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Taiwan fishing boat collides with Japanese ship near Diaoyutais

Taipei, A Taiwanese fishing boat collided with a Japanese government vessel in waters 12 nautical miles west of the disputed Diaoyutai Islands, with no reports of injuries, Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said in a statement. The Su’ao-registered fishing...
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Taiwan reports 2 additional local dengue fever cases

Taipei, Taiwan has reported two new confirmed cases of indigenous dengue fever in the past week that are believed to be part of a cluster infection associated with a bamboo shoots farm in Sanxia in New Taipei, the Centers for...
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CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan will not import COVID-19 vaccines made in China: minister

Taipei, Taiwan will not import COVID-19 vaccines manufactured in China due to a longstanding policy against importing China-made vaccines and other biological products, Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) reiterated Sunday. Chen made the...
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Taiwan protests global group’s designation of its cities (update)

Taipei, Taiwan has lodged a protest with the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (GCoM) over its listing of the six cities in Taiwan that are members of the group as being part of China. The six cities...
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Stunning looks on the red carpet at Golden Bell Awards

Taipei,  Stunning gowns and head-turning looks made their way down the red carpet Saturday evening at the 55th Golden Bell Awards being held at the Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall in Taipei. The event, Taiwan’s equivalent of the Emmy Awards, saw...
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CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan office in France confirms two new COVID-19 cases

Taipei,  Taiwan’s representative office in France reported two new cases of COVID-19 among its employees, bringing the total to four following individual cases in April and August, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Saturday. The two staff memb...
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Chinese spy ship leaves waters near Taiwan after 9-day stay

Taipei,  A Chinese spy ship, which had remained in waters off Taiwan’s east coast for more than a week, sailed away from the area Saturday morning after Taiwan’s Navy sent a ship to monitor its activity. According to military sources,...
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Late opera actress, veteran TV actor honored at Golden Bell awards

Taipei,  Late Taiwanese opera actress Chen Li-ju (陳麗如) and veteran actor Lin Cheng-hsiung (林正雄) were honored with special contribution awards Saturday at the 55th Golden Bell Awards, Taiwan’s equivalent of the Emmy Awards. The prestigious aw...
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MAC warns Taiwan entertainers to avoid China National Day event

Taipei,  Taiwanese entertainers interested in performing at China’s National Day celebration event should stay away to avoid being exploited for political propaganda, Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) said in a statement Saturday. The MAC vo...
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