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Coronavirus Updates Photos - New Southbound Policy

Coronavirus Updates

Taiwan fully commits to fight against Wuhan coronavirus

A millennial coral record of Indian Ocean climate oscillation Photos - New Southbound Policy

A millennial coral record of Indian Ocean climate oscillation

This summer of 2019/20 in Australia, a positive Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) event set up extremely hot and dry conditions for the historically worst fires that ravaged Australia. An unprecedented 20% of the forest has been burned, resulting in ecological havoc, environmental pollution, and enormous property damage. Climate simulations also pointed out that this extreme climate will severely change the climate and environment of the countries around the Indian Ocean under the current global warming

Automatic 30-day extension for foreigners entering Taiwan on or before March 21 with visa waiver, visitor visa, or landing visa (no application is required) (overstayers excepted) Photos - New Southbound Policy

Automatic 30-day extension for foreigners entering Taiwan on or before March 21 with visa waiver, visitor visa, or landing visa (no application is required) (overstayers excepted)

In response to border control measures and flight bans implemented around the world to contain the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak, MOFA announces that all travelers who entered Taiwan on or before March 21, 2020, on a visitor visa, a landing visa, or through a visa-waiver program and who have not overstayed their legal stay period will be granted an automatic 30-day extension.

Taiwan ranks 25th in World Happiness Report Photos - New Southbound Policy

Taiwan ranks 25th in World Happiness Report

Taiwan ranked first in East and Southeast Asia as well as 25th globally in the latest World Happiness Report released March 20 by the U.N. Sustainable Development Solutions Network, marking the country’s second year running finishing at its best-ever position in the annual survey.

MOFA launches 2020 youth ambassador program Photos - New Southbound Policy

MOFA launches 2020 youth ambassador program

The International Youth Ambassadors Exchange Program is now open for entries through to the end of next month, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced March 3, spotlighting government efforts to foster the next generation of diplomatic talent.

U.S. could learn from Taiwan's COVID-19 response measures: scholars Photos - New Southbound Policy

U.S. could learn from Taiwan's COVID-19 response measures: scholars

Scholars at Stanford University and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) praised Taiwan's response to the COVID-19 outbreak Tuesday, adding that the U.S. could learn from Taiwan's response measures.

ROC (Taiwan) citizenship granted to 9 foreign professionals Photos - New Southbound Policy

ROC (Taiwan) citizenship granted to 9 foreign professionals

Nine more high-level foreign professionals have been granted ROC (Taiwan) citizenship without having to relinquish their original nationalities, according to the Ministry of the Interior Feb. 26.

Shoots of Friendship Photos - New Southbound Policy

Shoots of Friendship

The Youth Cultural Gardeners project is fostering links with regional partners. Shao Sheng Vietnam Traditional Music Ensemble is one of the many beneficiaries of the Ministry of Culture’s Youth Cultural Gardeners project designed to boost exchanges with New Southbound Policy target countries.

Taiwan offers automobile industry solution during COVID-19 outbreak Photos - New Southbound Policy

Taiwan offers automobile industry solution during COVID-19 outbreak

The global COVID-19 outbreak has disrupted the global automobile industry supply chain, causing auto makers and their suppliers to curtail or cease production due to a lack of parts.
Taiwan plays a crucial role in producing high-quality and diversified auto parts, and Taiwanese suppliers specialize in offering customized solutions to fit different needs.

Relief package drafted to counter coronavirus impact on the arts Photos - New Southbound Policy

Relief package drafted to counter coronavirus impact on the arts

In response to the projected consequences of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, the Ministry of Culture has been working on mapping out the necessary precautions required for Ministry-affiliated venues while drafting a relief package to alleviate the outbreak's impact on culture and the arts.

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