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Taiwan's 'Evil Landlady' handed final prison sentence of 8.5 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chang Shu-ching (張淑晶), who has been dubbed "Evil Landlady" by local media outlets for swindling numerous tenants over the years, has been sentenced to eight and ...

7-Eleven, FamilyMart start selling discounted rapid COVID tests

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's four convenience store chains, as well as supermarket chains and retailers all began selling discounted rapid antigen test kits on Monday (May 9). Convenie...

Missing north Taiwan scuba diver rescued after spending night on Turtle Island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man who spent the night on Turtle Island after losing contact with his friend while scuba diving in Gongliao, was picked up by a fishing boat on Sunday (May 8) as he att...

Taiwan’s Watson pharmacies, convenience stores to reduce price of rapid test kits

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Convenience stores and healthcare and beauty chain Watsons will sell rapid COVID test kits for NT$180 (US$6) each starting on Monday (May 9). As the public scrambles to...

Taiwan confirms 44,294 local COVID cases, 12 deaths

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan announced 44,294 local COVID-19 infections, 12 deaths, and 67 imported cases on Sunday (May 8). According to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC), the new ...

Pregnant COVID patient, premature baby die in New Taipei hospital

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A woman diagnosed with COVID-19 died at a New Taipei City hospital hours after the death of her premature baby, reports said Saturday (May 7). Acute pulmonary embolism ...

Taiwan reports 46,377 local COVID cases, 11 deaths

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan announced 46,377 local COVID-19 infections Saturday (May 7) as well as 159 imported cases and 11 deaths, taking the death tally to 907, according to the Central Epi...

Taiwan reports 36,168 local COVID cases, 10 deaths

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 36,168 local COVID cases on Friday (May 6), an increase of 20% from the previous day. CECC head Chen Shih-chung (陳時...

Taiwan surpasses 30,000 local COVID case mark with 30,035 infections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 30,035 local COVID cases on Thursday (May 5), the first time the country has reported more than 30,000 infections in o...

Taiwan reports 28,420 local COVID cases, total cases surpass 200,000

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 28,420 local COVID cases on Wednesday (May 4), a 23% increase from the previous day. CECC head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中...

Wanted woman busted after giving cops fake ID in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A wanted New Taipei City woman who had been on the run for 13 years was busted in Tainan early Monday morning (May 2) after she was flagged down by police for not wearing ...

Taiwan reports 23,102 local COVID cases, 5 deaths

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 23,102 local COVID cases on Tuesday (May 3), a 29% increase from the previous day and breaking the 20,000 mark for the...

Taiwan mulling end to home isolation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is considering discontinuing its home isolation policy for contacts of COVID cases and is eyeing a booster shot coverage rate as a criterion for phasing out the pol...

Early-morning magnitude 4.7 earthquake in Hualien felt across Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 4.7 earthquake jolted Hualien County at 2:43 a.m. on Tuesday (May 3), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the tremor was located...

Man suspected to have died from a stroke while climbing Yushan in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A middle-aged man from New Taipei City is suspected to have suffered a stroke and died on Saturday (April 30) while climbing Yushan, the highest mountain in Taiwan. The...