
The National Health Insurance Administration (NHIA) says the insurance's finances will remain sound till the end of the year.
Premier Chen Chien-jen has inaugurated the cabinet's new Anti-Fraud Office.