Migrant workers have taken to the streets of Taipei to call for an end to the labour brokerage system.
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 Central Weather Bureau says Taiwan experienced the hottest May since records began in 1947 with an average temperature of 27.8 degrees.
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.
Social media giant Meta, which owns Facebook, has taken a step against Chinese disinformation campaigns.
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
Taiwan Power Company's annual summer electricity pricing scheme will take effect this Thursday and remain in place until 30 September.
Taiwan's policy on regulating the alternatives to tobacco smoking, generically called "vaping", is non-sensical. The latest policy changes are a knee-jerk reaction to powerful lobbies and fly in the face of evidence worldwide.
By Lee Faulkner
Researchers at National Chiao Tung University (NCTU) have developed a rapid Covid-19 test.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says the latest batch of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccines are now being distributed.
The ECCT's Low Carbon Initiative (LCI) invited Ethan Tu, one of Taiwan's early tech pioneers, to give a speech at a lunch to coincide with its mid-year meeting.
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.
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 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
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."
Taiwan's first domestically built submarine prototype will begin underwater testing after it launches later this week.
Most EU member states are not on track to reduce air pollution and its related impacts by 2030.
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.
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 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.
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.
New Taipei City's Health Bureau is reminding businesses that displaying and selling e-cigarettes is prohibited in the city.
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.
Taiwan's central bank has raised its key interest rates by 12.5 basis points following its quarterly policymaking meeting.
Offshore wind farms in Taiwan may soon be farms for something else.
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
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.
Unlike their confrontational counterparts in Europe, Taiwan's chapter of the Extinction Rebellion takes a creative approach to raising environmental awareness
The Mainland Affairs Council is dismissing Beijing's latest proposals for peaceful reunification - saying Taiwan will never allow China to "meddle" in its future.
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.
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 Ministry of Economic Affairs says high-voltage electricity customers will pay an extra month of higher summer rates from next year.
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 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.
More than 90% of the rubbish collected was discarded equipment from the fishing industry. The fact that so much fishing waste was collected from just a tiny section of Taiwan's coastline clearly showed the disproportionate level of damage caused by the fishing industry along Taiwan's coast.
Air Liquide has completed the first phase of the construction of its planned 25 MW electrolysis hydrogen plants in the Tainan Technology Industrial Park.
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.
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 board of Taiwan's central bank decided unanimously to raise the discount rate, the rate on refinancing of secured loans, and the rate on temporary accommodations to 1.375%, 1.75%, and 3.625%, respectively, effective from today. The decision was made at the bank's quarterly policymaking meeting on 17 March
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 Health Minister Chen Shih-chung says the government plans to begin administering the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine next Monday at the earliest.
Health authorities have strengthened vaccination rules as the Covid-19 caseload spiked in recent days
Public health officials have amended requirements that asymptomatic Covid patients or those with mild infections have to meet in order to leave quarantine
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
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has revised its coronavirus testing regulations for self-health management
Taiwan's central bank yesterday raised policy rates by 0.125 percentage points and raised the reserve requirement ratios by 0.25 percentage points
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 Taipei European School is set to reopen for the new semester on 23 August.
Interview with Jennifer Wang, Managing Director of TÜV Rheinland Taiwan
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 central bank has opted to leave its key interest rates unchanged following its quarterly policy-making meeting.
EU member states, with the support of the European Commission, have agreed on a set of technical specifications to ensure a safe exchange of information between national contact tracing apps based on a decentralised architecture, according to a press release on the EU's Europa website.
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.
While there are some exciting and valuable new platforms, tools and materials available, online learning is not going to replace the traditional classroom
By Duncan Levine
Taiwan's Academia Sinica has announced licensing opportunities for rapid screening of the Covid-19 virus antigen.
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 Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) is keeping the basic electricity rate at the current price of NT$2.6253 per kilowatt-hour.
Local shipbuilder CSBC says a prototype of its first domestically manufactured submarine is set to undergo final tests in September.
Just a week after announcing an emergency 50 basis point rate cut, the US Federal Reserve cut rates today by a further full percentage point to a range of 0-0.25%.
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 Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has confirmed 874 local cases of Covid-19
As part of BASF's "Helping Hands" campaign in the fight against the corona pandemic, BASF is donating 100 million protective masks to the Federal Republic of Germany.
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 National Defense (MND) has released its first national defence report since the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Two low-earth orbit satellites developed Hon Hai have been successfully launched into space aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.
Lawmakers have passed a slew of amendments to the Tobacco Hazards Prevention Act.
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.
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 New Taipei City Government says blood tests have found trace amounts of barbiturates in eight students at a private preschool in the Banqiao District.
Taipei Mayor Chiang Wan-An is vowing to inspect all construction sites in the city.
The Taipei European School (TES) has reported the successful completion of a summer vacation programme aimed at helping senior students get their first experience of working in the real world.
The European Council has reached a mandate for negotiations with the European Parliament on a proposal on gas storage
Health officials are seeing a high positivity rate among passengers arriving in Taiwan on long-haul flights
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 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.
"Mighty oaks grow from little acorns" - the Taipei European School (TES), a unique school which is the only one of its kind worldwide, formally celebrated its 30th anniversary on the occasion of Europe Day, 9 May 2023.
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 cabinet has approved a draft amendment bill proposing that all newly constructed, added or altered structures should have rooftop solar panels installed.
President Tsai Ing-wen has invited World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to visit Taiwan.
The laws and regulations described below shape the Taiwan offshore wind industry's development.
President Tsai Ing-wen has taken to Twitter to congratulate Joe Biden on winning the U-S presidential election.
Clarins Taiwan prepared more than 1,100 caring sets for Taiwan's heroic healthcare professionals, showing our gratitude and also demonstrating positive energy during the unprecedented time.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has confirmed that the current weekly cap of 25,000 visitor arrivals has been raised to 40,000 with immediate effect and pre-entry PCR test requirements for certain groups of people will soon be removed.
With a robust recovery of domestic travel, hotel room prices are rising fast.
The government has sent its congratulations to Liz Truss on becoming the UK's new prime minister
Members of the European parliament voted in favour of backing an EU-wide 2030 emissions reduction target of 60% (compared to 1990 levels).
Foreign Minister Joseph Wu is visiting Lithuania, Estonia, and Latvia this week. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Wu is slated to attend forums and give speeches to underscore Taiwan's resolve to safeguard democracy with like-minded countries while in the three Baltic states.
Medigen says all participants in the Phase three clinical trial of its Covid-19 vaccine now have two shots of either the Medigen or AstraZeneca brands
Taiwan People's Party (TPP) presidential nominee, Ko Wen-je, has reiterated that his party and the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) party should use polling to determine who runs as presidential and vice presidential candidates as part of a joint campaign.
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.
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.
DEKRA provides 5G testing and certification value-added solutions to the ICT supply chain
Health minister Chen Shih-Chung says Taiwan is considering lifting pre-flight PCR Covid-19 testing requirements for arrivals from low-risk countries
Renewable energy certificates generate opportunities in Taiwan's renewable energy sector
By Tim Ferry
The Taoyuan International Airport Corporation says it will be expanding the number of coronavirus testing facilities this week as part of efforts to ensure that no cases of the coronavirus Delta variant enter Taiwan undetected.
Once again the ECCT was the first to kick off the festive season with its annual Christmas Lunch party. Over 100 ECCT members, colleagues, friends and families gathered for a lively celebration
Taiwan's cabinet has allocated an additional NT$79.2 billion in funding for the procurement and development of coronavirus vaccines.
Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) is relaxing regulations regarding the timeframe for coronavirus testing of foreign nationals travelling to Taiwan.
The mayors of Taipei and New Taipei both told residents of their respective cities to only go to a Covid-19 testing site to take a PCR test if they have already taken a rapid test and tested positive
The Central Epidemic Command Center will be testing all arriving travellers for the coronavirus from today and they will also be required to test negative two more times before the end of their 14-day quarantine period.
Three of Taiwan's presidential candidates will take part in a televised climate policy debate next month.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) says Taiwan is resolved to further deepen and cement its relations with Paraguay following the election of Santiago Pena as the South American country's president.
Premier Chen Chien-jen has inaugurated the cabinet's new Anti-Fraud Office.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says all passengers arriving in Taiwan from overseas will now have saliva samples collected at the airport, rather than be subject to a nasal swab, for PCR testing, starting from today
All incoming travellers to Taiwan must now provide a negative coronavirus test. According to the new "Fall-Winter" regulations beginning today, all travellers to Taiwan, including Taiwanese citizens, must include a Covid-19 nucleic acid test before boarding their flight.