2020-07-13 Focus Taiwan
More than 11 million people in Taiwan have applied for the government-issued stimulus vouchers since pre-ordering opened on July 1, according to data from the Ministry of Economic Affairs.
2020-07-13 Taiwan Today
The recent approval by the U.S. Department of State of a proposed missile servicing package requested by the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office is sincerely welcomed by Taiwan’s government and people, the Presidential Office said July 10.
President Tsai Ing-wen announced a pay raise for members of National Airborne Service Corps under the Ministry of the Interior July 10 in central Taiwan’s Taichung City, spotlighting the government’s commitment to fostering the recruitment and retention of aviation talents while strengthening the country’s disaster relief capabilities.
2020-07-09 Centers for Disease Control
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced that no additional cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) were confirmed in Taiwan on July 8.
2020-07-09 Focus Taiwan
Taiwan's goal of joining the World Health Organization (WHO), as well as attending its annual World Health Assembly (WHA), remains "unchanged" despite the United States' decision to withdraw from the global health body, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) reiterated on Thursday.
2020-07-08 Focus Taiwan
Taiwan's government will formalize plans by the end of July to allocate NT$1 billion (US$33.9 million) to hold clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccine candidates with the goal of developing an effective vaccine by the first quarter of 2021, according to the head of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
2020-07-08 Focus Taiwan
Taiwan has been included by the United Kingdom in its safe travel corridors from which travelers to England will no longer need to self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival beginning July 10, according to a notice posted on the U.K.'s government portal.
2020-07-07 Focus Taiwan
The first phase for pre-ordering government-issued spending vouchers is being extended to July 12, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) announced Monday.
2020-07-07 Office of the President
During a meeting with Canadian Trade Office in Taipei Executive Director Jordan Reeves on the morning of July 7, President Tsai Ing-wen stated that COVID-19’s impact on the global economy makes it imperative that all nations work together. She expressed hope that Taiwan can become a member of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) and sign a Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA) with Canada to help increase regional economic momentum. The president also emphasized that Taiwan will continue to work with Canada and other like-minded partners to safeguard freedom and democracy worldwide.
2020-07-06 Focus Taiwan
A Filipina who tested positive for COVID-19 Saturday in Hong Kong after transiting through Taiwan a day earlier does not pose a major threat to the country, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Monday.
2020-07-06 Focus Taiwan
More than 4.7 million people in Taiwan have applied for the government-issued stimulus vouchers, since pre-ordering opened Wednesday, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) said Saturday.
2020-07-03 Focus Taiwan
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.
2020-07-03 Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China (Taiwan), after consultations with the United States, announces its decision to reestablish the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Guam. Preparations are currently underway for the official opening.
2020-07-02 Focus Taiwan
The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in the Philippines suspended consular services beginning Thursday until further notice due to a confirmed COVID-19 case involving a receptionist who works in the building where the office is located.
2020-07-02 Ministry of Foreign Affairs
On behalf of the government of the Republic of China (Taiwan), Minister of Foreign Affairs Jaushieh Joseph Wu announced in a press conference on July 1 that agreement has been reached with the Republic of Somaliland on the mutual establishment of Representative Offices based on bilateral friendship and a shared commitment to common values of freedom, democracy, justice and the rule of law. The offices will be named the Taiwan Representative Office and Somaliland Representative Office, respectively. In the spirit of mutual assistance for mutual benefit, Taiwan and Somaliland will engage in cooperation in areas such as fisheries, agriculture, energy, mining, public health, education and ICT.
2020-07-01 Focus Taiwan
The Taiwan government will maintain its program to requisition surgical face masks until the end of the year to ensure a stockpile to meet domestic needs, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Tuesday.
2020-07-01 Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China (Taiwan) strongly condemns the June 30 passage of the Hong Kong national security law by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress of the People's Republic of China. The law will take effect and be implemented on July 1, despite opposition from the majority of Hong Kong residents and from the international community.
2020-06-30 Focus Taiwan
Despite the COVID-19 situation subsiding in Taiwan, the government will continue to requisition 8 million surgical face masks per day until the end of July, an economic ministry official said on Monday.
2020-06-30 Centers for Disease Control
Considering that transit passengers have been allowed at some airports in Hong Kong and Singapore, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) announced a plan concerning transit passengers during the COVID-19 pandemic under the principle of strict border control and eased domestic prevention measures. After the related discussion with relevant government agencies, the MOTC has decided to lift the transit ban at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, and transit passengers will be allowed at the airport starting from 00:00 Taipei Standard Time on June 25.
2020-06-29 Ministry of Foreign Affairs
As countries around the world are easing COVID-19 lockdown measures and resuming economic activity and international exchanges, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China (Taiwan) will gradually adjust regulations concerning foreign nationals’ entry into Taiwan in accordance with decisions and standards set by the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC). These adjustments are being made to accelerate Taiwan’s economic momentum and restore normal living conditions. From June 29, 2020, foreign nationals who wish to travel to Taiwan for reasons other than tourism and regular social visits may apply for a special entry permit with an R.O.C. overseas mission by submitting relevant documents and forms. Applications by students and people wishing to study Mandarin in Taiwan will be handled by the Ministry of Education in line with its related measures.
2020-06-29 Centers for Disease Control
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) reported that coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has rapidly spread to 187 countries since the first outbreak of the disease in December of 2019. As of now, more than 9.21 million cases have been confirmed with 470,000 deaths reported worldwide. To prepare for the second wave of COVID-19 infection, the U.S., Japan, Australia and Taiwan co-organized the virtual Global Cooperation and Training Framework (vGCTF) workshop on Preparing for the Second Wave on June 24. Several distinguished guests joined the virtual workshop and gave remarks, including the Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung (陳時中), the Minister of Ministry of Foreign Affairs Jaushieh Joseph Wu (吳釗燮), the Director of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) William Brent Christensen (酈英傑), the Chief Representative of the Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association Taipei Office Hiroyasu Izumi (泉裕泰), and the Deputy Representative of Australian Office Taipei Susan Moore (莫蘇善).
2020-06-24 Focus Taiwan
In cooperation with economics-related agencies, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has helped increase foreign investment in Taiwan and procurement by foreign companies in the first quarter of the year, compared with the same period of 2019.
2020-06-24 Ministry of Science and Technology
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