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American English teacher busted for making amphetamines in eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An American English teacher along with three Taiwanese have been arrested for allegedly operating an amphetamine factory in eastern Taiwan. At a press conference on Tue...

Taiwan to stop China poaching tech talent via overseas subsidiaries

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) is planning to prevent Chinese firms from luring away Taiwan tech talent via third territories, reports said Saturday (July 2). ...

Taiwan entertainer faces probe for false COVID child death rumors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Police said Saturday (May 28) that they are investigating social media posts falsely claiming many children in Taiwan have died of COVID-19, adding they may interview the ...

Taiwan raids 10 Chinese firms poaching chip engineers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Ten Chinese companies suspected of illegally poaching chip engineers were raided this week in an effort to protect Taiwan's vital semiconductor industry. The Minist...

Fake news paints grim picture of Taiwan’s COVID deaths

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A fake Twitter post claiming that Taiwanese crematoriums are burning bodies nonstop included a grotesque photo of a basement full of dead human bodies that was taken from ...

Taiwan company hawks fish farm water as health drink

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A fish farmer and owner of a biochemical product firm has been charged with violating health regulations after it was found he took water from his fish ponds and packaged ...

Eight Chinese firms in Taiwan raided for alleged trade secret theft

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Justice Investigation Bureau joined five local prosecutors' offices on Wednesday (March 9) in raiding the premises of eight Chinese and Hong Kong compa...

Taiwan Investigation Bureau warns of multi-layered scheme to spread false news

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A large number of false social media accounts have been creating and spreading false news in Taiwan, the Ministry of Justice Investigation Bureau (MJIB) warned on Friday (...

Chinese spies have penetrated Taiwan's military, case documents reveal

TAIPEI – For more than 20 years, Xie Xizhang presented himself as a Hong Kong businessman on visits to Taiwan. He now stands accused of having another mission: recruiting spies for China. On ...

Thailand intercepts drugs hidden in floor tiles destined for Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Police in Thailand discovered amphetamines with a street value of NT$2.46 billion (US$88.73 million) hidden in silicone floor elements destined for Taiwan, reports said Sa...

Transitional Justice Commission report reveals martial law-era spy network details

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Justice's Investigation Bureau deployed more than 30,000 spies across Taiwan in the 1980s, according to a National Taiwan University report commissione...

Taiwan investigates 144 people for fake news about COVID outbreak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the COVID-19 spike in May, 144 people have been referred to prosecutors for spreading fake news about the virus, reports said Friday (June 4). In separate inv...

Cops bust biggest marijuana grow-op in Taiwan's history

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Justice Investigation Bureau (MJIB) announced Wednesday (April 21) that it had conducted the largest seizure of marijuana plants in Taiwan's history an...

Government uncovers fake news alleging US-Taiwan plot to help Thai protesters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two Taiwanese are being investigated for spreading “fake news” from China that the United States and Taiwan planned to work together to back the recent wave of...

Taiwan donates drug test kits to diplomatic allies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Justice Investigation Bureau (MJIB) has donated rapid drug test kits to the ambassadors of seven diplomatic allies in Taiwan, reports said Friday (Sept. 25...