70% of claw machine stores surveyed in major Taiwanese cities are illegal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Executive Yuan’s Consumer Protection Committee and the Consumers’ Foundation released the results of an investigation which found that 70 percent of claw machin...

Taiwanese foreign language cram school ANL suddenly shuts its doors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Only some of the students and teachers at the Taiwanese foreign language cram school ANL (艾而歐語) received a message on the social media app LINE on Friday (March 29) that the co...

22 of 25 portable fans fail Taiwan’s product tests

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's Consumer Protection Committee (CPC, 行政院消費者保護處) announced that a mere three of 25 hand-held and rechargeable fan passed Taiwan's product tests on Sept. 3. ...

Taiwan’s top 7 alternative and unique B&Bs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Bed and Breakfasts have become something of a phenomenon in Taiwan in recent years. As the travel boom in Taiwan has continued to blossom, hotel prices have crept up and up, and...

Authority: Shipping container B&Bs are illegal in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan’s Cabinet-level Consumer Protection Committee (CPC) announced Tuesday that 15 "home stay facility" operators were found violating the "Regulation...

Video shows Taiwan Costco customers bum-rush pallet of toilet paper

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As fear of a shortage toilet paper continues to spook Taiwanese consumers, panic buying has continued, and video has surfaced of a crowd clambering for some fresh rolls after a...

TPapocalypse: The great Taiwan toilet paper panic of 2018

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Panic buying of toilet paper broke out over the weekend in Taiwan as word spread of a steep hike in the price of the toilet tissue due to a drastic rise in global pulp prices. ...

Taiwan's govt to act if collusion proven in toilet paper price hikes

Taipei, Feb. 24 (CNA) Taiwan's cabinet, the Executive Yuan, has vowed to act if it finds local toilet paper vendors have colluded to raise prices without good reason. In a statement released on...

Nine restaurant chains face questioning over price hikes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Nine restaurant chains, including Pizza Hut, faced questioning by government officials next week over plans for price hikes possibly related to recent workweek reform, the...

Ting Hsin affiliate sentenced to compensation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In the first compensation verdict following a string of food safety scandals, Ting Hsin International affiliate Cheng I Food Company was sentenced to pay NT$9.36 million (US$288...

60% of USB power supplies fail quality inspection: survey

The quality of over 60 percent of USB power supplies sold in Taiwan is not up to standard, according to the results of a survey released Friday by the Cabinet's Consumer Protection Committee. The c...

Government to set up foundation for burn victims (update)

Taipei, July 2 (CNA) Premier Mao Chi-kuo (???) announced Thursday that the government will establish a foundation to provide long-term care for the victims of the June 27 explosion at a New Taipei ...

Wang expects Lu to face over NT$1 billion in liability insurance

The organizer of Saturday’s "Color Play Asia" party Lu Chung-chi was released on bail of NT$1 million after been apprehended by prosecutors from the Shihlin District Prosecutors Office on Sunday. ...

Bogus bottled beverage: company caught selling fake mineral water

Taipei, April 24 (CNA) A bottled water manufacturer in Kaohsiung City has been discovered to be selling bogus mineral water made from unlicensed underground water resources, prosecutors said Friday....

Devices, subscriptions top consumer grievances: consumer agency

Taipei, April 3 (CNA) Disputes over "telecommunications services" and "mobile device and peripheral" sales topped consumer complaints for the third consecutive year in 2014, the Consumer Protection ...