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Taiwan bails 17 insider trading suspects in BioNTech vaccine deal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of 17 insider trading suspects, including the general manager of TTY Biopharm Co., Ltd., were released on bail Saturday (Oct. 16) in a case involving an import lic...

Taiwan prosecutors investigate vaccine company for insider trading in failed BioNTech deal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Prosecutors on Friday (Oct. 15) raided the offices of TTY Biopharm Co. Ltd., a company that failed to receive a license for the import of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines...

First Harvard summer Mandarin course in Taiwan will include 60 students

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After switching from Beijing to Taipei, Harvard University's new summer Mandarin study program next year will include 60 students, who will have a chance to visit famo...

COVID case visited shopping malls, watched movie in Greater Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A young woman studying in the United Kingdom who visited shopping malls and watched a movie in the Taipei area tested positive for COVID-19 after having received one BioNT...

Taipei cops stumble upon woman wanted by 5 prosecutors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three Taipei cops on Sunday (Sept. 19) demanded to see the identification of an “emaciated” woman who was acting “suspiciously,” and she turned out...

Photo of the Day: Temple hopping before typhoon

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Dominican man captured this photo of a temple in Taipei just as Super Typhoon Chanthu was closing in over the weekend. Ricardo Vargas, 30, who works in sales and mark...

Angry dormitory supervisor slams sports car into Taiwan university

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A dormitory supervisor angry at complaints about his performance slammed a sports car into the steps of Taipei National University of the Arts (TNUA), reports said Friday ...

Taipei to offer high school girls period products, a first in Asia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei announced on Friday (Aug. 27) an initiative to ensure girls at five junior high schools have access to free menstrual products as part of the city’s commitmen...

Michelin Guide Taipei & Taichung 2021 revealed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Michelin Guide Taipei 2021 was officially announced on Wednesday (Aug. 25), presenting the fourth edition of the Taipei Guide and its second Taichung Guide. In the ...

Historic Taipei hotel to close in October, will continue as restaurant

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — One of the oldest hotels in Taipei, the Imperial Hotel Taipei, will close at the end of October, reported UDN on Friday (Aug. 20). As the Imperial Hotel Taipei predomin...

Carrefour Tianmu in Taipei closes for disinfection after COVID case visit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Carrefour Tianmu closed on Wednesday (Aug. 18) for disinfection after a COVID-19 case was confirmed to have visited the supermarket in Taipei. Disinfection was carried ...

Pet industry thriving in Taiwan despite COVID-19

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Stores that have closed due to COVID-19 are being replaced by pet businesses as Taiwan experiences a decade-long boom in the companion animals sector. The number of pet...

German man bikes 40 km to work twice weekly in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Westin Tashee Resort General Manager Jan-Hendrik Meidinger is a cycling enthusiast who enjoys his twice-weekly rides from Taipei to Taoyuan for work. The favorite mode ...

Journey to freedom for Caribbean peoples continues

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's five Caribbean diplomatic allies — Belize, Haiti, Saint Christopher and Nevis, Saint Lucia, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines — will celebrate ...

Taiwan ends sea warnings as Typhoon In-Fa blasts mountain areas with rain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) lifted sea warnings for Typhoon In-Fa on Saturday (July 24) morning, heavy rain caused rockfalls and landslides that forced townships i...