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Taiwan Hi-Life customer buys cranberry juice for NT$25, wins NT$10 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A customer of a Hi-Life in Yunlin County who bought a cranberry drink for only NT$25 (US$0.84) has been confirmed as one the winners of the NT$10 million special prize for...

Hi-Life to start selling saliva rapid tests Friday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese convenience store chain Hi-Life will begin selling COVID-19 saliva rapid tests at over a thousand branches across Taiwan on Friday (May 20). The country is cu...

7-Eleven, FamilyMart start selling discounted rapid COVID tests

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's four convenience store chains, as well as supermarket chains and retailers all began selling discounted rapid antigen test kits on Monday (May 9). Convenie...

Taiwan finance ministry reveals details of NT$10 million and NT$2 million winning receipts for Jan/Feb period

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Finance (MOF) revealed details of the NT$10 million and NT$2 million winning receipts for the January and February period in a press release issued on Thur...

Hi-Life customer spends NT$95 on cigs, wins NT$10 million Taiwan receipt lottery jackpot

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A customer of a Hi-Life in central Taiwan who bought a pack of cigs has won the NT$10 million (US$349,000) prize in the latest issue of the Taiwan receipt lottery. On F...

Taiwan's crypto exchange MaiCoin mulls Nasdaq listing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The operator of Taiwan's largest cryptocurrency exchange, MaiCoin Group, is reportedly weighing its options for a listing on the Nasdaq stock market in New York in the...

Egg supply in north Taiwan stabilizing, tea eggs gaining in popularity

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The supply of eggs is gradually returning to normal in northern Taiwan after weeks of shortage. CNA reported that the shortage was caused by several factors. As this ye...

Taiwan Hi-Life customer spends NT$40 on tea, wins NT$10 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A customer of a Hi-Life in Miaoli County who bought two bottles of tea for only NT$20 (US$0.71) has been confirmed as one of the two winners of the NT$10 million Special P...

Taiwan CECC recommends recorded mask reminders after deadly assault

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Nov. 22) suggested that convenience store clerks switch to indirect reminders that customers wear masks after a deadl...

Taiwan convenience chain says it will not confront maskless shoppers after deadly assault

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the wake of multiple assaults against convenience store clerks over the mask requirement, Hi-Life announced on Monday (Nov. 22) that its employees no longer have to rem...

Taiwan man punches Hi-Life customer, clerk for asking him to wear mask

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Video surfaced on Wednesday (Oct. 20) showing an irate man throwing punches at both a customer and a clerk inside a convenience store in north Taiwan after he was asked to...

Man slashes clerk with knife after eating instant noodles in New Taipei Hi-Life

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man has been arrested for stabbing a clerk while trying to rob a New Taipei convenience store after eating instant noodles. Early Friday morning (Aug. 27) a 47-year-o...

EasyCard designs featuring Taiwan’s medalists ditched amid backlash

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The EasyCard Corporation has withdrawn a design for a new set of EasyCards featuring Taiwan’s Olympic gold medalists after sparking a public outcry over aesthetics. ...

New EasyCard features popular Taiwan instant noodles

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — EasyCard Corp. has launched a new MRT EasyCard that looks exactly like a package of Taiwan's celebrated instant noodle brand Wei Lih Jah Jan Mien (Wei Lih Men, 維力麵炸醬麵)...

Guidelines announced for convenience store dining in Taipei, New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Indoor dining resumed at convenience stores in Taipei and New Taipei City on Tuesday (Aug. 3) after having been suspended since Level 3 restrictions were implemented in Ma...