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Review ordered into police search at Taipei Sacred Heart Church

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Authorities have requested an investigation into the conduct of police officers who entered the Sacred Heart Church of Jesus in Taipei’s Shulin District without perm...

Taiwan military asked to address poor retention rates of foreign-trained soldiers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The supervisory branch of Taiwan’s government has said that most soldiers sent overseas for military training apply for discharge as soon as they can, and asked Taiw...

Ko Wen-je painted over on New Taipei billboard after KMT, TPP fail to unite

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A legislative candidate for New Taipei’s Banqiao finished de-facing his own billboard on Tuesday (Nov. 28), as an artist completed painting over Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) with...

Taiwan FDA finds carcinogen in US-imported spices for TGI Fridays

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan authorities have seized around 450 kilograms of U.S.-imported spice powder destined for TGI Fridays restaurants after it was found to contain the carcinogen ethylen...

Poll taken pre-KMT-TPP fallout shows Ko as Taiwan presidential frontrunner

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) is the favorite in Taiwan’s presidential election, according to a poll taken before Ko’s Taiwan People’s Party (TPP) and the Kuomintang&r...

Freddy Lim joins DPP to back party in Taiwan presidential election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Freddy Lim (林昶佐) has applied to join the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on Lai Ching-te’s (賴清德) recommendation, the former New Power Party (NPP) and independent ...

US sails through South China Sea challenging Taiwan's 'unlawful restrictions'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. Navy sailed near the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea on Sunday (Nov. 26) to challenge what it called "unlawful restrictions" imposed by Taiwan, V...

Taiwan scholar predicts clearer cross-strait policies from political parties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese scholar of China studies said the Kuomintang’s (KMT) vice presidential candidate, Jaw Shaw-Kong (趙少康), will make his own and other parties' cross-str...

Protest urges Taiwan government to call for permanent ceasefire in Israel-Hamas war

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Around 400 people marched in support of Palestine in Taipei on Saturday (Nov. 26) as tens of thousands turned out in cities across the globe to call for a ceasefire in the...

A closer look at the KMT's pick for Taiwan vice president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜) will seek election with Jaw Shaw-Kong (趙少康) as his running mate. Unlike his opposition counterpart Hsiao Bi-khim...

Law change to give Chinese students access to Taiwan health insurance

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese students studying in Taiwan will be allowed to access the country’s national health insurance scheme starting from Feb. 2024. The change brings the rules ...

Taiwan opposition parties fail to unite

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Terry Gou (郭台銘) did not get what he hoped for after a meeting he organized between Taiwan’s opposition parties failed to yield a deal on Thursday (Nov. 23). Durin...

WHO seeks information from China on increased reports of respiratory illness

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The World Health Organization (WHO) has requested China provide more information regarding increased cases of respiratory illnesses and reported clusters of pneumonia in c...

Pay rise for Taichung public bus drivers during staff shortage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taichung’s public transport operator will raise its bus drivers’ wages by NT$4,000 (about US$127) per month following staff shortages and a recent strike. L...

Foxconn founder works to secure a KMT-TPP Taiwan presidential ticket

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foxconn founder Terry Gou (郭台銘) released communication records on Wednesday (Nov. 22) that appear to show his attempts to arrange cooperation between presidential candidat...