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American couple adopts Taiwanese child after waiting 8 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An eight-year-old foster child has finally been adopted after having been placed in foster care since she was only three months old. Taiwan Fund for Children and Famili...

Omicron cluster infection in Taiwan's Kaohsiung rises to 13

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Ten new COVID cases tied to an Omicron family cluster infection of three in Kaohsiung have been detected, bringing the total to 13. On Thursday (Jan. 20), the Kaohsiung...

Donations to family hit by drunk driver in Taiwan's Kaohsiung reach nearly NT$8 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Initial donations to a family of four that was struck in Kaohsiung by a drunk driver late last month have totaled nearly NT$8 million (US$288,000), according to a Kaohsiun...

Lab evidence confirms cause of mysterious rash in Taiwan’s Penghu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A lab investigation into a mysterious rash that took hold in the outlying island county of Penghu last year has confirmed a previous suggestion that caterpillars are the c...

Drunk driver hits family in southern Taiwan, killing 1 and injuring 3

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An alcohol-impaired driver of a BMW hit a family of four while they were crossing the street at an intersection in Kaohsiung’s Qianjin District Sunday night (Dec. 26...

Update: Doctors restore eye gouge victim's vision in southern Taiwan

Update 2021/10/14, 7 p.m. A woman surnamed Pan was discharged from the Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital on Thursday (Oct. 15) after undergoing treatment on her injured eyes for 19 days. Pan t...

Hawaii to start quarantine exemption for Taiwanese on Saturday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Travelers from Taiwan who present proof of negative coronavirus tests from select hospitals will be exempt from Hawaii's mandatory 10-day quarantine starting on Saturd...

2 dead as gun violence erupts in 3 Taiwan cities Sunday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A wave of gun violence broke out in Taiwan Sunday (March 7) as the result of gang activity and domestic disturbances, with at least three shootings and two deaths reported...

3-year-old in S. Taiwan in vegetative state after choking on peanut

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three children have recently been admitted to a Kaohsiung hospital after choking on peanuts, with one child now in a vegetative state. Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hos...

Liver transplant expert to help promote health care in Kaohsiung

Chen Chao-long (陳肇隆), a leading expert on liver transplants in Taiwan, said Monday he has agreed to serve as Kaohsiung's "health care ambassador," a role aimed at promoting the city'...

One attempted suicide, one dead in car accident as election tension mounts in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As the 2018 Taiwanese local elections are about to take place across the country, stress and misfortune have found some candidates with one attempting suicide and another ...

Taiwan's former president Chen Shui-bian gets medical parole extended

TAIPEI (CNA) -- The Ministry of Justice's Agency of Corrections approved Friday an application by former President Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) to have his medical parole extended to Aug. 4, the 14th time...

Baby suffers dented skull after parents fail to use safety seat in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital recently admitted a 4-month-old baby boy who suffered a severe dent in his skill during a car accident after his parents failed to secure...

Executive attempts suicide after 22-year sentence for gutter oil scandal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After seeing a 22-year prison sentence for a “gutter oil” scandal confirmed Wednesday, Chang Guann Co., Ltd. (強冠) Chairman Yeh Wen-hsiang (葉文祥) on Thursday rep...