AP Exclusive: Abusive S Korean facility exported children

BUSAN, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean facility that kidnapped and abused children and the disabled for a generation was also shipping children overseas for adoption, part of a massive profit-seekin...

AP Exclusive: Abusive S Korean facility exported children

BUSAN, South Korea (AP) — A notorious South Korean facility that kidnapped, abused and enslaved children and the disabled for a generation was also shipping children overseas for adoption, part of a m...

Carnival promoting food safety kicks off in northern Taiwan

TAOYUAN (Taiwan News) — Taoyuan City Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan (鄭文燦) and representatives of Taiwanese food manufacturers on Thursday (Nov. 7) opened the 2019 Taoyuan LOHAS Food Safety Carnival, a fou...

Taiwan to raise poverty line in six cities, counties next year

The Ministry of Health and Welfare announced Saturday that the minimum cost of living in six cities and counties of Taiwan will be raised next year, meaning that more low-income and lower-middle incom...

Taiwan wins Excellence Awards at WCIT

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)-Taiwan won six Global ICT Excellence Awards at the World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT), held in Yerevan, Armenia, Oct. 6-9. Industrial Technology Research Institute...

Taiwan Global Health Forum looks at health and urbanization

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 15th Global Health Forum in Taiwan is being held by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) from Oct. 20-21, at the Taipei Internatio...

Guatemalan President-elect arrives in Taiwan for five-day visit

Guatemalan President-elect Alejandro Eduardo Giammattei arrived in Taiwan Sunday for a five-day visit, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA). Giammattei, who takes office in January, ...

Food safety audit reveals violations at popular restaurant chains in Taiwan

A Ministry of Health and Welfare audit of food safety around Taiwan has found violations by a number of popular chain restaurants. The list of violators, released Monday, included a branch of HaiDi...

Taiwan to relax eligibility for subsidized respite care

An estimated 180,000 people will benefit from the loosening of regulations governing applications for subsidized respite care services when their regular foreign caregivers take time off, the Ministry...

Social workers in Taiwan to receive pay raises next year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Social workers in Taiwan are set to receive a pay raise starting in January 2020 as the country implements new pay scales for people working in the profession. Premier ...

Filipino migrant worker drowns on beach in S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Filipino migrant worker drowned on Sunday (Sept. 1) in Tainan, and a Vietnamese man is undergoing emergency treatment after falling into the ocean in Kaohsiung. The Tainan...

Taiwan-led research on drug allergies inspires new way of treating cancer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An international research team led by Chang Gung Memorial Hospital found that antigen-specific T-cell receptors (TCR) played an important role in triggering drug allergies...

Number of births in Taiwan falls to new low

Taipei, Aug. 22 (CNA) The number of babies born in Taiwan in the first half of the year fell to the lowest in eight years for the same period, which was linked to a lack of job security among women, a...

Taiwan hospital contributes medical expertise in Thailand

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In line with the Tsai Ing-wen administration's New Southbound Policy, Changhua Christian Hospital aims to share the medical expertise, personnel, and technological adv...

Taiwan stages APEC conference on medical information sharing

An Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation conference on medical information sharing wrapped up Aug. 9 in Taipei City, spotlighting the government’s success in advancing APEC health and well-being ini...