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Taiwan's population shrank in 2021 with record-low births, marriages

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's population shrank again last year with record-low births and marriages, an increased mortality rate, and an exodus of 1 million people moving overseas. On ...

Villarreal, Osasuna lose in Copa upsets; Atlético rolls

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Villarreal and Osasuna became the latest topflight sides in Spain to be eliminated by lower-division rivals from the Copa del Rey, while Atlético Madrid eased into the round of...

Taiwan housing prices continued to climb in third quarter of 2021

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The home price index increased by more than 2% during the third quarter of last year, according to data released by the Ministry of the Interior (MOI). The index, which...

Hotels in Taiwan incentivized to transform into social housing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is eyeing adding 20,000 social housing units in two years from hotel rooms and idle residential spaces in a move to help accommodation businesses weather the COVID-...

Taiwan-Singapore couple win right to register same-sex marriage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A high court on Thursday (Nov. 25) ruled that same-sex marriage between a Taiwanese citizen and a Singapore national should be recognized in Taiwan, marking the third cros...

Taiwan police to register car owners carrying baseball bats

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following a series of violent incidents in Taiwan involving baseball bats, Minister of the Interior Hsu Kuo-yung (徐國勇) said police will register anyone with a bat found in...

Deaths exceeded births in Taiwan in each of past 10 months

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More people died in Taiwan in each of the first 10 months of 2021 than were born, according to the latest Ministry of the Interior (MOI) statistics. Deaths began exceed...

Taiwan referendums in 2021 to see nearly 20 million eligible voters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Nearly 20 million Taiwanese are eligible to vote in the four referendums scheduled for Dec. 18, surpassing the number eligible in the 2020 presidential election. The Ce...

17 high-level professionals become naturalized citizens in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of 17 people have been granted Taiwanese citizenship after approval from the Ministry of the Interior (MOI) at a meeting on Wednesday (Aug. 25), the ministry annou...

Fees for extending Gold Cards unveiled

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of the Interior (MOI) has rolled out a new fee structure for extending Gold Cards by a maximum of three years at a time, in line with legal reforms aimed at i...

Taiwan proposes amendment to ban unauthorized camp fires, activities in Kenting

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of the Interior (MOI) on Sunday (Aug. 15) stated that in order to address unauthorized fires in Kenting National Park, a draft amendment was recently proposed...

Taiwan sees spike in online scams on social media, dating apps

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The government has warned that online investment scams are running rampant during the COVID-19 pandemic, with over 2,000 such incidents reported in Taiwan in the first hal...

Taiwan tightens regulations for incoming Chinese professionals

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of the Interior (MOI) said Friday (July 9) that regulations for inviting Chinese nationals to Taiwan for short-term exchanges will be tightened. The MOI an...

Kipruto, Cheruiyots left out of Kenya Olympic team

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Olympic steeplechase champion Conseslus Kipruto and world 1,500-meter titleholder Timothy Cheruiyot missed out on Kenya's provisional team for the Tokyo Games as the national tri...

Taiwan recorded more deaths than births in January-May period

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan registered 17,000 more deaths than births from January to May, the Ministry of the Interior (MOI) said Thursday (June 10). According to the latest government dat...