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Taiwan’s plan to open national parks for Indigenous hunting draws fire

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Animal advocacy organizations and academics in Taiwan are petitioning against a government proposal to grant Indigenous hunters access to national parks. The Ministry o...

Taiwanese support for Fukushima food imports up more than 10%: Survey

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Between September 2020 and January 2022, Taiwanese support for food imports from Fukushima has increased by 10.5%, while opposition has dropped by 10.9%, the Taiwanese Pub...

Taiwan's population shrank in 2021 with record-low births, marriages

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's population shrank again last year with record-low births and marriages, an increased mortality rate, and an exodus of 1 million people moving overseas. On ...

Taiwan housing prices continued to climb in third quarter of 2021

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The home price index increased by more than 2% during the third quarter of last year, according to data released by the Ministry of the Interior (MOI). The index, which...

Hotels in Taiwan incentivized to transform into social housing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is eyeing adding 20,000 social housing units in two years from hotel rooms and idle residential spaces in a move to help accommodation businesses weather the COVID-...

DPP makes merger moves on Hsinchu, not Changhua

With the referendum over, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has with stunning swiftness moved on a proposed merger of Hsinchu County and Hsinchu City, possibly with Miaoli thrown in the mix, to f...

Charter flights to facilitate Taiwan aid in global rescue missions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A drill took place on Monday (Dec. 13) at the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport in which the country tested its ability to mobilize resources for global rescue missions...

South Taiwan man fined NT$170,000 for starting Vietnamese bride agency

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man has been fined NT$170,000 (US$6,100) by the National Immigration Agency (NIA) for starting an illegal cross-border matchmaking agency introducing rural Vietnamese wo...

Taiwan-Singapore couple win right to register same-sex marriage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A high court on Thursday (Nov. 25) ruled that same-sex marriage between a Taiwanese citizen and a Singapore national should be recognized in Taiwan, marking the third cros...

Taiwan police to register car owners carrying baseball bats

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following a series of violent incidents in Taiwan involving baseball bats, Minister of the Interior Hsu Kuo-yung (徐國勇) said police will register anyone with a bat found in...

Taiwan releases video asking new immigrants to vote in referendums

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The nation's electoral authority has released a video with subtitles in six languages encouraging naturalized Taiwanese citizens to cast their ballots in the four refe...

Deaths exceeded births in Taiwan in each of past 10 months

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More people died in Taiwan in each of the first 10 months of 2021 than were born, according to the latest Ministry of the Interior (MOI) statistics. Deaths began exceed...

Taiwan referendums in 2021 to see nearly 20 million eligible voters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Nearly 20 million Taiwanese are eligible to vote in the four referendums scheduled for Dec. 18, surpassing the number eligible in the 2020 presidential election. The Ce...

Taiwan to ease residency rules for those fleeing Hong Kong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a show of support for dissenters fleeing Hong Kong, Taiwan has announced plans to allow people from Asia’s leading finance hub to extend their stay in Taiwan. ...

Taiwan Army holds rehearsal ahead of National Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Army held a National Day rehearsal early Thursday morning (Sept. 30), with a total of 170 military vehicles passing through the plaza in front of the Presidential Offi...