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Taiwan's Control Yuan investigates ecological impact of China's illegal sand dredging

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Control Yuan members Tien Chiu-chin (田秋堇) and Tsai Chung-I (蔡崇義) said on Tuesday (June 8) that they have launched an investigation into the ecological impact of China&rsqu...

Two drivers at Taiwan government agency confirmed with COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Audit Office (NAO) on Wednesday (May 19) confirmed that two of its drivers have tested positive for COVID-19, though both are asymptomatic. As the pandemic...

Labor Day in Taiwan sees 3,000 workers decry low pay and pensions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An estimated 3,000 workers took to the streets of central Taipei Saturday (May 1) to mark Labor Day with demands for higher salaries and to safeguard retirement pay. Th...

Taiwan finally inks Patriot III missile deal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan and the U.S. finally inked a deal to inspect its Patriot III missiles at an undisclosed American military base on Wednesday (April 28), for a total of NT$16.42 bill...

Retired diplomat donates 40 years' worth of diplomatic files to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Retired Taiwanese diplomat Fredrick Chien (錢復) on Wednesday (April 7) donated his collection of over 200 boxes of diplomatic documents to Academia Sinica, including offici...

New China affairs head choice 'shows goodwill to Beijing': Scholar

The appointment of Chiu Tai-san (邱太三) to handle China affairs should be seen as a friendly gesture toward Beijing, as Chiu is known to be dovish in his approach to cross-strait issues, Taiwanese schol...

Exhibition opens in Taiwan to mark Human Rights Day

An exhibition shedding light on the evolution of human rights in Taiwan opened at the Control Yuan in Taipei on Friday (12/4) ahead of Human Rights Day, which is observed every year on Dec. 10. Org...

US government approves equipment for Taiwan's submarine production

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese Navy said Sunday (Nov. 22) that two items of equipment required to manufacture a submarine have been approved by the U.S. and contracts signed with the Ameri...

Taiwan explores options in case of Examination Yuan abolition

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwanese lawmakers explore replacement options for the Examination Yuan, which will likely be abolished during the current legislative session, the Cabinet said Monday...

Taiwan's legislature agrees to form constitutional amendment committee

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's legislature will form a 39-member bipartisan group to push for constitutional amendments starting in the new term that begins on Friday (Sept. 18). Lawmake...

Taiwan's top watchdog body to investigate safety, rights of migrant caregivers

Two members of the Control Yuan, the watchdog branch of the government, said Monday they will launch an investigation into whether government agencies are doing enough to guarantee the safety and righ...

Former KMT politician sentenced to 2 months for tax evasion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Taitung County Magistrate Justin Huang (黃健庭) was found not guilty of corruption but sentenced to two months in prison for tax evasion, reports said Wednesday (Aug. ...

US blocks imports linked to Taiwan-based fishing vessel

WASHINGTON (AP) — Accounts of abusive conditions and forced labor have prompted the U.S. to ban imports from a Taiwan-based fishing vessel that reportedly has supplied the global tuna trading company ...

Taiwan establishes National Human Rights Commission

The establishment of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Saturday is a milestone for Taiwan as it aims to bring local laws and practices more in line with global standards, said President T...

KMT holds meeting to discuss abolishing Taiwan's Examination, Control Yuan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Kuomintang (KMT) held a Central Standing Committee meeting Wednesday afternoon (July 30) in which there was much discussion regarding whether to abolish the nation&rsq...