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.
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 cabinet has announced a plan to offer families a one-off subsidy payment for each child.
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 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.
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.
Labour Minister Hsu Ming-chun says she supports increasing the minimum wage
Over 80% of office workers said they believed the Quintuple Stimulus Voucher will increase the chance of finding a part-time job
Migrant workers have taken to the streets of Taipei to call for an end to the labour brokerage system.
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.
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 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
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.
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.
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
The European Union's foreign policy chief, Josep Borell, says the EU bloc suspects that damage to two underwater natural gas pipelines was sabotage, and is warning of retaliation for any attack on Europe's energy networks.
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".
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'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 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.
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.
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 and the European Union held their second round of Trade and Investment Dialogue.
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.
Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) reported that Taiwan has seen a fourth consecutive day with no new coronavirus infections.
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.
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 Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) says its poor showing in the local government elections is indicative of public opinion and the party will now seek "self-reflection."
Facebook says it will no longer remove claims that Covid-19 is man-made or manufactured from its apps.
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.
Foreign nationals whose Alien Resident Certificates (ARCs) are about to expire will receive an automatic 30-day extension with immediate effect due to the heightened Covid-19 situation.
Health Minister Chen Shi-chung says Taiwan is preparing to negotiate with the United States over producing American coronavirus vaccines here.
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.
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.
Taipei officials are discussing how night markets will be reopened.
Taiwan's system for childcare leave is getting some updates.
The European Union says it has launched action against China at world trade's governing body, for discriminatory practices against Lithuania
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.
A testing programme for coronavirus antibodies by the National Taiwan University's College of Public Health has found low rates of exposure to the virus among high-risk population groups.
Local drug maker Adimmune has started the first phase of human trials for its experimental coronavirus vaccine.
Taiwan's unemployment rate for March stood at 3.56%.
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.
Taiwan's Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) The Environmental Protection Administration says all beverage chain stores will be required to offer greater discounts to customers who bring their own cups and provide "reusable cup" loan services
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
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.
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."
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 Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) yesterday reported 81,852 local Covid cases today with a record 104 deaths
The Legislative Yuan has approved the cabinet's request to extend the special Covid-19 relief act and budget by a year
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.
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
The cabinet is accepting an agreed reduction of NT$25.5 billion from the government's proposed 2021 budget after lawmakers from the ruling and opposition parties reached a consensus on budgetary cuts during their ongoing negotiations.
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
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
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.
Near-final results show a party with neo-fascist roots, the Brothers of Italy, has swept Italy's national elections.
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.
The National Development Council has revised regulations on work, residence and tax concessions designed to attract foreign professionals to live and work and Taiwan
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.
Foreign Minister Joseph Wu is calling on Australia to post a military attaché to Taipei.
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.
Taoyuan Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan has cancelled all extracurricular winter activities at all schools in the city.
The Tourism Bureau expects fewer than one million visitors will come to Taiwan this year.
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.
The ECCT is pleased to announce that the chamber has formed a news sharing partnership with ICRT. Under the new cooperative agreement, the ECCT will publish selected ICRT news stories in the News section of Euroview online as well as ICRT's weekly “Taiwan this Week” podcast. In return, ICRT will draw on or cite selected content from Euroview and the ECCT's website.
Premier Su Zhen-chang is touting the record-high budget for national defence, education and raising birth rates next year
The local real estate market is heating up.
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.
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.
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
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is thanking the US government for inviting Taiwan to attend President Joe Biden's "Summit for Democracy."
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 Taoyuan Metro is set to cut service, due to declining ridership
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.
Lawmakers across party lines have voted to lower the voting age in Taiwan to 18 from 20, sending the issue to a national referendum later this year
Premier Su Tseng-chang says the Executive Yuan is introducing a new employee disaster insurance bill.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has confirmed the first case of a serious allergic reaction to the AstraZeneca (AZ) coronavirus vaccine, a nurse, who has existing allergies to eggs, peanuts and antibiotics.
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.
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
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) is lifting some coronavirus prevention measures from 1 March
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.
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.
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
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.
European Parliament President Roberta Metsola says the legislature's web site came under a Russian cyberattack only hours after it overwhelmingly backed a resolution calling Russia a state sponsor of terrorism.
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
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.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) is expanding the availability of mix-and-match second coronavirus vaccine shots
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.
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 Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says it is currently reviewing the possibility of raising the cap on arrivals sometime in the next few months.
The cabinet has approved a proposal for the use of NT$380 billion in tax surplus to boost the island's economy.
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).
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 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 Ministry of Economic Affairs has unveiled a draft energy conservation plan which aims to reduce electricity use in Taiwan by 35.13-billion kilowatt-hours by 2030.
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.
Offshore wind farms in Taiwan may soon be farms for something else.
The Taiwan People's Party has released its legislator-at-large nominees for January's elections.
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.
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
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.
The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) says it will review electricity rates next Monday
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.
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
Premier Su Tseng-chang has blamed the opposition KMT for DPP lawmakers' forcing the 2022 general budgetary plan through the legislative assembly yesterday
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 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) is now allowing all pregnant women in Taiwan to choose the Covid-19 vaccine they want.
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.
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.
Britain has agreed to a trade deal with New Zealand, eliminating tariffs on a wide range of goods as the UK seeks to expand economic links around the world following its exit from the European Union
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung says more vaccine mixing will be allowed in the next round of vaccinations.
Agriculture Minister Chen Chi-chung says the government will be extending business tax exemptions on corn and soy beans for two more months
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 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.
The Ministry of the Interior (MOI) has halted the plan for electronic national ID cards.
Taiwan top envoy to the US, Hsiao Bi-khim, has attended US President Joe Biden's swearing-in ceremony in Washington DC.
Premier Su Tseng-chang is calling for an investigation into speedskater Huang Yu-ting
An estimated 400 animal rights activists have braved low temperatures and heavy rains in Taipei to call for the addition of animal protection clauses in the constitution
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
Transport Minister Wang Kwo-tsai is defending the government's decision to locate a high-speed rail extension station near Yilan County Hall.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says it will be opening more Covid-19 vaccine mixing options by Friday.
Average year-end bonuses are expected to fall to their lowest level in 11 years - that, according to a survey by the 111 online job bank
Electric trains have now begun running on Taiwan Railways Administration's South Link line.
A growing list of European Union nations and Canada have barred flights from the UK and others are considering similar action.
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).
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
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.
The Ministry of Finance reports that nine government-invested financial institutions in Taiwan have adopted the "Equator Principles" to evaluate social and environmental risks on projects they might be funding.
The Central Emergency Operation Center says the number of injuries reported during that series of earthquakes that rattled the island this past weekend has risen 164. The death toll remains at one.
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.
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."
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
The ongoing drought in the south is likely to affect agricultural irrigation.
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 Ministry of Foreign Affairs is expressing its "deep regret and dissatisfaction" that Taiwan did not receive an invitation to the 75th World Health Assembly
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'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 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 Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) yesterday reported 50,636 new Covid cases, of which 50,561 were domestic infections.
With one of Europe's highest vaccination rates and its most pandemic-battered economies, the Spanish government is laying the groundwork for a new different Covid-19 playbook
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.
Negotiators have reached an historic deal at a UN biodiversity conference that would represent the most significant effort to date to protect the world's lands and oceans, and provide critical financing to save biodiversity in the developing world.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 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 government has taken delivery of 400,000 doses of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine from the global COVAX vaccine sharing programme. The vaccines were shipped from Amsterdam to Taoyuan International Airport.
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.
The government-proposed surplus tax revenue rebate of NT$6,000 has been deferred.
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
The Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) says a preparatory office for the Climate Change Administration will be launched on Saturday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Government officials are responding to growing speculation about whether the Central Epidemic Command Center's (CECC) current coronavirus restrictions could be relaxed.
The government is set to officially authorize private companies to purchase vaccines on its behalf.
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.
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
The Ministry of Labour (MOL) is beginning labour inspections in the logistics industry.
Representatives of teacher groups are demanding that the government raise their salaries.
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 cabinet has approved draft amendments to the National Security Act aimed at making economic espionage a crime punishable by a prison term of up to 12 years and a fine of NT$100 million
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 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 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 European Parliament has adopted a resolution urging the European Union to negotiate a Bilateral Investment Agreement (BIA) with Taiwan
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 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
Lawmakers from the Legislative Internal Affairs Committee are moving to freeze some of the government's budget for the issuance of the new eID cards.
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.
A team comprising 17 research groups has been formed to accelerate the development of quantum computing here in Taiwan
The Ministry of Health and Welfare's National Health Insurance Administration (NHIA) has issued a notice on adjustments to co-payments for medical services provided under the national health insurance system
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has revised its coronavirus testing regulations for self-health management
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says Taiwan has now passed the peak of its domestic Covid-19 wave
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
The European Union's highest court has ruled that the 27-nation bloc can link financial backing for member states to respect for rule of law, and that a challenge by Hungary and Poland should be dismissed
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 bank is leaving key interest rates unchanged following its quarterly policy-making meeting
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 Central Epidemic Command Center is indefinitely suspending entry to all Indonesian migrant workers amid concerns Jakarta is unable to improve the accuracy of its coronavirus test results.
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 cabinet says the upcoming round of government stimulus vouchers will not require an upfront payment - meaning the NT$5,000 in vouchers will be issued to residents free of charge.
The Taipei European School is set to reopen for the new semester on 23 August.
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 Ministry of Economics Affairs says participating restaurants and food courts are required to set their air-conditioning at 23 degrees during dining hours from today.
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.
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.
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
Minister of Labor Minister Hsu Ming-chun says the first group of Indonesian migrant workers to be allowed to enter Taiwan since an entry ban was lifted could arrive as early as tomorrow
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).
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.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has expressed its "grave concern" to the government of Honduras after president, Xiomara Castro announced her government will seek to establish formal diplomatic ties with China.
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
Taiwan's front-line workers are getting ready for the first wave of AstraZeneca vaccines.
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.
Taiwan's central bank has opted to leave its key interest rates unchanged following its quarterly policy-making meeting.
The cabinet says it plans to submit draft amendments to the Gender Equity Education Act, the Act of Gender Equality in Employment and the Sexual Harassment Prevention Act to the Legislative Yuan by mid-July.
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)
MOFA is thanking top US and EU officials for their statements in support of Taiwan.
Over a million people have applied for childcare subsidies already.
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 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
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
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.
KMT presidential candidate Hou Yu-ih is beginning a week-long trip to the United States for what his campaign office is touting as "a journey to boost dialogue and friendship."
The cabinet has approved a NT$131 billion budget to raise the allowances received by individuals on social welfare programmes and to increase monthly pension payments for farmers aged 65 and over.
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.
Taiwan's Legislative Yuan has established an ad hoc committee tasked with revising Taiwan's constitution.
The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) is keeping the basic electricity rate at the current price of NT$2.6253 per kilowatt-hour.
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 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.
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 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.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has announced that foreigners in Taiwan will be allowed to remain in the country for another 30 days.
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
Taiwan's legislature has adopted a slew of stricter traffic rules in an attempt to improve road safety.
The Tourism Bureau has welcomed Taiwan's four millionth inbound visitor this year.
One of the European Union's highest courts has largely upheld a huge fine issued to Google by the bloc's antitrust enforcers in 2018 over its Android mobile operating system
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 Tourism Bureau is extending quarantine hotel subsidies until the end of the year.
Immigration officials are once again allowing foreigners to stay in Taiwan longer due to coronavirus travel restrictions.
The cabinet is warning that a possible global economic downturn will affect Taiwan.
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.
Taiwan is considering lifting its entry ban on overseas workers amid a labour shortage
The local job market improved in August amid easing concerns over Covid-19
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.
The National Immigration Agency (NIA) is urging foreigners with the new ARC cards to file their taxes early.
President Tsai Ing-wen says a locally-developed coronavirus vaccine is expected to be available in the coming months.
The Ministry of Education is ready to allocate NT$100 million this year for developing international education at the elementary, junior high and high school level.
Premier Su Tseng-chang led the cabinet to resign en masse earlier today ahead of President Tsai Ing-wen's 20 May inauguration.
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.
Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) minister Wang Mei-hua is heading a seven-member delegation to France this week.
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 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.
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.
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 Ministry of Finance has reiterated that tax season this year won't be extended
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.
The Ministry of Labour has announced the government is providing 10,000 part-time positions for workers affected by the coronavirus pandemic and up to 50,000 more jobs will be made available in the future.
Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has revealed more details about mask donations to Europe.
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.
Economics Minister Wang Mei-hua says the government will add 2.5 gigawatts (GW) of solar power generation capacity this year
Travellers from Europe, the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Taiwan's 14 diplomatic allies are now allowed to enter Taiwan visa-free.
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 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.
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.
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung says the Central Epidemic Command Center will implement a six-point plan to curb the recent rise in domestic coronavirus cases.
Mobile payments in Taiwan have hit a new high.
The ECCT, in conjunction with ICRT, hosted a lunch on the topic "Dealing with the coronavirus outbreak - Precautions and contingencies for business".
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.
Lawmakers have passed a slew of amendments to the Tobacco Hazards Prevention Act.
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 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
The Ministry of Education (MOE) has revised its regulations regarding class suspensions and school closures due to coronavirus cases
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs says foreign relatives of Taiwanese citizens and some residency holders can now apply for a visa to enter Taiwan
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.
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
Computex is set to return to Taipei's Nangang Exhibition Hall on 24 May after two years of virtual expos due to the coronavirus pandemic
Taiwan's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says private individuals are now allowed to import up to 100 coronavirus rapid antigen tests, for personal use, without first obtaining permission
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday raised its local transmission stage warning to level 2 and announced a ban on large-scale gatherings as it tightened Covid-19 prevention measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus amid an increase in domestically transmitted cases in recent weeks.
The Cabinet has approved a draft amendment to the Income Tax Act aimed at curbing short-term real estate speculation.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has confirmed that foreign minister Joseph Wu will be traveling to Europe this week.
The New Taipei City Government says blood tests have found trace amounts of barbiturates in eight students at a private preschool in the Banqiao District.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) says it considers Vietnam's claim that a recent drill conducted on Taiping Island was a violation of Hanoi's sovereignty as unacceptable.
The National Immigration Agency says Taiwan and Germany have launched a reciprocal automated customs clearance programme.
Finance Minister Su Jien-rong says China's decision to suspend the imports of some Taiwan beer and liquor is expected to cost exporters more than NT$1-billion.
The Cabinet is banning all government employees from using TikTok and other Chinese streaming services that could compromise cybersecurity systems in their offices and buildings.
The Ministry of the Interior says life expectancy in Taiwan fell sharply last year.
The Taiwan International Workers' Association is questioning the government's decision to raise the minimum wage for live-in migrant caregivers and domestic helpers
The Ministry of Finance (MOF) says NT$567.3 billion in tax revenue was collected last month.
The Ministry of Labour (MOL) says it's extending a subsidy programme that offers a one-time payment of NT$10,000 to designated workers who have lost at least 20% of their income due to the recent domestic coronavirus outbreak.
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung says the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) will begin administering Medigen's locally-produced coronavirus vaccine on 23 August.
Education Minister Pan Wen-chung says some 13,000 foreign students will be granted visas to travel to Taiwan before the new school year begins next month
A group of cross-national parliamentarians are slamming French President Emmanuel Macron for what they're describing as his "ill-judged remarks" that sent a signal of "indifference" over Taiwan.
A government survey has found that the number of Taiwanese nationals working in China fell for the eighth consecutive year in 2021.
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.
Taiwan's exports fell more than 7% from a year earlier in August, marking the 12th consecutive monthly year-on-year decline, although the fall further narrowed in the wake of a traditional peak season in the second half of this year, the Ministry of Finance (MOF) said Friday.
Taipei Mayor Chiang Wan-An is vowing to inspect all construction sites in the city.
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.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has lowered Taiwan's 2023 gross domestic product (GDP) growth forecast by 1.3 percentage points from its April estimate to 0.8%.
Taiwan's two opposition parties, the KMT and the TPP, could be closer to agreeing on collaboration terms for the 2024 general elections.
The head of Taiwan's statistics bureau, the Directorate General of Budget Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS) does not believe that the Palestine-Israel war will have much of an effect on international commodity prices, but he cautioned that crude oil prices could be pushed higher and fuel inflation.
Taoyuan International Airport is gearing up for the lifting of border control on Thursday after enduring more than two years and seven months of emptiness.
The US government's decision to impose new restrictions on the sale of semiconductors and chipmaking equipment to China could negatively impact Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing's sales, according to Trendforce.
President Tsai Ing-wen says military confrontation in the Taiwan Strait is "absolutely not an option" and is calling on Beijing to respect the island's sovereignty.
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung says health officials will make a decision within two weeks whether to allow the administering of second doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech (BNT) coronavirus vaccine to people aged between 12 and 17
The Ministry of Finance says the government has collected record amounts in taxes so far this year
Researchers at Academia Sinica have developed a global-scale climate model suggesting that climate change could have a significant impact on Taiwan without mitigating policy measures
A government survey shows that progress on gender equality is accelerating here in Taiwan, as more women are now taking supervisory and executive positions in the private sector and posts as public representatives in politics
The National Communications Commission (NCC) says it plans to appeal a ruling by the Taipei High Administrative Court, after it overturned a 2020 ruling rejecting the renewal of CTi News' broadcast license.
Local drug maker, Medigen, says it is seeking an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for its coronavirus vaccine candidate after its Phase II clinical trials showed promising results.
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 government is set to issue agriculture and culture stimulus vouchers later this month.
Far EasTone has become the island's second telecom operator to receive a fifth generation mobile telecommunications (5G) license.
Births in Taiwan last year have hit a new low. The Ministry of the Interior has published its 2022 population survey today, indicating that there were 23.264640 million people in Taiwan.
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 lawmakers have passed a climate bill that seeks to establish a carbon fee system for large emitters and sets a goal of reaching net-zero emissions by 2050.
Germany-based food delivery service provider foodpanda said Monday that it is planning to establish a global research and development centre in Taiwan to roll out the company's innovative applications
Health officials are seeing a high positivity rate among passengers arriving in Taiwan on long-haul flights
Taiwan's population continued to decline last month, with the number of people falling by 0.84% year-on-year
Taiwan ranked as the top "full democracy" in Asia, jumping three places from last year in the 2021 Democracy Index
The Ministry of National Defense (MND) says it remains on high alert even as China says its military drills in waters near Taiwan have ended
Andrew Hsia, Vice Chairman of Taiwan's opposition Kuomintang (KMT) party is defending his decision to travel to China, saying he's "there to show support to Taiwanese business owners and will not be deterred by China's military exercises."
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says it will be lifting the requirement that all travellers entering Taiwan get a pre-flight coronavirus PCR test from midnight on Sunday
The Ministry of National Defense says 91 Chinese military aircraft and 12 ships were detected operating around Taiwan over a 12-hour period on Monday.
The Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) says it has requested that local banks closely monitor their use of artificial intelligence in order to both protect and ensure data security.
The Tourism Bureau says it's been seeing a marked rise in the number of people travelling overseas in the first two months of the year.
Taiwan's cabinet has approved a proposal to allocate an additional NT$160 billion in funding for coronavirus relief and prevention.
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.
The cabinet has proposed a bill to encourage healthy eating by promoting the teaching of nutritional knowledge in schools and medical institutions.
Economics Minister Wang Mei-hua has opened the first-ever Taiwan Expo in Japan.
Premier Su Tseng-chang has ordered an investigation into why Chinese made drones were used as part of this year's National Day celebrations in Chiayi.
President Tsai Ing-wen is calling for the signing of a bilateral investment deal with the UK.
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.
The Taoyuan International Airport Corporation says passenger volume so far this year has now surpassed 10 million.
Lawmakers have passed the Organic Act for the Ministry of the Environment.
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung says the government could begin easing face mask mandates in July, when it also hopes to lift at least some border controls
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.
Taiwan has retained its status as a "free" country in the latest edition of the "Freedom in the World" report - which was published Thursday.
The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) says direct air routes between Taiwan and 10 Chinese cities will be reinstated from today, while 13 other Chinese cities have been selected for cross-strait charter flights.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says people with mild coronavirus infections will no longer have to quarantine from 20 March.
Large amounts of supplies have been brought or sent to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Taipei headquarters after the agency opened a donation drive for Ukraine on Monday
Premier Su Tseng-chang is dismissing speculation the government could consider activating the 4th Nuclear Power Plant to produce electricity.
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.
South Korea says it will seek to accelerate talks on quarantine-free travel bubble agreements with several countries, including Taiwan.
The Central Epidemic Command Center says it will soon be administering the 1.24 million shots of AstraZeneca vaccine received last week from Japan.
A poll by TVBS shows that 86% of respondents are willing to get vaccinated against coronavirus, nearly double the number in an early April survey.
Ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) candidate Lin Ching-yi emerged as the winner of elections held in Taichung's second district yesterday
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says it will be easing its indoor face mask mandate on 20 February as part of its move to lift Covid-19 related regulations islandwide.
The Ministry of National Defense (MND) says China deployed 45 warplanes and 10 warships into areas around Taiwan on Tuesday
The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) is defending its Taoyuan mayoral candidate, Lin Zhi-jien following a ruling by the National Taiwan University that he committed plagiarism in his master's degree thesis and recommended that his degree be revoked
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.
The Ministry of National Defense says 35 Chinese military aircraft crossed the Taiwan Strait median line on Sunday.
The Central Epidemic Command Center has announced that face masks may go from "required" to "recommended" for those on public transport systems and school buses starting on 17 April.
The New Taipei City government has banned all on-site dining from today following confirmation that coronavirus cluster cases in the Banqiao District are of the Delta variant. The ban will remain in effect for one week.
The Transitional Justice Commission has announced the outline of a plan for the transformation of National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taipei
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung says the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) currently has no plans to elevate the nationwide level 2 coronavirus alert
Business groups panned the minimum wage hike for 2022 proposed by a Ministry of Labor committee Friday, worried that it will hurt service sector companies hit hard by Covid-19. However, labour groups are generally supporting it
Representatives from Taiwan and the UK have signed an agreement to enhance bilateral trade ties.
The Central Election Commission says an estimated 19.88 million people are eligible to vote in December's four national referendums
Taiwan's exports rose for a 16th consecutive month in October to a new monthly high, on the back of the ongoing global economic recovery and solid demand for tech gadgets
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) reported 44,361 new local cases of Covid-19 on Sunday
Taiwan's exports grew for a 20th consecutive month in February, up more than 34% from the same month in 2021
More high schools will get funds from the Ministry of Education for enhancing bilingual education
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.
FarEasTone says it plans to help Taipei's power grid with Gogoro batteries.
National Taiwan University has passed new rules to strengthen the supervision of thesis writing for graduate degrees.
Premier Chen Jian-ren says gender equality laws will be a priority in the next legislative session.
Taiwan and Slovakia have signed an agreement on Judicial Cooperation in Civil and Commercial Matters
Taiwan's health minister, Chen Shih-chung, is reiterating that the "3 4" quarantine formula is the most likely next step in relaxing border restrictions. However, he's also stressing that it's currently "not the time" to cancel quarantine requirements entirely for arrivals.
Taiwan's passport has ranked joint 31st on a list of the world's most powerful passports, according to the Henley Passport Index for the third quarter of 2021.
A new online system for scheduling coronavirus vaccine appointments has begun accepting registrations from eligible recipients nationwide.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) is extending its nationwide level 3 coronavirus alert, but easing some regulations to allow more social activities.
Germany, Denmark, and the Netherlands have announced Tuesday their plan to provide Ukraine with at least 100 refurbished Leopard 1 battle tanks in the coming months.
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 Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP) Central Executive Committee has approved a series of rules on the academic integrity of party members registering for primaries ahead of the 2024 presidential and legislative elections.
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 cabinet has approved a draft amendment bill proposing that all newly constructed, added or altered structures should have rooftop solar panels installed.
Visiting former Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso says he believes the best way to deter a Chinese invasion of Taiwan is for Japan, the US and other like-minded countries to make it clear to Beijing that they would be willing to defend Taiwan militarily.
The Ministry of Culture says a new coronavirus relief programme offering subsidies of up to NT$2.5 million to arts and cultural groups will be launched in the coming weeks.
People will soon be able to get the locally-produced coronavirus vaccine.
President Tsai Ing-wen is calling on government agencies to fast-track disaster relief efforts in areas affected by the recent heavy rains.
Taiwan's lawmakers have passed amendments meant to curb real estate speculation.
The National Health Insurance Administration (NHIA) announced on Thursday that it is looking into the possibility of extending free national health insurance to individuals aged 65 and above who meet specific criteria.
The cabinet on Thursday approved a plan for the Ministry of Education (MOE) to set up 10 overseas offices, many in Southeast Asian countries, and launch a host of new degree programmes with the goal of attracting and retaining thousands of international students in Taiwan by 2030.
The National Communications Commission (NCC) says there is currently "no timeline" for reintroducing a draft bill to regulate the content of online platforms
The Ministry of Labour has announced an official minimum wage hike.
The Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) is expected to be changed back to the National Science Council (NSC) next year
Health minister Chen Shih-chung says the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) is currently not considering strengthening quarantine requirements for fully vaccinated flight crew members when they return to Taiwan from long-haul assignments
The Ministry of Labour says it is considering lifting the entry ban on migrant workers to address the ongoing labour shortage
The Taiwan Visitors Association says the number of people attending this year's Taipei International Travel Fair was about 90% of the level seen in 2019, the year before the coronavirus pandemic upended global travel.
The Central Election Commission has announced the schedule for next year's legislative election.
The annual IT Month will begin this Thursday (10 November), with organizers saying this year'sevent will be highlighting the developments and achievements of Taiwan's digital transformation.
Overseas Community Affairs Council head Tong Zhen-yuan says his office is planning to open 25 more branches of the Taiwan Center for Mandarin Learning next year.
The Lithuanian government has announced the formal opening of its trade office in Taipei.
The UK's trade policy minister is in Taiwan to co-host the 25th edition of UK-Taiwan Trade Talks in Taipei.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says it will take delivery of a shipment of 600,000 doses of Moderna's second-generation coronavirus vaccine tomorrow. The vaccine targets the original virus and the Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants.
Travel agencies and hotels taking part in the Taipei International Travel Fair, which ended yesterday, have enjoyed brisk business.
The Ministry of Education says non-resident international students will be banned from entering Taiwan from 15 December until 11 February
Electric bus maker Master Transportation has broken ground on a 20-hectare manufacturing complex in Changhua County.
Zhang Congyuan, founder of contract shoe maker Huali Industrial, has taken the title as the richest person in Taiwan, with a net worth of US$13.8 billion, according to Taiwan's Richest 2021 list released by Forbes magazine.