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Taiwan vegetable farmer arrested for forging ‘organic’ label on produce

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The police arrested a Tainan vegetable farmer surnamed Chen (陳) for forging organic certification labels to continue selling his produce to the local farmers’ associ...

Award-winning Handout Magazine to cease publication after 34 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Handout Magazine will publish its last issue in December, its Editor-in-Chief Fei Wen (費文) announced on Tuesday (Nov. 23). CNA reported that Fei wrote in an open letter...

Taipei Zoo to hand-raise motherless koala joey

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the euthanization of a nursing koala named Grace at the Taipei Zoo, zookeepers are now hand-raising her joey named — Joey. The Taipei Zoo said a veterin...

Ikea Taipei reopens, shifts focus to accessories, food service

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Months after the closure of Ikea Dunhua North Road was announced, the furniture store is returning to its original location as “Ikea Taipei City Shop — Arena&r...

Taiwanese woman's death following vaccination turns into murder case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — While physicians were still determining whether a 65-year-old woman surnamed Feng (馮) died of vaccine-related complications, a police officer noticed suspicious livor mort...

Collective cheating scandal alleged at Taiwan's NTU

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Discussion threads on online student forum Dcard have revealed alleged cheating during National Taiwan University’s (NTU) midterm exams, prompting the school to laun...

Lithuanian parliamentary delegation arrives in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Lithuanian parliamentary delegation landed in Taiwan early Sunday morning (Nov. 28) to attend the 2021 Open Parliament Forum. CNA reported that the delegation, led ...

Hong Kong protest documentary wins at ‘home to free artists’ Golden Horse

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) congratulated the Golden Horse Award winners following Saturday evening's (Nov. 27) ceremony, calling the award “home to all free ar...

Shirtless man does 'Exorcist spider walk’ in middle of Taipei road

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A video submitted to a dashcam sharing platform showing a man mimicking the “spider walk” from the American horror film “The Exorcist” has generate...

Taiwan high school under fire for humiliating students, human rights violations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following Juang Jing Vocational High School (JJVS) Chair Wang Chuan-liang’s (王傳亮) alleged comment that students resemble beggars and prostitutes when squatting, the ...

False killer whale stranded in Taiwan released after rehabilitation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Marine Animal Rescue Network (MARN) team nursed a beached false killer whale back to health and released it on Thursday morning (Nov. 25). The false killer whale was ...

Taiwan's Foxconn draws blueprint for EV businesses around world

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — During an earnings call on Nov. 12, Foxconn Technology Group announced a list of electric vehicle-related (EV) business ventures spread across the globe, Business Today re...

Taiwan's new army recruits save coach bus after driver faints

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two new army recruits have been commended for taking over the wheel and saving a coach bus from an accident after the bus driver collapsed due to a cardiac arrest on Sunda...

Dutch legislators support Taiwan’s Interpol bid in landslide vote

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Dutch House of Representatives passed a proposal calling for the government to support Taiwan’s participation in the International Criminal Police Organization (...

Taiwan drama 'Gold Leaf' comes under fire for 'twisting historical facts'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — “Gold Leaf,” a historical drama set in 1950s Taiwan, has sparked controversy for misrepresenting the parties responsible for the birth of the New Taiwan dollar...