ECCT directors give their predictions for the year ahead and what trends to watch
By Duncan Levine
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 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.
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 Tourism Bureau expects fewer than one million visitors will come to Taiwan this year.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says it will further loosen its current coronavirus policies on 7 November.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) is lifting some coronavirus prevention measures from 1 March
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 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.
Export orders received by Taiwanese companies in January fell 19.3% to US$47.51 billion in January compared to the same month in 2022.
The Kaohsiung Prosecutors' Office has indicted the Taiwanese captain and first mate of a fishing vessel and 7 others on charges of human trafficking, coercion and forgery
The Ministry of Digital Affairs has unveiled a proposal aimed at restricting the use of China-made information and communications products by government agencies.
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
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.
Government officials are responding to growing speculation about whether the Central Epidemic Command Center's (CECC) current coronavirus restrictions could be relaxed.
As the coronavirus outbreaks appear to be under control, health minister Chen Shih-chung says more easings of restrictions may be coming.
The European Commission, in cooperation with the President of the European Council, has announced a European roadmap to phase-out the containment measures due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Business and industry leaders are urging the government to lift border restrictions in late May
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 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 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 visits to patients in chronic disease wards are now allowed during designated time slots, in view of the improving Covid-19 situation in Taiwan
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.
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.
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 EPA is getting ready to introduce stricter controls on industrial emissions.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has lifted some of its restrictions on large gatherings, social distancing and the need for face masks, after reporting no new locally-transmitted coronavirus cases for 56 consecutive days.
Taiwan's exports in July expanded 0.4% year-on-year to US$28.20 billion while imports fell 6.8% from a year earlier to US$22.83 billion, according to a News Release from the Ministry of Finance.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) reported 54,929 new coronavirus cases yesterday.
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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is calling for cross-strait travel restrictions to ease further - saying such a move will improve air connectivity and facilitate the development of the cross-Taiwan Strait aviation sector.
The Central Epidemic Command Center is extending the current level 2 coronavirus alert for two weeks until 18 October. However, some restrictions will be eased
Taiwan will maintain its current border restrictions, including a weekly arrivals cap of 25,000, for the time being, due to concerns over rising case numbers globally and the newest Omicron subvariants
The Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) says it plans to relax its coronavirus control measures on trains and domestic flights, as the disease continues to slow in Taiwan.