Taiwan considers ending scooter parking on sidewalks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The practice of allowing scooters to park on sidewalks could soon end, as pedestrians should receive priority, Interior Minister Hsu Kuo-yung (徐國勇) said Wednesday (Sept. 1...

Malignant tumors remain top cause of death in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Malignant tumors were the leading cause of death in Taiwan last year and have lowered the country's average life expectancy by four years, according to statistics rele...

Taiwan saw record number of drowning cases last year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In 2019, Taiwan recorded its highest number of drowning accidents ever, according to data released Sunday (Sept. 6) by the Fire Department of the Ministry of the Interior....

Taiwan ID firm dismisses accusation it worked with contractors for China spy grid

2020/9/4 16:30 Update Central Engraving and Printing Plant (the government agency that contracts out card making) has issued a statement dismissing as "baseless" a report suggesting illegal ...

Lebanon begins partial lockdown amid spike in virus cases

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon on Friday began a two-week partial lockdown and nighttime curfew after coronavirus cases increased sharply following an explosion in Beirut that killed and injured thousands of p...

Basketball star Jeremy Lin has obtained Taiwan passport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese-American basketball star Jeremy Lin (林書豪) has obtained a Taiwanese passport, making him eligible to join the national team, reports said Wednesday (Aug. 19). ...

Timber thief arrested for killing Taiwan's endangered black bear

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A timber thief has been arrested for killing an endangered Formosan black bear (Ursus thibetanus formosanus) after authorities found a photo of him posing with the slain a...

Taiwan flag to be lowered at schools, government agencies to honor Lee Teng-hui

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has ordered the nation's schools and government agencies to lower the national flag at half-staff for the next three days to expres...

Taiwan sees increase in ambulance use during first five months

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — There has been an increase in ambulance use during the first five months of 2020, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Interior (MOI) on Saturday (July 25)....

One-third of Taiwanese divorces take place within 5 years of marriage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A third of the 54,346 divorces recorded in Taiwan in 2019 took place within five years of marriage, setting a new decade high, reports said Saturday (July 11). Earlier ...

Taiwan postpones electronic ID card until 2021

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Interior (MOI) is postponing the introduction of electronic identity cards (eID) from October until the first half of 2021 due to the Wuhan coronavirus (CO...

Case against Taiwan’s national police chief closed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first-ever investigation of a national police chief was terminated after prosecutors concluded that no illegal acts had been committed related to three personnel appoi...

Taipei sees increasing number of residents move out

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Nearly 19,000 people moved out of Taipei in the first five months of 2020, making it Taiwan's only municipality with a positive outmigration rate last year. Ministr...

Arrivals and departures in Taiwan plunge by 3 million during first quarter of 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic tightened its grip on the world, the number of arrivals and departures in Taiwan fell by more than 3 million during the first ...

More than 3,000 Vietnamese, Filipinos, and Indonesians became Taiwanese in 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — According to Ministry of Interior statistics released Saturday (May 2), a total of 3,438 foreign nationals obtained Taiwanese citizenship in 2019, with the vast majority c...