Bulgarian man charged with DUI in Taipei pleads ignorance of law

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- When a Bulgarian man identified with the Chinese surname Keh (克) was pulled over for driving under the influence (DUI) last Wednesday (May 15), he claimed that he was unaware o...

10 more foreigners join elite 'club' of naturalized Taiwanese citizens

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Ten more foreign professionals have been afforded the exclusive privileged of becoming naturalized Taiwanese citizens, while not being forced to relinquish the citizenship of t...

Drunk British English teacher bites cop on Taipei MRT

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A British English teacher with a record of previous run-ins with the law in Taiwan was arrested recently for disturbing the peace and biting a police officer on a Taipei MRT tr...

Video shows middle-aged Taiwanese woman demand foreigner give up seat because she's 'old'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Video surfaced on Wednesday (May 8) showing a middle-aged Taiwanese woman demanding in English that a foreign immigrant woman give up her priority seat because she is "old...

Canadian English teacher arrested for harassment, vandalism, assaulting officer in S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Canadian man suspected of suffering a mental disorder was arrested on Tuesday in southern Taiwan after he harassed a female convenience store clerk, smashed a car, and shoved...

Investigation begun after foreigner charged NT$400 for bag of fruit at Taipei night market

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Taipei City Government has launched an investigation after a foreigner was allegedly overcharged for fruit in the city's famous Shilin Night Market. After a well-kno...

American journalist, bar owner dies in Kaohsiung at age 55

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An American former journalist and owner of a bar in Kaohsiung passed away on Christmas Eve of complications from a stroke, and his family has composed the following obituary to...

Only 0.008% of foreigners in Taiwan granted dual citizenship over 2 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Over the past two years since an amendment to the Nationality Act took effect, a mere 65 senior foreign professionals, or 0.008 percent of Taiwan's 769,913 foreign resident...

After 40 years of service in Taiwan, American physician Noordhoff dies at age 91

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Dr. Samuel Noordhoff, an American physician who was instrumental in developing many crucial medical services during his 40 year tenure in Taiwan, died at the age of 91 on Dec. ...

New bill seeks to draw 'mid-level' foreign workers to Taiwan with easier APRC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Cabinet yesterday (Nov. 29) announced a new draft act called the "New Economy Immigration Bill" which seeks to provide more incentives for "mid-level" f...

Foreigners in Taiwan can now take professional exams in English

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Ministry of Examination yesterday (Nov. 22) announced the passing of an amendment to the Professionals and Technologists Examinations Act (專門職業及技術人員考試法) that will provide f...

'Tainan's Trump' to host 'White Power' party on eve of Taiwan elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Foreigners in Taiwan are aghast at an apparent translation gone horribly wrong in an advertisement posted on Facebook on Monday (Nov. 19) by "Tainan's Trump," whi...

Police arrest Gambian man for marijuana possession after tip-off from Taiwanese wife

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Gambian man was arrested for possession of marijuana after police were informed by his Taiwanese wife, who also provided information about his alleged connection to the decea...

New ARC numbering system to match Taiwan national ID format

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Ministry of Interior (MOI) yesterday announced that it is going to change the numbering system for Alien Residency Certificate (ARC) in Taiwan to have them match the format...

Updated info available on work permit application for foreign professionals in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Employers and foreigners looking for professional jobs in Taiwan are advised to refer to the updated manuals regarding work permit applications before submitting required ...