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Taiwan's new ARC numbers available Jan. 4

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The government's change to the numbering system for the Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) and Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC), in order to have them "m...

Second digit of new Taiwan ARC numbers will have 8 or 9

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The government insists that although the second digit for the new numbering system of the Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) and Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC) ...

Taiwan's new digital IDs not made in China: Deputy interior minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Deputy Minister of the Interior Chen Tsung-yen (陳宗彥) on Wednesday (Dec. 9) stated that the inputs for Taiwan’s new digital ID cards are definitely not produced in Ch...

ARC number format to match Taiwan ID in January

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The government's planned change to the numbering system of the Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) and Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC) to have them match the ...

Lawsuit aims at pressing Taiwan's government to halt digital ID plan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A court battle began on Monday (Nov. 2) as Taiwan's privacy advocates pushed to know how their government will meticulously prevent personal data theft when it rolls o...

US retracts statement spy plane flew over Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The United States Air Force (USAF) has retracted confirmation that one of its RC-135W electronic surveillance aircraft flew over Taipei earlier this week, reports said Sat...

Taiwan ID firm dismisses accusation it worked with contractors for China spy grid

2020/9/4 16:30 Update Central Engraving and Printing Plant (the government agency that contracts out card making) has issued a statement dismissing as "baseless" a report suggesting illegal ...

Taiwan issues NT$500 sports vouchers, foreign spouses eligible

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Education's Sports Administration on Monday (July 20) announced it is issuing 4 million sports vouchers (動滋券, dongzi vouchers) worth NT$500 (US$17) eac...

Taiwan's stimulus vouchers up for grabs today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's stimulus vouchers became available at post offices across the country on Wednesday (July 15). This month, Taiwan launched its "Triple Stimulus Voucher...

Taipei 101 Observation Deck offers NT$150 admission per adult with two children

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly slowed down in Taiwan, Taipei 101 is offering Taiwanese a favorable price for admission to its observation deck through advance ...

Taipei nightclub refuses foreigners without passports amid coronavirus fears

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A photo of a sign announcing a new discriminatory policy at a popular nightclub in Taipei City surfaced on Sunday (May 3), after a group of foreigners was denied entry bec...

Temple in W. Taiwan refuses foreigners out of coronavirus fears

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A temple in a rural area of western Taiwan is currently refusing to allow foreigners to stay in its accommodations out of fear of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), while a...

Taiwan ranks No.43 on global press freedom list

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan fell one place to rank No.43 on the 2020 World Press Freedom Index announced by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) Tuesday (April 21). Out of 180 countries surveyed...

American couple with Taiwanese citizenship jets back to vote in election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An American couple who had lived in Taiwan for 39 years before becoming naturalized Taiwanese citizens and retiring in the U.S. has flown 12,000 kilometers back to Taiwan ...

ARC number format to match Taiwan national ID in 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan government's planned change of the numbering system for its Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) to match the Taiwan national identification card is to go into ...