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  • Novavax and Takeda Announce Collaboration for Novavax’ COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate in Japan - Novavax will license COVID-19 vaccine technology to Takeda for local production and commercialization in Japan Matrix-M adjuvant to be supplied from Novavax Government of Japan will provide funding to Takeda for technology transfer, establishment of infrastructure and scale-up of manufacturing Adds to Takeda’s ongoing support of influenza pandemic preparedness in Japan GAITHERSBURG, Md. and OSAKA, […]
  • Kaohsiung arts center to offer half-price ‘rush tickets’ - Kaohsiung, People will have a chance to buy half-price “rush tickets” for performances organized by the National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts, also known as Weiwuying, from the end of August, according to a press statement released Friday. Starting Aug. 28, any unsold tickets for performances organized by Weiwuying will...
  • StarLux launches air travel tour to Pratas Islands - Taipei, Taipei-based StarLux Airlines Co. on Friday launched a “pretending to go abroad” tour to the Taiwan-controlled Pratas Islands in the northern part of the South China Sea. The JX-8888 flight, flown by StarLux Airlines Chairman Chang Kuo-wei (張國煒), took off from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport at 11 a.m., and...
  • Taiwan exports stop 4 months of year-on-year decline in July - Taipei, Taiwan’s exports inched up in July, reversing a year-on-year decline seen in the previous four months, the Ministry of Finance (MOF) said Friday. Solid demand for high-tech gadgets offset the weakness in outbound sales posted by old economy industries amid the continuing impact from COVID-19, the MOF said. Data...
  • CORONAVIRUS/Group urges better support for returning international students - Taipei, A student rights group rallied in downtown Taipei on Friday demanding that the government provide better support for returning international students and not discriminate against Chinese students. Some 15 members of the group “Taiwan International Student Movement,” almost all of them students from China and Hong Kong, rallied outside...

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Taiwan exports stop 4 months of year-on-year decline in July

Taipei, Taiwan’s exports inched up in July, reversing a year-on-year decline seen in the previous four months, the Ministry of Finance (MOF) said Friday. Solid demand for high-tech gadgets offset the weak...

3 lawmakers detained, ex-NPP chair released on bail in bribery...

Taipei, A Taipei court has granted a prosecutors’ request to detain three lawmakers involved in a high-profile bribery case but ordered former New Power Party (NPP) Chairman Hsu Yung-ming (徐永明) rele...

Trade, security among top priorities for new Taiwan envoy to...

Washington, Hsiao Bi-khim (蕭美琴), Taiwan’s new representative to the United States, said advancing trade relations and maintaining Taiwan’s national security are the top priorities in her new r...

Taipei, According to the Ministry of Finance (MOF), which finalized Tuesday a list of the winning numbers in the May-June uniform invoice lottery, the special prize was NT$10 million (US$339,325). In the May-Ju...

Ministry to appeal court ruling on Weiwuying design fees dispute

Taipei,  The Ministry of Culture (MOC) will appeal a district court verdict ordering it to pay for additional design work undertaken by the architects of the National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts, also known ...

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Kaohsiung arts center to offer half-price ‘rush tickets’

Kaohsiung, People will have a chance to buy half-price “rush tickets” for performances organized by the National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts, also known as Weiwuying, from the end of August, accor...

Chinese medicine doctors, dealer detained in lead poisoning case

Taichung, A court has ordered two traditional Chinese medicine practitioners and one medicine dealer based in Taichung to be detained and held incommunicado for their part in a heavy metal poisoning case that h...

CORONAVIRUS/Group urges better support for returning international students

Taipei, A student rights group rallied in downtown Taipei on Friday demanding that the government provide better support for returning international students and not discriminate against Chinese students. Some ...

Thai dance company to stage performance to re-examine tradition

Taipei, A contemporary Thai dance company is set to stage a performance at the 2020 Taipei Arts Festival this weekend that allows the audience to re-examine the idea of tradition and witness a creative elaborat...

Taiwan analysts play down China military drills

Taipei, Taiwan security analysts on Friday played down the importance of a military exercise to be staged by China in the East China Sea, and ruled out a link between the drills and an upcoming visit by a U.S. ...

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Students accuse NTU of ‘discrimination’ against student journalists

Taipei,  Students at National Taiwan University (NTU) on Thursday held a press conference to criticize what they say was “discrimination” against student journalists by university authorities who d...

AI project on food by Taiwanese-Malaysian student awarded

Taipei,  A Taipei high school student was recently honored for a project combining Malaysian cuisine and artificial intelligence sponsored by a government program for the children of new immigrants, the Nation...

CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan to allow return of all final year international students

Taipei,  Final year foreign students who have been stranded abroad due to Taiwan’s border restrictions amid the COVID-19 pandemic will be permitted to return, with immediate effect, the Ministry of Educa...

Public, private sectors to set up animal rescue center in...

Taipei,  The Council of Agriculture’s (COA) Forestry Bureau on Monday signed a cooperation agreement with a local wildlife conservation society to jointly establish the first ever large-scale wild animal...

Exhibition on indigenous Taiwanese and early Chinese migration

Taipei,  An exhibition that sheds light on the interaction between Taiwan’s ethnic Chinese and its indigenous populations during the Qing Dynasty opened at the National Taiwan Museum on Monday. The &#822...

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StarLux launches air travel tour to Pratas Islands

Taipei, Taipei-based StarLux Airlines Co. on Friday launched a “pretending to go abroad” tour to the Taiwan-controlled Pratas Islands in the northern part of the South China Sea. The JX-8888 flight,...

CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan authorities tracing contacts of Taiwanese COVID-19 patient in HK

Taipei,  Health authorities in Taiwan are trying to identify all the persons who may have come in contact with a Taiwanese woman who tested positive for COVID-19 a few days ago, after her arrival in Hong Kong,...

Taiwan decides not to conduct universal screening for all arrivals

Taipei,  Taiwan’s government will not test all passengers arriving in the country for COVID-19 because its current 14-day mandatory quarantine has worked well to keep the virus at bay, Premier Su Tseng-c...

Taiwan allows return of foreign students, excluding those from China

Taipei,  The Ministry of Education (MOE) said Wednesday said that all intentional students enrolled in Taiwan universities will be allowed to return to continue their studies, but it later made reversal on one...

Cities again mandate mask-wearing in indoor spaces as virus resurges

Taipei,  Four Taiwan cities — Taipei, New Taipei, Tainan and Taichung– have reintroduced mandatory mask-wearing in certain indoor places, after several foreign nationals returning to their home cou...