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 2020-04-08 04:00 

Taiwan Today

President Tsai praises enhanced border controls at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport...

President Tsai Ing-wen praised the enhanced border control measures undertaken at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport April 7 during a visit to the country's largest global transport hub, adding that the government is leaving no stone unturned in its...

 2020-04-08 04:00 

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NT$120M donated by Taiwan public to help combat coronavirus in Italy...

A call for help by a Taiwan-based Italian priest in combating the coronavirus outbreak in his home country has been met by an overwhelming display of generosity from the public. More than 20,000 donations worth over NT$120 million (US$3.98 million) were m...

 2020-04-08 04:00 

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Taiwan celebrates national Freedom of Expression Day...

Minister of Interior Hsu Kuo-yung paid tribute to the memory of those who struggled for freedom of expression in Taiwan April 7 during the opening ceremony of an event series at Taipei City-based National 228 Memorial Museum, spotlighting the country'...

 2020-04-07 04:00 

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CECC unveils new guidelines for combating coronavirus...

New guidelines have been unveiled by the Central Epidemic Command Center designed to combat any potential spread of coronavirus in Taiwan, spotlighting the government's continued commitment to maintaining public health and economic prosperity. Effecti...

 2020-04-07 04:00 

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Tsai praises Taiwan Model for managing COVID-19...

President Tsai Ing-wen praised the Taiwan Model for combating coronavirus April 6, while committing the government to further cooperation with the international community in the months to come. A set of measures adopted soon after the virus was discovered...

 2020-04-07 04:00 

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MOEA report highlights challenges faced by food service industry amid COVID-19...

Taiwan's food service industry saw a revenue increase of only 0.5 percent in January and February according to figures released by the Ministry of Economic Affairs April 6, underscoring challenges faced by restaurants and beverage shops amid the ongoi...

 2020-04-06 04:00 

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Taiwan, US hold virtual forum on combating coronavirus...

Taiwan and the U.S. held a virtual forum on potential partnerships to combat coronavirus and how to expand Taiwan's international participation March 31, spotlighting both sides' interest in working together to manage the COVID-19 pandemic. Organi...

 2020-04-06 04:00 

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Taiwan donates 10M surgical masks to allies, US and Europe...

Taiwan has pledged to donate a total of 10 million surgical masks to its diplomatic allies, 11 European countries and the U.S. for use as personal protective equipment by frontline medical personnel combating coronavirus, according to the Ministry of Fore...

 2020-04-06 04:00 

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Taiwan's efforts to lift trade barriers recognized by USTR...

Taiwan's efforts to lift trade barriers by protecting intellectual property have been recognized by the United States Trade Representative, spotlighting the government's willingness to work with its like-minded partners within the global rules-bas...

 2020-04-01 04:00 

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Taiwan helps Caribbean, Central, South America allies combat coronavirus...

Taiwan is helping seven allies in the Caribbean, Central and South America combat coronavirus through sharing the country's front-line experiences, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs March 31. A team from Chi Mei Medical Center in the southe...

 2020-04-01 04:00 

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4 Taiwan-Guatemala FTA decisions take effect...

Four decisions expanding the scope and impact of the free trade agreement between Taiwan and Central American ally Guatemala took effect April 1, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs. The decisions comprise elimination of tariffs on bicycle and m...

 2020-04-01 04:00 

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New coronavirus-combating measures unveiled by CECC, MOTC...

New measures aimed at combating coronavirus first reported in the Chinese city of Wuhan last year were unveiled April 1 by the Central Epidemic Command Center and Ministry of Transportation and Communications. Chen Shih-chung, head of the CECC and ministe...

 2020-03-31 04:00 

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MOFA calls for WHO to clarify remarks on Taiwan...

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs called on the World Health Organization to clarify misrepresentations made in a March 29 statement regarding Taiwan's role combating COVID-19. Although the WHO correctly recognized the efficacy of Taiwan's disease c...

 2020-03-31 04:00 

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Taiwan, Australia join forces on combating coronavirus...

Taiwan and Australia have agreed to exchange materials used in the manufacture of items critical to combating the global outbreak of coronavirus first reported in the Chinese city of Wuhan late last year. Under an arrangement announced March 30 by the Min...

 2020-03-31 04:00 

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MOEA publishes list of Taiwan patents for potential COVID-19 treatments...

A list of Taiwan patents for drugs undergoing clinical trials that might be effective against COVID-19 was published by the Intellectual Property Office under the Ministry of Economic Affairs March 12, spotlighting efforts to provide transparent informati...

 2020-03-30 04:00 

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Wuhan charter flight returns carrying 153 Taiwan nationals, family members...

A charter flight carrying 153 Taiwan nationals and their family members from the Chinese city of Wuhan, where they have been stranded since the new coronavirus was first discovered late last year, touched down March 29 at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airp...

 2020-03-30 04:00 

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MOFA inks 5 NGO partnership project agreements...

Partnership project agreements paving the way for Taiwan's expanded participation in global cooperation and humanitarian assistance were inked between the Department of NGO International Affairs under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and five nongovern...

 2020-03-30 04:00 

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Taiwan tightens COVID-19 measures for upcoming holiday...

Taiwan is set to step up measures combating COVID-19 to better protect the health and well-being of its people during the upcoming Tomb Sweeping Festival, according to the Ministry of Transportation and Communications March 26. The new measures come into ...

 2020-03-27 04:00 

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MAC poll shows majority support government's cross-strait policy...

The overwhelming majority of people in Taiwan support the government's cross-strait policy based on the pillars of defending democracy and national sovereignty, according to a poll released by the Cabinet-level Mainland Affairs Council March 26. Over ...

 2020-03-27 04:00 

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Taiwan's 10 coolest technology startups unveiled by MOST...

Taiwan's 10 coolest tech startups for 2020 were unveiled March 26 by the Ministry of Science and Technology as part of government efforts to promote the country as a global hub of entrepreneurship and innovation. Selected from a 2,620-strong field aft...

 2020-03-27 04:00 

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Corruption report ranks Taiwan 5th best in Asia-Pacific...

Taiwan was ranked as the fifth least corrupt economy in the Asia-Pacific region in the latest Corruption Perception Index report released March 24 by Hong Kong-based Political and Economic Risk Consultancy Ltd. The country's score of 5.15 in the annua...

 2020-03-26 04:00 

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CECC advises against large public gatherings amid coronavirus pandemic...

The Central Epidemic Command Center March 25 advised organizers to halt large-scale indoor and outdoor events—those with more than 100 and 500 people, respectively—to contain the spread of coronavirus in Taiwan. Events with large crowds often ...

 2020-03-26 04:00 

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4 Taiwan restaurants named among Asia's best...

Four Taiwan eateries have made the latest list of Asia's 50 Best Restaurants announced March 24 by U.K.-based William Reed Business Media Ltd. Mume, a modern Michelin-starred restaurant in Taipei City, was the highest Taiwan entry at 18th overall. Its...

 2020-03-26 04:00 

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Taiwan aerospace firms secure US$2 billion in global orders...

Taiwan's Aerospace Industrial Development Corp. and three other homegrown aviation sector firms secured international orders totaling NT$62 billion (US$2 billion) over the next 10 years, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs March 25. State-ba...

 2020-03-25 04:00 

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MOFA thanks world leaders for praising Taiwan's COVID-19 efforts...

Taiwan's use of timely, transparent and high-tech methods to combat COVID-19 have been praised by leaders of allies and like-minded partners around the world, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs March 24. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ar...

 2020-03-25 04:00 

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Foreign Minister Wu talks Taiwan's COVID-19 response on Fox Business...

Taiwan's strategy for combating COVID-19 relies on a whole-of-government approach and open communication backed by the lessons learned from dealing with severe acute respiratory syndrome, according to Foreign Minister Jaushieh Joseph Wu March 24. The ...

 2020-03-25 04:00 

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Premier Su approves 2nd COVID-19 relief act...

Legislation comprising NT$40 billion (US$1.31 billion) in business and personal relief measures aimed at dampening the economic impact in Taiwan of the global coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak was approved March 24 by Premier Su Tseng-chang. Drafted by the ...

 2020-03-24 04:00 

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Taiwan bans airline transit to combat COVID-19...

Airline passengers cannot transit in Taiwan from March 24 to April 7 as part of government efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center. As the coronavirus pandemic continues to escalate and the number of imp...

 2020-03-24 04:00 

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NCTU, TSMC unveil breakthrough for IC manufacturing...

An indigenously developed advance in integrated circuit technology was unveiled by Hsinchu City-based National Chiao Tung University and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. March 17 in northern Taiwan. With support from the Ministry of Science and...

 2020-03-24 04:00 

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Online museum offers high-tech take on Taiwan craft creativity...

A recently launched online museum is showcasing top Taiwan craft creations in a virtual reality and 3D environment as part of government efforts to heighten global awareness of the country's rich creative pedigree. Overseen by state-backed Institute f...

 2020-03-23 04:00 

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NCKU aquatics expert honored by World Organisation for Animal Health...

Professor Lo Chu-fang from National Cheng Kung University in southern Taiwan's Tainan City was recognized March 22 by Paris-headquartered World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) for her efforts in advancing shrimp disease research. The Department o...

 2020-03-23 04:00 

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President Tsai praises personnel on frontline of COVID-19 response...

President Tsai Ing-wen praised the work of frontline personnel responding to the COVID-19 pandemic March 19 and said the government is sparing no effort containing the disease's spread in Taiwan. As the global coronavirus outbreak continues to escalat...

 2020-03-23 04:00 

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Taiwan ranks 25th in World Happiness Report...

Taiwan ranked first in East and Southeast Asia as well as 25th globally in the latest World Happiness Report released March 20 by the U.N. Sustainable Development Solutions Network, marking the country's second year running finishing at its best-ever ...

 2020-03-20 04:00 

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ITRI cancer treatment technology wins bronze at Edison Awards...

State-backed Industrial Technology Research Institute won bronze in the cellular research medical/dental category at the U.S.-based Edison Awards March 18 for its development of an innovative cancer treatment, spotlighting Taiwan's R&D prowess. ITRI&#...

 2020-03-20 04:00 

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President Tsai reaffirms government commitment to fighting COVID-19...

President Tsai Ing-wen said March 19 the government is sparing no efforts in trying to contain the spread of COVID-19 in Taiwan while maintaining economic and social stability. Taiwan has successfully limited the initial wave of imported infections since ...

 2020-03-20 04:00 

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CDC announces tech partnerships for overseeing home quarantine...

Taiwan is stepping up measures to monitor individuals undergoing home quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic through a series of technology partnerships, according to the Centers for Disease Control under the Ministry of Health and Welfare March 18. The ...

 2020-03-20 04:00 

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Taiwan welcomes homebound investment totaling over US$500 million...

Government efforts to attract homebound investment are paying off as applications from four Taiwan businesses to invest a total of NT$15.3 billion (US$509.83 million) have been given the green light, according to information released March 19 by InvesTaiw...

 2020-03-19 04:00 

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Taiwan to work with US, EU combating COVID-19...

Taiwan is set to work with the U.S. and EU on combating COVID-19, spotlighting the country's commitment to science diplomacy and sharing its expertise with like-minded partners, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs March 19. The Taiwan-U.S. Jo...

 2020-03-19 04:00 

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Taiwan bars foreign arrivals amid COVID-19 pandemic...

All noncitizens are temporarily barred entry to Taiwan as part of government efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, according to a March 18 announcement by the Bureau of Consular Affairs under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The restrictions, which t...

 2020-03-18 04:00 

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Taiwan shipbuilding industry revenue rises over 25 percent...

Revenue brought in by Taiwan's shipbuilding industry rose 25.2 percent to NT$27.1 billion (US$896.6 million) in 2019, according to data released March 16 by the Department of Statistics under the Ministry of Economic Affairs. Container ships, luxury y...

 2020-03-18 04:00 

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German businesses satisfied with Taiwan's efforts combating COVID-19...

Over 87 percent of German companies in Taiwan are satisfied with the government's efforts combating COVID-19, according to a survey conducted March 3-6 by German Trade Office Taipei. The findings reveal 68 out of 78 German businesses in Taiwan rank th...

 2020-03-18 04:00 

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Nobel laureate Lee Yuan-tseh honored for human rights work...

Lee Yuan-tseh has earned a spot in a photographic exhibition celebrating the human rights work of Nobel Prize winners, one of 10 laureates selected by U.S.-based National Academy of Sciences for the honor. The Committee on Human Rights of U.S. National Ac...

 2020-03-18 04:00 

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MOFA Minister Wu talks Taiwan's COVID-19 track record on US radio...

The government is working hard to contain COVID-19 in Taiwan and stands ready to work alongside the U.S. in the fight against the disease, according to Foreign Minister Jaushieh Joseph Wu March 16. Taiwan has been more successful than some other countries...

 2020-03-17 04:00 

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Taiwan youngsters win 9 gold medals at IEYI 2019...

Taiwan's gold medal winners from International Exhibition for Young Inventors 2019 were presented with awards by Chu Nan-shyan, chief secretary of the Ministry of Education, March 13 at MOE headquarters in Taipei City. At the event held last year in J...

 2020-03-17 04:00 

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CECC adds more countries and territories to travel advisory list...

The Central Epidemic Command Center placed a level three travel advisory, the highest possible, on a further 43 countries and territories March 16 in an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19 in Taiwan. Given the pandemic's continuing escalation, th...

 2020-03-17 04:00 

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FAQ: Taiwan's 14-day quarantine requirements...

Since last month, Taiwan requires all arrivals who have traveled to certain countries and territories affected by the COVID-19 pandemic to undergo 14-day home quarantine. This article provides answers to some frequently asked questions according to the la...

 2020-03-16 04:00 

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Briefing on Taiwan's COVID-19 response co-hosted by MOFA, MOHW...

A briefing on Taiwan's COVID-19 prevention efforts was jointly held by the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Health and Welfare March 13 at MOFA headquarters in Taipei City, bringing together representatives of diplomatic and international organizatio...

 2020-03-13 04:00 

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Tainan manufacturer churns out innovative stone paper...

Taiwan Lung Meng Advanced Composite Materials Co. is committed to combating the negative impact of climate change by investing in green products, most notably its game-changing stone paper. Based in the southern city of Tainan, the manufacturing company s...

 2020-03-13 04:00 

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MOFA thanks US Congress for legislation backing Taiwan...

The unanimous passage of the Taiwan Allies International Protection and Enhancement Initiative Act of 2019 by the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives in support of Taiwan's international participation, resisting China's coercion and fostering...

 2020-03-13 04:00 

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Tsai Ming-liang showcase kicks off in Washington...

A retrospective featuring internationally celebrated director Tsai Ming-liang's films kicks off March 13 at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Asian Art in Washington. Set to show 19 films at screenings held in New York, Washington and Chicago, ...

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