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More intercity bus routes in south Taiwan face cuts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Another long-distance bus operator said on Thursday (Dec. 2) it will suspend intercity routes after February, and two city routes in 2024. The news comes after the clos...

Taiwan legislator pushes for law amendment after experiencing dating violence

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Kao Chia-yu (高嘉瑜) issued a statement on Thursday (Dec. 2) to talk about her next move a day after admitting in public that sh...

Taiwan intercity bus carrier Aloha Transport ceasing operations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Long-distance bus operator Aloha Transport announced its closure on Wednesday (Dec. 1), citing operating losses as a result of fewer travelers during the COVID-19 pandemic...

Taiwanese legislators call for boycott of 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Legislators from Taiwan’s New Power Party (NPP) said they are calling for a boycott of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, bringing a proposal on the issue to a multip...

Taiwan bubble tea brands rated for how low they kowtow to China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A human rights watch group recently unveiled its ratings for Taiwanese bubble tea stores and their values when it comes to human rights and freedom. Up to 20 popular bu...

LINE Taiwan to recruit 200 video creators for short-form videos at LINE VOOM

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — LINE Taiwan, the mobile messaging app provider, on Thursday (Nov. 25) announced a revamp of its LINE Timeline to become a video-focused platform, with a new name "LIN...

Taiwan chipmaker UMC will pay to settle with Micron after 5-year legal dispute

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan-based contract chipmaker United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC) announced on Thursday (November 25) a worldwide settlement deal with U.S. semiconductor company Micron....

Taiwanese light electric vehicle solution provider joins Milan Motorcycle Shows

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taoyuan-based light electric vehicle solution provider took part in the long-awaited Milan Motorcycle Shows on Tuesday (Nov. 23), receiving an unexpectedly large turnout...

Taiwan's ESG Dashboard eyes corporate carbon disclosures following COP26 climate pledges

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Depository and Clearing Corporation (TDCC) is looking at the possibility of adding emissions data to its expert-curated environmental, social, and governance (E...

Taiwan convenience chain says it will not confront maskless shoppers after deadly assault

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the wake of multiple assaults against convenience store clerks over the mask requirement, Hi-Life announced on Monday (Nov. 22) that its employees no longer have to rem...

Taiwan's top builder says it's raising price of new homes by 30-40%

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — To reflect the soaring cost of land and construction materials procurement, Taiwan's top builder Pau Jar Group (寶佳機構) is set to raise its home prices by 30% to 40%, de...

Former Taiwan VP says both his country and Lithuania stand up to authoritarian regimes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's former Vice President Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) on Saturday (Nov. 20) spoke before European ministers and U.S. Under Secretary of State Uzra Zeya in Vilnius, Lithu...

Taiwan to start human rights fund with ill-gotten KMT assets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Cabinet is said to have approved the establishment of a fund to help the victims of political persecution during the martial law period and promote social justice, wit...

Chinese military pilots radio provocative answers while degrading Taiwan's sovereignty

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese military planes breached Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on five occasions Sunday morning (Nov. 21), and this time the Chinese pilots respond...

A snowy Gloria Outlets in north Taiwan prepares for retro-American Christmas fest

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Christmas is coming and an outlet shopping village known for its artificial snowfall started its holiday season Friday (Nov. 19) with a retro theme emulating 1950s America...