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Taiwan minister vows to crack down on drunk driving

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Minister of the Interior Hsu Kuo-yung (徐國勇) on Thursday (Dec. 30) vowed to crack down on drunk driving, ordering police departments in every county and city to mobilize to...

Taiwan’s convenience stores to adopt emergency reporting system after deadly attack

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Cabinet is spearheading an effort to beef up security at convenience chains following a string of assaults over COVID-19 prevention measures. Premier Su Tseng-chang...

Taiwan police to register car owners carrying baseball bats

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following a series of violent incidents in Taiwan involving baseball bats, Minister of the Interior Hsu Kuo-yung (徐國勇) said police will register anyone with a bat found in...

Taiwan establishes task force against China’s election-meddling deepfakes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Security Bureau (NSB) has established a task force dedicated to countering deepfakes used to influence elections or disrupt society in Taiwan from Chinese per...

Taiwan weighing necessity of changing national emblem

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of the Interior (MOI) is currently evaluating the necessity of changing Taiwan's national emblem, as it closely resembles the party logo of the Kuomintang...

Taiwan's new digital IDs not made in China: Deputy interior minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Deputy Minister of the Interior Chen Tsung-yen (陳宗彥) on Wednesday (Dec. 9) stated that the inputs for Taiwan’s new digital ID cards are definitely not produced in Ch...

ARC number format to match Taiwan ID in January

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The government's planned change to the numbering system of the Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) and Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC) to have them match the ...

Scholar: Taiwan's new eID a juicy target for Chinese hackers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the Taiwanese government proudly presents its new electronic national identification cards (eID), a prominent engineering professor has lambasted the project as an infr...

Taiwan to roll out electronic ID card in July 2021

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The new generation of Taiwan’s national electronic identification cards (eID) will be officially introduced in July of next year, according to the Ministry of the In...

Taiwan considers ending scooter parking on sidewalks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The practice of allowing scooters to park on sidewalks could soon end, as pedestrians should receive priority, Interior Minister Hsu Kuo-yung (徐國勇) said Wednesday (Sept. 1...

Taiwan's Minister of Interior rejects 'one China' principle

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Minister of the Interior Hsu Kuo-yung (徐國勇) on Sunday (July 18) said that there is no such thing as the so-called one China principle that stipulates Taiwan is part of Chi...

Case against Taiwan’s national police chief closed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first-ever investigation of a national police chief was terminated after prosecutors concluded that no illegal acts had been committed related to three personnel appoi...

Google searches for 'immigration,' 'Taiwan' spike in HK over Chinese law

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Google searches for the word "immigration" and "Taiwan" spiked on Thursday (May 21) immediately after the Chinese government announced a new national s...

New appointments to Taiwan's Cabinet announced

Updated: May 19, 2020, 14:30 a.m. TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) will start her second and final four-year term on Wednesday (May 20) with most ministers in he...

Key ministers to stay in Taiwan's new Cabinet

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) is leaving the key ministers of interior, transportation, and education in their posts, but the National Security Council will receive a new s...