Taiwan tech exports drop the most in January

Taipei (Taiwan News)—The value of Taiwan’s exports dropped 12.8 percent in January to US$5.27 billion compared to last December, with exports from the information and communications t...

Game consoles end 28-month export decline to Japan

Taipei (Taiwan News)—Taiwan ended 28 consecutive months of declining exports to Japan for the first time in January, according to latest statistics released by Department of Statistics at t...

Bird flu spreads to Hsinchu County

Taipei (Taiwan News)—Hsinchu County in northern Taiwan reported its first case of H5N6 this year, as 400 abandoned dead chickens tested positive for the pathogenic avian flu virus. Police wer...

Rallies in Taichung, Kaohsiung call for cleaner air

Taipei (Taiwan News)—Thousands of protesters rallied in Taichung and Kaohsiung on Sunday to protest against air pollution and environmental changes, joined by local officials, lawmakers, and for...

Pilots are the highest paid workers in Taiwan

Taipei (Taiwan News)—Pilots turned out to be the highest paying job in Taiwan, outshining earnings from occupations in the medical field in a poll conducted in 2016 by 1111 Job Bank. Results ...

Taiwan veterans' protest against unfair-pension reform turns violent

Taipei (Taiwan News)—Veterans protesting against unfair-pension reforms threw smoke bombs, eggs, and joss paper in front of the Ministry of National Defense (MND) Friday. More than 50 veteran...

5 types of food to avoid during avian flu outbreak

Taipei (Taiwan News)—The spread of the highly pathogenic H5N6 avian flu in Taiwan has been alarming in the past, but evading consumption of five types of food can significantly lower chances of ...

Taoyuan Int'l Airport MRT raises number of free rides

Taipei (Taiwan News)—The Taoyuan International Airport MRT increased the number tags distributed to passengers each day during the trial period from a total of 20,000 to 25,000 Friday. The ne...

Apple's market cap is 1.35 times greater than Taiwan’s GDP

Taipei (Taiwan News)—Cupertino-based Apple's record worth of US$71.3 billion surpassed Taiwan's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 1.35 times on Wednesday. Shares of Apple reached U...

Taiwanese tourist numbers in Macau rebound to 1 million in 2016

Taipei (Taiwan)—The number of Taiwanese tourists traveling to Macau returned to the 1 million mark in 2016, up nearly 9 percent from the previous year, according to statistics compiled by the Ma...

5 ways Taiwan’s govt can improve tour bus safety

Taipei, (Taiwan News)—In the wake of the fatal tourist bus incident Monday that killed 33 and injured 11, lawmakers and the public have called for the government to improve tour bus safety ...

Philippine visitors to Taiwan up nearly 24% in 2016

Taipei (Taiwan)—The number of visitors from the Philippines in Taiwan reached over 170,000 in 2016, nearly a 24 percent annual increase that resulted from Taiwan’s streamlined visa procedu...

Survey: New Labor Act led to pay cuts for 30% of workers

Taipei (Taiwan)—Up to 30 percent of employees surveyed by 104 Job Bank reported the amended Labor Standards Act effective since last December has led to a decrease in their salaries, as companie...

MOTC steps up bus operation safety review

Taipei, (Taiwan News)—The Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) said it will revoke the operating license of a bus company involved in one of the deadliest bus incidents in Taiwan...

Taiwanese celebrity reveals infertility secret: born with no womb

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese celebrity Kelly Huang (小嫻) yesterday revealed a well-guarded secret for 19 years about her rare congenital disorder that made pregnancy physically impossible. ...