Taiwan

» Auto updated continuously

• Source limited to: Central News Agency

 2021-08-27 13:59 

Central News Agency

Adding BNT to vaccine preferences to not affect place in line: CECC - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 27 (CNA) The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Friday said people can add the Pfizer-BioNTech (BNT) vaccine to their preferences on the government-run registration platform without sacrificing their spot on the waiting list for the va...

 2021-08-27 13:42 

Central News Agency

Taipower top brass punished for blackouts, shutdowns - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 27 (CNA) A total of 25 executives at state-run utility Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) were punished for power outages and emergency shutdowns earlier this year, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) said Friday....

 2021-08-27 12:36 

Central News Agency

Indigenous Tao closer to completing landmark row around Taiwan - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 27 (CNA) A group of six Tao people from Lanyu (Orchid Island) who are rowing one of their traditional fishing boats around Taiwan arrived in Chiayi County on Thursday as they come closer to completing a voyage inspired by a late documentary f...

 2021-08-27 12:18 

Central News Agency

Taiwan table tennis player advances at Tokyo Paralympics - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 27 (CNA) Taiwanese table tennis player Tien Shiau-wen () advanced to the quarterfinals in the women's class 10 singles event after winning her third group match at the Tokyo Paralympic Games Friday....

 2021-08-27 11:36 

Central News Agency

St. Kitts and Nevis Ambassador visits Indigenous park in Taiwan - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 27 (CNA) St. Christopher and Nevis Ambassador to Taiwan Jasmine Huggins on Friday visited an Indigenous cultural park in southern Taiwan to promote cultural exchanges between the two countries....

 2021-08-27 10:55 

Central News Agency

Leading indicators down amid COVID-19; economy shows strong growth - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 27 (CNA) Taiwan's leading economic indicators, which project economic activity over the next three to six months, moved lower from a month earlier in July because of sustained domestic COVID-19 cases, the National Development Council (NDC...

 2021-08-27 10:49 

Central News Agency

Taiwan reports zero domestic COVID-19 cases for 2nd time this week - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 27 (CNA) Taiwan reported seven new imported cases of COVID-19 on Friday and recorded no new domestic transmissions for the second time in a week, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC)....

 2021-08-27 10:30 

Central News Agency

Key suspect detained in cat smuggling case - Focus Taiwan...

Kaohsiung , Aug. 27 (CNA) The alleged mastermind behind a recent attempt to smuggle cats into Taiwan was detained in Kaohsiung on Friday at the request of local prosecutors....

 2021-08-27 09:59 

Central News Agency

Taiwan condemns deadly terror attack in Kabul: Presidential Office - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 27 (CNA) Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen () on Friday condemned the terrorist attack at Kabul airport in Afghanistan that killed scores of Afghan civilians as they tried to flee the country after the recent Taliban takeover....

 2021-08-27 09:46 

Central News Agency

Taiwan's Lee finishes fifth in women's judo at Tokyo Paralympics - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 27 (CNA) Lee Kai-lin () finished fifth in the women's -48kg group in judo at the Tokyo Paralympic Games, after losing her bronze medal match Friday....

 2021-08-27 09:29 

Central News Agency

Taiwan shares end above 17,200 points, led by financial stocks - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 27 (CNA) Shares in Taiwan extended momentum from a session earlier, rising more than 100 points to close above 17,200 points Friday, as buying rotated to non-tech stocks with the financial sector in focus, dealers said....

 2021-08-27 07:43 

Central News Agency

265,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine arrive in Taiwan - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 27 (CNA) Taiwan took delivery of another shipment of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine from South Korea on Friday, part of the AZ vaccine doses ordered from abroad....

 2021-08-27 07:28 

Central News Agency

Taiwan introduces online interpretation service for reporting crimes - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 27 (CNA) A virtual interpretation service will be launched Sept. 1 in six cities and counties in Taiwan to help foreign nationals report crimes, the National Police Agency (NPA) said Friday....

 2021-08-27 07:23 

Central News Agency

Taiwan, Japan ruling parties hold first security talks - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 27 (CNA) The ruling parties of Taiwan and Japan held their first bilateral talks on security policies on Friday, in a move seen as directed at the challenge posed by an increasingly assertive China....

 2021-08-27 07:15 

Central News Agency

U.S. dollar closes lower on Taipei forex market - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 27 (CNA) The U.S. dollar fell against the Taiwan dollar Friday, shedding NT$0.009 to close at NT$27.928....

 2021-08-27 07:10 

Central News Agency

Taiwan to impose 1-month ban on use of 'kitchen waste' as swine feed - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 27 (CNA) The practice of using kitchen waste as swine feed by hog farmers in Taiwan will be temporarily suspended for one month in September, the Central Emergency Operations Center (CEOC) for African swine fever (ASF) announced during a pres...

 2021-08-27 05:38 

Central News Agency

Taiwan reports 7 new COVID-19 cases, all imported - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 27 (CNA) Taiwan on Friday recorded seven new cases of COVID-19, all imported with no new domestic transmissions, and one death from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC)....

 2021-08-27 05:24 

Central News Agency

TSMC's 2022 gross margin forecast to top 50% on price hikes - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 27 (CNA) A decision by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) to raise the prices of all its products may help boost its gross margin to over 50 percent next year, according to a U.S.-based brokerage....

 2021-08-27 04:50 

Central News Agency

Taiwan shares close up 0.84% - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 27 (CNA) Taiwan shares closed up 142.97 points, or 0.84 percent, at 17,209.93 Friday on turnover of NT$314.87 billion (US$11.28 billion)....

 2021-08-27 04:42 

Central News Agency

One or two typhoons forecast to affect Taiwan in autumn - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 27 (CNA) The weather in Taiwan this autumn is likely to be influenced by one or two typhoons, which are expected to come within 300 kilometers of the country, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Friday....

 2021-08-27 03:19 

Central News Agency

Vice President Lai receives local Medigen vaccine - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 27 (CNA) Vice President Lai Ching-te () received a shot of the domestically produced Medigen COVID-19 vaccine on Friday, amid public doubt over its safety, as several adverse events, including four deaths, were reported this week....

 2021-08-27 01:13 

Central News Agency

Taiwan headline news - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 27 (CNA) The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Friday are as follows:...

 2021-08-27 01:11 

Central News Agency

U.S. dollar down in Taipei trading - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 27 (CNA) The U.S. dollar was traded at NT$27.933 at 10 a.m. Friday on the Taipei Foreign Exchange, down NT$0.004 from the previous close....

 2021-08-27 00:15 

Central News Agency

Taiwan shares open lower - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 27 (CNA) The Taiwan Stock Exchange's main index opened down 5.86 points at 17,061.10 Friday on turnover of NT$3.22 billion (US$115.12 million)....

 2021-08-26 14:10 

Central News Agency

Taiwan to receive another shipment of AstraZeneca vaccine Friday - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 26 (CNA) Taiwan is expected to take delivery of another shipment of AstraZeneca (AZ) COVID-19 vaccine from South Korea on Friday, part of the AZ vaccine doses ordered from abroad....

 2021-08-26 13:59 

Central News Agency

Autopsy on Medigen vaccine recipient shows he died of aortic dissection - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 26 (CNA) The first individual in Taiwan reported to have died after receiving the domestically developed Medigen COVID-19 vaccine died of an aortic dissection combined with cardiac tamponade, according to autopsy results....

 2021-08-26 13:35 

Central News Agency

Ex-Coast Guard agent linked to cat smuggling held incommunicado - Focus Taiwan...

Kaohsiung, Aug. 26 (CNA) A former coast guard officer and his accomplice were held incommunicado on Thursday for their suspected role in the recent attempted smuggling of 154 cats into Taiwan, according to Kaohsiung District Court....

 2021-08-26 13:15 

Central News Agency

CECC confirms BNT vaccine deal; could open online registration soon - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 26 (CNA) Health and Welfare Minister Chen Shih-chung () on Thursday confirmed that Taiwan has secured a batch of Pfizer-BioNTech (BNT) vaccine that only became available recently, without disclosing when it will be shipped to the country....

 2021-08-26 13:03 

Central News Agency

Taiwan to raise cash rewards for tip-offs on feed violations on pig farms - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 26 (CNA) The Council of Agriculture (COA) said Thursday that it plans to raise the cash rewards offered to individuals who alert authorities when pig farmers fail to abide by the laws pertaining to swine feed....

 2021-08-26 11:32 

Central News Agency

Taiwan stunned by Guam in Asia Cup qualifier - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 26 (CNA) Taiwan's national basketball team on Thursday was stunned by Guam during a crucial two-game qualifying tournament held in the U.S. territory this week for the FIBA Asia Cup 2021....

 2021-08-26 10:17 

Central News Agency

Government, lawmakers to propose harsher punishment for animal smuggling - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 26 (CNA) The Council of Agriculture (COA) and opposition party lawmakers are proposing amending Taiwan's laws to increase the penalties for animal smugglers, after 154 smuggled cats were recently put down by the authorities....

 2021-08-26 09:57 

Central News Agency

Formosa Club seeks backing for Lithuania's bid to boost ties with Taiwan - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 26 (CNA) The Formosa Club, a group of European lawmakers, has sent a joint letter to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the European Union, urging support for Lithuania's efforts to deepen ties with Taiwan, according to Tai...

 2021-08-26 09:40 

Central News Agency

Taiwanese groups to donate clothing, shoes to Haiti - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 26 (CNA) Three Taiwanese organizations said Thursday that they plan to donate clothing and shoes to Haiti as the Caribbean ally deals with the aftermath of a devastating 7.2 magnitude earthquake....

 2021-08-26 09:37 

Central News Agency

Cabinet outlines plans for new stimulus voucher program - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 26 (CNA) Taiwan's Cabinet on Thursday outlined its plans for a new stimulus voucher program, which it said would launch in early October and run through the end of next April....

 2021-08-26 08:20 

Central News Agency

Cabinet approves central government's NT$2.2391 trillion budget bill - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 26 (CNA) Taiwan's Cabinet on Thursday approved a proposed 2022 budget of NT$2.2391 trillion (US$80.14 billion) put forth by the central government, which focuses heavily on social welfare funding....

 2021-08-26 07:59 

Central News Agency

Two new domestic COVID-19 cases test positive in quarantine: CECC - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 26 (CNA) Taiwan on Thursday reported eight new cases of COVID-19 -- two transmitted domestically and six contracted overseas -- according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC)....

 2021-08-26 07:29 

Central News Agency

U.S. dollar closes higher on Taipei forex market - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 26 (CNA) The U.S. dollar rose against the Taiwan dollar Thursday, gaining NT$0.010 to close at the day's high of NT$27.937....

 2021-08-26 07:04 

Central News Agency

Taipei Zoo welcomes critically endangered turtle hatchlings - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 26 (CNA) A critically endangered turtle species at Taipei Zoo has produced two hatchlings from two clutches of eggs laid in April, the zoo said Wednesday....

 2021-08-26 05:27 

Central News Agency

Taiwan reports eight new COVID-19 cases, two deaths - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 26 (CNA) Taiwan on Thursday recorded eight new cases of COVID-19 -- two transmitted domestically and six contracted overseas -- and two deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC)....

 2021-08-26 05:11 

Central News Agency

Taiwan shares close up 0.12% - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 26 (CNA) Taiwan shares closed up 21.10 points, or 0.12 percent, at 17,066.96 Thursday on turnover of NT$372.47 billion (US$13.34 billion)....

 2021-08-26 04:35 

Central News Agency

NTU-developed COVID-19 nasal spray vaccine may soon enter human trials - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 26 (CNA) A new type of COVID-19 nasal spray vaccine Taiwan's researchers are developing have shown more effective than the traditional shot in animal trials, and has a chance to enter human trials in the first half of 2022, a research tea...

 2021-08-26 03:52 

Central News Agency

Taiwan 'competing' for early delivery of BNT vaccine: CECC - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 26 (CNA) Taiwan's government said late Wednesday that a batch of Pfizer-BioNTech (BNT) vaccine doses had become available ahead of schedule and that it was competing with other countries to obtain it, while strongly hinting that it was al...

 2021-08-26 02:09 

Central News Agency

U.S. dollar down in Taipei trading - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 26 (CNA) The U.S. dollar was traded at NT$27.913 at 11 a.m. Thursday on the Taipei Foreign Exchange, down NT$0.014 from the previous close....

 2021-08-26 02:00 

Central News Agency

Taiwan headline news - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 26 (CNA) The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Thursday are as follows:...

 2021-08-26 00:18 

Central News Agency

Taiwan shares open higher - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 26 (CNA) The Taiwan Stock Exchange's main index opened up 131.53 points at 17,177.39 Thursday on turnover of NT$9.86 billion (US$353.28 million)....

 2021-08-25 13:43 

Central News Agency

Four banned imported items in Taiwan test positive for African swine fever - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 25 (CNA) Taiwan authorities said Wednesday that the African swine fever (ASF) virus was found in four of 19 food items they had seized recently in a random check of grocery stores, restaurants and food stands nationwide....

 2021-08-25 12:39 

Central News Agency

Strict border control measures to remain until vaccination rate rises: CECC - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 25 (CNA) Taiwan will not relax its strict border control measures until the national vaccination rate rises, the head of the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Wednesday....

 2021-08-25 12:23 

Central News Agency

Singapore Airlines resumes Taipei-Los Angeles flight services - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 25 (CNA) Singapore Airlines (SIA) resumed non-stop flight service between Taipei and Los Angeles on Wednesday, after a 13-year hiatus....

 2021-08-25 12:02 

Central News Agency

New prizes added to bimonthly lottery for online e-invoice holders - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 25 (CNA) A new NT$800 (US$28.64) prize will be added to the bimonthly uniform invoice lottery for holders of e-invoices stored online, starting from the next draw scheduled for Sept. 25, the Ministry of Finance said Wednesday....

 2021-08-25 11:56 

Central News Agency

Korean court upholds 8-year sentence on drunk driving death of Taiwanese - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, Aug. 25 (CNA) A South Korean court on Wednesday upheld an eight-year prison sentence handed down to a Korean man who killed a Taiwanese student while driving under the influence of alcohol in Seoul last year....

  • Need an account?  
    or