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75.9% of Japanese feel 'close' to Taiwan in 2021 survey

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the 2021 “Awareness Survey Report on Taiwan,” 75.9% of Japanese surveyed said they felt “close” to Taiwan, while 64.8% believed Taiwan to be &ld...

Taipei to require basic amenities, safety measures in public restroom draft bill

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei City Government Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced a draft bill for a self-government ordinance that lists “standard equipment” ...

Taiwan judge relieves children of legal obligation to support abusive father

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man's demands for his two children to fulfill their filial responsibility and support him financially was denied after a Taitung court confirmed his children’s...

Runaway Shiba Inu shown 'grinning' when reunited with owner in northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — When a lost Shiba Inu was reunited with its owners on Monday (Jan. 17), Taoyuan police captured a photo of the dog “grinning” in apparent happiness. Officer...

Elderly man accidentally rams car into central Taiwan hospital

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A 79-year-old man surnamed Liao (廖) drove his car into the facade of Taichung Hospital, the Ministry of Health and Welfare on Tuesday (Jan. 18). Liao was driving his wi...

Taiwan-grown Indian jujubes arrive in Dubai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A shipment of Indian jujubes produced in Pingtung County has arrived in Dubai, county Magistrate Pan Men-an (潘孟安) said Tuesday (Jan. 18). “Pingtung’s Indian...

Taiwan’s NCKU announces plan for global alumni association, new scholarship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) has announced its plan to establish a global alumni association to better connect over 200,000 alumni around the world, as well as a ...

Fire at east Taiwan harbor destroys 2 whale-watching boats

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An early-morning fire at Hualien County’s Shih-ti Fishing Harbor destroyed two whale-watching vessels on Monday (Jan. 17), including the original boat that inspired ...

Taiwan's NCKU Hospital administers nearly 10,000 booster shots in a day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwan moves quickly to administer booster shots in response to COVID-19’s Omicron variant, National Cheng Kung University Hospital (NCKUH) stepped up its efforts...

Man in south Taiwan arrested for series of furniture fires

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After three fires were reported in Kaohsiung within the span of an hour on Sunday evening (Jan. 16), the police arrested a man who had allegedly set fire to discarded furn...

What other than a referendum can unite Taiwan?

In 1963, Taiwan established its first football team, known as the Tatung Team (大同隊), but for various management-related reasons, it ceased operation on Dec. 19, 2021. The team bade farewell to its fan...

Taiwan COVID patients with mild symptoms to be quarantined, not hospitalized

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As imported COVID-19 cases increase in Taiwan, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced that starting Saturday (Jan. 15), patients with mild to no symptoms or ...

Taiwan’s National Central Library signs MOU with The British Library

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Central Library (NCL) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the British Library (BL) to promote the exchange of the two countries’ national ac...

Central Taiwan's Ruilong Waterfall to reopen Jan. 26 with elevated trail

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After over a year of renovation, the Ruilong Waterfall Park in Nantou County will reopen on Jan. 26, featuring a newly built, elevated trail leading right to the waterfall...

Taiwan issues low temperature alert for 17 cities, counties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) issued a yellow low temperature alert for all cities and counties north of Tainan as well as the outlying Kinmen County on Monday (Jan. 10...