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Taiwan's Cabinet approves amendments to toughen penalties for making deepfake porn

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Cabinet on Thursday (March 30) approved four draft amendments that will introduce heavier penalties for sexual offenses including the non-consensual distribution of po...

Ex-boyfriend of Taiwanese lawmaker charged with eight crimes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The New Taipei District Prosecutors Office on Tuesday (Jan. 25) indicted Raphael Lin (林秉樞), former boyfriend of Democratic Progressive Party Legislator Kao Chia-yu (高嘉瑜), ...

The importance — and humor — of Taiwan politicians' social media accounts

Social media plays a significant role in Taiwan politics but differently than in countries like the United States. There are three main social media outlets that Taiwanese politicians might use for...

Taiwan legislator pushes for law amendment after experiencing dating violence

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Kao Chia-yu (高嘉瑜) issued a statement on Thursday (Dec. 2) to talk about her next move a day after admitting in public that sh...

Former KMT legislator's four tips to sense violent tendencies in male partners

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwan’s political circles reel from the news that female Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Kao Chia-yu (高嘉瑜) has been allegedly beaten by her boyfrie...

Taiwan KMT member says Kao 'deserved to be beaten' by boyfriend

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomingtang (KMT) Central Committee member Huang Chin-wei (黃覲偉) on Tuesday (Nov. 30) wrote that a female lawmaker "deserved to be beaten" by her boyfriend, promp...

Taiwan’s stalking prevention bill signed into law

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Stalking and Harassment Prevention Act (跟蹤騷擾防制法) was signed into law by President Tsai In-wen (蔡英文) on Wednesday (Dec. 1) and will go into effect six months after its ...

Raphael Lin arrested for assaulting Taiwan legislator Kao Chia-yu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Raphael Lin (林秉樞), boyfriend of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Kao Chia-yu (高嘉瑜), was taken into police custody early on Wednesday morning (Dec. 1) for alle...

Taiwan legislator reports being battered by her boyfriend

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Kao Chia-yu (高嘉瑜) on Tuesday (Nov. 30) filed a report with Taipei police alleging that her boyfriend had assaulted her. On...

1 in 5 women in Taiwan has been in abusive relationship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — One in five women in Taiwan has fallen victim to an abusive relationship, according to a report published by the Ministry of Health and Welfare on Tuesday (Nov. 30). Co...

Taipei City fines clinics for vaccinating ineligible patients

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei City Government announced Saturday (June 19) it was fining two clinics NT$2 million (US$72,000) each for distributing vaccines to individuals who were ineligible si...

Banks in Taiwan allowed to reduce services as COVID cases rise

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's financial regulator has backtracked on its policy of uninterrupted banking services as more workers in the sector become infected with COVID-19. The Financ...

Taiwan could administer COVID-19 vaccine by Q2 of 2021: minister

People in Taiwan may be able to receive a COVID-19 vaccine by the second quarter of 2021, slightly earlier than previously anticipated, Health and Welfare Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) said Thursday....

First-time legislators breathe new life into Taiwan's Legislative Yuan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 10th class of legislators was sworn in at Taiwan's Legislative Yuan on Saturday (Feb. 1), with several newcomers rolling out their blueprints to transform Taiwan i...

Defeated KMT lawmaker tipped to run for mayor of Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With the presidential and legislative elections out of the way, attention is turning toward local elections in late 2022, with defeated Kuomintang (KMT) legislator Lee Yen...