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Taiwan records lowest number of marriages in over a decade

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The number of marriages in Taiwan has dropped to a new low in over a decade, with only 121,702 couples having registered as partners in 2020. According to the Ministry ...

Employers turn to middle-aged workers as Taiwan population ages

Employers in Taiwan are increasingly turning to middle-aged and senior workers as the country ages rapidly, on the back of a shrinking population caused by a falling birth rate. In 2020, Taiwan reg...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, Feb. 4, the 35th day of 2021. There are 330 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 4,...

Taiwan's population drops for first time, hits 23.56 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan recorded its first population drop in modern history last year, decreasing by 41,885 people to 23,561,236, the Ministry of the Interior (MOI) said Saturday (Jan. 23...

3rd-division club Alcoyano upsets Madrid in Copa del Rey

MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid couldn't avoid another Copa del Rey upset, not even while playing with an extra man against a third-division club. Small Spanish club Alcoyano came from beh...

Expert lists reasons behind Taiwan's negative population growth

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An expert has suggested that an increase in the nation's marriage rate is a key to boosting Taiwan’s birth rates. Taiwan had experienced a population decline ...

Taiwan's digital ID plan halted

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) announced the halt of a new electronic ID (eID) plan until various technical issues have been resolved so as to clear up any doubts about pote...

Taipei sees largest population drop since 1993

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei has experienced the sharpest decline in its population since 1993, according to recent statistics released by the Ministry of the Interior (MOI). The MOI figures...

Taiwan records smallest number of marriages in over 10 years

The number of marriages in Taiwan dropped in 2020 to a low over one decade, while the country's population declined for the first time in recorded history, the Ministry of the Interior (MOI) said ...

Gerard Moreno leads Villarreal to 4-0 rout at Celta Vigo

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Gerard Moreno scored his competition-leading 10th goal to set Villarreal on its way to a commanding 4-0 victory at Celta Vigo in the Spanish league on Friday. ...

Taiwan sees first ever negative population growth

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan recorded a population decline for the first time in history, as the nation's deaths outnumbered births by nearly 10,000 in the last 12 months. Ministry of th...

Seven foreign professionals gain dual citizenship in Taiwan

Seven foreign professionals, including a translator from the United Kingdom, have gained approval for naturalization in Taiwan without surrendering their original citizenship, the Ministry of the Inte...

Taiwan passport entry and exit stamps to feature country outline

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Beginning on Jan. 1, entry and exit stamps for passports will show the outline of Taiwan instead of a plum blossom, the Ministry of the Interior said Saturday (Dec. 26). ...

Taiwan's new digital IDs not made in China: Deputy interior minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Deputy Minister of the Interior Chen Tsung-yen (陳宗彥) on Wednesday (Dec. 9) stated that the inputs for Taiwan’s new digital ID cards are definitely not produced in Ch...

Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2020

In a year defined by a devastating pandemic, the world lost iconic defenders of civil rights, great athletes and entertainers who helped define their genres. Many of their names hold...