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Virus Outbreak: Taiwan marks 30 days of no local cases

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Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung, who heads the Central Epidemic Command Center, expresses his appreciation to local medical workers on International Nurses’ Day yesterday at a news conference in Taipei.
Photo courtesy of the Central Epidemic Command Center

Yesterday marked the 30th day with no new local cases of COVID-19 infection in Taiwan, while 372 people have been removed from isolation after recovering, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said.

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Airlines correct references to Taiwan: ministry

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The logo of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is pictured at the ministry in Taipei on March 3 last year.
Photo: Lu Yi-hsuan, Taipei Times

Twenty-two international airlines have corrected the way they refer to Taiwan on their booking Web sites, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said in response to a written inquiry by Democratic Progressive Party Legislator Chiu Chih-wei (邱志偉).

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Virus Outbreak: US lawmakers rally support for Taiwan

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The WHO headquarters is pictured in Geneva, Switzerland, on Jan. 22.
Photo: EPA-EFE

Bipartisan members of the US Congress on Friday wrote to leaders of more than 50 countries urging them to support Taiwan’s participation at the upcoming World Health Assembly (WHA), adding that the WHO has repeatedly refused to accept monetary donations directly from Taiwan.

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Kaohsiung trying to obstruct recall vote: lawmakers

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Legislators from the pan-green camp in Taipei yesterday hold signs urging Kaohsiung residents to take part in a June 6 vote on a proposal to recall Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu.
Photo: Liu Hsin-de, Taipei Times

Lawmakers from the pan-green camp yesterday accused the Kaohsiung City Government of trying to obstruct efforts to set up polling stations for a vote to recall Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) as well as related promotional campaigns.

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Virus Outbreak: US pushing to rip global supply chains from China

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US President Donald Trump walks from the Marine One helicopter to the White House in Washington on Sunday after returning from Camp David, Maryland.
Photo: AFP

US President Donald Trump’s administration is “turbocharging” an initiative to remove global industrial supply chains from China as it weighs new tariffs to punish Beijing for its handling of the coronavirus outbreak, according to officials familiar with US planning.

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Oslo court rules against Taiwanese in nationality suit

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A group of Taiwanese living in Norway lost a lawsuit filed last year against the Norwegian government, accusing it of improperly changing their nationality from “Taiwanese” to “Chinese” on their residency permits.

A district court in Oslo on Tuesday last week ruled that the Norwegian government abides by the “one China” policy and so does not diplomatically recognize Taiwan.

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AIT promotes Taiwan’s bid for WHA

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The WHO logo is pictured at its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, on April 15.
Photo: EPA-EFE

The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) yesterday launched a “countdown” series of Facebook posts to promote Taiwan’s bid to participate in the World Health Assembly (WHA), which is expected to meet virtually in the middle of this month.

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A man cycles past the International Civil Aviation Organization headquarters building in Montreal, Canada, on June 15, 2017.
Photo: Reuters

The US House of Representatives’ Committee on Foreign Affairs on Monday denounced the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) for blocking Twitter accounts that criticized the organization’s continued exclusion of Taiwan during a global public health crisis.