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From the largest public displays of protest in a generation arising in China to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the most important developments internationally in the past year had a profound influence on Taiwan and the region.
An Interview With Chen Shih-chung: Rebuilding a Culture of Trust and Collaboration in the Taipei City Government
Chen Shih-chung said the first thing he would like to do as a mayor is build a team with a shared sense of trust. He considers this to be important because his own abilities can’t compare with that of 80,000 people working together. “If a group is involved in a common project, this is essential.”
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.
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.
Three domestically acquired cases of Covid-19 have led to a school closure in New Taipei City and the partial closure of a school in Taoyuan.
The task of reassuring the public that AstraZeneca vaccines were safe was not easy. Officials in Belgium and Taiwan have met the challenge.