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Taiwanese woman ignores COVID fine, has property seized

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The authorities have seized the property of a Keelung woman for an overdue COVID fine and plan to auction it off if the arrears are not paid. Keelung police nabbed the ...

Taiwanese woman pays COVID fine to keep car

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A woman who had delayed paying the authorities NT$60,000 (US$2,069) for a COVID-19 violation handed over the fine with haste on Saturday (Sept. 11) when she saw her car be...

Refusal to pay pandemic fine leads to NT$300,000 bank deduction for central Taiwan man

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Changhua Branch of Taiwan’s Administrative Enforcement Agency has deducted NT$300,000 (US$10,727) from a Nantou County man surnamed Chou (周) who had refused to p...

Businessman fined NT$100,000 for breaking Taiwan quarantine to see dentist

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese businessman has been fined NT$100,000 for stopping by a dentist when he was supposed to be in quarantine. A Taiwanese businessman surnamed Li (李) returned f...

Man fined NT$200,000 for bringing pork products into Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Changhua County man was fined NT$200,000 after customs officials caught him bringing two boxes of pork-containing pastries from China into Taiwan. The Administrative ...

Taiwanese man taken from quarantine facility by debt collectors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Justice (MOJ) has withdrawn a quarantine violation fine against a man in central Taiwan after he proved that he was taken from his quarantine location by a...

New Zealand pilot fined NT$300,000 for dishonesty about Taiwan travel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An EVA Air cargo pilot from New Zealand has been fined by the Taoyuan City Department of Public Health for not being truthful about his recent contact and travel history, ...

Visiting DJs fined NT$10,000 each for breaking quarantine: CECC

Four disc jockeys, who recently arrived in Taiwan to perform at a music concert in Taipei, have each been fined NT$10,000 (US$351) for breaking quarantine rules, the Central Epidemic Command Center (C...

Taiwanese man detained for refusing to pay fines after breaking home quarantine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese man in the northern city of Taoyuan has become the first person in the country to be detained for refusing to pay fines after he violated the 14-day home quara...

South Korean couple fined NT$300,000 for quarantine violation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Korean couple who came to Taiwan in February were fined a total of NT$300,000 (US$9,969) for violating their quarantine amidst the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) ...

Taiwan suspends eviction order linked to unpaid traffic fines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The authorities were postponing the eviction order for the owner of a house which was foreclosed after he failed to pay traffic fines totaling NT$18,000 (US$598), reports ...

Organized-crime fighter to head Taiwan’s Agency Against Corruption

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A prosecutor known for his tough stance against organized crime will take over the lead at the Agency Against Corruption (AAC, 廉政署) amid an imminent shakeup at the Ministr...

KMT properties in Taiwan valued at NT$865 million to be seized

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - NT$865 million (US$28.5 million) worth of properties owned by the Kuomintang (KMT) is to be forfeited from Monday after the party's failure to pay Cabinet-ordered compensati...

Taxman cracks down on Uber Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The taxman sent officials to the headquarters of Uber Taiwan Wednesday to seize office equipment and to the Deutsche Bank to freeze NT$11.84 million (US$383,000) in compan...