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Taiwan's jobless rate in 2020 highest in 4 years

Taiwan's unemployment rate in 2020 was the highest in four years, but the labor market was still relatively stable compared to other countries as the COVID-19 pandemic took a toll on the global ec...

Taiwan's Tzu Chi donates COVID-19 test kits to Indonesia, Honduras, Bolivia

Hualien-based Tzu Chi University has recently donated 95,000 rapid COVID-19 antibody test kits that it co-developed with Taipei Tzu Chi Hospital and Academia Sinica to Indonesia, Honduras and Bolivia....

Taiwan president thanks immigrants on International Migrants Day

Taiwan on Friday celebrated International Migrants Day, with President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) expressing on social media her gratitude to all immigrant families for helping enrich the country's cultur...

Italian priest honored posthumously in Taiwan

Father Alberto Papa, an Italian priest who had served over four decades in Indigenous communities in Taiwan, was posthumously honored Saturday for his contribution to the preservation and promotion of...

A dozen runners attacked by hornets at Taiwan's Taroko Gorge marathon

A swam of hornets attacked about a dozen runners during the Taroko Gorge Marathon in the eastern county of Hualien on Saturday, leaving 2 hospitalized, but none of the injuries were life-threatening, ...

Woman charged with vandalizing late Taiwan president's portrait

Taipei prosecutors on Friday indicted a woman for splashing red paint on a portrait of former President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝) at a public memorial at the Taipei Guest House in August. Cheng Hui-chung ...

Migration of grey-faced buzzards through Taiwan biggest in decades

The number of grey-faced buzzards migrating through southern Taiwan has reached a 31-year high this year, mainly because of favorable weather conditions, the Wild Bird Society of Pingtung (WBSPT) said...

Taiwan, Turkey institutes discuss joint efforts to combat COVID-19

Taiwan's Academia Sinica said Saturday that it has been in discussions with researchers from Turkey on possible collaborative efforts to fight the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. In a Facebook p...

Taiwan officials see heavy rains behind massive fish kill

Nearly a metric ton of floating dead fish have been scooped up from Tainan's old transport canal, their deaths likely caused by a lack of oxygen in the water, the city's Environmental Protecti...

K-pop star from Taiwan named 'most beautiful face of 2019'

Chou Tzu-yu (周子瑜), the Taiwanese member of South Korean girl group Twice, was named the "most beautiful face of 2019" in a ranking released Friday by American film review site TC Candler. ...

Rakuten to inject NT$1.2 billion into Taiwan baseball team

The Investment Commission on Friday approved an application by Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten to invest NT$1.2 billion (US$39.93 million) in its Taipei-based branch, with the funds to be used to ma...

Central Taiwan power plant fined again for exceeding coal use

The Taichung Power Plant has been slapped with another hefty fine totaling NT$6 million (US$198,445) after it failed to cease the use of raw coal for power generation, the city government said Saturda...

Injured Filipino on Liberian boat transported to Taiwan hospital

A Filipino marine engineer, who was injured aboard a Liberian-registered cargo vessel boat, was transported to a Taiwan hospital for treatment Friday, according to the Hualien coast guard which respon...

Over 100 bridges in Taiwan in need of repair: premier

There are currently more than 100 bridges across Taiwan in urgent need of repair and maintenance, Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) said Monday, following a bridge collapse in Yilan County last week that k...

Taiwan's Tai reaches final of China Open badminton championship

Taiwanese badminton star Tai Tzu-ying (戴資穎) had to dig deep after dropping the first game to win her semifinal match at the China Open on Saturday. The sixth-seed got off to a slow start, falling b...