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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.

2020/12/31 | TNL Staff

Taiwan Tightens Border Control After Reporting First Case of Covid-19 Variant

Taiwan's government announced foreign visitors will not be allowed to enter Taiwan from January 1, in response to the first case of the British variant of Covid-19.

2021/03/19 | TNL Staff

Taiwan To Start Inoculations With AstraZeneca’s Vaccine as Early as Next Week

Chen said medical workers are the first group to be vaccinated, and around 60,000 are in line to receive the jab.

2019/08/28 | TNL Staff

Taipei-Based Mobile Only Accelerator Graduates Its 7th Cohort of Asia-Pacific Startups

The SOSV-backed accelerator graduates a new cohort of global startups pioneering health tech, education, fintech, social commerce and entertainment.

2020/12/01 | TNL Staff

New Rules for Overseas Taiwanese on Health Insurance Proposed

The new rules, as a part of the government's efforts to reduce the long-run deficit in the budget for the national healthcare system, are expected to affect more than 170,000 Taiwanese people living abroad.

2019/10/23 | TNL Staff

Stroll Around Yilan for a Weekend Getaway From Taipei

Yilan is only a two-hour drive from Taipei but provides a completely different experience from the bustling capital city.

2021/04/30 | TNL Staff

Water Supply Suspension in Central Taiwan To Continue Despite Recent Rainfall

The long-waited rain has temporarily eased pressure on the water supply, but the suspension in central Taiwan is likely to continue.

2020/03/02 | TNL Staff

Indonesia Expands Textile Production, Claiming Sustainability

Indonesia opened its largest manufacturing plant for viscose, a type of fabric made from trees. The plant claims to be working towards sustainable fashion.

2021/01/06 | TNL Staff

New Taiwan Dollar Hits New High Since 1997

On Tuesday, the New Taiwan Dollar breached the NT$28 mark per greenback within minutes after trading opened.

2020/11/11 | TNL Staff

US, Taiwan To Hold Economic Dialogue This Month

A bilateral dialogue between the U.S. and Taiwan on economic prosperity, led by Keith Krach, the top economic diplomat who visited Taiwan in September, will take place on November 20.

2021/01/12 | TNL Staff

Hospital Evacuation After Two Local Infections Confirmed

Health Minister Chen Shih-chung announced today two cases of local Covid-19 infections. A physician contracted the virus from a patient and passed it to a nurse.

2021/01/22 | TNL Staff

Plan for Digital ID Card Suspended Amid Controversy

A plan to issue digital identification cards in July was suspended until a special law has been established to govern the matter.

2022/01/09 | TNL Staff

Freddy Lim Recall Attempt Fails to Meet Threshold

The recall campaign against Freddy Lim has failed on account of falling short of its binding threshold.

2021/02/05 | TNL Staff

Guyana Reneges on Taiwan Office Plan

Guyana terminated agreement with Taiwan to open representative office less than a day after Taiwan announced the plan.

2021/10/29 | TNL Staff

Everything You Need to Know About Japan’s General Election

Japan’s general election is arriving just after the likely accession of a new Prime Minister, Fumio Kishida. But there’s much more going on this year.

2021/03/16 | TNL Staff

IOC Turns Down Calls for Boycott of Beijing Olympics

The IOC chief opposes a boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, saying it only hurts athletes.

2020/11/23 | TNL Staff

Chen Shu-Fang, Mo Tzu-Yi Biggest Winners at Golden Horse 2020

Chen Shu-fang, starring in Dear Tenant and Little Big Women, is the first actress to win awards for both the best leading and supporting actresses at a time since the Golden Horse Awards started in 1962.