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East Asian economy is one of the few remaining places still requiring visitors to quarantine.Taiwan has announced it will scrap quarantine for arrivals by mid-October as the East Asian economy moves to dismantle some of the last pandemic-related border restrictions still in place globally. Taiwan’s cabinet said on Thursday it would aim to end its requirement that arrivals quarantine at a hotel or at home for three days, followed by four days of self-monitoring, from around October 13. Cabinet spokesperson Lo Ping-cheng told local media that visa-free entry for all countries that had the status before the pandemic would also

Beijing says the self-ruled island is part of China and has been increasingly assertive over its claim.Beijing says it is willing to make the utmost effort to strive for peaceful “reunification” with self-ruled Taiwan, after staging major military manoeuvres around the island in recent weeks. While China claims Taiwan as its territory, the island’s democratically-elected government rejects the claims and says it is up to the island’s 23 million people to decide their future. Beijing has become increasingly assertive over Taiwan in recent years, and last month began sea and air drills that included firing missiles over the island following

Taipei, Taiwan – As China flexed its muscles with large-scale military exercises off Taiwan last month, Billion Lee was busy countering an onslaught taking place against her home online. False stories claiming that the United States was preparing for war with China, that China was evacuating its citizens from Taiwan, or that Taiwan had paid millions lobbying for US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s recent visit to the island spread across popular social media platforms Facebook and LINE. A fabricated photo of a People’s Liberation Army soldier monitoring a Taiwanese navy vessel through binoculars was disseminated by Chinese state-run media Xinhua