Four Taiwanese halted from being deported to China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Four Taiwanese suspects were promptly halted from deporting to China by Indonesia police. On August 14, a group of four Taiwanese citizens suspected in an internat...

Taipei protests Jakarta's deportation of Taiwanese suspects to China

Taiwan on Thursday expressed regret for Indonesia's deportation of 18 Taiwanese fraud suspects to China. "We would like to express our serious concern. We deeply regret the result,&qu...

22 Taiwanese men arrested for telecom fraud in Indonesia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A total of 22 Taiwanese were detained in massive raids conducted by Indonesian policemen to wipe out an international telecom fraud ring operating throughout Ind...

Taiwanese women disappear in South Korea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Two young Taiwanese women disappeared in South Korea two weeks ago in what might have been abductions, reports said Friday. Chiang Yun-yi, 18, last had contact with the...

The Year in News: Top stories in Taiwan in 2016 by month

2016 has been a tumultuous year for Taiwan, with many highs and lows, including the election of its first female president, a devastating earthquake, random acts of violence, labor reforms, extreme we...

Prosecutors file charges against 33 fraud ring members

Yilan prosecutors on Monday filed charges against 33 members of a telecom fraud ring that had allegedly targeted Chinese people across the Taiwan Strait.   In the indictment released on Monday...

Fugitive wanted for telecom fraud brought back from Indonesia

Taipei, Sept. 9 (CNA) A fugitive involved in telecom fraud overseas has been brought back to Taiwan from Indonesia, the Investigation Bureau under the Ministry of Justice said Friday. The bu...

Taiwan launches fraud-fighting unit

Taipei, Aug. 24 (CNA) Taiwan's Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) on Wednesday opened a new unit that will be dedicated to combatting fraud, both at home and abroad, in collaboration with various gov...

Taiwan protests against 32 deportations from Malaysia to China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The government protested against the deportation Saturday of 32 Taiwanese suspects in a telecom fraud ring from Malaysia to China. Earlier in the month, as many as 45 Taiwanes...

Taiwan holding 55 suspects in Uganda-China fraud case

Taipei, April 24 (CNA) The Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) denied Sunday that it was not aware that China arrested 10 Taiwanese for taking part in telecommunications fraud ring based in Uganda, an...

Taiwan delegates meet detained nationals in Beijing via video link

Beijing, April 21 (CNA) A Taiwanese delegation on Thursday visited a detention center in Beijing where they talked via video link with several of the 45 Taiwanese suspects currently being detained und...

Australia, Vietnam break up Taiwanese fraud rings

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Australia detained two Taiwanese suspects of a telecom fraud ring while Vietnam arrested six Taiwanese nationals in a completely separate investigation, reports said Tuesday. ...

37 Taiwanese nabbed in Malaysia on suspicion of telecom fraud

Taipei, Jan. 6 (CNA) Malaysian police said Wednesday they have arrested 37 Taiwanese who were believed to be part of an international telecom fraud ring that targeted mainland Chinese. The p...

42 suspects in telecom fraud ring repatriated from Philippines

Taipei, July 31 (CNA) Forty-two Taiwanese nationals suspected of operating a telecom fraud ring in the Philippines were repatriated to Taiwan Thursday. The suspects arrived at Taiwan Taoyuan In...

Taiwan, China, Cambodia team up to crack down on fraud ring

Taipei, Sept. 16 (CNA) Police in Taiwan, China and Cambodia have together busted a multinational telecom fraud ring with the arrest of 64 suspects, including 11 Taiwanese nationals, the Criminal In...