Taiwan's justice ministry mulling tougher charges in fatal drunk driving cases

The Ministry of Justice (MOJ) said Sunday it is considering a law amendment that would allow charges of voluntary manslaughter in drunk driving cases that result in death, following two road fatalitie...

Taiwan's working-age population falls to new low

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Taiwan's working-age population fell to a record 72.52 percent at the end of 2018, indicating a growing burden on the workforce, data from the Ministry of the Interior showed Satur...

From 3rd tier to topflight, Huesca's Gallego scores in Liga

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — In less than nine months, Enric Gallego has gone from leading Spain's third division in scoring to netting his first goal in the topflight. And all at the age...

Upcoming Events in Taipei, February 1-10

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Year of the Dog is coming to an end and the Year of the Pig is approaching. With holidays coming up next week there is plenty of time to check out some activities happ...

Taiwan designs 'Beagle Brigade' posters to warn travelers about ASF in multiple languages

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In an effort to prevent the entry of contaminated meat products in to the country, Taiwan’s Ministry of the Interior has released several warning posters in multiple...

Taiwan's population growth rate hits new low

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of the Interior (MoI) announced today (Jan. 19) that statistics from the household registration office have revealed Taiwan’s population increased by ju...

New Taipei suffers steepest fall in urban land prices in Taiwan

New Taipei saw the steepest fall in urban land prices in the six months from April to September 2018 among the 22 cities and counties in Taiwan, according to data released by the Ministry of the Inter...

New Taipei suffers steepest fall in urban land prices in Taiwan

New Taipei saw the steepest fall in urban land prices in the six months from April to September 2018 among the 22 cities and counties in Taiwan, according to data released by the Ministry of the Inter...

Taiwan's birthrate plunges to an 8-year low in 2018

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- With only 181,601 births last year, Taiwan's birthrate dropped to an eight-year low in 2018, announced the Ministry of the Interior (MOI) on Sunday (Jan. 6). According t...

Only 0.008% of foreigners in Taiwan granted dual citizenship over 2 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Over the past two years since an amendment to the Nationality Act took effect, a mere 65 senior foreign professionals, or 0.008 percent of Taiwan's 769,913 foreign resident...

Taiwan moves to ban foreign purchase of political advertising

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Ministry of the Interior (MOI) will draft an amendment to ban the media from publishing advertisements paid for by foreign interests, in a bid to quell fore...

Taiwan's new national ID card to recognize transgender people

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chen Mei-lin (陳美伶), minister of the National Development Council (NDC), said on Wednesday that the government is planning to launch the new national electronic identificat...

Foreign students can stay longer after graduation: Taiwan Ministry of Interior

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In order to attract and retain outstanding international students who seek employment in Taiwan, the Ministry of Interior (MOI) on Nov.1 passed a law amendment that allows...

New ARC numbering system to match Taiwan national ID format by June 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Ministry of Interior's (MOI's) planned change of the numbering system for Alien Residency Certificates (ARCs) to match that of the Taiwan national identificati...

New ARC numbering system to match Taiwan national ID format

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Ministry of Interior (MOI) yesterday announced that it is going to change the numbering system for Alien Residency Certificate (ARC) in Taiwan to have them match the format...