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Penghu doctor’s life honored - World News
Penghu doctor’s life honored 17 days ago
Hou Wu-chung (侯武忠), a doctor who spent his time touring outlying islands on his personal boat to provide medical assistance to underserved communities, passed away on Monday last week at the age of 55 after serving the Penghu commun
Some MRT stations giving flu shots -World News
Some MRT stations giving flu shots 17 days ago
People eligible for government-funded influenza vaccinations can get vaccinated at several Taipei Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) stations until Nov. 30, the Taipei Department of Health said yesterday. Many people have received flu vaccinations this season, wi
Tour fees to New Zealand and Australia to increase -World News
Tour fees to New Zealand and Australia to increase 17 days ago
People planning to join package tours to Australia or New Zealand during the Lunar New Year holiday and winter vacation next year can expect to pay more due to increasing costs for accommodation and tour bus transport in the two countries, a report from
Australian partnership to boost lychee exports -World News
Australian partnership to boost lychee exports 17 days ago
Taiwan and Australia are partnering to grow high-quality lychees year-round, a Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute (TARI) official said on Friday. The idea is to take advantage of the climates in the two countries to extend the lychees’ short g
Car rental service operators fined for working with Uber -World News
Car rental service operators fined for working with Uber 17 days ago
The Directorate-General of Highways has confirmed that car rental service operators working with Uber have been fined NT$3.78 million (US$125,958) for violating Transportation Management Regulations (汽車運輸業管ĩ
NIA boosting border security: MOFA -World News
NIA boosting border security: MOFA 17 days ago
The government is strengthening border security to counter an apparent rise in illegal activities by people entering the nation through expanded visa-free entry programs, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Saturday. A Control Yuan report released o
‘New immigrant’ languages taught in pilot program -World News
‘New immigrant’ languages taught in pilot program 17 days ago
Native languages of new immigrants are being taught in elementary schools for the first time under a trial program that began in August, the Ministry of Education said. Forty-four schools in 15 cities are offering a total of 58 classes, the majority of
MOE seeks more funds for language policy -World News
MOE seeks more funds for language policy 17 days ago
The Ministry of Education will ask for more money for its “new immigrant education” policy in the 2018 fiscal year, Deputy Minister of Education Tsai Ching-hwa (蔡清華) said. Tsai said the ministry would ask the Legislative
Lee Ching-yu to go to China for sentencing -World News
Lee Ching-yu to go to China for sentencing 17 days ago
Lee Ching-yu (李凈瑜) is scheduled to fly to Hunan, China, this afternoon, where her husband, Taiwanese human rights advocate Lee Ming-che (李明哲), is expected to be sentenced tomorrow after being convicted of &ldqu
Refueling planes imply attack exercises -World News
Refueling planes imply attack exercises 17 days ago
The presence of Ilyushin Il-78 aerial refueling planes in the formations of Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) aircraft that approached the waters off Taiwan on Wednesday and Thursday suggests not only an increase in PLA activity, but also tha
Seven hospitals in Taipei fail indoor air quality inspections -World News
Seven hospitals in Taipei fail indoor air quality inspections 18 days ago
Seven hospitals in Taipei failed the latest inspection of indoor air quality, primarily due to high concentrations of airborne bacteria, the Taipei Department of Environmental Protection said. Twenty-three hospitals were inspected in the department&rsqu
University team’s home dental device wins silver -World News
University team’s home dental device wins silver 18 days ago
A multidisciplinary team from Chiayi County’s National Chung Cheng University (CCU) won a silver medal for developing the Carindex — a device that detects tooth decay — at the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) Competi
Teen to exhibit photos of Amis in his hometown -World News
Teen to exhibit photos of Amis in his hometown 18 days ago
When he first started to document stories of homeless people in his town through photography, Chen Po-jui (陳浡濬) simply wished to show a group of people that he felt was similar to him. Now 19 years old, Chen has accepted an offer to
Keelung menaced most by acidic rain: CWB -World News
Keelung menaced most by acidic rain: CWB 18 days ago
Rains in Keelung are the most acidic in the nation, according to information from the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). Keelung is the first region affected by seasonal weather fronts from the northeast that bring a lot of rainfall, washing acidic particula
Taipower to add ‘green’ power grid to Penghu -World News
Taipower to add ‘green’ power grid to Penghu 18 days ago
State-run Taiwan Power Co (Taipower) is building a small-scale power grid in Penghu County’s Cimei Township (七美) to generate solar and wind power, with the aim of generating about 3.37 megawatts of electricity by 2019. Solar and wind
Taoyuan mayor accused of lobbying for Japan imports -World News
Taoyuan mayor accused of lobbying for Japan imports 18 days ago
Taoyuan Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan (鄭文燦) has promised the governor of Chiba Prefecture to help facilitate the lifting of an import ban on Japanese food products from Chiba and other prefectures, former Presidential Office deputy secretary
Clamping down on illegal structures is city’s duty: Ko -World News
Clamping down on illegal structures is city’s duty: Ko 18 days ago
The government must enforce demolition of illegal structures, starting with those that pose a direct threat to public safety, Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said yesterday. A deadly fire at an apartment building in New Taipei City&rsq
EPA overturns Changhua’s Formosa Chemicals ruling -World News
EPA overturns Changhua’s Formosa Chemicals ruling 18 days ago
The Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) on Friday overruled the Changhua County Government’s administrative injunction on the coal-using permits of Formosa Chemicals & Fibre Corp’s (FCFC, 台化) cogeneration power pl
Verdict expected Tuesday in activist’s Chinese trial -World News
Verdict expected Tuesday in activist’s Chinese trial 18 days ago
A Chinese court on Tuesday is to hold a hearing in the trial of Taiwanese human rights advocate Lee Ming-che (李明哲), who stands accused of subverting state power, a Chinese official said yesterday. China’s Taiwan Affairs Office
Southbound nations invested 23% more in Taiwan this year -World News
Southbound nations invested 23% more in Taiwan this year 18 days ago
The 18 nations targeted by the government’s New Southbound Policy between January and last month invested US$230 million in Taiwan, a 22.85 percent increase from last year, statistics released by the Executive Yuan’s Office of Trade Negotiat
Report calls for caution on visa-free entry plans -World News
Report calls for caution on visa-free entry plans 18 days ago
A Control Yuan report released on Friday urged the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the National Immigration Agency, the National Police Agency and others to respond to concerns regarding national security and public safety caused by the government’s
Wu cautions on visa-waiver privileges -World News
Wu cautions on visa-waiver privileges 18 days ago
Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Chairman Wu Den-yih (吳敦義) yesterday urged President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) administration to ensure mutual respect and be discreet when granting visa-waiver privileges to othe
Taichung accepting applications for 200 new furnished units -World News
Taichung accepting applications for 200 new furnished units 19 days ago
A social housing project in Taichung’s Fongyuan District (豐原) is to provide 200 furnished units to local residents next month, the city government said. Located on Yongkang Road, the block-spanning residential tower is expected to be
Overseas teams looking to join CPBL -World News
Overseas teams looking to join CPBL 19 days ago
For years Taiwan’s professional baseball league has been talking about the possible expansion of its franchise, because with only four teams since 2008, the 28-year league is not as popular as it once was. The Chinese Professional Baseball League
Food-sharing group reuses New Taipei City food waste -World News
Food-sharing group reuses New Taipei City food waste 19 days ago
A group of young people advocating food-sharing yesterday gathered in New Taipei City’s Yonghe District (永和) for a cooking activity that turned leftover food into palatable dishes. About 20 people took part in the event, which the Ne