Taiwan court scraps bail for lawmaker in bribery scandal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Independent legislator Chao Cheng-yu (趙正宇) will be detained after all as the Taipei District Court on Saturday (Aug. 8) scrapped an earlier favorable bail decision in the ...

Former Taiwan party leader to leave NPP amid corruption allegations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After being freed on bail in a massive investigation into bribery, ex-legislator Hsu Yung-ming (徐永明) announced Wednesday (Aug. 5) he was resigning from the New Power Party...

Three legislators held in Taiwan Sogo bribery case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Five Taiwanese lawmakers have been accused of taking bribes from businessman Lee Heng-lung (李恆隆) with regard to his attempts to regain control of Sogo department stores, a...

Taiwan premier praises government officials for resisting corruption

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Despite alleged attempts by several lawmakers to pressure government officials to give in and favor a particular business arrangement, they stood firm against corruption, ...

David Lee named secretary-general to Taiwan president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) appointed David Lee (李大維), former secretary-general of the National Security Council (NSC), as the new secretary-general to the president on M...

Taipower spends NT$16 million on scented candles from Su's Swedish son-in-law

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After Secretary-General to the President Su Jia-chuan (蘇嘉全) resigned amid bribery allegations, news broke on Sunday (Aug. 2) that a scented candle company run by his daugh...

Taiwan's secretary-general to president resigns amid bribery linked to family

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Secretary-General to the President Su Jia-chuan (蘇嘉全) tendered his resignation on Sunday (August 2) as his nephew Su Chen-ching (蘇震清), a Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)...

Legislators deny SOGO bribery allegations and bailed

UPDATE: Aug. 1, 7:40 p.m. TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Prosecutors on Saturday (Aug. 1) requested the detention of four incumbent and one former lawmaker over allegations of bribery related to a po...

Taiwan prosecutors raid legislative offices in connection with Sogo scandal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Prosecutors raided the offices of four legislators and two former lawmakers Friday (July 31), reportedly in connection with bribery allegations related to a past struggle ...

Constant Bets Big on The Future of Asian Brands

For two years, the agency has worked to pivot from traditional branding and design agency to creative consultancy and venture studio to make the push for Asian companies.Team believes that coronavirus...

Far EasTone 2nd telecom operator in Taiwan to receive 5G license

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Far EasTone Telecommunications Co. has received the second 5G license issued by the National Communications Commission (NCC), setting the scene for a summer competition wi...

Eslite Xinyi to take over role as Taiwan’s 24-hour bookstore

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Readers hoping to browse through books at 3 o’clock in the morning will soon have to head for Taipei City’s upmarket Xinyi shopping district, the Eslite bookst...

Taiwan telecoms offer huge discounts for Double 11

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – T-Star (台灣之星) on Monday (Nov. 11) offered a "Double 11" deal of an unlimited 4G plan for a low price of NT$188 (US$6.18) per month. The offer is limited to 80...

Wives of Taiwanese business people returning from China boost retail sector

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Business at a major department store in Taipei could surge by 20 percent this year due to the wives of businessmen returning from China to invest on the island, reports sa...

International legal battle brewing over SOGO management in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the purchase of shareholder rights of SOGO department store locations in Taiwan by a Singaporean company, a dispute over store management rights may be brewing. ...