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  • Taiwan badminton ace Tai Tzu-ying wins Thailand Open title - Taiwanese badminton ace Tai Tzu-ying (???) triumphed in the final of women's singles at the Thailand Open Sunday, defeating Olympic champion Chen Yufei (???) of China 21-15, 17-21, 21-12.In a rematch of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics women's singles finals, T...
  • Balmy weather forecast for Taiwan on Sunday - The weather around Taiwan will be slightly cooler on Sunday than the previous day and largely balmy, with occasional showers due to increased moisture in the air, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).With a cloud system from southern China mov...
  • CORONAVIRUS/CECC lists signs of serious COVID-19 infections to watch out for - The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) listed several symptoms on Sunday that could tip parents off to possible serious complications in COVID-19-infected children after it reported another child with COVID-19 having encephalitis.The complications ...
  • Taiwan, WHA need each other: President Tsai - Both Taiwan and the World Health Assembly, the decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO), need each other in the face of COVID-19 challenges, President Tsai Ing-wen (???) said on Sunday, in response to yet another year of Taipei being...
  • CORONAVIRUS/Mass testing center erected at Taipei Songshan Airport - Taipei's Tri-Service General Hospital on Saturday established a mass testing center at Taipei Songshan Airport to provide testing, medical consultation, and prescription services daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.According to Tri-Service General Hospital's su...

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Taiwan shares close up 1.5%

Taiwan shares closed up 240.77 points, or 1.5 percent, at 16,296.86 Wednesday on turnover of NT$234.09 billion (US$7.89 billion).Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel

U.S. dollar closes lower on Taipei forex market

The U.S. dollar fell against the Taiwan dollar Wednesday, shedding NT$0.007 to close at NT$29.705.Turnover totaled US$1.021 billion during the trading session.The greenback opened at NT$29.725, and moved betwee...

Taiwan shares plunge Wednesday morning after heavy U.S. losses

Taiwan shares fell more than 2 percent Wednesday morning in a sell-off that was sparked by plunging markets in the United States overnight amid rising concerns over the global economy, dealers said.As of 10:33 ...

Mercury expected to rise Wednesday as seasonal winds weaken

Temperatures around Taiwan will recover slightly Wednesday as seasonal northeasterly winds weaken, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).The CWB forecast daytime temperatures to hit 21-23 degrees Celsiu...

Taiwan military issues civil defense handbook

The Ministry of National Defense (MND) has released a civil defense handbook aimed at teaching Taiwanese how to seek refuge in major nationwide emergencies, including a military conflict, to be better prepared ...

General

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Taiwan, WHA need each other: President Tsai

Both Taiwan and the World Health Assembly, the decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO), need each other in the face of COVID-19 challenges, President Tsai Ing-wen (???) said on Sunday, in re...

CORONAVIRUS/CECC lists signs of serious COVID-19 infections to watch out...

The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) listed several symptoms on Sunday that could tip parents off to possible serious complications in COVID-19-infected children after it reported another child with COVID...

Balmy weather forecast for Taiwan on Sunday

The weather around Taiwan will be slightly cooler on Sunday than the previous day and largely balmy, with occasional showers due to increased moisture in the air, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).W...

Taiwan badminton ace Tai Tzu-ying wins Thailand Open title

Taiwanese badminton ace Tai Tzu-ying (???) triumphed in the final of women's singles at the Thailand Open Sunday, defeating Olympic champion Chen Yufei (???) of China 21-15, 17-21, 21-12.In a rematch of the 202...

CORONAVIRUS/Mass testing center erected at Taipei Songshan Airport

Taipei's Tri-Service General Hospital on Saturday established a mass testing center at Taipei Songshan Airport to provide testing, medical consultation, and prescription services daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.Acco...

Education News

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U.S. official voices support for Taiwan ahead of WHO summit

A United States official on Tuesday reiterated U.S. support for Taiwan's participation in the World Health Organization's (WHO) annual summit as he said Taiwan would offer "considerable resources" conducive to ...

MediaTek unveils flagship AIoT chip using TSMC technology

MediaTek Inc., the largest IC designer in Taiwan on Wednesday introduced the flagship Genio 1200 chip to its Genio platform for Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIoT) device applications.MediaTek said the Gen...

Heat wave hits southern Taiwan, 36-degree temperatures expected

A heat alert has been put in place for southern Taiwan, with daytime temperatures expected to hit 36 degrees Celsius on Wednesday, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).The CWB said northern and eastern...

U.S. dollar higher in Taipei trading

The U.S. dollar was traded at NT$29.276 at 10 a.m. Wednesday on the Taipei Foreign Exchange, up NT$0.046 from the previous close.Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel

U.S. dollar up in Taipei trading

The U.S. dollar was traded at NT$29.172 at 10 a.m. Tuesday on the Taipei Foreign Exchange, up NT$0.122 from the previous close.Source: Focus Taiwan News ChannelZCZC

Health & Safety

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CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan COVID-19 News Brief: May 20

Taiwan reported 85,761 new COVID-19 cases Friday -- 85,720 domestically transmitted and 41 contracted abroad -- and 49 deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).Here are s...

CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan to receive delayed child COVID-19 vaccines May 16

A 777,600-dose shipment of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children that Taiwan was set to receive on Tuesday is expected to arrive on May 16 after being delayed by technical issues, the Central Epidem...

CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan’s COVID wave to peak at 40-100K cases per day:...

Taiwan is likely to record over 10,000 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday and is on track to hit a peak of between 40,000 and 100,000 new cases per day, according to Health Minister Chen Shih-chung (???).Chen made ...

CORONAVIRUS/People in quarantine allowed to go to hospitals themselves: CECC

COVID-19 patients in home quarantine and COVID-19 contacts isolating at home will be allowed to go to the hospital themselves if they require emergency medical assistance, instead of having to wait for approval...

CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan expands pre-flight rapid COVID tests to all flights from...

Passengers on all flights from Vietnam will be required to return a negative rapid antigen test for COVID-19 before flying to Taiwan from Saturday, Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung (???) said.The ...