In Taiwan, some foreign tech workers are confined indoors to tackle an outbreak
TAIPEI — Officials in a county in Taiwan are facing a storm of criticism after banning foreign laborers from going outside as part of an effort to stamp out a cluster of coronavirus infections among workers at several technology manufacturing companies.
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Pushing against China, U.S. lawmakers plan pro-Taiwan billWASHINGTON (Reuters) -Democratic and Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives will introduce legislation this week seeking to boost U.S. support for Taiwan, part of an effort in Congress to take a hard line in dealings with China. Representatives Ami Bera and Steve Chabot, the Democratic and Republican leaders of the House Foreign Affairs Committee's Asia subcommittee, will introduce the 'Taiwan Peace and Stability Act,' a measure 'to support the diplomatic, economic and physical space' of the self-governing island. 'Hopefully we're able to pass something in a bipartisan way on the House floor,' Bera said in a telephone interview.
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Taiwan allows Foxconn's Gou, TSMC to negotiate for vaccinesTAIPEI (Reuters) -Taiwan is willing to allow Terry Gou, the billionaire founder of Taiwan's Foxconn, and TSMC to negotiate on the government's behalf for COVID-19 vaccines, a spokesman said on Friday, but warned he couldn't guarantee success. Taiwan is trying to speed up the arrival of the millions of vaccines it has on order as it deals with a spike in domestic cases, although infections remain comparatively low. Only around 5% of Taiwan's 23.5 million people have received at least one of the two-shot coronavirus vaccine regimen.
Taiwan allows Foxconn's Gou, TSMC to negotiate for vaccinesTAIPEI -Taiwan is willing to allow Terry Gou, the billionaire founder of Taiwan's Foxconn, and TSMC to negotiate on the government's behalf for COVID-19 vaccines, a spokesman said on Friday, but warned he couldn't guarantee success.
Foxconn founder asks Taiwan to allow vaccine talks with Chinese firmTAIPEI — Mr Terry Gou, the billionaire founder of Taiwan's Foxconn, asked for government permission on Friday (June 18) to negotiate with a Chinese company for the purchase of BioNTech SE Covid-19 vaccines to help address the island's shortage of shots.