Taiwan probes visa scam allowing visits by Chinese officials

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan prosecutors say they have detained 10 people, including a former staff member of the China-friendly opposition party, and are investigating them on suspicion of falsifying...

Taiwan police draw criticism for promoting Buddhism in uniform

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A group of Taiwanese law enforcement officers has drawn criticism from the public after dancing in uniform in a promotional video for a Buddhist humanitarian organization....

Taiwan KMT vice chairman blasts party leader over legislator-at-large selection

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vice Chairman Hau Lung-bin (郝龍斌) of the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) party on Friday (Nov. 15) lashed out against Chairman Wu Den-yih (吳敦義) for taking up a slot on the part...

Taiwan's KMT slammed for naming pro-unification ex-lawmaker on legislator-at-large list

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The opposition Kuomintang (KMT) has decided its list of at-large legislative candidates but has drawn the ire of its fellow members for nominating the pro-unification form...

Taiwan parties to announce legislator-at-large nominees for 2020 elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's three major political parties are slated to nominate candidates for legislator-at-large seats this week ahead of the Jan. 11 elections, with most of them bein...

Taiwan's retired police decry court's award of damages to Sunflower protesters

The Retired Police Officers Association launched a protest Tuesday over a court ruling that requires the state to pay compensation to 10 people who were injured during the 2014 Sunflower Movement prot...

Taiwan's NIA defends amnesty policy for people who overstay visas

The National Immigration Agency (NIA) on Sunday defended its policy to encourage foreign nationals who have overstayed their visas to turn themselves in after it was harshly criticized by an official ...

Taipei woman demands NT$18,000 in DNA testing to catch NT$59 yogurt bottle thief

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A female college student in Taipei demanded NT$18,000 (US$585) in DNA testing on herself and five roommates to catch the culprit who drank her NT$59 (US$1.91) bottle of yogurt,...

Taiwanese police officer named in world's top 40 under 40 years of age

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwanese police officer Lin Shao-fan (林少凡) was named as one of the world’s top 40 law enforcement professionals under 40 years of age, Taiwan’s Criminal Inves...

Taiwan to expand police dog training

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's Central Police University (中央警察大學) will expand their police dog training center to improve Taiwan's policing and to foster international exchange, the Min...

Taiwanese teenagers nabbed for smuggling drugs to New Zealand

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Two Taiwanese teenagers were caught red handed by police at Taoyuan International Airport last Sunday for smuggling amphetamines worth NT$60 million (US$1.98 million) to New...

High court changes sentence for double murder perpetrator Hsieh Yi-han from death to life imprisonment

Taipei (Taiwan News)--A high court on Wednesday changed the sentence for a woman who was convicted of double murder from death to life imprisonment, angering victims’ family who were discussing ...

Former university president Mei Ko-wan dies at age 98

Taipei, April 1 (CNA) Mei Ko-wan, former president of Tunghai University, passed away Friday morning at the age of 98. Emergency services were called in at 6:34 a.m. for Mei, who was living i...

Poor results for hand-in driver license program: reports

Taipei, Nov. 14 (CNA) A government policy to encourage senior citizens aged over 70 and those who suffer from dementia to hand in their driver licenses has achieved poor results, a local newspaper ...

Exchange student from Panama honored for nabbing thief

Taipei, July 29 (CNA) A junior exchange student from Panama at Taiwan's Central Police University was honored by the New Taipei mayor Wednesday for his bravery in nailing a thief in Tamsui, a popu...