Cardiologist donates prize money aiming to help Taiwan win Nobel Prize in medicine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Respected cardiologist Lien Wen-pin (連文彬) was honored with a lifetime service award at the 29th Taiwan Medical Dedication Awards (醫療奉獻獎) held in Taipei on Saturday (Oct. 2...

Proposal to conduct referendum on abortion triggers debate in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The proposal to hold a referendum on banning induced abortion for a fetus aged eight weeks or older has sparked a heated debate in Taiwan. The Central Election Commissi...

Taiwan’s medical community supports Hong Kong protests

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s medical community scheduled a pop-up event in front of National Taiwan University to support their fellow professionals in Hong Kong who have been treating ...

Taiwan supermodel Lin Chi-ling accuses media of privacy violation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Representatives of Taiwan supermodel Lin Chi-ling (林志玲) issued a statement on Tuesday (Aug. 20), accusing a celebrity gossip magazine of violating her privacy. The Mirr...

Taiwan woman gets transplant after heart failure caused by bee sting

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Friday (July 12), National Taiwan University (NTU) Hospital held an event recognizing the work of doctors and medical professionals for successfully providing a heart t...

Conjoined twin brother dies 40 years after Taiwan’s first successful separation surgery

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - One of the conjoined twins to be the first to be successfully separated in Taiwan, Chang Chung-jen (張忠仁), died at the age of 42 Friday morning, 40 years after the operation. ...

Taiwan’s highway patrol clears the way for desperately ill baby to reach hospital sooner

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Taiwan’s National Highway Police unit on Thursday helped rush a desperately ill infant from Hualien to National Taiwan University (NTU) Hospital in Taipei by clear...

Taiwan university optimistic about 3D printed trachea transplant

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After a series of successful trials, a research team at National Taiwan University (NTU) is optimistic about successfully completing Taiwan’s first 3D printed trache...

Book claims Taipei Mayor transplanted organs from Falun Gong prisoners

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Taiwanese publisher of the Chinese version of a book about the harvesting of human organs from dissidents in China has posted a full-page advertisement claiming Taipei'...

Photos of Taipei at 4:00 a.m.

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—4:00 a.m. is the strangest moment in the city of Taipei and the strangest moment between us, said a Central News Agency report excerpting a photo essay titled “4 a.m. ...

NTU Hospital Yunlin director found guilty of bribery

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A recent court verdict has found former National Taiwan University Yunlin Hospital Branch director, surnamed Hsu (許), guilty of exploiting hospital resources while in offi...

National Taiwan University Hospital apologizes for two post-dialysis deaths

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – National Taiwan University (NTU) Hospital on Tuesday apologized for the deaths of two patients after a mistake during dialysis, though there was no direct link between the...

Woman dies after sudden heart failure at Taipei plastic surgery clinic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Another death was reported last week involving a plastic surgery clinic in Taipei, this week. On Jan. 25 reports emerged about a 70 year old woman who suffered what appear...

Taiwan News Weekly Roundup – October 27

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- This weeks top news included Horrific acid attack at NTU dorm that left 1 dead and 3 others wounded, British man gets 'Taiwan' tattooed on face, beauty of Taroko gorge ...

The next Silicon Valley in the making: Ideas Show 2017

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Ideas Show took place in Taipei city on July 25 and 26. The show brought with it multiple startups based from all around the globe. The event was a two-day even...