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All Galaxy Note 7 phablets sold in Taiwan must be recalled: NCC

Taipei, Oct. 12 (CNA) A total of 42,000 Galaxy Note 7s - the latest phablet from South Korean smartphone brand Samsung Electronics Co. -- were sold in Taiwan and must be recalled amid problems with ...

Hikes in bequest tax, cigarette tax to boost care program

Taipei, Oct. 11 (CNA) The Ministry of Finance said Tuesday that hikes in estate and gift tax, and cigarette tax, could help funnel a total of NT$28.8 billion (US$909 million) per year into the g...

Vietnamese woman to face deportation for working as an intern

Taipei (CNA) A Vietnamese woman who received a resident visa for investing in Taiwan will be deported after she was found to be "working as an intern" at a dumpling store. Immigration a...

Unsourced Japanese snacks removed from shelves

Taipei, Dec. 16 (CNA) Two kinds of snacks sold at a shopping mart chain in Taoyuan were found to have come from unidentified source in Japan and have been ordered removed from shelves, health official...

Taiwan's Tai Tzu-ying takes world No. 1 spot in women's badminton

Taiwan's Tai Tzu-ying (戴資穎) has been formally ranked as the world's No. 1 player in women's badminton, unseating Carolina Marin of Spain, according to the Badminton World Federation (BWF)....

Six new HIV positive cases reported per day: CDC

Taipei, Nov. 30 (CNA) A total of 1,991 new HIV positive cases were reported in the first 10 months of this year, an average of six per day, predominantly among young adults and middle-aged men, the Mi...

Taiwan donates aid for post-typhoon reconstruction in Philippines

Taiwan has donated one million Philippine pesos (US$20,000) as well as materials to Batanes, the northernmost province of the Philippines, for post-typhoon reconstruction. Gary Song-huann Lin (林松煥)...

Absconded Vietnamese worker indicted for abandoning new born baby

A Vietnamese migrant worker who was concerned that she could not take care of her newborn child and left the baby at a temple was indicted Tuesday for child abandonment. The Taichung District Prose...

Launch of airport MRT line expected by March 2017

Taipei, Nov. 21 (CNA) Stability tests of the airport MRT line have met the standard needed to take the next step toward launching the system's commercial operations, the Ministry of Transportation...

Air quality in Kaohsiung, Pingtung poor: EPA

The air quality in Kaohsiung and Pingtung was poor on Wednesday, with the concentration of fine particulate matter smaller than 2.5 micrometers (PM2.5) at hazardous levels, the Environmental Protectio...

Tsai outlines goals of `New Southbound Policy' at forum

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said Tuesday that the government is moving steadily forward in line with its "New Southbound Policy," and that it will pool its resources to promote related work...

Taiwanese nationals urged to watch their behavior overseas

The number of Taiwanese nationals displaying aberrant behavior overseas has increased this year, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Tuesday, noting that 53 such cases had been reported in 2016 as of...

Water supply to 280,000 New Taipei households to be suspended

Taipei, Nov. 4 (CNA) The water supply to several districts in New Taipei will be suspended for one day starting early Saturday, the Taiwan Water Corp. said Friday. It is estimated that around 280,0...

Spate of reports in Taipei about cat-killing dogs raises concern

Taipei, Nov. 3 (CNA) Amid concern that animal abusers might be unleashing dogs to hunt and kill stray cats in Taipei at night, the Taipei City government said Thursday that it has received 85 such rep...

'Give a scare' service unveiled in Taiwan

An online tourism platform has unveiled a new, unprecedented service for locals in the spirit of Halloween: hiring actors to play "ghosts" to scare or startle another person. The customiz...