Lawmakers have passed an amendment to the Renewable Energy Development Act that requires certain buildings to have rooftop solar panels incorporated into their design.
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 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.
The 2023 Smart City & Expo is underway in Taipei and Kaohsiung.
National Sun Yat-sen University, located in Kaohsiung city, has become the base for cultivating bilingual education teachers.
Taiwan's economy is now in a recession after experiencing a second consecutive quarter of gross domestic product (GDP) contraction, the commonly accepted definition of a recession.
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.
The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) says large industrial consumers will seetheir electricity rates riseby 15% from 1 July.
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.
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 government has strong ambitions and local industry players see significant business opportunities by being part of the global electric vehicle supply chain
Taiwan's industrial production increased for the eleventh consecutive month by 9.9% in December and 6.8% for the full year, according to a report by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
Congratulatory message from Shen Jong-chin, Minister, Ministry of Economic Affairs
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 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.
The ECCT hosted a Premium Event lunch featuring Dr Shieu Fuh-Sheng, Minister of the Ministry of Environment (MOENV).
Taiwan's industrial production index increased 3.51% in April 2020 compared with the same month in 2019. According to a report by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), an annual comparison by main industrial division showed that manufacturing increased 4.15%, mining & quarrying increased 21.89%, electricity & gas supply decreased 5.35% and water supply decreased 0.19%.
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Data compiled by the Ministry of Economic Affairs shows the industrial production index up more than 13.2% from a year earlier
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.
Sales of wholesale trade were NT$1.0164 trillion in March 2023, a decrease of 13.3% compared with the same month in 2022, according to a report from the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
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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.
The cabinet has approved a proposal for the use of NT$380 billion in tax surplus to boost the island's economy.
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.
According to the statistics reported by the Ministry of Economic Affairs' Investment Commission, 562 foreign direct investment (FDI) projects with a total value of US$2.747121 billion were approved from January to March 2022
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 wholesale, retail and food services sales all rose in August compared with the same month in 2019.
Taiwan's industrial production index increased 10.73% in September 2020 compared with the same month in 2019.
Compared with the same month in 2019, sales of wholesale trade in September 2020 increased 8.2% to NT$952.1 billion while retail sales in September 2020 increased 2.9% year-on-year to NT$320.6 billion.
Taiwan's official industrial production index increased by 11.25% in October 2021 compared with the same month in 2020, according to a report by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA)
Retail trade sales in Taiwan registered NT$369.7 billion in April 2023, an increase of 7.5% from the same month in 2022.
Taiwan's export orders came in at US$51.9 billion in April 2022 a decrease of 5.5% compared with the same month in 2021, according to a report by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA)
The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) says it will review electricity rates next Monday
Wholesale, retail and food services sales all fell in May compared to the same month in 2019.
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
Taiwan and Germany have signed a science and technology agreement.
Water conservation efforts and heavy rainfall over the past few days have further eased water shortages in Taiwan, allowing for the lifting of strict water rationing in central and southern Taiwan.
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.
Siemens Gamesa broke ground today on a massive expansion of its successful offshore nacelle facility in Taichung, Taiwan.
The Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research (CIER) has raised its forecast for Taiwan's economic growth for 2021 to 5.84%, bringing it more or less in line with the forecast of the Directorate General of Budget Accounting and Statistics, which last raised its forecast to 5.88% on 13 August
Taiwan's export orders in April 2020 increased 2.3% to US$38.53 billion from the same month in 2019, according to a report by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, although, when measured in New Taiwan dollars, given the local currency's appreciation, the report said export orders were approximately NT$1,159.2 billion, which was down 0.3% year-on-year.
Taiwan's export orders fell by more than 17.6% year-on-year to US$45.68 billion in the month of May, marking the ninth consecutive month of a year-on-year decline, according to a report from the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
Taiwan's export orders rose by 6% year-on-year to US$55.4 billion in May 2022
The ECCT was a co-organiser of the 2022 EU-Taiwan Electric Vehicle Conference together with the European Economic and Trade Office (EETO), the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC), the Industrial Development Bureau (IDB), under the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) and co-organised by the European Business & Regulatory Cooperation Program (EBRC), the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) and the Vehicle Safety Certification Center (VSCC)
The value of export orders placed by foreign companies with Taiwanese businesses in May rose by 34.5% year-on-year to reach NT$52.29 billion, the highest level on record for the month.
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.
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.
The Ministry of Economic Affairs says high-voltage electricity customers will pay an extra month of higher summer rates from next year.
Taiwan's export orders set a monthly record high in September 2020, rising by almost 10% from a year earlier, on the back of solid demand for consumer electronics, according to a news report on CNA, citing the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
Approved foreign direct investment (FDI) in the first nine months of 2020 has surpassed US$6 billion, according to a report by the Ministry of Economic Affairs' Investment Commission.
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The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has lifted its mandatory coronavirus quarantine regulations.
Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) will be raising electricity rates for a range of users, depending on their level of usage. Starting from 1 April, electricity prices will be raised by 3% for households which consume more than 700 kilowatt-hours (kWh) per month, and 10% for households using over 1,000 kWh per month.
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.
Taiwan's export orders in July rose 6.9% compared with the same month in 2019 when measured in NT dollars.
Taiwan's export orders for the month of March set a new record of US$56.3 billion, 33.3% higher than the same month in 2020, according to a report by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
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.
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.
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
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.
After missing the government's renewable energy targets again in 2022, 2023 could be a year of catching up, but the level of progress could still be hampered by a lack of regulatory reforms
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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
Teachers from 330 schools across the island have received 5 days of all-English training in preparation for bilingual education
The Ministry of Environment (MOENV) has introduced new regulations to guide companies and government entities on carbon credits and emissions.
The 2022 Global Offshore Wind Energy Summit - Taiwan (GOWST) was organised for the fourth consecutive year by the ECCT and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), co-organised by the Taiwan International Ports Corporation (TIPC) and the Metals Industries Research & Development Center (MIRDC) and endorsed by Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) and Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC).
The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has launched a new coronavirus subsidy programme for restaurants and food and beverage operators
Taiwan's export value in May 2021 was US$37.41 billion, an increase of 38.6% compared to May 2020, according to a summary of trade statistics released by the Bureau of Foreign Trade under the Ministry of Economic Affairs.
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.
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.
Taiwan's Academia Sinica has announced licensing opportunities for rapid screening of the Covid-19 virus antigen.
The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) is keeping the basic electricity rate at the current price of NT$2.6253 per kilowatt-hour.
Government ministries say Taiwan has raised multiple requests with the World Trade Organization to speak against China's actions.
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.
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
Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) minister Wang Mei-hua is heading a seven-member delegation to France this week.
Economics Minister Wang Mei-hua will be attending the APEC Energy Ministers' Meeting in Seattle 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.
The Ministry of Education (MOE) has revised its regulations regarding class suspensions and school closures due to coronavirus cases
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
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
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.
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.
Economics Minister Wang Mei-hua has opened the first-ever Taiwan Expo in Japan.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says people with mild coronavirus infections will no longer have to quarantine from 20 March.
More high schools will get funds from the Ministry of Education for enhancing bilingual education
The cabinet has approved a draft amendment bill proposing that all newly constructed, added or altered structures should have rooftop solar panels installed.
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.
Taiwan's convenience store operators continue to innovate and increase the number and range of products and services to their customers
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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.
Minister of Economic Affairs Wang Mei-hua has been asked to stay on to supervise the implementation of plans to strengthen Taiwan's power grid, after asking the premier to discipline her for a massive power outage last week
The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has begun an investigation into four Taiwanese companies which were accused in a Bloomberg report of helping China's Huawei build semiconductor plants.
Ministry of Education minister Pan Wen-chung says the government plans to partner with the private sector to recruit an additional 10,000 international students over four years.
The Ministry of Education (MOE) says it will be increasing subsidies for English-language classes islandwide
The government says it will provide a one-time grant of NT$10,000 to people not enrolled in social insurance plans as well as to farmers and fishermen who have not qualified for other forms of financial aid.
The Ministry of Economic Affairs says fixed investment in Taiwan surpassed the NT$6 trillion mark for the first time in 2022 - after increasing by more than 6% from a year earlier.
Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) executives say they are ready to take responsibility for Thursday's islandwide power outage - with the company's Chairman Yang Wei-fu and President Chung Bin-li saying they will step down over the incident
Healthcare and cosmetic chains will begin selling unrationed surgical masks this week. Prices will range from between NT$5-15.
The Ministry of Education is warning that university enrolments next year could fall below 900,000 next year due to the continued effects of low birth rates.
The Ministry of Economic Affairs says the production of Taiwanese enterprises in China for the US market has been affected by rising trade and technology tensions between Washington and Beijing.