WATCH: Taiwan Insider, Jan 21, 2020

Radio Taiwan International Date: 21 January, 2020 By: Paula Chao We’re celebrating the Year of the Rat in this week’s Taiwan Insider!…

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Viral outbreak affecting travel plans: travel agents

HOLIDAY TOURS: The Tourism Bureau said it told travel agents to be aware of guests’ health, and to take them to hospital if they have a fever and any flu-like symptoms Taipei Times Date: Jan 22, 2020 By: Shelley Shan  /  Staff reporter About 10 percent of Taiwanese with plans to travel in China during the Lunar New Year holiday have expressed a desire to cancel their tour or switch to a tour in a different country as a viral outbreak caused by a novel coronavirus escalates, local travel agencies have…

WATCH: Taiwan Insider, Jan 21, 2020

Radio Taiwan International Date: 21 January, 2020 By: Paula Chao We’re celebrating the Year of the Rat in this week’s Taiwan Insider! We begin with an explainer about why the rat is the first sign in the Chinese zodiac, and why there’s no Year of the Cat. We have some tips on how to buy the freshest New Year’s goods and flowers with a special message. And finally, in Hashtag Taiwan, Leslie Liao shares some savvy ways to respond to nosy relatives who grill you during your New Year feast!    [FULL …

‘Be a Giver’: Ever Rich spreads the Chinese New Year spirit to minority groups

The Moodie Davitt Report Date: January 2020 By: Colleen Morgan TAIPEI. Ever Rich Duty Free has shown its support for minority groups in Taoyuan City in the lead-up to Chinese New Year on 25 January. A team of executives and staff members, led by Ever Rich Duty Free Chairman Simon Chiang, donned yellow vests to become “love delivery men” during visits to a home for the elderly and to an orphanage on 18 January. As reported, Chairman Chiang featured in The Moodie Davitt Report’s People of the Year for 2019. The list…

Chinese tourist in E. Taiwan isolated for Wuhan coronavirus symptoms

Female Chinese tourist from Wuhan quarantined for symptoms of China coronavirus Taiwan News Date: 2020/01/21 By: Keoni Everington, Taiwan News, Staff Writer TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A female tourist from Wuhan, the origin of a deadly new strain of coronavirus, has been quarantined after she developed potential symptoms of the disease while traveling in eastern Taiwan. At about 10 a.m. on Tuesday morning (Jan. 21), a Chinese national was admitted to the emergency room of Mennonite Christian Hospital after exhibiting some symptoms of a mysterious new virus named 2019-novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV),…

Premier urges public not to panic after 1st Wuhan virus case confirmed

Focus Taiwan Date: 01/21/2020 By: Elaine Hou, Chen Chih-chung, Yu Hsiao-han and Frances Huang Taipei, Jan. 21 (CNA) Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) on Tuesday urged the public to remain calm and not panic after Taiwan reported the first confirmed case of a new type of coronavirus earlier in the day, carried by a Taiwanese woman who was recently in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. On his Facebook page, Su said Taiwan has 44 million surgery masks and 1.93 million N95 particulate respirator masks that will be released onto the market…

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Carbon Disclosure Project gives four Taiwanese companies A grade

Radio Taiwan International Date: 21 January, 2020 By: Natalie Tso Four Taiwan companies have received an A grade from the Carbon Disclosure Project for their work to cut emissions and set climate strategies. The companies were ASE Technology, Siliconware Precisions Industries, Taiwan Mobile, and Lite-On Technology. The project accepted reports from…

Fearing ‘Demise of a Nation’ Young Taiwanese in NY Flew Home to Vote

CityLimits Date: January 21, 2020 By: Huiyu Lai for World Journal Read the original story in Chinese at World Journal Translated by Rong Xiaoqing The uprisings in Hong Kong – triggered by the proposed extradition law – and a deteriorating relationship between Taiwan and Beijing in the months before Taiwan’s presidential election…

Taiwan government to explain Anti-Infiltration Act to investors in China

Regular business people have nothing to fear: SEF Taiwan News Date: 2020/01/21 By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The government will hold a special information meeting after the Lunar New Year to explain the new Anti-Infiltration Act to Taiwanese investors in China, Straits Exchange Foundation…

Tsai could consider meeting with Xi on equal basis

Focus Taiwan Date: 01/21/2020 By: Wang Yang-yu, Kuo Chien-sheng, Yeh Su-ping, Wang Cheng-chung and Frances Huang Taipei, Jan. 21 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said Monday she could consider meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping (習近平) as long as the two met on an equal footing. In an interview with…

Taiwanese airlines transport record number of passengers

Radio Taiwan International Date: 20 January, 2020 By: Leslie Liao Taiwanese airlines carried more passengers than ever in 2019. That was the word from Taiwan’s Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) head Lin Kuo-shian on Monday. Lin was speaking at an event to mark the 73rd anniversary of the CAA. Lin said that domestic…

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Local governments celebrate the Year of the Rat with lanterns

Radio Taiwan International Date: 21 January, 2020 By: Natalie Tso Taiwan is getting ready to welcome in the Year of the Rat, and local government offices are contributing to the festivities by offering free paper rat lanterns to children. The fifteenth day of the Lunar New Year is the Lantern Festival. To…

Splendid shadow art exhibited in S. Taiwan

Exhibition at Tainan's Chimei Museum features 15 artists from Europe, America, Taiwan, and beyond Taiwan News Date: 2020/01/21 By: Lyla Liu, Taiwan News, Staff Writer TAINAN (Taiwan News) — Chimei Museum has launched an exhibition titled “Beyond The Shadows” that features international artists’ installations and graphic artworks and will run until…

Cult leader and members indicted for murder, abuse of followers

Focus Taiwan Date: 01/21/2020 By: Su Mu-chun and Ko Lin Taipei, Jan. 21 (CNA) Ten executive members of a Taiwan-based religious cult, called "Zhonghua Ri Xing Yi Shan (中華日行一善學會)," were indicted Tuesday for involvement in "organized crimes" and the use of physical violence against several members resulting in the death of…

Researchers find key to metastasis of solid cancers

PREDICTOR: Researchers said they have applied for patents in several nations, and hope the research would contribute to new cancer therapies and drugs Taipei Times Date: Jan 22, 2020 By: Wu Liang-yi  /  Staff reporter After a decade of research, researchers have found a key to the metastasis of cancer, Academia…