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Taiwan bubble tea brands rated for how low they kowtow to China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A human rights watch group recently unveiled its ratings for Taiwanese bubble tea stores and their values when it comes to human rights and freedom. Up to 20 popular bu...

7-Eleven launches Plant-Based HOTSHOT counters for tasty meat-free meals on the go

Three specially selected HOTSHOT counters are going plant-based and offering meat-free breakfasts and meals for a limited-time only. All-new Korean and Taiwanese-inspired 7-SELECT plant-based treats...

Dunkin’ bans the ‘double-cup’ as it swaps foam for paper

BOSTON (AP) — The Dunkin’ coffee chain says customers will have to do without a “double cup” for their iced drinks. A new campaign focused in Massachusetts and Rhode Island tells cus...

Photo of the Day: Chinese textbook warns drinking cold water can be deadly

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Many Western netizens are getting a laugh at a cartoon found by an American editor in a Chinese textbook warning children about the dangers of drinking cold water to the heart ...

Soaring unemployment fuels protests in southern Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — For more than three years after graduation, Karar Alaa Abdul-Wahid tried to get a stable job in the Iraqi government and in the private sector — to no avail. He once w...

Foul drinks at Super Duck giving Taipei customers super diarrhea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) --- Many feathers were ruffled in New Taipei City after it was discovered that three out of four branches of the Super Duck (超級達可, Super Drake) bubble tea franchise were using 112...

Drinking cold beverages may cause infertility: TCM doctor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A doctor of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) based in Taichung claims to have helped her patients with infertility problems by having them stop drinking cold beverages, accor...

Ten iced drinks have excess bacteria levels

TAIPEI, (Taiwan News)-- The Food and Drug Administration announced results the summer iced drink inspection and testing. Ten iced-tea drinks had excess levels of bacteria including the well-known cha...

Taiwan News Weekly Roundup - August 4

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The top stories this week included two typhoons hit Taiwan within one weekend, 500 EVA Air crew members taking leave Monday, 15 iced drinks in Taipei test positive for har...

15 iced drinks in Taipei test positive for harmful bacteria

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Excessive levels of harmful bacteria were detected in 15 iced beverages tested at chain beverage and food stores in Taipei, announced the city's Department of Health on Mon...