SUMMARY: Taiwan’sQ3economicgrowthwas 2.99%, which was higher than expected. The government credits this to trade diversion from the US-China trade war and companies relocating some production and investment back to Taiwan (though this is disputed by the opposition KMT). Taiwan’s stock market was on track for its best year for almost three decades. Taiwan’s presidential election […]

HSBC – Five Key Questions For The UK Economy

By Elizabeth Martins, Senior Economist, HSBC The UK government faces tough decisions as it tries to control coronavirus at the same time as reopening society and reigniting economic growth. We look at five key questions that could help determine their tactics – and the country’s economic outlook. How prevalent is the virus? Infection rates have […]

UK broke renewable energy generation record in 2019, latest BEIS figures show

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has published its latest annual energy statistics, revealing that a record 37.1% of the electricity generated in the UK in 2019 was renewable. Published today (30 July), the Digest of UK Energy Statistics (DUKES) serves as the Government’s energy “bible”, documenting figures on energy production, consumption, […]

Three cities show interest in sister ties with Oxford

Hsinchu, Taichung and Tainan have expressed an interest in establishing sister-city ties with Oxford after the Oxford City Council on Monday passed a motion to establish a twinning agreement with a Taiwanese city. The Taichung City Government on Tuesday said that it would seek assistance from The Taipei Representative Office in the UK and from […]

British Office in Taipei – UK Travel Advice updates from 10 July

針對英國與台灣雙向旅行之重要資訊   前往英國:即日起,從台灣入境英國全境的旅客在到達英國時不再需要自我隔離。這適用於入境英國各地,包括英格蘭、蘇格蘭、威爾斯與北愛爾蘭地區。如果您入境英國前,曾到訪或過境不在英國免隔離清單中的國家或地區,您則仍然需要在到達英國後進行14天的自我隔離。您可以在英國政府官方網站GOV.UK的“入境英國” (Entering the UK’)頁面找到最新免隔離清單的連結頁面: www.gov.uk/uk-border-control    英國人前來台灣:英國政府針對台灣旅遊建議已有最新之更新,以反映台灣之最新入境相關規定。目前所有計畫入境台灣並具備合格旅遊證件的外國人士都必須在登機前出示前三個工作天內所取得之 #COVID19 核酸檢驗陰性報告,始得入境台灣,並配合居家檢疫14天。如果您是外僑居留證 (ARC) 或外僑永久居留證 (APRC) 持有人,則在返回台灣時,得免檢附COVID-19檢驗陰性報告,但仍需配合居家檢疫 14天。   台灣防疫旅宿:如果您打算在抵達台灣後在旅館進行14天的自我檢疫,則應在登機前就先完成旅宿訂房,並與該旅宿提供者確認其房間是否可以符合台灣檢疫規定。由於近來入境台灣的旅客數量增加,對可接待自我檢疫的旅宿需求量也相對增加,您可能會發現很難在短時間內找到適合旅宿。有關台北市政府指定之防疫旅館列表,請見台北市政府防疫旅館常見問題解答頁面: https://english.gov.taipei/News_Content.aspx?n=FC1C47A820928E21&sms=5B794C46F3CDE718&s=6CBBBD4737D9391D  如果您打算住在台北市以外的旅館,則可能需要在預訂或作旅行最後安排前與該旅館所在地之相關當局聯繫。有關更多防疫旅宿資訊與聯繫方式,請查看台灣觀光局的“台灣旅宿”網站: https://taiwan.taiwanstay.net.tw/covhotel/    如果您人已在台灣並且需要更多相關台灣防疫訊息,請聯繫台灣疾病管制署 (Taiwan CDC)或 “台灣外國人幫助” 熱線電話0800-024-111。 Important information for British nationals in Taiwan: Travelling between the United Kingdom and Taiwan. Travelling to the UK: Travellers entering the United Kingdom from Taiwan are no longer required to self-isolate on […]

UK GOV – Self-isolation lifted for lower-risk countries in time for holidays this summer

From 10 July 2020 you will be able to travel to many countries without having to self-isolate on return to England. Published From:Department for Transport, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, and The Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP passengers returning to or visiting England from certain destinations including Germany, France, Spain and Italy, will no longer need to self-isolate […]

BCC – Restart guidance

On 23 June, the Prime Minister Boris Johnson set out further changes to lockdown measures in England to enable people to see more of their friends and family, help businesses get back on their feet and get people back in their jobs. From Saturday 4 July, pubs, restaurants and hairdressers will be able to reopen, providing they […]