Taipei to punish operators caught selling masks, disinfectants in claw machines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei's leaders have condemned people trying to sell surgical masks and disinfectants in claw machines and are warning of swift punishment for those caught in the act...

Made-in-China NT$50 dollar coins found in S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tainan City police have arrested a woman suspected of smuggling in fake Taiwanese currency from China with the intention of disturbing the economic system on the island. ...

Hell money spotted in claw machine during Ghost Month spooks Taiwanese

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As Ghost Month is well underway in Taiwan, a photo of claw machine game stuff with joss paper (金紙) has many superstitious Taiwanese netizens spooked as many fear it could lead ...

New Taipei man wastes son's tuition on claw machine, tries to steal it back

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As the scourge of the claw machine addiction continues to ravage Taiwan, a New Taipei man was arrested last week for stealing coins from a claw machine arcade after he blew his...

Facebook opens new HQ in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Social media behemoth Facebook officially opened its new Taiwan headquarters on the 35th floor of Nan Shan Plaza (南山廣場) in Taipei's Xinyi District (信義區) on Thursday (April ...

70% of claw machine stores surveyed in major Taiwanese cities are illegal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Executive Yuan’s Consumer Protection Committee and the Consumers’ Foundation released the results of an investigation which found that 70 percent of claw machin...

Man gets arm stuck inside claw machine in S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A man found himself in quite a jam as his arm became stuck in a claw machine while trying to retrieve a stuffed Snoopy doll that had failed to fall all the way down the hatch a...

Taiwanese psychiatrist warns of dangers of 'claw machine addiction'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A psychiatrist in southern Taiwan says that many Taiwanese have begun to become addicted to the promise of "cute dolls" inside claw machines, disrupting both their pr...

Taiwan claw crane craze

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's Central Bank announced last December that it has increased its 2019 budget to issue more NT$10 (US$0.32) coins to cope with the massive claw machine craze that has...

Taiwan's Central Bank to issue more NT$10 coins to cope with claw crane craze

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's Central Bank yesterday announced that it has increased its 2019 budget to issue more NT$10 (US$0.32) coins to cope with the massive claw machine craze that has gri...

Photo of the Day: Claw machine painted on transformer box in western Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A transformer box in Sihu Township of western Taiwan's Yunlin County has been painted to look like the inside of a claw machine. In the 3D painting, photos which have b...

New Taipei man in hot water for selling live crabs in claw machine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A man is facing charges after being caught selling live crabs and crayfish in a claw machine in New Taipei City, reported UDN. A 45-year-old man surnamed Feng (馮) is facing...

Taiwan's claw game outlets top 7,000: MOF

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - As more major retailers are closing stores, reportedly due to an inability to afford rising rents, the number of claw machine parlors has skyrocketed to a historic high of 7,743...

Taiwan counts almost as many claw machine arcades as convenience stores

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – According to statistics by the Ministry of Finance, Taiwan now has around 6,678 claw machine outlets across the country, with a density almost as high as convenience store...

Taiwan's claw game outlets nearly double in two years to over 6,000: MOF

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Claw game stores have begun sprouting up across Taiwan since last year, with outlets growing exponentially in merely one year to total 6,409 by May 2018, according to a report r...