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A sample of the new digital ID will be unveiled in April or May 2020 and a card production and issuance system and card center will be established in September next year, according to the ministry's plan. (NOWnews)

Cabinet approves new electronic identification card plan

TAIPEI (CNA) — The Cabinet approved Thursday a plan to issue electronic identification cards (eIDs) that combine the functions of the existing national ID...
Of the 28 serious enterovirus cases, 20 were from EV71, while two each were from Enterovirus D68 and Coxsackievirus A10, and one each from Coxsackievirus A6, A9, B5 and Echovirus 11, according to CDC data. (NOWnews)

248 cases of enterovirus 71 infection confirmed in Taiwan

TAIPEI (CNA) — A total of 248 cases of enterovirus 71 (EV71) have been confirmed in Taiwan this year, after two children with serious...
Brent Christensen, left, director of the American Institute in Taiwan, reacts during a visit to Pier #3 of Kaohsiung Port on Aug. 20, 2019. (NOWnews)

Brent Christensen visits Kaohsiung naval base

TAIPEI (CNA) — The highest U.S. official in Taiwan, Brent Christensen, on Tuesday visited a naval base in Kaohsiung, where he looked at a destroyer and...
In this Aug. 23, 2016 photo, workers peel shrimps at Thai Union factory in Samut Sakhon, Thailand. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

Taiwan, Thailand sign seven MOUs on industrial cooperation

BANGKOK (CNA) — Taiwan's Chinese National Federation of Industries signed seven memorandums of understanding (MOU) with the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) in Bangkok...
With tests results still pending, Philippine agricultural officials are hoping the cause of the recent hog deaths in the two provinces is hog cholera and not ASF, MECO said. (NOWnews)

No confirmed ASF cases yet in the Philippines: MECO

TAIPEI (CNA) — The presence of African swine fever (ASF) has yet to be confirmed in the Philippines, the country's office in Taiwan said...
People entering Taiwan from Myanmar, China, Russia, Mongolia, Hong Kong, Macau, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, North Korea and South Korea must present their hand luggage for inspection at Customs, the center said. (NOWnews)

Increased fine for bringing pork products from ASF-affected Myanmar

TAIPEI (CNA) — The fine for bringing pork products into Taiwan from Myanmar has been raised to NT$200,000 (US$6,490) because an outbreak of African...
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Bisdak Fighters clinch Filipino summer basketball league title

TAIPEI (CNA) — The Bisdak Fighters basketball team on Sunday clinched the title of a summer basketball league for Philippine migrant workers held in...
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Romantic drama strikes a chord with overseas Filipino workers

TAIPEI (CNA) — The Philippine romantic drama "Hello, Love, Goodbye," which portrays the lives and struggles of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), resonated strongly with...
As of the end of June, there were 707,954 migrant workers in Taiwan, with Indonesia as the biggest source, accounting for 269,826, followed by Vietnam with 222,938, the Philippines 154,685, and Thailand 60,503, according to the Ministry of Labor. (NOWnews)

Taipei to offer migrant workers free medical checks

TAIPEI (CNA) — Migrant workers in Taipei will be able to obtain basic medical checks and haircuts free of cost on Aug. 11, under...
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St. Christopher’s Catholic Church celebrates 61st anniversary

TAIPEI (CNA) — Saint Christopher's Church (SCC) in Taipei, which is heavily involved with the migrant community in the city, celebrated its 61st anniversary...

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