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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...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Time Magazine selects Taipei as one of 'World's Greatest Places'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Time Magazine has listed Taipei on its latest "World's Greatest Places" list. Time's "World's Greatest Places 2021," released Tuesday (J...

85 nursing homes across Taiwan have reported 339 COVID cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (June 21) announced that 85 long-term care institutions across Taiwan have reported 339 COVID-19 cases. At a press ...

Taipei park visitors horrified by plants in pants

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Officials have removed potted plants wrapped in pants from a Taipei park after a public uproar over what visitors mistook for a crime scene or supernatural occurrence. ...

Taiwan’s top 5 flower festivals

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – As you peer through the smog this weekend, it might be hard to tell, but spring is upon us and flowers are bursting into bloom across the country. With overseas trav...

Cherry blossoms on Taipei’s Pingjing Street in full bloom

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The cherry blossoms along Pingjing Street in Taipei’s Shihlin District are currently in full bloom, attracting hordes of anthophiles. Lane 42 of Pingjing Street i...

Cherry blossom trees on Taipei’s Pingjing Street beginning to bloom

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —Approximately half of the cherry blossom trees on Pingjing Street in Taipei’s Shilin District were in bloom as of Sunday (Jan. 24), heralding the arrival of the short...

Taipei Performing Arts Center set to shape world in 2021

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Media giant CNN picked the Taipei Performing Arts Center as one of its “transformative buildings set to shape the world in 2021,” soon after British newspaper ...