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New light rail section in Taiwan’s Kaohsiung to go into service Thursday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The new Kaohsiung Light Rail section from Gushan District Office Station (C17) to the TRA Museum of Fine Arts Station (C20) is scheduled to go into service at 5 p.m. on Th...

LINE Pay transaction information from Taiwanese, Japanese, Thai users leaked online

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over 133,000 LINE Pay transaction records were leaked online and accessed 11 times between Sept. 12 and Nov. 24. The Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK) reported that ...

Mobile wallet service Line Pay nears 10 million users in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the first three quarters of 2021, mobile wallet and digital payment service Line Pay accumulated 9.8 million users and saw over 146 million transactions worth a total o...

Can virtual banks carve out niche in overbanked Taiwan?

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Across East Asia, digital banks have been gaining traction from financial centers like Singapore, Hong Kong, and South Korea. Taiwan greenlit three online-only banks &m...

Taiwan’s LINE Pay adds map of COVID testing sites

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Finding a site near you where you can test whether you have been infected with COVID-19 is easier now that mobile wallet LINE Pay has added a search function, reports said...

Time to ban LINE over China links?

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – While the rest of the world is using apps like Signal, WhatsApp, and Telegram to communicate with each other, here in Taiwan, the go-to instant messenger and online cal...

12 national forest recreation areas in Taiwan now accept LINE Pay

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Twelve national forest recreation areas in Taiwan now accept LINE Pay, according to a news release posted by the Forestry Bureau. The bureau said that from Tuesday (Mar...

Select Taiwan bus routes to try out mobile payments

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Directorate General of Highways (DGH) on Tuesday (Jan. 5) opened five bus routes to mobile payments on a trial basis for six months in the run-up to a potential nation...

Taiwan launches pilot program for mobile payment on buses

A mobile payment system for bus rides kicked off Tuesday on a trial basis in Taiwan, allowing passengers to pay their fares with the use of cellphone apps, the Ministry of Transportation and Communica...

Taiwan’s e-payment users expected to exceed 10 million in August

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The number of electronic payment (e-payment) users in Taiwan is expected to break the 10 million mark in August following the Financial Supervisory Commission’s (FSC...

NBA first-round playoff preview capsules

Capsules for the NBA's first-round playoff series that start Monday: EASTERN CONFERENCE No. 1 MILWAUKEE BUCKS (56-17) vs. No. 8 ORLANDO MAGIC (33-40) ...

Passengers using mobile payment to ride New Taipei light rail at half price

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —New Taipei Metro Corporation (NTMC) will launch a half-price deal for passengers who use mobile payments to ride the Danhai Light Rail in order to boost passenger volume in...

Taipei to expand mask vending machines to 12 districts next week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) on Monday (April 13) announced that ID-based medical mask machines will be expanded to all of the city's districts next week. After Tai...

LINE Pay Taiwan to roll out cross-border payment service for Japan, Korea, Thailand

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — LINE Pay Taiwan is set to expand its mobile payment service overseas in collaboration with LINE Pay affiliates in Japan, South Korea, and Thailand in early 2020. The mo...

LINE launches ridesharing service in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Roger Chen (陳立人), CEO of LINE, announced at a press conference at the Taipei Marriott Hotel on Wednesday (Oct. 23) that the instant communication app has officially launch...