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Raphael Lin arrested for assaulting Taiwan legislator Kao Chia-yu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Raphael Lin (林秉樞), boyfriend of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Kao Chia-yu (高嘉瑜), was taken into police custody early on Wednesday morning (Dec. 1) for alle...

Taiwan High Court spares life of single mother convicted of killing her kids

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan High Court on Thursday (Nov. 11) spared the life of a single mother convicted of killing her own children, overturning a lower court’s death sentence and ...

Taiwanese mother who murdered own children to be re-sentenced

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A single mother who appealed the death penalty she received for killing her two children last year will be re-sentenced in a second trial on Nov. 11. According to prose...

Italian man faces 2-year jail term in Taiwan, deportation for attempted robbery

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An Italian man who tried to rob a Hi-Life convenience store in New Taipei City with a pair of scissors will be deported after he serves two years in prison, the Supreme Co...

Foreign driver loses latest stage of case against expulsion after DUI

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A foreign driver has lost the latest stage of his fight against the removal of his work and residence permits after a drunk driving conviction, reports said Saturday (Apri...

New Taipei woman receives death penalty for strangling her 2 kids

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A New Taipei woman was sentenced to death on Wednesday (Nov. 25) for murdering her two young children, prompting her attorney to criticize the court's decision as bein...

American convicted of Yonghe murder sentenced to life in prison in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The American man convicted of being the mastermind behind the grisly Yonghe murder has been handed a life sentence, while his accomplices have received sentences ranging f...

Yonghe murder suspect found guilty by New Taipei court

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A New Taipei City court last week found the main suspect of the gruesome murder and dismemberment of a Canadian English teacher guilty. When the Taiwan New Taipei Distr...

Taiwan court fines distributor of fake allegations about premier

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A court gave a modest suspended fine of NT$1,000 (US$31.77) to the man accused of distributing a fake video online purporting to show Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) flinging...

Taiwan court extends corrupted councilor’s pre-trial detention

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The New Taipei District Court today extended New Taipei City Councilor Chen Ko-ming’s (陳科名) detention for two more months at the request of prosecutors who cited ris...

Taiwan court sentences Foxconn to pay compensation to laid-off manager

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Foxconn Technology Group will have to pay compensation in money and company stock to a manager who was sacked as he was unable to leave a plane to return to his office for...

Couple sentenced for abuse and death of 7 year old child

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man and woman have been sentenced to 12 and a half years and ten and a half years, respectively, for the death of a seven-year-old child. The Supreme Court today (Dec...

Taiwan issues warrant for former KMT legislator

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - As former Kuomintang legislator Lee Ching-hua (李慶華) failed to appear at court hearings about allegations of corruption against him, the New Taipei District Court on Tuesday issu...

New Taipei landlord dies in front of bystanders after tenant stabs him over rent

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Police arrested a man wandering the streets of New Taipei at 11 p.m. last night (Sept. 17) and transferred him to the Prosecutor's Office on suspicion of fatally stabbing h...

Taiwan’s ‘Evil Landlady’ sentenced to 8 years and 2 months

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Chang Shu-ching (張淑晶), dubbed the “evil landlady” by Taiwanese media for swindling tenants over the years, was sentenced to eight years and two months in priso...