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Taiwan extends suspension of tours to HK, Macau until April 30

20-Feb-2020 Intellasia | FocusTaiwan | 6:02 AM

The suspension of all Taiwanese tours to Hong Kong and Macau or tours transiting through those locations to another destination will be extended from the end of March until [...]
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Democrat or Republican: Taiwan’s choice in 2020 US presidential election

20-Feb-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

After Taiwan’s elections this past January, the 2020 US presidential contest will be the next political turning point to impact the island nation’s economy and [...]
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Taiwan reports its 23rd case of Wuhan coronavirus

20-Feb-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

Taiwan announced the 23rd case of Wuhan coronavirus infection and the latest patient is the sister of the limo driver who was the first in Taiwan to succumb to the disease. [...]
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Taiwan likely to pass constitutional amendment lowering voting age to 18

20-Feb-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

The legislature is likely to pass a constitutional amendment to lower the voting age in the new term, which will kick off next week, said deputy Speaker of the Legislative [...]
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Magnitude 4.6 earthquake rocks eastern Taiwan

20-Feb-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

A magnitude 4.6 earthquake jolted eastern Taiwan at 1:27 p.m. Wednesday (February 19), the fourth major tremor to hit Hualien County since Saturday (February 15). The latest [...]
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Taiwan to fly 19 Diamond Princess passengers and crew home on February 21

20-Feb-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

A total of 19 Taiwanese passengers and crew of the coronavirus-stricken Diamond Princess will be flown home on the afternoon of Friday (February 21) for tests and spend 14 [...]
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Taiwan rapper blasts WHO for excluding Taiwan during outbreak

20-Feb-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

Taiwanese rapper Dwagie has recorded a rap video that excoriates the World Health Organization (WHO) for excluding Taiwan to placate China as the Wuhan coronavirus spreads. [...]
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Tsai thanks allies for supporting Taiwan’s international participation

20-Feb-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanToday | 6:02 AM

President Tsai Ing-wen thanked Central American allies Belise and Guatemala as well as Caribbean ally Haiti February 18 for backing Taiwan’s participation in the [...]
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Taiwan government to provide financial subsidy to quarantined citizens, medical workers

20-Feb-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

In light of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic, Taiwan’s government has drawn up a special draft law that will allow citizens placed under home quarantine to [...]
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China sent threatening letter about Czech official’s plan to visit Taiwan

20-Feb-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

China sent a letter to the president of the Czech Republic threatening economic retaliation if the speaker of the Senate visited Taiwan, the Reuters news agency revealed [...]
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Concerns emerge about reports of coronavirus quarantine at Taiwan air force base

20-Feb-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

National security concerns have emerged amid unconfirmed reports that Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) patients will be quarantined at the Hsinchu Air Force Base housing Mirage [...]
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5 countries erroneously ban Taiwanese travellers due to WHO ‘one China’ policy

19-Feb-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM

Due to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) mislabeling of Taiwan as being a part of China and complacency by the International Air Transportation Association (IATA), [...]
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‘Don’t be kidnapped by China’: Taiwan tells WHO in bid for separate virus tally

19-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Taiwan urged the World Health Organization on Tuesday not to be “kidnapped” by China, as more countries put travel curbs on its citizens because the health agency [...]
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Taiwan’s long-haul fishing vessels unaffected by Mauritius ban

19-Feb-2020 Intellasia | FocusTaiwan | 6:02 AM

Taiwanese long-haul fishing vessels continue to operate in and out of Mauritius without problem despite travel restrictions put in place by the African island nation to [...]
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Taiwan’s health ministry confirms first coronavirus death on island, cases at 20

18-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

A man has died from the coronavirus in Taiwan, marking the first such death on the island since the epidemic spread from mainland China, the island’s health minister [...]
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