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No Taiwan flag emoji can be found on Chinese iPhones

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As apple has gradually expanded the number of emoji flags for new versions of the iOS, the Taiwan flag emoji was not added until the release of iOS 9.0. However, it seems thoug...

More than 100 people dead after drinking bootleg alcohol in Indonesia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Indonesian authorities have vowed to crack down on the distribution of bootleg alcohol as the death toll rises over 100 this month. National police spokesperson Inspector G...

24 children die in school bus plunge in mountainous region of India

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Twenty seven people, most of whom children under the age of 10, died after a school bus fell into a gorge in a mountainous region of India on Monday morning. According to l...

The Philippines plans 'a green, smart city' to remedy Manila's traffic and air pollution

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In order to get rid of Manila's traffic and choking air pollution the Philippines government is looking to create a green and high tech "smart city" which will se...

Hong Kong mourns the death of Asia's first gay icon

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- For the past 15 years, fans of superstar Leslie Cheung, one of the first celebrities in Asia to come out of the closet, have gathered in Hong Kong's Mandarin Oriental Hotel...

Duterte urges Congress to 'fast-track' Philippine Chief Justice's Impeachment process

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has told members of the parliament they must "fast-track" the impeachment of the country's top judge after she hinted that he...

Intel's Apple pain could mean gain for Taiwan's TSMC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Apple is planning to use its own custom made processors inside of Mac computers from as early as 2020, replacing chips made by Intel for the past decade, experts predict this c...

Singapore's plan to crackdown on 'fake news,' triggers dissent from activists

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Activists in Singapore on Monday criticized a Singaporean parliamentary committee examining possible legislation to combat "fake news," claiming it could threaten fre...

Man Booker Int'l receives harsh criticism after Taiwanese author listed as Chinese citizen

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- On Friday, Taiwanese netizens responded to the call made by artist Wu Ming-Yi (吳明益), whose book "The Stolen Bicycle" has been nominated for an international literary ...

Taiwan News Weekly Roundup - March 30

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Top stories this week included Tomb of legendary Chinese general Cao Cao found, Man in southern Taiwan tosses boiling soup on woman's face, Winner of new Taiwan banknote de...

Mother of Taiwanese student arrested in US says her son's shooting threat was 'just a joke'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The mother of the 18-year old Taiwanese named An Tso Sun (孫安佐) arrested in the United States for making alleged threats about shooting his school up, said those threats were &q...

Taiwan's Chunghwa Post strengthens ATM security

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- According to a Chunghwa Post announcement, the company has invested heavily in increasing the security for the Automated Teller Machines (ATM) installed around the country. The...

MOFA will help to protect legal rights of Taiwanese student arrested in the US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After the news broke about an 18-year old Taiwanese named An Tso Sun (孫安佐) being arrested by the US Upper Darby Police Department for allegedly threatening to attack his school...

Taiwan rights activist Lee Ming-che's wife says he is being denied correspondence rights by China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The wife of Taiwanese activist Lee Ming-che (李明哲) jailed in China returned to Taipei on Wednesday, March 28, after visiting her husband at the Chishan prison in Hunan for the f...

Taiwan News Weekly Roundup - March 23

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Top news this week includes President Trump signs the Taiwan Travel Act, Beijing Walmart criticized for listing Taiwan as a separate country, HK man who killed girlfriend in Ta...