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Taiwan lawmakers brawl over bill to acquit former President Chen Shui-bian

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Scuffles broke out among legislators on Monday (May 30) as Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) members prepared to pass a bill that is designed to retroactively acquit form...

Taiwan High Court upholds 10-year sentence for officer convicted of embezzling 900 masks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan High Court on Wednesday (May 11) upheld a lower court’s 10-year sentence for a former lieutenant colonel convicted of stealing 900 masks in 2020. In Fe...

Taipei's court strikes down men’s compensation claims after impounded Lamborghini destroyed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei District Court on Wednesday (March 30) struck down two men’s compensation claims for an unregistered Lamborghini Aventador that was impounded by authoriti...

Taiwan's EVA Air to appeal rejection of strike compensation demand

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — EVA Air said Friday (March 25) it would appeal a court rejection of its NT$34 million (US$1.18 million) compensation demand against the organizers of a 2019 strike. The...

Taiwan High Court denies Li Kuo-hui medical parole ahead of retrial for deadly fire

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan High Court has ruled convicted arsonist Li Kuo-hui (李國輝) will remain in custody while he awaits his next retrial and denied his request for medical parole due t...

Woman detained for allegedly stabbing man to death in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei District Court on Saturday (March 5) approved the detention of a 28-year-old woman for allegedly murdering her lover five days prior. The 58-year-old dentist...

Taiwan court finds Chinese businessman, wife not guilty of money laundering

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei District Court on Thursday (Feb. 24) found Chinese businessman Xiang Xin (向心) and his wife Kong Qing (龔青) not guilty of money laundering, but imposed an oversea...

Huashan murderer escapes death penalty after Taiwan Supreme Court upholds life sentence

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The legal drama of a man found guilty of raping, killing, and dismembering a woman on the lawn behind Taipei's Huashan 1914 Creative Park in 2018 has finally come to a...

Taiwan High Court upholds 3-day detention sentence for man convicted of slandering CECC head

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan High Court on Tuesday (Feb. 15) upheld a lower court’s three-day criminal detention sentence, which can be converted to a fine of NT$3,000 (US$108) for a ...

Prosecutors appeal acquittal of former Taiwan president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei District Prosecutors Office is filing an appeal against the acquittal of former President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) for the sale of three Kuomintang (KMT) companies to...

Taiwan court rejects train crash compensation case against Japan’s Sumitomo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei District Court on Thursday (Dec. 9) ruled against a NT$612.11 million (US$22.09 million) compensation claim by the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) against ...

Raphael Lin arrested for assaulting Taiwan legislator Kao Chia-yu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Raphael Lin (林秉樞), boyfriend of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Kao Chia-yu (高嘉瑜), was taken into police custody early on Wednesday morning (Dec. 1) for alle...

Taiwan's Barbie Hsu divorcing Chinese husband

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese actress Barbie Hsu (徐熙媛) has reportedly filed for a divorce from her wealthy Chinese husband after 10 years of marriage, with nearly NT$1 billion in assets up fo...

Taiwan High Court spares life of single mother convicted of killing her kids

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan High Court on Thursday (Nov. 11) spared the life of a single mother convicted of killing her own children, overturning a lower court’s death sentence and ...

Former Taiwan president found not guilty of underselling KMT companies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei District Court on Wednesday (Oct. 27) found former President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) not guilty of violating the Securities Transaction Act in the sale of three Kuom...