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Taiwanese passport holder denied entry into Taiwan due to 'loophole'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese-American man with a Taiwanese passport found himself stranded at the airport after being refused entry into the country because he did not know he needed a spe...

Nursing home director marries homeless man for NT$40 million in Taiwan's Pingtung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The curious marriage between a 52-year-old director of a nursing home in Pingtung County and an 81-year-old homeless man with dementia was due to the fact he was worth abo...

Foreign children with Taiwan APRC eligible for NT$10,000 subsidy until Sept. 30

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Education (MOE) announced Monday (Aug. 16) that parents of foreign children who have permanent residence in Taiwan have until Sept. 30 to access a COVID re...

First transnational couple registers for same-sex marriage in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese citizen Shinchi (信奇) and his Macau partner Guzifer (阿古) registered their marriage on Friday (Aug. 13) after taking their case to court and winning in May. Tai...

It’s a case of the blues for Taiwan’s Gold Card program

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Gold Card program, highlighted by the government as a way to bring in high-caliber foreign talent, is currently at a crossroads as some holders repatriate t...

Over 7,600 Taiwan couples granted infertility treatment subsidy in July

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of 7,636 couples have applied for and been granted a subsidy this month to receive in vitro fertilization (IVF), as Taiwan endeavors to boost its dwindling birth r...

Taiwan opens up vaccine registration to foreigners without health insurance cards

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced on Thursday (July 29) that it is now allowing three categories of foreigners who do not have National Health Insurance...

Union calls on Taiwan to extend subsidies to foreign students

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Higher Education Union (THEU) on Tuesday (July 20) called on Taiwan's education and labor ministries to extend their COVID relief subsidies to foreign stude...

Taiwan streamlines passport application process

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Tuesday (June 29) announced that the passport application process will become easier starting from July 1. MOFA said that begi...

Taoyuan now offers COVID-19 vaccines to all pregnant women across Taiwan: Mayor Cheng

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —Taoyuan Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan (鄭文燦) said on Tuesday (June 22) that as the city still has 7,000 remaining doses of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, pregnant women across Taiwan are ...

Taiwan adds more at-risk professions to vaccine priority list

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) on Tuesday (June 22) announced that the vaccination priority list has been expanded to include more professions at risk of contracti...

Taipei to immunize people over-85s regardless of household registration

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei will use extra COVID-19 vaccine doses distributed to the city by the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) to immunize city residents over 85, even if their househ...

Taiwan Indigenous group petitions to use traditional name as legal moniker

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Savungaz Valincinan, a member of the Indigenous group "Call me by my real name," on Wednesday (May 12) pointed out the double standard in allowing people to lega...

Taiwan court ruling on Macau citizen opens door to international same-sex marriages

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A high court on Thursday (May 6) ruled that same-sex marriage between a Taiwanese citizen and a Macau national should be recognized in Taiwan, opening the door to marriage...

'You left a gift for me to make me strong': Pilot's widow

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After learning that her husband had passed, the widow of a Taiwanese fighter pilot who died in the line of duty on Monday (March 22) posted a message on social media expre...