Taiwanese scramble to buy masks amid rising coronavirus cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is seeing a revived demand for medical masks as the country experiences a resurgence of COVID-19 cases, mostly imported. Minister of Economic Affairs Wang Mei-hu...

7-Eleven customer buys NT$10 newspaper, hits NT$10 million jackpot

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — One lucky 7-Eleven customer who bought a newspaper came away with the NT$10 million (US$341,000) Special Prize of the May to June round of the receipt lottery, while anoth...

Taiwan receipt lottery winning numbers for May, June announced

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The winning numbers for the most recent round of the Taiwan receipt lottery were announced by the Ministry of Finance (MOF) on Saturday (July 25). The winning number fo...

7-Eleven customer buys NT$15 tea drink, hits NT$10 million jackpot

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The March to April round of the Taiwan receipt lottery has produced 11 lucky winners of the NT$10 million (US$334,000) Special Prize, with one hitting the jackpot after sp...

Taiwan receipt lottery numbers for March, April announced

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The winning numbers for the most recent round of the Taiwan receipt lottery were announced by the Ministry of Finance (MOF) on Monday (May 25). The winning number for t...

Taiwanese pineapples land in Japanese supermarket chain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A batch of Taiwanese pineapples from Pingtung County on Tuesday (April 14) left for Japan, where the fruits will be sold at more than 300 branches of a major supermarket c...

Mobile convenience stores pop up in remote areas around Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Convenient store and supermarket operators have begun to send out mobile convenience stores in an attempt to meet the shopping needs of people living in remote areas aroun...

Taiwan's online mask rationing adds new pick-up locations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The fourth round of Taiwan's online mask rationing system starts Wednesday (April 8) as citizens are now able to pick up their orders at PX Mart (全聯) and Simple Mart (...

Taiwan receipt lottery numbers for January, February announced

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The winning numbers for the most recent round of the Taiwan receipt lottery were announced by the Ministry of Finance (MOF) on Thursday (March 25). The winning number f...

PX Mart, Simple Mart to join new mask-rationing system

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The vice premier of Taiwan's Cabinet, Chen Chi-mai (陳其邁) announced on Saturday (March 14) that after the government's cooperation with four convenience store chain...

Disinfectant alcohol on sale through Taiwan's PX Mart

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's supermarket chain PX Mart, also known as "Chuan Lian Center," will start selling bottles of 75 percent disinfectant alcohol on Saturday (March 7) to...

Taiwan receipt lottery winner buys newspaper for NT$10, pockets NT$10 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) ) — A lucky 7-Eleven customer who bought a newspaper for a mere NT$10 (US$0.33) has won the NT$10 million special prize in the November-December issue of the Taiwan receipt ...

Three NT$10 million receipt prizes remain unclaimed

Three receipts that each won NT$10 million (US$332,226) in the July-August receipt lottery have yet to be claimed, the Ministry of Finance (MOF) said Wednesday. The MOF urged the winners to act bef...

Taiwan receipt lottery winner buys rice ball for NT$27, pockets NT$10 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A lucky FamilyMart customer who bought a rice ball for a mere NT$27 (US$0.88) has won the NT$10 million special prize in the September-October issue of the Taiwan receipt ...

Greenpeace urges cut in plastic packaging on Singles' Day

The non-governmental environmental organization Greenpeace called on major retailers in Taiwan to step up their efforts to eliminate plastic packaging, on Singles' Day Monday, the largest shopping...