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.
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.
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 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 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.
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 Legislative Yuan (LY) has passed a resolution proposed by the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) to decommission Taichung Power Plant's coal-fired generators by 2035, and to preserve the generators in the event of a national security emergency.
Academics are seeking to explain why the referendum on lowering the voting age to 18 failed to pass on Saturday.
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.
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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.
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.
The Legislative Yuan has approved the cabinet's request to extend the special Covid-19 relief act and budget by a year
The National Health Insurance Administration (NHIA) says it will be making changes to co-payment schemes beginning on 1 July.
The government's new housing market schemes will be taking effect early next month.
Taiwan's first domestically built submarine prototype will begin underwater testing after it launches later this week.
Near-final results show a party with neo-fascist roots, the Brothers of Italy, has swept Italy's national elections.
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
The Environmental Protection Administration says packaging materials used by online retailers will no longer be allowed to contain PVC from 1 July.
Pupils all across Taiwan returned to school yesterday following a mandatory three week extension of their Chinese New Year holidays as a precautionary measure in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak.
The 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.
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.
Taiwan's Legislative Yuan (LY) has passed a bill authorising a series of measures aimed at supporting businesses and workers in Taiwan affected by the 2019 novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. The Special Act on COVID-19 Prevention, Relief and Restoration was shortly afterwards signed into law by President Tsai Ing-wen. The act authorises the use of NT$60 billion (US$1.9 billion). Implementation is backdated to activities starting from 15 January this year and will end on 30 June next year.
Authorities in Italy have imposed strict quarantine restrictions in the two northern regions of Lombardy and Veneto, close to Milan and Venice, following a large coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.
The government says the island's unemployment rate fell from a month earlier in July as the local job market has now stabilised.
Taiwan's official unemployment rate reached 4% in July, according to the monthly Manpower Survey Results report by the Directorate General of Budget Accounting & Statistics (DGBAS).
The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) says it will review electricity rates next Monday
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.
Premier Su Tseng-chang has blamed the opposition KMT for DPP lawmakers' forcing the 2022 general budgetary plan through the legislative assembly yesterday
Taiwan's total export orders came in at US$54.3 billion in July 2022, representing a decrease of 1.9% compared with the same month in 2021
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has raised the weekly cap of 40,000 arrivals to 50,000 with immediate effect
Taiwan has been ranked 27th globally and fourth in Asia in the latest World Happiness Report.
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
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
Electric trains have now begun running on Taiwan Railways Administration's South Link line.
Taiwan's export orders were US$47.7 billion in July 2023, a decrease of 12.0% compared with the same month in 2022. According to a report from the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), it was the 11th consecutive monthly year-on-year decline.
Taiwan's export orders in July rose 6.9% compared with the same month in 2019 when measured in NT dollars.
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 ECCT arranged a webinar on the topic of the EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI), decoupling global supply chains and the challenges facing European business in China.
Air Liquide has completed the first phase of the construction of its planned 25 MW electrolysis hydrogen plants in the Tainan Technology Industrial Park.
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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 Judicial Yuan has started seminars in preparation for a new jury system that involves ordinary citizens.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Economics minister Wang Mei-hua says the failure of US-based Silicon Valley Bank is unlikely to seriously affect Taiwan.
It was the inaugural event hosted by the chamber's Family Friendly Alliance (FFA), which was established as a platform for collaboration among various stakeholders to address the challenges resulting from Taiwan's low birth-rate, ageing population and talent shortage.
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
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs says foreign relatives of Taiwanese citizens and some residency holders can now apply for a visa to enter Taiwan
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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.
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
Italian authorities have extended emergency measures to cover the entire country in an attempt to stop the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus (Covid-19).
Taiwan's Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose by 1.88% in July 2023, compared with the same month of 2022.
Taiwan's total exports rose 34.7% year-on-year in July to reach US$37.95 billion, the highest ever figure for a single month, according to data released by the Ministry of Finance (MOF).
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Premier Chen Jian-ren says gender equality laws will be a priority in the next legislative session.
The Ministry of Education says non-resident international students will be banned from entering Taiwan from 15 December until 11 February
Members of 22 civic groups rallied outside the Ministry of Labor building in Taipei to demand that workers get the same treatment as civil servants
The Taipei Medical University Hospital's Proton Center says a 10-month-old baby girl with a rare form of brain cancer has become the youngest patient to have a tumour removed using proton beam therapy.
Taiwan People's Party (TPP) presidential candidate Ko Wen-je says his party is aiming to double its seats to 10 in January's legislative elections.
Taiwan's total exports for the month of July contracted 10.4% year on year to US$38.73 billion while total imports fell 20.9% from a year earlier to US$30.25 billion, according to a report from the Ministry of Finance (MOF).
Taiwan's total exports expanded 14.2% year on year to US$43.32 billion in July while total imports rose by 19.4% from a year earlier to US$38.29 billion
President Tsai-Ing wen says her administration's efforts to raise the minimum wage on an annual basis is now one of its central policies.
Taiwan's Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased by 0.06% in December 2020, compared with the same month in 2019.
Taiwan stands out as the only Asian nation rated as "open" in terms of civic space, according to the "People Power Under Attack 2023" report by the human rights NGO CIVICUS.
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Three Taiwanese athletes are in Tokyo this week to compete in an event that could boost their chances of participation in the Summer Olympic Games.
Analysts say the DPP's narrow victory in Saturday's legislative by-election in Nantou County has implications for both the ruling party and main opposition KMT.
Taiwan's Legislative Yuan (LY) has passed a basic law which stipulates the guidelines of social welfare so that relevant government authorities will have better standards to follow.
Taiwan has been ranked the second freest country in Asia with a total score of 93 points in the latest edition of the "Freedom in the World" report by the US-based NGO, Freedom House. That ranking was the same as that of last year.
Finland has become the 31st member of the NATO security alliance.
Taiwan's Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) for July rose back into positive territory for the first time in four months.
Lawmakers across party lines on Tuesday launched the Taiwan-Italy Inter-Parliamentary Amity Association in Taipei aimed at boosting cooperation and deepening bilateral ties.
Taiwan's official Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) fell into negative territory for the first time in two years in July
Taiwan's state-run power company, Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) says the No. 1 generator at its second nuclear power plant will be shut down for good and enter its decommissioning stage this evening.