Photo of the Day: Taiwan NT$100 bill vs real Chungshan Hall

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A photographer captured this image matching an illustration of Chungshan Hall (中山樓) on the NT$100 (US$3.40) note with the real thing, which he found to be in a surprising ...

Photo of the Day: Taiwan NT$1,000 bill vs. real Yushan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A photographer captured this image matching an illustration of Yushan's main peak on the NT$1,000 (US$34) note with the real thing. Last week, Reddit user IB-45 cap...

Commission calls for removing Chiang Kai-shek from Taiwan's currency

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As of its biannual report, the Transitional Justice Commission (TJC) yesterday (Dec. 17) called for the removal of images of Chiang Kai-shek (蔣介石) from Taiwan's currency be...

Winner of new Taiwan banknote design contest announced

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Democratic Progressive Party Legislator Gao Jyh-peng (高志鵬) announced the winner of a contest to come up with a new design for Taiwan's banknotes yesterday (March 27). Th...

HK$216,000 confiscated from a Chinese man at Taiwan's main airport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A man of Chinese nationality was detained for carrying undeclared cash of about HK$294,528 (NT$1.13 million) on Friday at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, officials say. ...

Up in smoke: Octogenarian woman throws NT$1m into temple burner

Police have recovered about 80 percent of NT$1 million (US$31,616) worth of cash that an 80-year-old woman allegedly threw into a burner set up by a temple in Tamsui for burning joss paper and incense...

U.S. dollar closes lower on Taipei forex (update)

The U.S. dollar fell against the Taiwan dollar Friday, shedding NT$0.007 to close at NT$32.605 after moving in a narrow range, dealers said. Despite moderate turnover, the U.S. dollar still ...

Two runaway Indonesian workers nabbed in southern Taiwan

Two runaway workers from Indonesia were caught in the southern Taiwan county of Chiayi during a police raid early this month after they exposed their whereabouts on a Facebook post made to show off...

U.S. dollar closes lower on Taipei forex (update)

Taipei, Feb. 26 (CNA) The U.S. dollar fell against the Taiwan dollar on Friday, shedding NT$0.004 to close at NT$33.492 as the strength of other regional currencies led traders here to buy into the lo...

Two wanted Taiwanese convicts repatriated from China

Two Taiwanese convicts, wanted for different crimes committed in 2003, were repatriated by Chinese authorities Wednesday, according to the Criminal Investigation Bureau. The two suspects, bot...

Taiwanese, Indonesian found with NT$2.5 million in cash at airport

A Taiwanese man and an Indonesian man were intercepted at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Thursday, after they each attempted to take more than NT$1 million (US$30,431) out of the country, avi...