Taiwan Headlines, Apr. 4, 2021

Taiwan experienced its worse train accident in decades on April 2, when a Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) express train hit a crane truck on the track near the entrance to the Qingshui Tunnel in Hualien County.The first five carriages of the Taroko Express derailed and piled up inside the narrow, single-track tunnel, killing 50 people […]

Taiwan Headlines, Mar. 20, 2021

The AstraZeneca vaccine has completed locally required tests, and is expected to start being administered next Monday, initially to health care workers and staff.Meanwhile, Taiwan on Thursday confirmed six new imported cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 1,004 The government is planning a NT$160 billion (US$5.67 billion) infrastructure […]

Taiwan Headlines, Mar. 12, 2021

Workers from other countries in Taiwan whose contracts are about to expire will be eligible to obtain a six-month extension, the Ministry of Labor’s (MOL) Workforce Development Agency has announced, citing the need to reduce international travel amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine doses that Taiwan received last week have to pass just […]

Taiwan Headlines, Feb. 19, 2021 (Late Edition)

Coalition marches on 228, calls for liquidation of KMT. NDC predicts strong growth. Major shakeup of national security team. Taiwan welcomes new WTO head. Trouble in the Senkakus. US support for WHO entry. Taiwan Invasion Prevention Act is back.

Taiwan Headlines, Feb. 18

Water crisis worsening. German company stiffs Taiwan on vaccines. Ma comments provoke ire. TVBS local leaders poll. Gold Cards up. KMT, DPP clash on constitutional reform. Coast Guard goes big on Taiwan. Domestic military production up. Hsiao Bi-khim gets pithy.

Taiwan Headlines, Feb. 5

Taiwan has one new Covid death, and two new transmissions. School is out for a few extra days. Childcare subsidies to rise. Principal charged with selling Sri Lankans for labour. Military reservists rule changes. HK immigrants up. Taiwan’s 5G is fast. Taiwan democracy tops in Asia. US Navy in Taiwan Strait. Guyana renegs on Taiwan office.

Taiwan Headlines, Jan. 28

Recall drive against Kao Min-lin comes up short. New Party and KMT city councillors questioned. New water measures. Google invests big. Chipmakers up automotive chip capacity. The economy is hot. Cyberattacks are up. Military kit revealed. Beijing increasingly talks war.

Taiwan Headlines, Jan. 27

Covid cluster grows. Taiwan’s population drops. Most are satisfied with job, gender equality. Man eggs CKS statue. Government Chinese IT kit to go. International pressure over automotive chips. Flying squirrel, Yuhan launched into space. PRC belligerence rises. Hsiao Bi-khim quarantined.

Taiwan Headlines, Jan. 3

A labor broker has been fined NT$1 million by the Fisheries Agency for deducting too much from the pay of eight migrant fishery workers for the repayment of loans.The fine was levied in September, but only made the news public after the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a withhold release order (WRO) against […]