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Cabinet to explore Penghu fishing ban - World News
Cabinet to explore Penghu fishing ban 4 days ago
The Cabinet yesterday said it would complete a draft proposal to ban fishing in a portion of Penghu County by June in response to a resident’s online proposal. Wu Tsu-hsiang (吳祖祥) submitted a proposal on the National Developme
Ministry does not consider Jerusalem to be Israeli capital -World News
Ministry does not consider Jerusalem to be Israeli capital 4 days ago
The government does not recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Ministry of Foreign Affairs officials said yesterday, in response to a lawmaker’s questions prompted by US President Donald Trump’s announcement last week. Taiwan has no
Taiwan supports US strategy, CPTPP: VP -World News
Taiwan supports US strategy, CPTPP: VP 4 days ago
Taiwan supports the US-initiated Indo-Pacific Strategy and a new regional trade arrangement led by Japan, and looks forward to working with the two nations to realize those initiatives, Vice President Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) said yeste
Ma urges new push for ‘comfort women’ apology -World News
Ma urges new push for ‘comfort women’ apology 4 days ago
The government should increase pressure on Japan to offer compensation and apologies to Taiwanese “comfort women,” using the legal basis of the Act on Promoting Transitional Justice (促進轉型正義條&#
Be cautious on tiering, NCC urged -World News
Be cautious on tiering, NCC urged 4 days ago
Cable channel operators yesterday urged the National Communications Commission (NCC) to be aware of the possible consequences of introducing a tiering system for cable TV subscriptions, adding that the policy should not be enforced at the expense of ope
Attempt to reverse labor draft decision fails -World News
Attempt to reverse labor draft decision fails 4 days ago
An attempt by opposition lawmakers yesterday to force the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) to return a revised draft amendment of the Labor Standards Act (勞動基準法) to committee review was stymied after DPP caucus whip
Women’s League given Dec. 26 deadline -World News
Women’s League given Dec. 26 deadline 4 days ago
The Ill-gotten Party Assets Settlement Committee yesterday issued an ultimatum to the National Women’s League, saying that if talks between the committee, the league and the Ministry of the Interior fail to produce substantial results before Dec.
Taiwan government gives to Vietnam’s relief efforts -World News
Taiwan government gives to Vietnam’s relief efforts 5 days ago
Taiwan on Monday donated US$100,000 to the Vietnamese government to support disaster relief efforts in the wake of Typhoon Damrey, which battered central and southern parts of the nation last month. Representative to Vietnam Richard Shih (石ĩ
Handmade tatamis a rare Chiayi County craft -World News
Handmade tatamis a rare Chiayi County craft 5 days ago
Chiu Po (邱波), 85, runs one of two remaining businesses in Chiayi County that insist on weaving tatamis by hand. Chiu said he left Chiayi’s Meishan Township (梅山) to develop his skills in Jhuci Township (竹崎)
Self-help books top net best-seller lists -World News
Self-help books top net best-seller lists 5 days ago
This year’s best-selling genre is self-help books, particularly those with encouraging language, data from two online book retailers showed. Online book retailer books.com.tw said a best-seller list published by Eslite on Saturday matched their fi
Taiwan cypress plaques thought to establish status -World News
Taiwan cypress plaques thought to establish status 5 days ago
Taiwan cypress plaques bearing the names and addresses of now-deceased individuals stored in antiques collector Hsiao Shang-pi’s (蕭上筆) warehouse could have served to distinguish status among Taiwanese during the Japanese colon
Nation welcomes 10 millionth visitor with souvenirs -World News
Nation welcomes 10 millionth visitor with souvenirs 5 days ago
The nation yesterday morning welcomed the 10 millionth international visitor this year at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport. Singaporean Tan Jue-ping, 23, and nine other family members arrived at Terminal 1 at 10:40am on a Scoot Tigerair flight, the
Historic mansion to undergo repairs -World News
Historic mansion to undergo repairs 5 days ago
In 1912, colonial coal magnate Chien A-niu (簡阿牛) celebrated his self-made fortune by building a baroque-style mansion in what is today Dasi District (大溪) in Taoyuan, with the name Chien Cheng Trading Co (建ৎ
Interest in US’ Global Entry soars -World News
Interest in US’ Global Entry soars 5 days ago
To meet soaring demand for the US’ Global Entry program following its expansion to include Taiwanese passport holders last month, the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) yesterday announced that a team of US customs officers are to come to Taipei n
Nationwide investigation of businesses launched -World News
Nationwide investigation of businesses launched 5 days ago
Authorities yesterday launched investigations into more than 500 businesses nationwide in a coordinated effort headed by the Ministry of Justice’s Investigation Bureau to clamp down on fraudulent accounting, money laundering and other economic cri
Cabinet asks China to curb pollution as air quality worsens -World News
Cabinet asks China to curb pollution as air quality worsens 5 days ago
The Cabinet has urged China to control its air pollution, as pollutants from across the Taiwan Strait are the main cause of the nation’s deteriorated air quality during winter. The public has targeted power plants as major contributors to air poll
Businessman urges Taiwanese youth to see the world -World News
Businessman urges Taiwanese youth to see the world 5 days ago
If Taiwan is said to be a “closed nation,” it is because it is subject to the influence of China and it overlooks its potential connections with other countries, Darwin Venture Management Co (達盈管理) cofounder Simon
Priebus to attend security dialogue starting today -World News
Priebus to attend security dialogue starting today 5 days ago
The annual Taiwan-US-Japan trilateral security dialogue is to open in Taipei today, bringing together former US White House chief of staff Reince Priebus and lawmakers from the three nations. The dialogue is jointly organized by Taiwan’s Prospect
Taipei to go ahead with Neihu fines -World News
Taipei to go ahead with Neihu fines 5 days ago
The Taipei City Government yesterday said that it would not change its decision to impose fines on people living illegally in a commercial zone in the city’s Neihu District (內湖), despite hundreds of the area’s residents staging
Experts urge guidelines for offshore wind farm projects -World News
Experts urge guidelines for offshore wind farm projects 5 days ago
Several experts at a public hearing yesterday urged the Bureau of Energy to establish clear and legitimate guidelines for its two-stage selection process for offshore wind farm projects, which is to begin next year. The public hearing was hosted by Demo
Lai urges business leaders to raise salaries -World News
Lai urges business leaders to raise salaries 5 days ago
Premier William Lai (賴清德) urged employers to raise the starting salaries for their employees at a meeting with business leaders yesterday. During his first breakfast meeting with the Chinese National Association of Industry and Comm
Group urges punishment for overwork -World News
Group urges punishment for overwork 5 days ago
Employers forcing their employees to overwork should face criminal punishment, members of the Taiwan Association for Victims of Occupational Injuries said yesterday, adding that the Labor Standards Act (勞動基準法) and the
Taitung resident remembers all her doctors’ birthdays -World News
Taitung resident remembers all her doctors’ birthdays 6 days ago
A Taitung woman who has struggled with a visual impairment for 11 years every year sends thank you cards, which she writes with the aid of a magnifying glass, to all the hospital staff she has met. Wu Yun-wei (吳雲微), 40, was born pre
Dry eyes worsen with pollution: doctor -World News
Dry eyes worsen with pollution: doctor 6 days ago
Visits from people with dry eye syndrome have notably increased after Tainan’s air quality reached “unhealthy” levels for several successive days, an ophthalmologist based in the city said last week. Animal studies have found that airb
Taichung lights giant tree on its restored waterfront -World News
Taichung lights giant tree on its restored waterfront 6 days ago
Saturday night saw the lighting of Taiwan’s first Christmas tree on water by Taichung Mayor Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍) on the waterfront of his city’s Willow River (柳川). The city this year moved its annual Christm