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Fraud ring led by Vietnamese woman busted by Taiwan authorities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — National Immigration Agency’s (NIA) Yulin County Service Center recently busted a fraud ring that was accused of scamming foreigners out of large sums of money by co...

Taiwan to remain vigilant as China announces end to military drills

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense tracked 36 aircraft and 10 ships from China’s military around the country as China's military announced an end to its maneuvers ...

Foxconn chair hints at alternative if Taiwan bans plan to invest in China's Tsinghua Unigroup

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foxconn Technology Group Chairman Young Liu (劉揚偉) on Wednesday (Aug. 10) hinted at alternative plans if the government vetoes its investment in Chinese semiconductor maker...

Four-day hot air balloon festival in central Taiwan kicks off Aug. 25

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2nd Taichung hot air balloon carnival will take place at Tu-Niou Sports Park (土牛運動公園) in Shigang District Aug. 25-28. Taichung Civil Affairs Bureau said that there ...

Taiwan recalls 5 Haagen-Dazs ice cream flavors over pesticide fears

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has ordered the recall of 450,000 cups of Haagen-Dazs ice cream due to the suspected presence of a cancer-causing ingredient, report...

Taiwan raises minimum monthly wage for foreign caregivers to NT$20,000

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Labor (MOL) on Wednesday (Aug. 10) announced that the minimum wage for newly arrived foreign domestic caregivers and those renewing or changing contracts w...

Taiwan Strait conflict would have no victors: Military experts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwan Strait conflict would be devastating for all belligerents, participants of a think tank war game concluded last week. The day-long simulation, hosted by the Wa...

Taiwanese team to translate musical I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—This August, Off-Broadway musical “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” will be staged in Taipei, translated and produced by Taiwanese production compan...

Keelung Ghost Festival activities in northern Taiwan to reach climax Thursday night

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Keelung Ghost Festival, a tradition that has been observed for 168 years, will reach its climax on Thursday night (Aug. 11) with a parade and the release of water lant...

China rehearses intercepting Taiwanese warships, warplanes trying to break 'blockade'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China is continuing military exercises around Taiwan three days after they were supposed to end, while on Tuesday (Aug. 9), the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) re...

Taiwan adds Formosan macaque to list of banned pets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Starting in September, people found raising an unregistered Formosan macaque could be liable for a fine of up to NT$250,000 (US$8,320), the Council of Agriculture (COA) an...

Taiwan’s population shows increase for first time since early 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s total population increased to 23,190,064 in July, its first rise since early 2020, the Ministry of Interior (MOI) said Wednesday (Aug. 10). The increase ...

American Institute in Taiwan's Kaohsiung office gets new branch chief

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Thomas Wong (黃東偉) has been appointed the new branch chief of the American Institute in Taiwan’s (AIT) Kaohsiung Branch Office. Wong has served at AIT's Taipei...

Taiwan to end pre-entry PCR rule for all arrivals next week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said on Wednesday (Aug. 10) it will end its pre-flight polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test requirement for all inbound...

KMT vice chairman’s China trip draws fire even from inside own party

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Kuomintang (KMT) decision to send its vice chairman, Andrew Hsia (夏立言), on a trip to China Wednesday (Aug. 10) while Beijing continued to hold military drills and to s...