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Recycler in Taiwan finds NT$2 million hidden in discarded air purifier

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a recycling depot employee reported his discovery of NT$2 million (US$67,100) in a discarded air purifier to the police, the money was returned to its owner. CNA ...

Taipei care home recalls COVID-positive staff to battle cluster

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A care home in Taipei City has recalled 23 COVID-positive staff members back to work to fight a cluster that caused 126 infections and three deaths, reports said Saturday ...

New Taipei woman faces up to NT$1 million fine for IG post about tossing trash during quarantine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The girlfriend of a New Taipei teen who was fined NT$1.5 million (US$52,500) for playing basketball while undergoing home isolation faces up to NT$1 million in fines for m...

New Taipei teen hit with NT$1.5 million fine for breaking quarantine rules

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei’s Department of Health confirmed on Sunday (April 17) that an 18-year-old who tested positive for COVID-19 and violated home care regulations will be fine...

39 Taiwan schools declare closures due to COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With new COVID cases being reported in multiple locations across Taiwan and many teachers and students reportedly infected, 39 schools have announced either the closure of...

Former Pegatron VP found dead in Taiwan mountains

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A search team found the body of former Pegatron Corporation Vice President Tsai Chin-kuo (蔡進國) in the mountains of New Taipei City four days after he was last seen alive, ...

NT$1 million reward for former Pegatron VP missing in New Taipei wilderness

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A former vice president of Pegatron (和碩聯合科技) has been missing for two days after he went hiking alone in a mountainous area of New Taipei, and his daughter is offering a r...

Armed ATM robbers in New Taipei arrested, including 16-year-old

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three armed robbers who made away with over NT$1.2 million (US$43,100) at a convenience store in New Taipei City Tuesday (Dec. 14) were arrested two hours later. The ro...

3 die in Taipei MRT construction accident

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three workers died and two were injured after a structure collapsed during work on a new Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) line in the New Taipei City district of Sanxia, reports s...

Taiwanese legislators visit domestic missile maker

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Legislators on Wednesday (Sept. 29) paid a confidential visit to the National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST) in New Taipei City to inspect the pro...

New Taipei teen sets fire to apartment, locks family on balcony over video games

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A teenager on Monday (Sept. 27) allegedly set his apartment on fire and locked his family out on the balcony after arguing with his parents over the amount of time he spen...

New Taipei school shows movie to 480 students despite COVID restrictions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A school in the Sanxia District of New Taipei City showed a movie to 480 students in violation of the COVID-19 measure restricting the maximum number of people inside a ve...

Lottery player wins NT$2.7 billion Power Lottery jackpot in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A lucky lottery player on Monday (Aug. 23) won the NT$2.7 billion (US$96.67 million) Power Lottery (威力彩) jackpot, the third-highest payout in history. After 41 consecut...

3 adverse reactions to Taiwan's Medigen suspected cases of needle phobia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three adverse reactions to Taiwan's domestic COVID-19 vaccine developed by Medigen Vaccine Biologics Corp. (高端疫苗, MVC) are suspected to have been caused by anxiety. ...

New Taipei urges inheritors to claim properties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The New Taipei City Government has announced that 12,133 plots of land and 808 buildings remain unclaimed and should be registered by inheritors as soon as possible. Th...