POLITICS & NEWS

1992 Consensus Replaced By Multilateralism in the Taiwan Strait

Ketagalan Media

The multilateralization of the Taiwan Strait is the American response to China’s unilateral, provocative change in the status quo.

127 Domestic Cases Announced, Vaccine Shipments to Arrive Tomorrow, Taipei City Announces Investigation Results

New Bloom

The CECC announced 127 domestic cases today, with one imported case. 20 deaths were confirmed. Vaccine shipments of 410,000 doses from Taiwan's Moderna purchase and 750,000 vaccine doses donated to Taiwan by the US will arrive tomorrow. Taipei mayor Ko Wen-je also announced the results of an investigation into the Good Liver Clinic violating vaccination priority order, as well as that Taipei city will no longer hold daily press conferences providing updates on the COVID-19 outlook

Multilateralization of the Taiwan Strait: US-Korea Summit

Ketagalan Media

For Taiwan, the US-Korea Summit is another sign that the US is making the Taiwan Strait question a regional, multilateral, and international issue.

263 Domestic Cases Confirmed with Uptick in Miaoli, Controversy About Taipei Vaccine Distribution Continues

New Bloom

263 domestic cases were announced by the CECC today, with three imported cases, for a total of 266 cases. Cases in Miaoli were again up, as a result of second-round testing among clusters that have broken out among migrant workers at five electronics factories. Taipei mayor Ko Wen-je continues to be embroiled in a controversy regarding vaccine allocation to clinics in Taipei, with news breaking today that vaccines not used in the proper vaccination order were not only distributed to the Good Liver Clinic but clinics operated by the Dianthus Medical Group

167 Domestic Cases, 18 Deaths Announced, CECC Urges Faster Vaccination

New Bloom

167 domestic cases were reported at the CECC press conference today, along with three imported cases. 18 deaths were announced

187 Domestic Cases Announced, Moderna Shipment to Arrive Today, AstraZeneca Safety Questioned by Media

New Bloom

187 domestic cases, along with one imported case, were announced at the Central Epidemic Command Center press conference today. 21 deaths were also announced. A shipment of 240,000 Moderna vaccine doses is set to arrive in Taiwan this afternoon. In the meantime, Taiwanese media increasingly reports on the AstraZeneca vaccine as unsafe

185 Domestic Cases Announced in Second Consecutive Day Under 200 Cases

New Bloom

185 domestic cases were reported by the CECC at its press conference today, with no imported cases. Fifteen deaths were also reported. This is the second consecutive day in which the number of cases fell below 200, though it remains to be seen whether this is due to lower testing or represents downward trends

219 Domestic Cases Reported in a Decline, Vaccine Shipment Delays Announced

New Bloom

219 domestic cases were announced at the CECC press conference today. This is a notable decline, continuing trends from yesterday

132 Domestic Cases Announced, Vaccine Allocation Continues to be Crucial Issue

New Bloom

132 domestic cases of COVID-19 were announced at the CECC press conference today, with three imported cases

175 Domestic Cases Announced, CECC Responds to Claims in Media Alleging Deaths After Vaccination

New Bloom

The CECC announced 175 domestic cases of COVID-19 today, along with 19 deaths. There are increasing reports in the media of sudden deaths that have taken place after COVID-19 vaccination, with 13 deaths claimed to have happened so far. The CECC responded to such reports today, seeing as these were individuals with preexisting conditions and, statistically, 260 individuals over 75 years old pass away every day. This overlaps with the fact that 70,000 to 80,000 individuals over 75 years old are vaccinated every day

COVID-19, Migrant Workers, and the Fight for Equality in Taiwan

Ketagalan Media

The poor treatment of migrant workers in Taiwan speaks to broader discrimination, undermines the New Southbound Policy and harm Taiwan’s reputation.

COVID Outbreak in Migrant Dormitories in Taiwan: Some Lessons from Singapore

New Bloom

It is clear that Taiwan is at the very early beginning of what Singapore saw in April 2020, when a spike in COVID-19 infections amongst its migrant workers population led the government to order a lockdown of all migrant dormitories