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Taiwan Customs removes restrictions on masks bought overseas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Customs Administration on Sunday (Feb. 2) announced that given the extraordinary circumstances surrounding the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak, it will be lenient ...

Mailing masks overseas incurs penalties as Taiwan enforces export ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese government reiterated on Thursday (Jan. 30) that those attempting to smuggle surgical masks abroad through the mail or bring more than allowed when departing...

Taiwan woman busted for smuggling gold worth NT$7 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese woman was busted at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport on Wednesday (Jan. 8) for attempting to smuggle gold disguised as gears to Hong Kong, according to the...

Host families for sniffer puppies needed in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Finance's (MOF) Customs Administration is currently looking for host families who live between Changhua and Hsinchu Counties to adopt approximately 20 ...

Polish govt hostage to compromised official who won't go

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s right-wing ruling party has seen the start of its second term hijacked by the country's chief auditor, who is suspected of financial wrongdoing but refuses to resign a...

China Airlines stops selling duty-free cigarettes on its planes

A China Airlines (CAL) spokesman confirmed Monday that the carrier stopped selling duty-free cigarettes on its planes from Sunday. The move came in response to a more complex customs clearance proc...

[Taiwan Presidential Election] Terry Gou: In the interest of Taiwan

Terry Gou (possible candidate) [ Chinese version ] In the interest of Taiwan The office of Foxconn founder Terry Gou issued a statement on Sept. 5 saying that the tycoon will make clear his inte...

Tsai blasts Han for 'chickens,' 'causing trouble' comments about Taiwan's migrant workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) took itinerant Kaohsiung Mayor and full-time presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) to task for his reference to migrant workers as "c...

[Taiwan Presidential Election] Han: ‘phoenixes and chickens’ misinterpreted

Han Kuo-yu (Chinese Nationalist Party [KMT] presidential nominee) [ Chinese version ] [ ‘Phoenixes and chickens’ misinterpreted] Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu has drawn criticism over his...

Taiwan Presidential Election 2020 (127 days left):Tidbits from Aug. 26 to Sept. 4, 2019

Taiwan Presidential Election 2020 (127 days left):Tidbits from Aug. 26 to Sept. 4, 2019 Last updated: (GMT+8) 19:50 Sept. 5, 2019 Election Tidbits about Tsai Ing-wen, Han Kuo-yu, Ko Wen-je, and ...

NIA says Taiwan's migrant workers should not be 'insulted' after Han's 'chickens' comment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After itinerant Kaohsiung Mayor and full-time Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) referred to migrant workers as "chickens" last week and on Wedn...

Travelers to Taiwan warned against importing meat mooncakes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With the Mid-Autumn Festival fast approaching, visitors are being urged not to import mooncakes that contain meat to Taiwan, due to African swine fever (ASF) prevention me...

New Taiwan customs clearance guidelines issued after cigarette smuggling scandal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – New customs clearance guidelines for individuals granted preferential treatment will be introduced in Taiwan, after the cigarette smuggling incident in July that tarnished...

10 investigated for smuggling NT$6.45 million in cigarettes under cover of presidential trip

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A total of 10 persons are now under investigation after news broke on Monday (July 22) that National Security Bureau (NSB) agents tried to smuggle 9,800 cartons of cigarettes i...

China's trade rep says 'external pressures' can help economy

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese media reported Thursday that the country's top trade negotiator said "external pressures" can help the country's economy. Vice Premier Liu He, speaking at a fo...