Taipei City Government official suspected of taking bribes found dead

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taipei City Government official being investigated for allegedly taking bribes from stores in exchange for favorable inspection reports of their facilities was found dea...

French supermarket giant Carrefour takes over Wellcome, Jasons in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — French supermarket giant Carrefour announced Tuesday (June 2) that it will pay €97 million (NT$3.23 billion) to take over all 199 Wellcome and 25 JASONS Market Place ...

Update: Taiwan's FamilyMart to start selling face masks on Tuesday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — FamilyMart on Tuesday (June 2) will be the first convenience store in Taiwan to sell Made-in-Taiwan face masks since the government relaxed restrictions on sales, while ma...

FamilyMart in Taiwan to sell surgical masks from Tuesday

A total of 20,000 boxes, each containing 50 surgical masks, will be on sale at FamilyMart convenience stores starting Tuesday, Taiwan FamilyMart Co., Ltd. said Sunday. A 50-mask box will cost NT$24...

Foreigners on the frontlines of pandemic in Arab Gulf states

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — As she was treated for COVID-19 in a hospital isolation ward in Kuwait City, Amnah Ibraheem wanted to credit those caring for her. The nurses were all South Asian, t...

No pay cuts, layoffs but Mideast firm rethinks food security

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — One of the biggest private employers in the Middle East has no plans to cut salaries or lay off any of its 44,000 workers, but the pandemic is changing its thinking ...

Map shows 90 locations in Taiwan visited by infected sailors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on Monday (April 20) revealed a Google map showing the 90 locations across Taiwan that 24 sailors diagnosed with the Wuhan c...

Kaohsiung Costco, Carrefour closed for disinfection after sailors confirmed with coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After 24 sailors from the "Friendship Fleet" were announced to have contracted Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), nine were found to have traveled to Kaohsiung, promp...

Infected sailors visited 90 locations in 10 counties, cities in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Members of the public are being told to be on the alert for symptoms of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) if they have been to one of the 90 locations in 10 counties and ci...

Taipei ban on disposable tableware at supermarkets to kick in May 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei supermarkets will be banned from providing single-use tableware to customers starting May 1 in an effort to reduce waste, the Department of Environmental Protection...

Mobile convenience stores pop up in remote areas around Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Convenient store and supermarket operators have begun to send out mobile convenience stores in an attempt to meet the shopping needs of people living in remote areas aroun...

Taiwan supermarket chains limit toilet paper purchases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In an effort to prevent the Taiwanese public from hoarding basic supplies, several Taiwan supermarket chains have set restrictions on the purchase of toilet paper, includi...

Disinfectant alcohol on sale through Taiwan's PX Mart

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's supermarket chain PX Mart, also known as "Chuan Lian Center," will start selling bottles of 75 percent disinfectant alcohol on Saturday (March 7) to...

Face masks with Taiwan flag become hot item to fend off Chinese buyers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese, Japanese, and Western netizens have gone into a frenzy over a meme showing images of face masks with Taiwan flags as the ultimate solution to ensure a steady su...

European clothing brand group for safety leaving Bangladesh

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A group set up by European clothing brands that has monitored factory safety in Bangladesh for years plans to leave, with its duties being assumed by a local group including u...