Government plans to amend Medical Law which may affect medical and dental students studying abroad

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) plans to amend the Physicians Act by implementing a screening test and lowering the quota for dental clinical practicums for fore...

Beijing accidently gave Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen two ‘political gifts,’ said former US official

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has received two unexpected “political gifts” from Beijing, said former Deputy Assistant Secretary of ...

Large quantities of smuggled North Korean cigarettes seized in Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Kaohsiung Customs seized a shipping container filled with smuggled North Korean cigarettes worth more than NT$50 million (US$1.6 million) on Friday (June 21), Liberty Time...

Former Philippines diplomat and China critic deported by Hong Kong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Former Philippines diplomat Albert del Rosario, who criticized Xi Jinping (習近平) for crimes against humanity, was held for six hours and eventually deported by the Hong Kong Immi...

Protest escalates in Hong Kong after government fail to respond to protesters’ demands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Protesters in Hong Kong launched a non-cooperation movement today (June 21), blocking several roads near government buildings and encircling Wan Chai district police headq...

US seen as rogue state alongside Russia, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Iran

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A new poll has lumped the United States in with so-called rogue states such as Russia, Saudi Arabia, Israel, and Iran. The poll was conducted among 17,000 adults in 24 ...

First African swine fever outbreak confirmed in Laos

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Laos has reported its first outbreak of African swine fever (ASF), in the southern province of Saravane, according to a World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) report o...

Movie-style posters promoting Japanese SMEs well-received

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Many Japanese small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are now turning to creative movie-style posters to promote themselves and improve workers’ morale. According to ...

Taiwan remains most overweight Asian country despite increase in exercise

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan is the most overweight country in Asia despite an upward trend of exercising regularly, according to government statistics. The Health Promotion Administration (...

US House Speaker says Hong Kong’s privileges at risk if it is 'just China'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – United States House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi has backed bipartisan legislation to protect Hong Kong’s rights and democracy and on Wednesday (June 19) ...

South Korea to provide 50,000 tons of rice aid to North Korea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – South Korea announced on Wednesday (June 19) that it is providing 50,000 tons of rice to drought-stricken North Korea via the World Food Program (WFP), for the first time ...

ASUS rebrands Zenfone 6 to ASUS 6Z in India due to trademark infringement

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The High Court of Delhi ruled last month that ASUS no longer has the right to use its renowned Zenfone brand name in India due to an alleged trademark infringement request...

Chengte Charity Foundation organizes fun fair to help the needy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Chengte Charity Foundation (正德慈善基金會) Taipei Branch held a charity fair on Sunday (June 16), which included a bazaar, food stands, a children’s painting competition, ...

Government offers NT$10,000 reward for reporting fall armyworm

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Council of Agriculture (COA) announced on Thursday (June 14) that a reward of NT$10,000 wil be made to anyone who makes a confirmed report of fall armyworm between Jun...

Student arrested for being admin of social media group supporting Hong Kong protests

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The student admin for a Telegram app group linked to the Hong Kong extradition bill protesters was arrested by police on “public nuisance” charges on Tuesday (...