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2020/03/19 | Abby Huang

The Coronavirus Is an Opportunity for Taiwan's Disease Prevention Diplomacy

Taiwan has been "making friends" with other countries by various means even though it cannot export face masks and other supplies. What can Taiwan provide at the moment?

2019/01/11 | Global Voices

Taiwan's Battle Against African Swine Fever Gets Political on PTT

Discussion on PTT, Taiwan's largest online forum, has taken a political tone regarding African swine fever.

2020/02/07 | Michael Beltran

Outrage Over Duterte's Inaction Grips Filipinos During Coronavirus Scare

A general distrust in Philippine president Duterte's ability to handle the coronavirus outbreak has sparked protest both on social media and in the streets.

2021/03/23 | Patrick Ng

Taiwan Has Raised Health Insurance Premiums. What Reforms Are Next?

Patrick Ng speaks on how the country’s healthcare system will be and should be reformed after the pandemic.

2021/01/29 | Syrena Lin

Taiwan Mishandled a Hospital Outbreak During SARS. The Government Learned From It

Taiwan's government, having learned a painful lesson from the Hoping Hospital lockdown, is dealing with the cluster infection at the Taoyuan hospital cautiously in order to prevent the history from repeating itself.

2020/02/24 | Hilton Yip

Hong Kong’s Two-Faced Identity: Prosperity and Panic

Hong Kong faces yet another challenge in the coronavirus after eight months of protests. The city is trying to retain its status as a global financial center while people struggle to secure basic goods.

2019/09/18 | Yang

Vaping Kills? Differences Between Smoking and Vaping

Hundreds of fallen sick from vaping in the U.S. this summer and New York has just become the first state to ban e-cigarettes. But in Taiwan, e-cigarettes and Heated Tobacco Products were never legalized.

2020/02/10 | Jeremy Van der Haegen

Superstar Aquarius Docks in Keelung Again With Crew Quarantined on Board

Passengers left the ship after Taiwanese health officials conducted a sample test for coronavirus. The Chinese crew members were not allowed to disembark.

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.

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.

2021/01/14 | Voice of America

Taiwanese Health Official Warns Against Reliance on Coronavirus Vaccines

Health Minister Chen Shih-chung warns people globally to keep up their guard against Covid-19 even as vaccines emerge.

2020/03/12 | Voice of America

Not Just Coronavirus: Asians Have Worn Face Masks for Decades

People from Japan into Southeast Asia cover their mouths to deflect exhaust, pollution, and cold air, while some hide their faces.

2020/03/01 | Deutsche Welle

Coronavirus: How Can I Protect Myself From Infection?

There is no reason to panic before a pandemic, but we can use the remaining time wisely.

2018/10/20 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

Taiwan Has 250,000 Foreign 'Angels of Mercy' Caring for Its Elderly

Taiwan's foreign care givers are 'angels of mercy' on the frontline of Taiwan's aging society, but this does not mean calls for improvements to their circumstances should be ignored.