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Travel updates: Taipei bans dining-in, Japan extends Covid-19 emergency(Photo by Emran Yousof on Unsplash)

Travel updates: Taipei bans dining-in, Japan extends Covid-19 emergency

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 24, 2021 11:02 AM IST
From Japan opening large-scale vaccination centers in Tokyo and Osaka while extending Covid-19 emergency to Taiwan’s capital 'Taipei' banning all on-site dining and drinking and Malaysia imposing new restrictions to curb coronavirus, catch all the travel updates here
Taiwan tightens curbs after surge in domestic Covid-19 cases(Reuters)
Taiwan tightens curbs after surge in domestic Covid-19 cases(Reuters)

Surge in cases leads to stricter Covid-19 restrictions in Taiwan

Reuters | , Taipei
PUBLISHED ON MAY 15, 2021 01:55 PM IST
On Saturday, Taiwan tightened the Covid-19 restrictions in Taipei and the cities around it due to an increase in coronavirus cases, for two more weeks.
In Taichung, a college student surnamed Kuo changed her name to Kuo "Salmon Rice Bowl". (representational image)(Unsplash)
In Taichung, a college student surnamed Kuo changed her name to Kuo "Salmon Rice Bowl". (representational image)(Unsplash)

Changing names to get free meals lands hundreds of Taiwanese in soup!

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 21, 2021 05:04 PM IST
The offer by Japanese sushi restaurant chain Akindo Sushiro led many people to change their names.
Chinese Navy's amphibious transport dock Yimeng Shan takes part in a naval parade off the eastern port city of Qingdao. (REUTERS)
Chinese Navy's amphibious transport dock Yimeng Shan takes part in a naval parade off the eastern port city of Qingdao. (REUTERS)

Beijing could be preparing for a full-scale invasion of Taiwan: Report

ANI | , Taipei
UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2021 09:04 AM IST
Gray zone conflicts are activities by a state that are harmful to another state and are sometimes considered to be acts of war, but are not legally acts of war.
Visitors are seen near a screen showing Chinese President Xi Jinping during an exhibition on the fight against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak, at Wuhan Parlor Convention Center that previously served as a makeshift hospital for Covid-19 patients in Wuhan, Hubei province.(REUTERS)
Visitors are seen near a screen showing Chinese President Xi Jinping during an exhibition on the fight against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak, at Wuhan Parlor Convention Center that previously served as a makeshift hospital for Covid-19 patients in Wuhan, Hubei province.(REUTERS)

China approves first homegrown vaccine said to be 79.3% effective

Beijing | By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 01:48 PM IST
The two-dose vaccine is the first approved for general use in China. The go-ahead comes as the country has begun to vaccinate 50 million people before the Lunar New Year holiday in February.
Chung T’ien News has often strongly critical of President Tsai Ing-wen, who views the island as a de facto independent nation(REUTERS)
Chung T’ien News has often strongly critical of President Tsai Ing-wen, who views the island as a de facto independent nation(REUTERS)

Taiwan shuts pro-China TV channel in battle over press freedom

By Bloomberg | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
PUBLISHED ON NOV 18, 2020 08:52 PM IST
The NCC will not renew the broadcast license of Chung T’ien News. NCC chairman said at a briefing in Taipei that the station had repeatedly violated broadcast regulations,failed to fact check news items, and the pro-China owner is involved in editorial decisions
President-elect Joe Biden speaking on Monday at The Queen theater in Wilmington.(AP File Photo)
President-elect Joe Biden speaking on Monday at The Queen theater in Wilmington.(AP File Photo)

Taiwan reaches out to Joe Biden in hope of repeating 2016 Trump call

By Bloomberg | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON NOV 12, 2020 04:45 PM IST
Four years ago, Donald Trump took a congratulatory call from Tsai, the first time a US president-elect had spoken to a Taiwanese head of state since Washington broke ties with Taipei in 1979.
File photo of Chinese ambassador in India Sun Weidong. (Photo@China_Amb_India)
File photo of Chinese ambassador in India Sun Weidong. (Photo@China_Amb_India)

China’s dos and don’ts for Indian media ahead of Taiwan national day

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2020 10:48 PM IST
Against the backdrop of the India-China border standoff, experts and commentators have called for New Delhi to review its relations with Taipei, which has been dealing with the Chinese military’s actions in recent months.
People wear face masks to protect against the spread of the coronavirus as they pass through a subway station in Taipei, Taiwan.(AP/ Representative image)
People wear face masks to protect against the spread of the coronavirus as they pass through a subway station in Taipei, Taiwan.(AP/ Representative image)

Earthquake off Taiwan’s east coast shakes Taipei

Taipei | By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON SEP 30, 2020 02:55 PM IST
Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau said the magnitude 5.9 quake struck at a depth of 106 kilometers (66 miles).
Taiwanese domestically built Indigenous Defense Fighters (IDF) take part in the live-fire, anti-landing Han Kuang military exercise, which simulates an enemy invasion, in Taichung, Taiwan on July 16, 2020.(Reuters File Photo)
Taiwanese domestically built Indigenous Defense Fighters (IDF) take part in the live-fire, anti-landing Han Kuang military exercise, which simulates an enemy invasion, in Taichung, Taiwan on July 16, 2020.(Reuters File Photo)

‘Polishing the gun’: China, US tensions raise Taiwan conflict fears

Taipei/Beijing | By Reuters | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2020 08:57 PM IST
Addressing the Chinese exercises, Taiwan’s defence ministry said on Tuesday the closer Chinese jets get to the island the “more actively” Taipei would respond, though it would “not escalate conflict” nor “trigger an incident”.
Speaking in Beijing, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian poured scorn on the allegation.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Speaking in Beijing, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian poured scorn on the allegation.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

China says Taiwan hacking allegations are ‘malicious slander’

Beijing | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON AUG 20, 2020 03:08 PM IST
Taiwan has been urging its people to be alert for what officials call “omnipresent infiltration” from China, ranging from Beijing-backed media campaigns to cyberattacks, against the island that China considers its territory.
Pro-China supporters display a picture of US President Donald Trump during a protest against the US sanctions outside the US Consulate in Hong Kong.(AP)
Pro-China supporters display a picture of US President Donald Trump during a protest against the US sanctions outside the US Consulate in Hong Kong.(AP)

China sanctions US lawmakers over Hong Kong, slams top American official’s Taiwan visit

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis | Edited by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2020 06:08 PM IST
Azar met Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen Monday, a high-profile visit that comes in the backdrop of a severe low in US-China relations.
The disease has since then killed 2,97,000 people, infected over 4 million, grounded the world economy and set off a back and forth between the United States, China and WHO’s Tedros.
The disease has since then killed 2,97,000 people, infected over 4 million, grounded the world economy and set off a back and forth between the United States, China and WHO’s Tedros.

US vs China over Covid-19 goes up a notch ahead of WHO meet. Round 2 over Taiwan

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2020 08:12 PM IST
Taiwan, the self-ruled island that Beijing considers a wayward province awaiting reunification, has been excluded from WHO membership due to objections from China.
China’s health ministry confirmed human-to-human transmission of Covid-19 on January 20. (Photo by Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)
China’s health ministry confirmed human-to-human transmission of Covid-19 on January 20. (Photo by Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)

Taiwan says WHO ignored December warning on Coronavirus’s person-to-person transmission

New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By Sanchita Sharma
UPDATED ON MAR 21, 2020 05:41 AM IST
The WHO has been charged with praising China’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic despite accusations of an initial cover up, which included threatening whistleblowers with arrest on account of talking about the pandemic that has since then infected around 250,000 people and killed at least 10,000.
The study found that women were more susceptible to SARS (the male to female ratio was seen at 0.52: 1), while in the initial stages of the Covid-19 outbreak in Wuhan, the ratio was seen at 1.3: 1. (HT PHOTO)
The study found that women were more susceptible to SARS (the male to female ratio was seen at 0.52: 1), while in the initial stages of the Covid-19 outbreak in Wuhan, the ratio was seen at 1.3: 1. (HT PHOTO)

Covid-19 affects males more, 2003 Sars predominant in females: Study

New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By Dhrubo Jyoti
UPDATED ON MAR 21, 2020 05:07 AM IST
The SARS outbreak was the first to be caused by a mutant strain of the coronavirus, the Sars-CoV virus, which is related to the Sars-Cov-2 virus that is the reason for the current Covid-19 epidemic.
Simranjit Kaur(Twitter)
Simranjit Kaur(Twitter)

Asian Boxing Olympic qualifiers: Simranjit Kaur storms into finals, assures silver medal

Amman | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON MAR 10, 2020 11:28 PM IST
She defeated Chinese Taipei’s Shih-Yi Wu in the 60kg weight category semi-final.
Ritu Phogat with coach Mahavir Singh Phogat.(PTI)
Ritu Phogat with coach Mahavir Singh Phogat.(PTI)

Ritu Phogat’s code: Fight the good fight

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abhishek Paul
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2020 11:14 PM IST
Ritu is now based in Singapore and won her maiden MMA bout at the One Championship via technical knockout over South Korean Nam Hee Kim in under three minutes in November, 2019.
(HT Photo)
(HT Photo)

Correction

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 10, 2020 10:40 PM IST
The story, “Two patents in bag, invite from NASA, but this Bihar boy wants to do big for India” has been withdrawn due to factual inaccuracies pending re-verification.
HT Image
HT Image

Coronovirus: Ludhiana industry cancels 5 visits to China

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Aneesha Sareen Kumar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 03, 2020 10:02 PM IST
File image of Saina Nehwal(AP)
File image of Saina Nehwal(AP)

Malaysia Masters: Saina, Sindhu, Prannoy through to 2nd round; Srikanth bows out

Kuala Lumpur | By PTI
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2020 06:54 PM IST
The London Olymics bronze medallist Saina beat Tan 21-15 21-17 in just 36 minutes of action. This was the first time the two were facing each other.
A file photo of Sourabh Verma.(Getty Images)
A file photo of Sourabh Verma.(Getty Images)

Sourabh Verma on career-high 29th spot, becomes 6th Indian inside top 30 in BWF ranking

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2019 11:29 PM IST
Sourabh Verma, a three-time national champion, entered his maiden final of a Super 300 event at Lucknow before losing to Chinese Taipei’s Wang Tzu Wei.
A file photo of Deepika Kumari.(REUTERS)
A file photo of Deepika Kumari.(REUTERS)

Deepika Kumari, Atanu Das bag bronze medal at Asian Archery Championships

Bangkok | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2019 06:26 PM IST
The Indian archers opened their account with a bronze medal in the recurve mixed pair event where Atanu Das and Deepika Kumari defeated Yichai Zheng and Shaoxuan Wei of China 6-2 without breaking a sweat.
LGBT+ art exhibition titled Spectrosynthesis takes centre stage at Thai gallery.(https://en.bacc.or.th/)
LGBT+ art exhibition titled Spectrosynthesis takes centre stage at Thai gallery.(https://en.bacc.or.th/)

LGBT+ art exhibition titled Spectrosynthesis takes centre stage at Thai gallery

Bangkok, Thomson Reuters Foundation | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2019 04:37 PM IST
The exhibition at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC), which runs until March 1, features the works of nearly 60 Asian artists, and is the second such exhibition after a show in Taipei two years ago.
Srikanth Kidambi of India in action in his match.(REUTERS)
Srikanth Kidambi of India in action in his match.(REUTERS)

Hong Kong Open: Kidambi Srikanth advances to quarters; PV Sindhu, HS Prannoy, Kashyap knocked out

Hong Kong | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2019 08:26 PM IST
Former world no.1 Srikanth, who slipped to the 13th spot in the latest BWF rankings this week, notched up a 21-11 15-21 21-19 win over compatriot Sourabh Verma in the men’s singles second round.
A file photo of Ajeetesh Sandhu.(Getty Images)
A file photo of Ajeetesh Sandhu.(Getty Images)

Asia secured, Ajeetesh Sandhu keen on Japan

Hindustan Times, Mewat (Haryana) | By Robin Bose
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2019 11:02 PM IST
Sandhu will tee off on Thursday at the Classic Golf and Country Club with an envious record in this $400,000 event—two top-three finishes in as many years.
Representational Image.(Twitter)
Representational Image.(Twitter)

Indian paddlers win 7 medals in Oman Jr and Cadet Open

Muscat | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2019 11:23 PM IST
The India B team in the cadet girls’ competition were the country’s top performers in this ITTF Premium Junior Circuit event, clinching gold.
A file photo of India's Srikanth Kidambi.(PTI)
A file photo of India's Srikanth Kidambi.(PTI)

Kidambi Srikanth, Parupalli Kashyap crash out in opening round of French Open

Paris | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2019 07:06 PM IST
While Srikanth fought hard for 55 minutes against second seed Chou Tien Chen of Chinese Taipei before losing 15-21 21-7 21-14, Kashyap was no match for Hong Kong’s Ng Ka Long Angus, losing 11-21 9-21.
Srihari Natraj poses for photo after he won gold in men 100 metre backstroke swimming.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
Srihari Natraj poses for photo after he won gold in men 100 metre backstroke swimming.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)

Kushagra Rawat, Srihari Natraj continue to shine with gold medals

Bengaluru | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2019 11:36 PM IST
Kushagra Rawat clocked 3:55.81s to finish ahead of Taipei’s Chang Cheng Li Wei (3:56.82) and Abbas Omar (4:01.52) of Syria.
Virdhawal Khade clocked 22.59 seconds.(Twitter)
Virdhawal Khade clocked 22.59 seconds.(Twitter)

Virdhawal Khade wins gold in 50m freestyle but fails to make Olympic A cut

Bengaluru | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2019 09:56 PM IST
Virdhawal Khade clocked 22.59 seconds to finish ahead of Khurshidjon Tursunov (22.96) of Uzbekistan and Iranian Gharehhassanloo Benyamin (23.23).
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