Taiwan President urges global cooperation to fight transnational telecom fraud

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said Wednesday Taiwan will continue to work with other nations to combat cross-border telecom fraud, at a time when recent cases inv...

Taiwanese man arrested in Philippines for carrying firearms and illegal drugs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Taiwanese man was arrested in the capital of the Philippines on Aug.24 for illegally possessing a large amount of ammunition and drugs.  The 31 year-old suspect ...

Manila thanks Taipei for arrest, deportation of Filipino fugitive

TAIPEI (CNA) -- The Philippines top envoy to Taipei on Wednesday expressed gratitude to Taiwan for its arrest and deportation of a Philippine city councilor, who was wanted in his home country for dru...

China court sentences Taiwanese fraud suspect to 11 years in jail

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Taiwanese fraud suspect arrested in Armenia was sentenced to 11 years in prison by a court in the Chinese city of Guangzhou Wednesday. Over the past few years, severa...

Three Taiwanese citizens arrested smuggling gold into India

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Three Taiwanese nationals have reportedly been arrested in Mumbai, India for smuggling gold hidden around their waists. The Times of India has reported that each of the...

34 Taiwanese money mules nabbed in Taiwan-Thailand operation

Taipei, May 25 (CNA) A total of 34 Taiwanese money mules moving funds for a fraud ring have been nabbed in Taiwan and Thailand over the past five months in a joint police operation between the two cou...

Taiwan concerned about Spain sending two suspects to China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) expressed “grave concern” Thursday that Spain had sent two out of 219 Taiwanese citizens suspected of telecom fraud to C...

Indonesia sentences 8 Taiwanese drug suspects to death

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A court in Indonesia on Thursday sentenced eight Taiwanese suspects to death in a drugs case. They were arrested in Kemayoran, Central Jakarta, during a police raid las...

Three fraud suspects from Taiwan detained in Vietnam

Hanoi, April 15 (CNA) Eight fraud suspects, including three from Taiwan, were detained in Vietnam on Saturday for their involvement in online telecommunications scams, Vietnamese media reported Sunday...

Taiwan summons Philippines envoy to protest against handover of suspects to China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Friday called in Philippines envoy Angelito Tan Banayo to protest against the handover of 78 Taiwanese fraud suspects to China in...

Taiwan seeks to clear name as major source of international fraud

TAIPEI (CNA) -- In response to accusations that the country is a major source of international fraud, Taiwan's government has since 2014 amended related laws three times, paving the way for Taiwan...

Philippines hands 78 Taiwanese fraud suspects over to China  

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Philippines authorities handed 78 Taiwanese telecom fraud suspects over to Chinese authorities before dawn this morning, despite demands by the&nb...

Latvia deported 110 fraud suspects to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In contrast to several other countries, Latvia last year deported 110 Taiwanese fraud suspects to the island, and not to China, the Central News Agency reported Saturday. ...

Taiwan headline news

Taipei, Dec. 22 -- The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Friday are as follows: @United Daily News: China hands down heavy sentences for Taiwanese suspects in Kenya fraud case @China Times...

China sentences 85 people, including 44 Taiwanese, for scams

BEIJING (AP) — A Beijing court has convicted 85 people, including 44 from self-ruled Taiwan, of running phone scams in Kenya and Indonesia that targeted Chinese people. Two Taiwanese were sentenced to...