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Taiwan suspends digital ID project amid safety concerns

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The government decided Thursday (Jan. 21) to suspend its plan to issue electronic identity cards (eID) until new legislation is ready to safeguard privacy. The decision...

Taiwan's digital ID plan halted

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) announced the halt of a new electronic ID (eID) plan until various technical issues have been resolved so as to clear up any doubts about pote...

Taiwan High Speed Rail plans southern expansion to Pingtung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan High Speed Rail Corp. (THSRC) plans to extend its southern route to Pingtung County, Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) announced on Sunday (Jan. 10). As part of an ef...

Chinese state media blast latest Pompeo move on Taiwan

BEIJING (AP) — China's state media lashed out at the latest move on Taiwan by the departing Trump administration, accusing U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo of “seeking to maliciously inflict a long...

Air China cries foul at Taiwan test results labeled 'Wuhan pneumonia'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Air China on Thursday (Dec. 17) issued a notice to passengers warning them that if a negative coronavirus test report contains the words "Wuhan pneumonia," it wi...

Taiwan stimulus vouchers available for APRC holders until Dec. 30

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreigners who are permanent residents in Taiwan, as well as diplomats, are eligible to receive Taiwan's stimulus vouchers until Dec. 31. In July, Taiwan launched i...

Taiwan to investigate Chinese-made drones

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) promised to investigate the government procurement of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) after a legislator alleged Tuesday (Dec. 1) that 70 perc...

Taiwan hog farmers denounce KMT for throwing offal in legislature

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A pig farmers' association has condemned KMT legislators for throwing pig offal in the Legislative Yuan on Friday (Nov. 27). Taiwanese Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) ...

Lawmakers throw pig guts, punches on Taiwan parliament floor

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Lawmakers in Taiwan got into a fist fight and threw pig guts at each other Friday over a soon-to-be enacted policy that would allow imports of U.S. pork and beef. ...

Pork protests delay Taiwan premier's briefing at Legislative Yuan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) on Friday (Nov. 27) was finally able to give a briefing at the legislature despite yelling and air horns from the KMT protesting about U.S. po...

Fists and pig guts fly in Taiwan parliament debate on US pork

Legislators from Taiwan’s main opposition Kuomintang (KMT) party threw pig guts and exchanged punches with other lawmakers in parliament on Friday (Nov. 27) as they tried to stop the premier fro...

Taiwan cabinet details plans to regulate pork imports from US

The Cabinet on Thursday (Nov. 26) released a five-point plan for the regulation of American pork products, in an effort to ease public concerns over residues of the livestock drug ractopamine, before ...

Taiwan president denies plans for Cabinet reshuffle

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) told reporters Wednesday (Nov. 25) there are currently no plans to replace Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌), as he and his team have done a good j...

Taiwan's KMT threatens to take to streets again for food safety

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang (KMT) Secretary-General Li Chien-lung (李乾龍) said on Tuesday (Nov. 24) that if President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) is unwilling to engage in a debate with the KMT conce...

Taiwan government making progress on drug war: Premier

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) said Monday (Nov. 23) that the government is committed to eradicating the "serious" drug problem in Taiwan, claiming it had achieved...