Taoyuan City ranks as fattest city in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taoyuan City in northern Taiwan topped the charts among the nation’s six major metropolises with the highest obesity rate for those aged 13 to 65 in 2016, with 38...

Taiwan recalls 42,000 cars with faulty Takata airbags

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Up to 42,000 cars equipped with faulty airbag inflators manufactured by Japanese car equipment manufacturer Takata were immediately recalled in Taiwan. This marks the sec...

15 countries voice support for Taiwan at WHA

TAIPEI (Taiwan)— At the first day of the World Health Assembly that runs from May 22-31 this year, a coalition of Taiwan's diplomatic allies comprising of 11 nations, and four other countrie...

Taiwanese blocked by guards from attending WHA as observers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—At least five Taiwan or also known as Republic of China passport holders were expelled by guards at World Health Assembly (WHA) and barred from attending the global health e...

First motel in Taiwan to have license revoked over repeated drug offenses

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Armani Motel (亞曼尼高雄館), a luxurious motel located in Kaohsiung City, became the first motel in Taiwan to have its operation license revoked by the city Tourism Bureau for pro...

Too bad Nvidia is not listed on Taiwan bourse: financial expert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—When people think about top performing Taiwanese enterprises most recognize Apple key assembler Foxconn also known as Hon Hai Precision Industry in its home country, but few...

Malaysian gov’t starts anti-dumping investigation over Taiwan stainless steel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Malaysia's Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) has launched an anti-dumping investigation into cold rolled stainless steel  (CRSS) imports from Taiw...

First Bank ATM robbers receive reduced prison sentences

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan’s High Court decreased the original five-year prison sentence each for three Eastern Europeans over the robbery of First Bank ATMs last July in the second trial...

Foxconn boss Terry Gou to appoint Taiwanese as new Sharp chairman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—The chances of Foxconn Technology Group (also known as Hon Hai) founder and Chairman Terry Gou (郭台銘) appointing a Taiwanese nominee to become the chairman of its J...

Airlines need to inform bankruptcy situation to authorities 60 days in advance

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—TransAsia Airway's (復興航空) abrupt disbanding last November impacted the rights of passengers and shareholders, leading the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) to intro...

Reuse of needles by clinic causes spread of hepatitis C in Taoyuan City

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Standard medical hygiene practices require nurses and doctors to discard used needles to prevent transmission of diseases through the exchange of blood from one patient to a...

Taiwan to build new natural gas plants to meet 2025 renewable targets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan is assessing whether to construct new liquefied natural gas (LNS) storage and receiving stations as part of the Tsai Administration’s aim to raise energy genera...

Taiwan to invest NT$992.8B on solar energy by 2025

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) announced Tuesday it will spend NT$992.8 billion (US$32.99 billion) in total by 2024 to increase electricity generated from ...

Taiwan outlines 8-year wind energy development plan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) unveiled further details and progress of the nation’s 8-year green energy development plan, one of the ambitious proje...

More than a third of Taiwanese ransomware victims pay hackers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—About 64 percent of Americans and close to 34 percent of Taiwanese ransomware victims will pay cyber criminals the demanded ransom to retrieve data stored in their computers...