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  • CORONAVIRUS/Central Epidemic Command Center plans social distancing regulations - Taipei,  The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) is considering formulating laws and regulations to enforce social distancing between people in public spaces to halt the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, the command center’s chief said Sunday. At a daily press conference, Health Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中), who also heads the...
  • President unveils memorial wall for Black Hawk crash victims - Taipei,  President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) unveiled a memorial wall Sunday in memory of eight high-ranking military officers who lost their lives in a helicopter crash in January, including the late chief of the general staff, Shen Yi-ming (沈一鳴). The memorial wall, measuring 3.3 meters tall and 10 meters long, is...
  • Comic’s confession prompts expert to note males can be rape victims - Taipei,  An expert specialized in helping victims of sexual abuse called on the public Sunday to take the issue of male rape seriously after a Taiwanese comedian and a Taipei city councilor both recently shared their experiences of being rape victims when they were young. Wang Yue-hao (王玥好), executive director...
  • CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19 patient had contact with over 400 people: CECC - Taipei,  One of Taiwan’s recently confirmed domestic cases of infection with the COVID-19 coronavirus had contact with over 400 people and visited several tourist areas in northern Taiwan in the past month, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Sunday. The Taiwanese man, in his 50s and Taiwan’s 268th confirmed...
  • CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19 patient had contact with over 400 people: CECC - Taipei,  One of Taiwan’s recently confirmed domestic cases of infection with the COVID-19 coronavirus had contact with over 400 people and visited several tourist areas in northern Taiwan in the past month, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Sunday. The Taiwanese man, in his 50s and Taiwan’s 268th confirmed...

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Central bank cuts interest rates by 0.25 percentage points (update)

Taipei, In concert with actions taken by central banks around the world to stimulate the economy, Taiwan's central bank decided to cut its key interest rates by 0.25 percentage points after concluding a quarte...

Central bank cuts interest rates by 0.25 percentage points

Taipei, In concert with actions taken by central banks around the world to stimulate the economy, Taiwan's central bank decided to cut its key interest rates by 0.25 percentage points after concluding a quarte...

Somalia ‘Now in Good Standing’ With World Bank

WASHINGTON The World Bank on Thursday said it is normalizing relations with the Federal Government of Somalia after 30 years.The bank noted the Somali government's strong record of fiscal, political, social a...

Taiwan shares close down 0.97%

Taipei Taiwan shares closed down 114.53 points, or 0.97 percent, at 11,648.98 Tuesday on turnover of NT$138.78 billion (US$4.61 billion).Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel

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CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19 patient had contact with over 400 people: CECC

Taipei,  One of Taiwan’s recently confirmed domestic cases of infection with the COVID-19 coronavirus had contact with over 400 people and visited several tourist areas in northern Taiwan in the past...

Comic’s confession prompts expert to note males can be rape...

Taipei,  An expert specialized in helping victims of sexual abuse called on the public Sunday to take the issue of male rape seriously after a Taiwanese comedian and a Taipei city councilor both recently s...

President unveils memorial wall for Black Hawk crash victims

Taipei,  President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) unveiled a memorial wall Sunday in memory of eight high-ranking military officers who lost their lives in a helicopter crash in January, including the late chief...

CORONAVIRUS/Central Epidemic Command Center plans social distancing regulations

Taipei,  The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) is considering formulating laws and regulations to enforce social distancing between people in public spaces to halt the spread of the COVID-19 coronavir...

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Preserving Black History in America, A Life’s Work

WASHINGTON Tourists walk through an old Victorian style row house in Washington's most historic African American neighborhood. As they move through rooms and up narrow stairwells, many are unaware the man who...

Fears of Becoming a New Hong Kong Steer Taiwan Presidential...

Taiwanese voters will pick a president Saturday, setting the course for how to handle political and military rival China amid fears that Taiwan could be taken by the Communist government or become another prote...

2020 TIBE to feature SKorea as theme nation

Taipei International Book Exhibition will feature South Korea as its 2020 theme nation in an effort to foster closer cultural ties between Taiwan and East Asian country while promoting universal value like free...

MOE forum strengthens Taiwan-Vietnam education ties

Taiwan-Vietnam Education Forum wrapped up Dec. 21 in Hanoi, underscoring the commitment of the government to expanding related exchanges and strengthening friendship with the New Southbound Policy target countr...

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CORONAVIRUS/Nearly 40% of returning travelers report start of home quarantine

Taipei, Nearly 40 percent of the approximately 16,000 people who returned to Taiwan March 5-14 from overseas areas deemed as high-risk for the COVID-19 coronavirus disease have reported to local district offic...

CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan reports eight new COVID-19 cases; total rises to 108

Taipei, Eight new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Taiwan on Thursday, bringing the total number in the country to 108, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said.Seven of the cases are believed to have b...

CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan reports eight new COVID-19 cases; total rises to 108

Taipei, Eight new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Taiwan on Thursday, bringing the total number in the country to 108, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said.Seven of the cases are believed to have b...

CORONAVIRUS/Arriving passengers wait in long lines at Taoyuan airport

Taipei, Arriving travelers waited in long lines outside Taoyuan International Airport for a specialized "epidemic prevention transport service" to head for home quarantine Thursday, as Taiwan began to impose s...