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Five-time DUI offender jailed for eight months - World News
Five-time DUI offender jailed for eight months 18 days ago
A Changhua County district judge has handed an eight-month prison term to a five-time drunk driving offender, adding to the debate over a petition to introduce public caning as punishment for drunk driving. The district court yesterday convicted a 48-ye
NCC launches probe of Kbro plan to cut two FTV channels -World News
NCC launches probe of Kbro plan to cut two FTV channels 18 days ago
The National Communications Commission (NCC) yesterday said it has launched a formal investigation into Kbro Co’s plan to remove two Formosa TV (FTV) channels from the lineups of 19 cable systems, adding that it would not allow unspoken rules betw
Labor law problems have existed a long time: minister -World News
Labor law problems have existed a long time: minister 18 days ago
Many perceived problems with a draft amendment to the Labor Standards Act (勞動基準法) have existed for a long time and have nothing to do with the bill, Minister of Labor Lin Mei-chu (林美珠) said yesterd
Reforms would set rights back 100 years: union head -World News
Reforms would set rights back 100 years: union head 18 days ago
The Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) proposed amendment to the Labor Standards Act (勞動基準法) would set back workers’ rights by “100 years,” Taiwan Higher Education Union secretary-general Chen
Lai vows APG evaluation success -World News
Lai vows APG evaluation success 18 days ago
Premier William Lai (賴清德) yesterday vowed that the nation would pass the Asia Pacific Group on Money Laundering’s (APG) evaluations next year, hinting that banking reforms are likely. Lai made the comments at a news conference
KMT chairman denies links to navy program -World News
KMT chairman denies links to navy program 18 days ago
Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Chairman Wu Den-yih (吳敦義) yesterday rejected allegations that he was involved in negotiations with then-Executive Yuan secretary-general Chien Tai-lang (簡太郎) over a navy minesweep
Court impounds Ching Fu HQ -World News
Court impounds Ching Fu HQ 18 days ago
The Kaohsiung District Court yesterday impounded the headquarters of Ching Fu Group (慶富集團) at the request of one of the firm’s lenders amid allegations of a subsidiary’s financial mismanagement and involvement in
Most kids satisfied with lives, despite shortfalls: survey -World News
Most kids satisfied with lives, despite shortfalls: survey 19 days ago
Most children in the nation are satisfied with their lives, although the percentage is less than the global average, according to the results of a survey released on Monday, UN Universal Children’s Day. The survey, which was conducted from May 24
Taipei Tennis Center’s design lauded in award -World News
Taipei Tennis Center’s design lauded in award 19 days ago
The Taipei Tennis Center, designed by architect Chien Hsueh-yi (簡學義), was on Monday last week announced as the winner of this year’s Taiwan Architecture Award by Taiwan Architect magazine. The selection and handling of details
New Taipei City temple provides refuge for cats -World News
New Taipei City temple provides refuge for cats 19 days ago
New Taipei City’s Yi Tian Temple (義天宮), built in 1965 in honor of the sea goddess Matsu, has over the years become not just a place of worship for the residents of Sanchong District (三重), but also a shelter for n
Surgeon warns people of esophageal cancer causes -World News
Surgeon warns people of esophageal cancer causes 19 days ago
Esophageal cancer is often detected at a late stage, because symptoms are not clear early on, Taiwan Society for Chest Care chairman Lee Chang-ming (李章銘) said on Saturday, urging people to consume less pickled vegetables, cured meat
NTUH touts embryo preservation for cancer patients -World News
NTUH touts embryo preservation for cancer patients 19 days ago
National Taiwan University Hospital (NTUH) yesterday announced that it has successfully transferred a frozen human embryo to a patient for the first time, allowing a woman who had undergone chemotherapy to give birth using her own embryo. A 40-year-old
PROFILE: Cultivating an interest is key, brushmaker says -World News
PROFILE: Cultivating an interest is key, brushmaker says 19 days ago
In 100 years, an ink brush that was purchased at a high price for collection would still only be a brush, but if it can inspire artistic creation in the hands of an artist, it fulfills its utmost value, brushmaker and National Palace Museum consultant C
Chicken pox enters peak season -World News
Chicken pox enters peak season 19 days ago
The nation has entered the peak season for chicken pox, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said yesterday, adding that 833 chicken pox cases were reported last week, the highest weekly number of reported cases this year. CDC physician Huang Wan-ting
Police probing apparent murder-suicide in Nantou -World News
Police probing apparent murder-suicide in Nantou 19 days ago
Police in central Taiwan yesterday continued investigating an apparent murder-suicide in which a Taiwanese man allegedly killed his Vietnamese girlfriend and threw her body from the couple’s 11th-floor apartment, before jumping to his death. The i
Chunghwa Post not holding hiring test this year amid surplus of job hopefuls -World News
Chunghwa Post not holding hiring test this year amid surplus of job hopefuls 19 days ago
Chunghwa Post yesterday announced it was suspending this year’s personnel recruitment exam because it has 684 people who passed last year’s exam still waiting to be placed in jobs. There were 1,871 people who passed last year tests, and amon
Women worried about economic pressure: KMT poll -World News
Women worried about economic pressure: KMT poll 19 days ago
Women in Taiwan are most concerned about economic pressures, while nearly 20 percent do not think that having a female president has improved the social status of women, a survey conducted by the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) found. KMT Legislator Ko
Forum told farmers need more advanced technology -World News
Forum told farmers need more advanced technology 19 days ago
More advanced technology should be introduced into the agriculture sector to help grow produce and reduce losses caused by natural disasters, a Taipei forum on disaster prevention was told yesterday. Agricultural losses from natural disasters last year
Travel agents upset by driver rules -World News
Travel agents upset by driver rules 19 days ago
The Taipei Association of Travel Agents yesterday urged the government to cancel regulations requiring tour bus operators to change drivers during seven-day tours for Chinese tourists. “The government is still amending work-hour regulations in the
Trade deal with Australia said to now be on hold -World News
Trade deal with Australia said to now be on hold 19 days ago
The government is continuing to seek free-trade agreements (FTAs) with nations around the world, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said yesterday, amid media reports that Australia’s plans to sign a trade deal with Taiwan was shelved due to Chinese
Bureau enlists DIY trail conservation -World News
Bureau enlists DIY trail conservation 20 days ago
The Council of Agriculture’s Forestry Bureau is organizing a trail conservation program for which it invites each hiker to carry 1kg of soil to a designated location along Taitung County’s Chiaming Lake National Trail (嘉明ଈ
FEATURE: Foodie cred given Michelin boost -World News
FEATURE: Foodie cred given Michelin boost 20 days ago
From streetside stalls dishing out NT$30 (US$1) bowls of braised pork rice to upscale eateries tucked away in quiet alleyways, Michelin inspectors are scouring Taipei selecting restaurants for its first-ever guide. Taiwan’s reputation among in-the
Research finds promising way to regenerate retinas -World News
Research finds promising way to regenerate retinas 20 days ago
A research group has made a breakthrough in the study of retinal regeneration and might have found a cure for macular degeneration, Taipei Veterans General Hospital Department of Basic Sciences director Chiu Shih-hua (邱士華) said on F
Academia Sinica denies swaying NTU president’s selection -World News
Academia Sinica denies swaying NTU president’s selection 20 days ago
Academia Sinica has not tried to intervene in the selection process for the president of National Taiwan University (NTU), even though its vice president is one of the candidates, Academia Sinica President James Liao (廖俊智) said duri
Ang Lee to present award at the Golden Horse Film Festival -World News
Ang Lee to present award at the Golden Horse Film Festival 20 days ago
Taiwanese-American director Ang Lee (李安) is to return to Taiwan this week to present an award at the 54th Golden Horse Awards ceremony, the organizers said yesterday. Lee and Golden Globe-winning American actress Jessica Chastain are to pr