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British English teacher found dead in Taipei apartment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The authorities have determined that a British man who was found dead in his Taipei apartment in mid-November had died from a heart attack, as he suffered from diabetes. ...

Survey shows Taiwan students overdependent on cram schools

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over half of Taiwanese believe that attending cram schools is essential for achieving academic success, according to a recent survey conducted by The Professor Huang Kun-h...

Pandemic widens learning gap in education-obsessed S. Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — When South Korea began its delayed school year with remote learning in April, that spelled trouble for low-income students who rely on public education, get easily distracted...

Two students commit suicide in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A university student and an 18-year-old preparing to retake her college entrance exams were found dead in Tainan on Saturday (Sept. 12) after having apparently taken their...

School principal from S. Taiwan seeking 'wonton mama'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An elementary school principal from southern Taiwan came all the way to Taipei City to look for a woman who ran a noodle stall and always gave him extra wontons 35 years a...

High school in Taipei changing name to Princeton

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Yu Da High School (台北市私立育達高職) in Taipei City is planning to adopt the name “Princeton,” reports said Friday (June 26). Also known as Yu Da High School of Co...

Taipei to expand mask vending machines to 12 districts next week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) on Monday (April 13) announced that ID-based medical mask machines will be expanded to all of the city's districts next week. After Tai...

Employee at Chinese education company in US forged figures

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After Luckin Coffee and iQiyi, another Chinese company, TAL Education, has also been accused of cooking its books, leading its share price to slide precipitously, reports ...

Taiwan’s local governments cancel school trips and religious parades amid coronavirus fears

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As the number of confirmed Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) cases rose again Wednesday (Feb. 26), local governments announced bans on mass gatherings such as school trips and ...

Foreign caregiver announced as Taiwan’s coronavirus case No. 32

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Indonesian caregiver of a man in his eighties who is Taiwan’s 27th case of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) has been diagnosed as the country’s 32nd patient, t...

New Taipei cram school classmates of 31st Wuhan virus case being tested

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After an 11-year-old boy was confirmed to be Taiwan's 31st case of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) on Tuesday (Feb. 25), officials began testing his cram school classmate...

Taiwan’s coronavirus case No. 31 is 11-year-old grandson of a previous patient

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan on Tuesday (Feb. 25) confirmed its 31st case of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), at age 11 the youngest patient in the country and the fifth member of one family. T...

Volunteer W. Taiwan cemetery cleaner found to be Canadian man

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A foreign good samaritan who cleaned up trash in a neighborhood in Changhua has come forward after he was praised by locals and Taiwanese media for his good deed. On Sa...

Homeless American English teacher charged with arson in S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A homeless American English teacher has been charged with arson for allegedly setting fire to a bar at a campground in southern Taiwan on Sept. 20 and is awaiting release ...

Canadian English teacher nabbed growing pot in N Taiwan gets lighter sentence

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Canadian cram school teacher who teaches English and was arrested for growing marijuana at his home in northern Taiwan has been given a reduced sentence for being a &quo...