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New Taipei KTVs, cinemas improve safety after review - World News
New Taipei KTVs, cinemas improve safety after review 14 hours ago
More than half of the 11 entertainment venues inspected by New Taipei City’s consumer ombudsmen had failed safety checks, but have since made improvements, the city government said on Thursday. Personnel from the public works and fire departments,
Traveling college coming to Taipei for one semester -World News
Traveling college coming to Taipei for one semester 14 hours ago
The first group of students at Minerva Schools, a college start-up that conducts courses via online seminars and has no set classrooms, is looking to visit Taipei in the final semester of their four-year programs, which have taken them to six countries
Ministry confers honor on ex-ambassador Yu Peng -World News
Ministry confers honor on ex-ambassador Yu Peng 14 hours ago
Yu Peng (于彭), the 101-year-old former ambassador to Honduras, last month received an outstanding diplomatic achievement award from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Yu, who lives in a retirement home in the Maryland suburbs, on Tuesday met
Book introduces Aboriginal artisans -World News
Book introduces Aboriginal artisans 14 hours ago
A book of stories about 20 Aboriginal artisans and their work preserving traditional handicrafts from six Aboriginal communities in Hualien County has been published with the aid of the Hualien County Indigenous Peoples Department. The Illustrated Book
More Taiwanese flock to Philippines to study English -World News
More Taiwanese flock to Philippines to study English 14 hours ago
The number of Taiwanese traveling to the Philippines to study English has surged to 10,000 annually over the past five years, according to the Global Career Development Association, a Taipei-based civic organization focused on developing people’s
Man makes waves with paper planes at Pingtung cafe -World News
Man makes waves with paper planes at Pingtung cafe 14 hours ago
Netizens yesterday poured into a breakfast shop on Pingtung’s Guangdong Road to express their support for Huang Pei-yuan (黃培淵), a man with Tourette’s syndrome who hopes to treat his mother to a cup of coffee with the ear
App gives migrant workers independent travel advice -World News
App gives migrant workers independent travel advice 14 hours ago
A free travel application aims to help migrant workers from Southeast Asia explore scenic spots around Taiwan and inform them about cultural activities, the organization that developed it said yesterday. The QTaiwan app, launched last month by the Globa
Two convicted in direct sales scam -World News
Two convicted in direct sales scam 14 hours ago
The High Court’s Taichung branch yesterday found executives of a company in Miaoli County guilty of earning NT$7.9 billion (US$263 million at the current exchange rate) in estimated illegal profits by selling porcelain urns through a pyramid schem
Vietnam calls for investigation of Sican factory fire -World News
Vietnam calls for investigation of Sican factory fire 14 hours ago
Vietnam has demanded that Taiwanese authorities investigate the cause of a fire that killed six Vietnamese workers at a Sican Co factory in Taoyuan on Thursday, after the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday listed names of people believed t
Groups at hearing ask for clear electricity road map -World News
Groups at hearing ask for clear electricity road map 14 hours ago
Environmental groups yesterday urged the government to speed up progress on cutting coal-fired electricity generation, adding that it should publish a detailed road map to achieving its promise of reducing it to 30 percent of total power production by 2
Diplomat is found guilty of corruption, but spared prison -World News
Diplomat is found guilty of corruption, but spared prison 14 hours ago
A former Taiwanese diplomat found guilty of corruption was yesterday sentenced to two years in jail, suspended for three years, and was deprived of his political rights for a year, according to a ruling by the Supreme Court. Lin Wen-ho (林文
Nation should seek F-35s and KC-130 tankers, experts say -World News
Nation should seek F-35s and KC-130 tankers, experts say 14 hours ago
Taiwan should endeavor to acquire F-35 jets to achieve air superiority over the Taiwan Strait, while recommendations from US experts that the administration of US President Donald Trump sell KC-130 tankers to Taiwan would help extend the flight time of
Mainland Affairs Council finally holds screening of new movie ‘Strait Dreams’ -World News
Mainland Affairs Council finally holds screening of new movie ‘Strait Dreams’ 14 hours ago
The Mainland Affairs Council yesterday held a special screening of a movie highlighting people-to-people interaction across the Taiwan Strait amid frozen cross-strait ties, an event that was allegedly postponed due to political considerations. The counc
AIT’s Moriarty clarifies his ‘desinification’ remarks -World News
AIT’s Moriarty clarifies his ‘desinification’ remarks 14 hours ago
Visiting American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Chairman James Moriarty yesterday said that remarks he made to lawmakers in Taipei earlier this week about a new act introduced to address the legacy of the injustices perpetrated by the Chinese Nationalist Pa
Talks on transitional justice for Aborigines put on hold -World News
Talks on transitional justice for Aborigines put on hold 14 hours ago
To promote transitional justice for Aborigines, the government should clearly define the scope of Aboriginal territories, lawmakers agreed unanimously at a legislative session. The Legislative Yuan on Tuesday last week passed the Act on Promoting Transi
Experts speculate about Ma Ying-jeou’s motives -World News
Experts speculate about Ma Ying-jeou’s motives 14 hours ago
Legal experts yesterday said they suspected former president Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) had an ulterior motive after he gave a public talk after filing complaints against Taipei prosecutors, accusing them of leaks and violating the confiden
Protests as DPP caucus fast-tracks bills -World News
Protests as DPP caucus fast-tracks bills 14 hours ago
The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) caucus yesterday voted to send draft amendments aimed at nationalizing irrigation associations and pushing tax reforms to cross-caucus negotiations, allowing the bill to skip a committee review. Irrigation associat
Universiade among top googled words -World News
Universiade among top googled words 2 days ago
Universiade, Pokemon Go and iPhone 8 were among the most-searched keywords in Taiwan this year, according to Google’s Year in Search 2017 list released on Wednesday. The Summer Universiade, which took place in August in Taipei, was a huge attracti
Taipei to reward dashboard footage with NT$1,000 -World News
Taipei to reward dashboard footage with NT$1,000 2 days ago
The Taipei Traffic Adjudication Office yesterday announced that from Jan. 1, it will begin rewarding people who provide dashboard camera footage that assists in determining responsibility for traffic accidents. Excluding those involved in the accident,
NPM raising ticket prices next year -World News
NPM raising ticket prices next year 2 days ago
The National Palace Museum (NPM) is raising ticket prices next year in the latest move to adjust admission charges, the museum’s director said on Wednesday. Speaking at a meeting of the legislature’s Education and Culture Committee, museum D
Using forensics to help abuse victims -World News
Using forensics to help abuse victims 2 days ago
“The dead cannot be reincarnated, but the living can live better,” said Yin Hsin-ling (尹莘玲), the nation’s first licensed female forensic doctor. Yin last month received a Purple Ribbon Award and a Special Contribut
Cold air mass to send temperatures dropping: bureau -World News
Cold air mass to send temperatures dropping: bureau 2 days ago
The first continental cold air mass this winter is forecast to arrive tomorrow and the temperature in northern Taiwan could dip to 12°C, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said yesterday. There would be a dramatic change in the weather tomorrow, burea
Taipei 101 promises longest New Year fireworks show -World News
Taipei 101 promises longest New Year fireworks show 2 days ago
Taipei 101 will ring in the New Year with a six-minute fireworks display, the longest in the history of the annual event, as part of a show that will also include simulated animation, organizers said yesterday. The theme for the event will be “Hap
Court gives Iranian three months for assault -World News
Court gives Iranian three months for assault 2 days ago
An Iranian national working as a research assistant in Taiwan was yesterday convicted of assaulting police officers in two separate incidents, with the New Taipei City District Court handing him a three-month prison term and ordering his deportation aft
Spy says he confessed under intimidation -World News
Spy says he confessed under intimidation 2 days ago
Alleged Chinese spy Zhou Hongxu (周泓旭) yesterday called for judicial reform as his second trial began at the Taiwan High Court’s Taipei branch, saying that investigators and prosecutors used scare tactics to obtain his confessi