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Taiwanese aviation cop fired after comment likening his job to retired life

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese aviation police officer was fired on Wednesday (June 16) after the authorities became aware of his online comment likening his job to retired life, CNA reporte...

Slain Malaysian student's parents leave Taiwan with her ashes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The parents of a Malaysian student who was raped and murdered near her college campus in southern Taiwan departed from the country on Wednesday (Nov. 4) carrying the ashes...

Taiwan provides bone marrow to Singaporean leukemia patient amid pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Medical staff from Taiwan's Tzu Chi Hospital in April were able to complete an extremely difficult task of delivering donated bone marrow to a leukemia patient from Si...

Wanted fugitives fleeing coronavirus return to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Aviation Police Bureau said Thursday (Feb. 20) that the country has seen an increasing number of fugitives returning from China since the Wuhan coronavirus (C...

Canadian man caught smuggling NT$100 million worth of weed into Taiwan's Taoyuan Airport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Canadian man was arrested late last month while trying to smuggle in excess of NT$100 million (US$3.2 million) worth of marijuana through Taiwan Taoyuan International Ai...

Woman shouts 'bomb' on Hong Kong Airlines plane in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A flight from Taipei to Hong Kong was delayed by four hours on Thursday (Oct. 24) after a Hong Kong woman shouted that there was a bomb on the aircraft. As passengers a...

Controlled drugs disguised as candied fruits seized at customs

Taipei, Aug. 5 (CNA) A total of 30,200 pills of the controlled drug Erimin-5 have been seized by Taiwan customs before being shipped to China under the disguise as "candied fruits," the coun...

Taiwan Customs seizes record haul of marijuana as checks on US, Canada flights tighten

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As inspections of passengers arriving from the U.S. and Canada have been tightened, Taiwan Customs officers seized from a passenger a record 37 kilograms of marijuana worth nea...

Taiwan's China Airlines grounds jet bound for Shanghai after bomb threat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's China Airlines pulled its jet from a flight scheduled to fly from Taoyuan to Shanghai after it received a letter threatening to blow up the aircraft on Sunday (May...

Update: American man allegedly pushes wife off 4th-floor staircase at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport

Update: Police announced that both people involved were Asian Americans over 30 years of age. Police believe that the incident occurred when a Taiwanese-American woman surnamed Chang (張) tried to stop...

Taiwan's EVA Air may refuse to serve controversial passenger

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After news broke earlier this week that a controversial American passenger who forced EVA Air flight attendants to engage in humiliating acts had somehow booked a new flight th...

Taiwan ramps up airport security ahead of Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In a bid to beef up security at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday period, the Ministry of Interior said it has bought a number of x-...

Man arrested for threatening to wage war on Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Aviation Police Bureau has arrested a man and seized his computer for evidence after he threatened to wage war on Taiwan, reported CNA. A Taiwanese netizen surnamed Chan...

Taiwanese-American fined NT$120,000 for dodging draft for 16 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Taiwanese-American man with dual citizenship has been fined NT$120,000 (US$3,885) for dodging the draft for 16 years, reported Liberty Times. The 35-year-old man, surname...

Two Taiwanese citizens under investigation for attempted marijuana import

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An uncle and nephew were arrested earlier today (Oct. 20) after ordering an airmail package containing cannabis flowers. The Aviation Police Bureau seized the package u...