Taiwan fines RT-Mart supermarket NT$3.5 million for causing toilet paper panic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Fair Trade Commission (FTC, 公平會) said Wednesday it was fining supermarket chain RT-Mart (大潤發) NT$3.5 million (US$119,800) for the false announcement of price hikes for...

Taiwan Executive Yuan reveals cause of TPapocalypse: 'Out of control marketing'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's Executive Yuan has gotten to the bottom of last week's hysteria over toilet paper and it believes that "out of control marketing" is to blame for the...

Photo of the Day: End of the roll for Taiwan toilet paper panic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Cyclist Joshua Samuel Brown (葉家喜), author of four books on Taiwan including two Taiwan guidebooks for Lonely Planet, poses with a photo of stacks of toilet paper packages to sh...

Taiwan News Weekly Roundup – March 2

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Top stories this week included the great Taiwan toilet paper panic of this year, the 2018 Taipei Lantern Festival, Yangmingshan flower festival begins with cherry blossom, eart...

After toilet paper hike, prices for many other products set to rise in Taiwan: Professor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As Taiwanese consumers make panic purchases of toilet paper in anticipation of a major price hike, a Taiwanese professor says that the underlying causes of the toilet tissue pr...

Video shows Taiwan Costco customers bum-rush pallet of toilet paper

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As fear of a shortage toilet paper continues to spook Taiwanese consumers, panic buying has continued, and video has surfaced of a crowd clambering for some fresh rolls after a...

Taiwan government to hold meeting with 8 companies over toilet paper panic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission (FTC) is holding a meeting with eight major toilet paper manufacturers and retailers to get to the bottom of the sudden craze over toilet pap...

Claw machine owners cash in on Taiwan's toilet paper panic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As Taiwan has fallen into the grips of a toilet paper panic, owners of claw vending machines have decided to start stocking their contraptions with packages of toilet tissue an...

TPapocalypse: The great Taiwan toilet paper panic of 2018

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Panic buying of toilet paper broke out over the weekend in Taiwan as word spread of a steep hike in the price of the toilet tissue due to a drastic rise in global pulp prices. ...