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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...

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 ...

Owner donates unregistered helicopter to Taiwan university

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Prosecutors on Tuesday (Dec. 29) asked a court to be lenient to the owner of an unregistered helicopter caught landing in a residential area in the New Taipei City distric...

13 Japanese, Taiwanese indicted for online gambling

Two Japanese and 11 Taiwanese nationals were indicted by prosecutors on Tuesday for engaging in illicit online gambling in Taiwan. According to the indictment issued by the Shilin District Prosecut...

Taiwan tracks down owner of unlicensed helicopter

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Investigators tracked down the owner of an unregistered helicopter which was filmed landing in a residential area in New Taipei City last month and freed him on bail of NT...

Taiwan's Barista Coffee admits fraud

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Shilin District Prosecutors Office announced on Tuesday (Nov. 26) that Barista Coffee has been mixing cheap Robusta beans with high-quality Arabica beans in 13 of its ...

Three Taiwanese suspects arrested in NT$300,000 robbery of Malaysian visitor

Three Taiwanese men were arrested for allegedly robbing a Malaysian tourist of NT$300,000 (US$10,050) in Taipei recently, city police said Wednesday. The Malaysian woman was duped into taking what ...

Hong Kong, Taiwan signal openness to cooperation on Chan case

Following the release Wednesday of a suspect wanted for murder in Taiwan, the Hong Kong government opened the door to cooperation between the two sides, while defending its handling of the case. At...

One Lennon Wall dispute settled, another moves to court

Two recent conflicts over messages of support for Hong Kong, posted on Lennon Walls on school campuses, moved closer to resolution this week, as students at one university reached an out-of-court sett...

Chinese apologize to Hong Kong students for Lennon Wall brawl in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Chinese students who attacked Hong Kong students over a “Lennon Wall” at Taipei’s Chinese Culture University (CCU) have apologized, reports said Wednesda...

Suitcase murder: Taiwan police issue arrest warrant seeking suspect's extradition from Hong Kong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Nearly ten months after the murder of a young girl from Hong Kong by her boyfriend while both were on holiday in Taiwan, the Shilin District Prosecutors Office in Taipei h...

Taiwan TV celeb’s son slapped with fine and suspended charges for bomb threat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Rick Wu (吳睿軒), the 19-year-old son of entertainer Jacky Wu (吳宗憲), will have to pay a fine of NT$500,000 (US$16,250) but will have charges of endangering public safety susp...

Former tech exec suspected of placing hidden camera at Starbucks Taipei branch

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A 45-year-old former technology company chairman was out on bail Tuesday after being detained as the key suspect in the placing of a hidden camera inside a gender-neutral toilet...

Pregnant Hong Kong girl strangled to death in Taiwan by boyfriend: autopsy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Autopsy results of an appalling homicide involving the killing of a 21-year-old Hong Kong girl by her 20-year-old boyfriend in Taiwan have pointed to strangulation as the ...