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Cloud Gate to hold annual free performances online amid COVID-19

Taipei,  Cloud Gate Dance Theatre said Friday that its annual free outdoor performances will this year be replaced by online shows of past pieces and a series of community events, due to the COVID-19 coronavir...

Gogoro launches new hybrid bicycle on Taiwan market

Taipei,  Taiwanese electric scooter brand Gogoro on Wednesday introduced its first hybrid bicycle, the Eeyo, at a launch ceremony at its Taipei 101 concept store. The human-electric hybrid bike, which has been...

Consumer confidence index up in June, ending four-month decline

Taipei,  Taiwan’s consumer confidence index (CCI) rose 3.9 points to 68.77 for June, ending four consecutive months of decline, according to the results of a monthly survey released on Monday. The index ...

CORONAVIRUS/More face masks to go on sale Friday: cosmetic chains

Taipei,  Two major healthcare and cosmetic chains in Taiwan announced Thursday that more surgical face masks will be available for purchase at their stores nationwide from Friday. Poya, which operates about 23...

Ministry touts NT$1.2b culture voucher plan’s business value

Taipei,  A government plan to issue culture stimulus vouchers worth NT$1.2 billion (US$40.49 million) from next month could generate about NT$5 billion in value for the culture industry and benefit more than 2...

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Two Indonesian workers on motorbike die in accident with truck

Yilan,  Two Indonesian migrant workers riding a motorbike were killed in a traffic accident in Zhuangwei Township in Yilan County when they were run into by a pickup truck Sunday morning. The motorbike riders,...

Kinmen kills 58 cattle to prevent the spread of lumpy...

Kinmen,  Kinmen County has culled another 58 cattle to prevent a spread of lumpy skin disease after local authorities found the infectious and occasionally fatal cattle disease in some of the county’s ca...

Top male badminton player survives scare in national team finals

Taipei,  Teams sponsored by Taiwan Cooperative Bank (TCB) won both the men’s and women’s titles of the National Badminton Team Championships on Sunday, but world No. 2 Chou Tien-chen (周天成) wa...

Thousands attend opening of hot air balloon festival in Taitung

Taipei,  Nearly 10,000 people attended the opening of the 10th Taiwan International Balloon Festival at sunrise Saturday, according to the Taitung County government. A total of 18 hot air balloons gathered at ...

Divorces coming earlier in marriages: MOI statistics

Taipei,  Of the 54,346 divorces recorded in Taiwan in 2019, more than a third came in the first five years of marriage, up sharply from 10 years ago, according to statistics released by the Ministry of the Int...

Education News

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Former Examination Yuan head Chiu Chuang-huan dies at 94

Taipei, Former Examination Yuan President Chiu Chuang-huan (邱創煥) died on Thursday at the age of 94, according to his daughter Chiu Pei-lin (邱珮琳). The elder Chiu was one of a large number of young lo...

Taiwan to allow return of international students from Laos, Cambodia

Taipei,  Taiwan on Wednesday announced a further easing of its border restrictions to allow students from Laos and Cambodia who are due to graduate this year to return to the nation, according to the Ministry ...

Mobile base stations posing dilemmas for some communities

Taipei,  Several communities in Taiwan are grappling with the dilemma of whether they want mobile base stations and their potential health risks in their areas, with two of them set to debate the issue Tuesday...

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...

Health & Safety

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CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan suspends consular services in India over COVID-19 concerns

New Delhi,  Taiwan’s representative office in India will suspend consular services from July 13-26 due to health concerns after the office recently received an application to enter Taiwan from an Indian ...

Baseball game draws 10,000 fans in 2020 first

Taichung,  The Taichung-based CTBC Brothers on Saturday became the first team in Taiwan’s professional baseball league to draw over 10,000 fans to a game this year, just months after COVID-19 restriction...

CORONAVIRUS/Filipino transit traveler did not contract COVID-19 in Taiwan: CECC

Taipei, A Filipino woman who tested positive for COVID-19 in Hong Kong after transiting through Taiwan on Friday was probably infected in the Philippines, but not in Taiwan, the Central Epidemic Command Center ...

CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan adjusts rules on COVID-19 testing of foreign travelers

Taipei, The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday slightly relaxed its regulations on the timeframe for COVID-19 testing of foreign nationals traveling to Taiwan. The CECC had stipulated that forei...

CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan cancels this year’s William Jones Cup due to COVID-19

Taipei, Taiwan’s basketball authorities on Thursday announced their decision to cancel this year’s William Jones Cup international basketball tournament due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Chinese Tai...