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2021/03/08 | TNL Staff

Reports: Taiwan, Palau To Set up Covid-19 ‘Travel Bubble’

Local media has reported that a Taiwan-Palau travel bubble could be open as early as next week.

2021/03/30 | TNL Staff

How Big Is the Container Ship That Blocked the Suez Canal for Nearly a Week?

The Ever Given is is one of the largest container ships in operation. But how big it exactly is?

2021/05/11 | TNL Staff

Taiwan Grapples With Community Transmission as a Cluster in Yilan County Emerges

A cluster of five domestic cases is linked to a baccarat game hall in Yilan’s Luodong Township.

2019/12/11 | TNL Staff

Year in Search: What Did Taiwanese Google in 2019?

What did Taiwanese Google the most in 2019?

2021/06/23 | TNL Staff

Taiwan’s Level 3 Covid-19 Restrictions Extended for Two More Weeks

“The situation has been improving, but the criteria for moving to a lower level of alert have not been met yet,” Chen said.

2021/03/12 | TNL Staff

Is Taiwan’s Water Too Cheap?

Currently, Taiwanese people enjoy the cheapest water in Asia, with NT$9.2 charged per unit on average.

2019/08/05 | TNL Staff

A Visual Review of Hong Kong's Artful Protest

Protest art has been the creative backbone of Hong Kong's anti-extradition movement.

2021/04/19 | TNL Staff

Taiwanese American Investors Hold Fundraiser To Support Taroko Train Crash Victims

More than US$85,000 was brought in by the event, which the organizers plan to donate to the Taitung city government for their second phase of recovery efforts.

2021/05/12 | TNL Staff

16 Domestic Cases Reported; Taipei, New Taipei, Yilan Affected

10 domestically-acquired Covid-19 infections appeared in New Taipei City, with others in Taipei’s Wanhua District and in Yilan County. Though Chen said a move to tighter restrictions on gatherings is possible this week, no new lockdown-like rules were released today.

2020/12/22 | TNL Staff

Taiwan Reports First Domestic Covid-19 Case Since April

Health Minister Chen Shih-chung announced today the first domestically-acquired case of Covid-19 in Taiwan since April 12.

2021/05/17 | TNL Staff

Non-Resident Foreign Nationals Banned Entry to Taiwan as Surge in Infections Continues

Health minister Chen Shih-chung said Taiwan will ban entry to foreign nationals without a residence permit from May 19 to June 18, with exceptions for emergency and humanitarian purposes.

2016/09/24 | TNL Staff

Cross-Strait Watch No. 6

An overview of the past week's developments in cross-Strait relations.

2020/12/30 | TNL Staff

Taiwan’s 2020 in Review

From the first reports of a mysterious pneumonia-like illness and the presidential election, the news from Taiwan has had a relentless grip on us all.

2021/05/03 | TNL Staff

Covid-19 Infections Linked to Airport Hotel

Since Thursday, a total of 16 domestic cases have been reported to have links with a quarantine hotel at Taoyuan International Airport.

2019/09/25 | TNL Staff

What's Coming to Netflix Taiwan in October 2019

Here's a sneak peek of what's coming to Netflix Taiwan in October 2019.

2019/08/26 | TNL Staff

3 Things We Learned From the 936 Banned Chinese Twitter Accounts

Twitter recently removed 936 China-linked accounts in a disinformation crackdown — let's take a look at how the internet army behaves.

2019/12/30 | TNL Staff

Taiwan 2020 Election Countdown

Bringing you live election results on January 11, 2020 at 4:30PM Taipei Standard Time.