Five family members arrested in 18-person Taiwan prostitution ring

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Eighteen people were arrested, including five members of the same family, as part of a prostitution crime ring in northern Taiwan, UDN reported on Monday (Nov. 18). The...

ARC number format to match Taiwan national ID in 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan government's planned change of the numbering system for its Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) to match the Taiwan national identification card is to go into ...

Coast Guard busts illegal broker, 7 Indonesian migrant workers in W. Taiwan

Coast Guard officers have arrested seven undocumented migrant workers from Indonesia, along with a Taiwanese man who illegally acted as their employment broker, in Yunlin County, an official told CNA ...

Russian tourist caught hawking Taiwan flags

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Russian tourist has been arrested for illegally selling Taiwanese flags over the course of two weeks in Taipei and Kaohsiung, making a profit of NT$20,000 in the process...

Video shows Chinese businessman deported from Taiwan for defacing Lennon Wall

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese businessman was deported from Taiwan on Monday (Oct. 28) for vandalizing a Lennon Wall in Taichung, Taiwan. On Sunday, Chen Chih-hou (陳致豪), the creator of a L...

Taiwan to continue empowering immigrants: interior minister

The government will continue to empower immigrants and their children through financial assistance and relaxation of immigration policies, Minister of the Interior Hsu Kuo-yung (徐國勇) said in a forum S...

52, including 36 foreigners, arrested in raid on Taipei brothel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over 50 people were arrested in a raid on a Taipei brothel on Thursday (Oct. 24), including dozens of foreign nationals from China, Thailand, and Vietnam, some of whom had...

Chinese man illegally enters Taiwan, claims he seeks protection

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese citizen, Shen Yuli (沈裕力), attempted to enter Taiwan without proper visa documents on Thursday (Oct. 24), claiming the Chinese government was demanding he face tr...

Unaccounted for Indonesian worker caught livestreaming KTV in Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An unaccounted for Indonesian migrant worker was recently arrested after police pinpointed her location in Kaohsiung while she broadcast herself singing KTV songs via live...

Update: Hong Kong suitcase murder suspect books EVA Air flight to Taiwan

Update: 10/23 2 p.m. Reverend Canon Peter Koon Ho-ming (管浩鳴), an Anglican priest who visited Chan weekly while he was in jail, said that Chan would not fly to Taiwan on Wednesday (Oct. 23), reporte...

German TCM practitioner and stinky tofu lover becomes naturalized Taiwanese

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A German academic and medical professional has become a naturalized Taiwanese citizen after practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in Taiwan for 12 years. Silver...

HK should provide evidence on murder case before suspect returns: MAC

Taiwan's top policymaking body on China, the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC), said Sunday the government will not lift its recently imposed travel ban on a Hong Kong citizen wanted for murder in Ta...

Taiwan arrests record number of overstayers, mostly Vietnamese and Indonesians

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The National Immigration Agency (NIA) arrested a record 387 visa overstayers in one day Saturday (October 19), the bulk hailing from Vietnam and Indonesia. From the ear...

Tourism from China falls 68% year-on-year in September

Around 44,000 Chinese tourists visited Taiwan in September, constituting a year-on-year decline of 68 percent, the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) announced on Thursday. The decline follows Beijing ...

Taiwan lawmaker voices concern over weapons developer traveling overseas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Taiwanese lawmaker voiced security concerns Wednesday (Oct. 16) over staff at defense developer National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST, 中科院) tra...