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Taiwan customs seizes 8 tons of smuggled garlic from China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese customs seized a container of garlic weighing 8,000 kilograms on Thursday (Sept. 24), which was believed to have been smuggled out of Qingdao, China. The cont...

AIT observes Ghost Festival in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In an unusual gesture to show respect for local Taiwanese culture, the U.S. de facto embassy on Wednesday (Sept. 2) posted photos of its staff observing Ghost Festival (鬼節...

Taiwanese woman calls for further investigation into sister's death in Australia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The sister of a Taiwanese woman who died of unknown causes during a working holiday in Australia on Wednesday (May 20) urged the Taiwanese government to ask Australian pol...

Taiwan customs discovers 53 smuggled animals

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s customs authorities on Thursday (July 18) seized packages of live animals imported from Malaysia in a wildlife smuggling operation worth NT$5 million that i...

Free Mandarin program for New Taipei migrant workers set for July

New Taipei's free Chinese language program designed for migrant workers to help them assimilate more quickly into society is being held again this year and will start in early July, a New Taipei L...

Taiwanese customs officers see no decline in meat smugglers despite heavy fine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In order to prevent the contagion of African swine disease onto the island, Taiwan has beefed up penalties for bringing meat into the country up to a heavy fine of NT$200,...

China shows dangerous lack of transparency on African Swine Fever outbreak: Taiwan COA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Chinese media has been failing to inform Chinese citizens on the severity of the African Swine Fever (ASF) epidemic, as cases of Chinese travelers coming to Taiwan carryin...

African Swine Flu: dishonest media in China blamed for inadequate warnings

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The restrictive media environment is to blame for a lack of public awareness of the severe and quickly growing African swine fever crisis in China, according to Chinese re...

2 more Chinese tourists fined for bringing meat into Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Amid ramped up efforts by Taiwanese customs to restrict meat products from entering Taiwan, two more Chinese tourists were nabbed with contraband meat on Dec. 22, reported...

New Taipei Boxer Murder: man had a history of abusing women, criminal record in the USA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – More information on the perpetrator in a brutal murder has come to light following the discovery of the body on May 28. The man whose English name is Gary Chu, was rais...

5 taboos for daughters on 2nd day of Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- There are many superstitions associated with Lunar New Year and a Taiwanese numerology expert has listed five traditional taboos adult daughters must observe today (初二), the se...

Shipment of 4,000 butchered pangolins discovered at Kaohsiung Harbor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – It has been reported that Customs officials at Kaohsiung Harbor discovered a large shipment of 4,000 butchered pangolins in an abandoned shipping container on Feb. 1. T...

China customs destroys Taiwanese products for not having 'Taiwan Area' label

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As part of its efforts to suppress Taiwan at every turn, China has recently started to destroy imported Taiwanese products that do not have the newly required "Taiwan Area...