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Taiwan cancels flights as China holds military drills

BEIJING (AP) — Taiwan canceled airline flights Thursday as China fired missiles near the self-ruled island in retaliation for a top American lawmaker’s visit, adding to the risk of disruptions in the ...

Taiwan sees spike in human trafficking cases involving Cambodia, Myanmar

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An increasing number of Taiwanese citizens have fallen victim to forced labor in Cambodia and other countries as human trafficking incidents rise. The Criminal Investig...

Kaohsiung police chief sworn in as head of Taiwan National Police Agency

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Outgoing Kaohsiung City police chief Huang Ming-chao (黃明昭) was sworn in as director-general of the National Police Agency (NPA) on Thursday (June 30), with his predecessor...

Manicurist admits to being drug ringleader in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A young woman who lived a lavish lifestyle and posed as a manicurist has confessed to being the head of a drug trafficking ring in central Taiwan. In January of this ye...

NT$240 million of amphetamines found in mock Moai bound for Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese and Thai police joined forces to intercept a batch of amphetamines that were to be smuggled inside replica Moai statues, the monolithic human figures found on Ea...

FBI praises Taiwan for apprehending alleged kidnapper

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's law enforcement authorities have received a glowing reference from the FBI for its role in catching a man suspected of kidnapping and stealing NT$88 million (...

Taiwan entertainer faces probe for false COVID child death rumors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Police said Saturday (May 28) that they are investigating social media posts falsely claiming many children in Taiwan have died of COVID-19, adding they may interview the ...

China returns suspect in murder of coffee trader to Taiwan after quarantine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A murder suspect who fled Taiwan only to be forced into COVID-19 quarantine in China returned home in the company of Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) officers Wednesday...

Turkey detains 27 Taiwanese in raid on alleged fraud ring

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Turkish police detained 27 suspects from Taiwan in an operation to crack down on alleged fraud in the Mediterranean resort town of Bodrum, reports said Saturday (Nov. 27)....

71 congressmen back Taiwan's participation in Interpol

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of 71 U.S. congressmen from both major political parties earlier this month signed a letter calling on Taiwan to participate in the coming General Assembly meeting...

Taiwan sees record number of fraudulent text messages

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The number of text messages hiding scams or unsavory sales practices has risen to one per day in Taiwan, reports said Tuesday (Nov. 9). According to a survey by Taiwan-...

Cops bust New Taipei woman for running marijuana ring

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Police on Tuesday (Sept. 14) arrested a woman suspected of being the head of a marijuana-selling ring in New Taipei City. During a press conference on Tuesday, the Crim...

Taiwan still pursuing INTERPOL membership

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Thursday (Aug. 19) stated that Taiwan is actively seeking to rejoin INTERPOL and hoping to participate in this year’s meeti...

South Africa offers investment opportunities to Asia Pacific investors

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 15 June 2021 - The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) and joint sponsors, Citi and Absa Bank are collaborating to host the annual SA Tomorrow Investor conference, which...

Police confirm 20 officers and staff infected by COVID in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of 20 police officers and personnel have been diagnosed with the new coronavirus — 18 of them in the Taipei area — the National Police Agency (NPA) sai...