Faulty APCN 2 undersea cable could be fixed by May 8

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After internet access to many overseas websites from Taiwan became hampered due to an undersea cable fault, and a chorus of complaints flooded in by netizens, Chunghwa Telecom ...

Japanese, Americans largest groups of foreign white-collar workers in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- There were 31,917 foreign professionals in Taiwan as of the end of March this year, with Japan, the United States, and Malaysia the three largest sources of white-col...

NT$800,000 in cash thrown in trash returned to family

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A bag containing NT$800,000 (US$26,500) in cash was returned to the family of the deceased owner on Monday, after it had been discovered by sanitation workers in Taoyuan r...

Cola Tour hacked, customers cheated by imposters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Cola Tour (康福旅行社), one of the largest budget travel agencies in Taiwan, was hacked earlier this month and thieves used the stolen data to trick customers into completing duplic...

Bill proposes repurposing CKS hall and relocating all Chiang statues

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Amid the recent rancor over the decapitation of the statue of former President Chiang Kai-shek (蔣介石), which had been carried out in retaliation for similar vandalizing of ...

Slow internet in Taiwan for up to a month after undersea cable fault

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd. announced yesterday that due to damage to the Asia-Pacific Cable Network 2 (APCN 2) undersea cable, access to websites around the world for user...

Cabinet approves draft bill easing regulations on foreign professionals

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Cabinet approved on Thursday a draft bill that is designed to streamline regulations governing the employment of foreign white collar workers in Taiwan and to incentiv...

Video on 16 quick Taiwan travel tips

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) --  A Chinese American posted a list of 16 quick tips on YouTube on Wednesday that he felt were beneficial for anyone thinking about traveling to Taiwan. Kevin Lu, 26...

American posing as arms dealer defrauds 3 Taiwanese women

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An American man has been detained by police for allegedly defrauding at least three Taiwanese women who he met on an online dating site while posing as a weapons dealer, report...

Taiwanese TV stations may face tsunami of bankruptcies this year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Last year's massive layoffs by SET TV (三立電視), one of Taiwan's largest television stations, sent shock waves through the industry, leading veterans to predict a tid...

Taiwanese tourist prematurely goes into labor in Okinawa, faces NT$1.68M medical bill

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A pregnant Taiwanese woman traveling to Okinawa unexpectedly went into labor and gave birth to her child while still in Japan and now faces 6 million yen or NT$1.68 millio...

Move to execute coffee shop killer grinds to a halt after she 'finds Christ'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A female manager of a coffee shop who had been convicted for the robbing and murder of a couple in 2013, has been given life in prison, reversing the original death s...

'Taiwan Desk' set up in Manila to encourage investment in the Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A new "Taiwan Desk" was set up by Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) on Tuesday at the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Manila to faci...

Free half-day tours available for foreign passengers with 7- to 24-hour layovers in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's Tourism Bureau is offering free half-day tours for transit or transfer passengers with 7- to 24-hour layovers, who have valid Taiwan travel visas or come from coun...

Angelic undertaker posts photo of newborn at mother's wake

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A young mortician has become an internet celebrity overnight after posting a heart-wrenching image of her holding a newborn baby at a memorial for her mother on April 15. Th...