Hearing into National Taiwan University president’s illegal jobs will be public

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In a rare move, the first hearing by the Public Functionary Disciplinary Sanction Commission into National Taiwan University (NTU) President Kuan Chung-ming’s (管中閔) ...

Taiwan Supreme Court confirms 8-year jail term for ex-chairman of famous brand

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The ex-chairman of one of Taiwan’s most prominent brand names, Tatung (大同), will have to serve eight years in prison and pay a fine of NT$300 million (US$9.48 millio...

Uber wins appeal of NT$100 million fine in Taiwan court

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Ride-hailing company Uber will not have to pay a fine of NT$100 million (US$3.2 million) as the Ministry of Transportation’s Directorate General of Highways (DGH) did not...

Taiwan court sentences Foxconn to pay compensation to laid-off manager

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Foxconn Technology Group will have to pay compensation in money and company stock to a manager who was sacked as he was unable to leave a plane to return to his office for...

Taiwan’s Supreme Court upholds lower court’s 14-month sentence for Chinese spy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Supreme Court upheld a lower court’s sentence for a Chinese spy on Thursday, March 14, United Daily News (UDN) United Daily News (UDN) reported. Th...

Taiwan ex-President Ma appears at final trial over leaking of confidential information

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) on Friday attended a Taiwan High Court session in the final stage of the trial focusing on his alleged leaking of confidential informat...

Final verdict: 5 years jail for organizer of deadly party at Taiwan water park

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The organizer of the colored dust party at a New Taipei City water park which led to 15 people killed and more than 400 injured will face the maximum sentence of five years in p...

Taiwan issues warrant for former KMT legislator

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - As former Kuomintang legislator Lee Ching-hua (李慶華) failed to appear at court hearings about allegations of corruption against him, the New Taipei District Court on Tuesday issu...

Taiwan Supreme Court rejects 10-year jail sentence for W Hotel drug death suspect

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a 10-year prison sentence for the man thought responsible for the death of a young woman after a drug party at Taipei City’s W Hotel...

Taiwan executes convict on president’s birthday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A man who stabbed his former wife to death outside a school and caused the death of a six-year-old daughter became the first death row convict to be executed since Preside...

Taiwan Supreme Court confirms jail term of 39 years and 2 months for socialite in drug-rape scandal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected an appeal against a prison sentence of 39 years and two months for socialite Justin Lee (李宗瑞) for sexually assaulting nine women. ...

Former Taiwanese death row inmate granted NT$17 million in compensation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Cheng Hsing-tse (鄭性澤), an exonerated death row convict in Taiwan, has been awarded over NT$17 million (US$550,000) by the Taichung branch of the Taiwan High Court in recom...

Taiwan rejects parole for Ting Hsin tycoon jailed in food safety scandal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Tycoon Wei Ying-chun’s (魏應充) application for parole after serving half of his two-year prison sentence for his role in food safety scandals has been rejected because...

Taiwan sentences former KMT government official to 2 years in prison

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former Cabinet Secretary-General Lin Yi-shih (林益世) will have to serve two years in prison in a corruption case, while a related 12-year verdict will have to be reconsidere...

Supreme Court awards NT$500 million to 262 former RCA workers

Taipei (CNA) - Taiwan's Supreme Court Thursday upheld liability of Radio Corporation of America (RCA) and its successor companies for deaths and illness of workers due to exposure to toxic chemica...