New Taipei man wastes son's tuition on claw machine, tries to steal it back

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As the scourge of the claw machine addiction continues to ravage Taiwan, a New Taipei man was arrested last week for stealing coins from a claw machine arcade after he blew his...

Man gets arm stuck inside claw machine in S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A man found himself in quite a jam as his arm became stuck in a claw machine while trying to retrieve a stuffed Snoopy doll that had failed to fall all the way down the hatch a...

Taiwanese psychiatrist warns of dangers of 'claw machine addiction'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A psychiatrist in southern Taiwan says that many Taiwanese have begun to become addicted to the promise of "cute dolls" inside claw machines, disrupting both their pr...

Taiwan claw crane craze

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's Central Bank announced last December that it has increased its 2019 budget to issue more NT$10 (US$0.32) coins to cope with the massive claw machine craze that has...

Taiwan's Central Bank to issue more NT$10 coins to cope with claw crane craze

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's Central Bank yesterday announced that it has increased its 2019 budget to issue more NT$10 (US$0.32) coins to cope with the massive claw machine craze that has gri...

New Taipei man in hot water for selling live crabs in claw machine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A man is facing charges after being caught selling live crabs and crayfish in a claw machine in New Taipei City, reported UDN. A 45-year-old man surnamed Feng (馮) is facing...

Taiwan's claw game outlets nearly double in two years to over 6,000: MOF

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Claw game stores have begun sprouting up across Taiwan since last year, with outlets growing exponentially in merely one year to total 6,409 by May 2018, according to a report r...

Drunk driver claims second life after smashing scooter

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A drunk driver behind the wheel of a Mini Cooper collided with a scooter ridden by a 19-year-old soldier on Monday evening (Jan. 4) in Keelung, killing him on the spot, the sec...

Counterfeit kitty: Bogus Hello Kitty grows a mouth

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A user of the Taiwanese social media group Breaking News Commune (爆料公社) posted images of what she originally thought were Hello Kitty bags, but turned out to be knockoffs with ...