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Aussies give Taiwania global exposure - World News
Aussies give Taiwania global exposure 11 days ago
The landscape of Qilan Mountain in Yilan County bears an eerie resemblance to Fangorn Forest in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, blanketed in ancient, gigantic trees that have seemingly transcended time. Now a few of those natural wonders, loca
Pole dancers ready to motivate runners -World News
Pole dancers ready to motivate runners 11 days ago
A marathon in Yunlin County’s Huwei Township (虎尾) tomorrow is to feature snacks, beer and pole dancers at the rest stations along its route. The town’s seventh annual marathon is organized by the township office and the Huwei M
Free rides boost Kaohsiung MRT traffic by 10 percent -World News
Free rides boost Kaohsiung MRT traffic by 10 percent 11 days ago
The number of passengers who took the Kaohsiung Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) during morning peak hours rose more than 10 percent yesterday, the first day the city provided free public transport in an effort to combat air pollution, data released by Kaohsiun
Taitung among top 10 places to visit -World News
Taitung among top 10 places to visit 11 days ago
Taitung was listed as one of the top 10 up and coming places to visit next year by travel Web site Booking.com. “With [Taitung City’s] modest charm, cultural diversity and mix of mountains, hot springs, temples and ocean activities, it&rsquo
Contraception use low among young people -World News
Contraception use low among young people 11 days ago
More than 60 percent of people aged 18 to 35 do not use contraception, and 80 percent do not ask their temporary partners if they have sexually transmitted diseases (STD), a survey released on Thursday showed. The survey, called Contradictions between A
Five suspects in Tucheng fire arrested, police say -World News
Five suspects in Tucheng fire arrested, police say 11 days ago
Police yesterday arrested five suspects after a fire in New Taipei City’s Tucheng District (土城) that resulted in one death and four injured, including two in serious condition. An initial investigation showed that the fire was delibe
LNG terminal plan changes criticized -World News
LNG terminal plan changes criticized 11 days ago
A Ministry of Economic Affairs proposal to reduce the planned area of the third liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal to protect wildlife is laudable, but it should still find a better location for the project, an environmentalist said yesterday, after t
Schools expand exchanges with Southbound nations -World News
Schools expand exchanges with Southbound nations 11 days ago
The government’s New Southbound Policy aims to establish people-to-people exchanges with ASEAN members, South Asian countries, as well as Australia and New Zealand, and the Ministry of Education has set up resource centers to pursue academic excha
Taiwanese drama dubbed and aired in 14 countries -World News
Taiwanese drama dubbed and aired in 14 countries 11 days ago
The Taiwanese TV drama A Good Wife (親愛的我愛上別人了) is being aired in Latin America and the Caribbean as part of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ efforts to promote Taiwan’s soft powe
Taichung power plant’s coal-use permit  extension too lenient, lawmakers say -World News
Taichung power plant’s coal-use permit extension too lenient, lawmakers say 11 days ago
Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) lawmakers and environmentalists yesterday called on the Taichung City Government to revoke the coal-use permits it has awarded the Taichung Power Plant, which they said is the “dirtiest power plant in the world.&rdq
Lai open to readjustment of pollution fund, he says -World News
Lai open to readjustment of pollution fund, he says 11 days ago
Premier William Lai (賴清德) yesterday said that he is open to discussions about a proposal to distribute the government’s air pollution control fund based on the amount of airborne pollutants in an area, rather than its populati
DPP agrees to fine-tune labor draft: Ker -World News
DPP agrees to fine-tune labor draft: Ker 11 days ago
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) legislative caucus whip Ker Chien-ming (柯建銘) yesterday said that the Cabinet’s proposed amendment to the Labor Standards Act (勞動基本法) would undergo “su
Taiwan News Quick Take -World News
Taiwan News Quick Take 12 days ago
TRANSPORTATION Eight injured in collision A collision involving a freight truck and a recreational vehicle (RV) on the Suhua Highway yesterday left eight people injured, including a Nepalese man, according to emergency services. The two vehicles collide
Most young people want to start their own business: poll -World News
Most young people want to start their own business: poll 12 days ago
About 75 percent of people younger than 40 have started or want to start their own business to overcome persistently low wages, a 1111 Job Bank survey released yesterday showed. The figure rose to 78 percent among people aged 21 to 25, the survey showed
Luodong student wins first place in bakery at culinary arts competition -World News
Luodong student wins first place in bakery at culinary arts competition 12 days ago
Yang Chun-hao (楊濬豪), a student at National Lo-Tung Commercial Vocational High School in Yilan County’s Luodong Township (羅東), last week beat 88 competitors to take first place in the baking category of a national
Yufu leads tour group through his hometown -World News
Yufu leads tour group through his hometown 12 days ago
Popular author Lin Kwei-yu (林奎佑), better known by his pen name Yufu (魚夫), on Wednesday led a group on a tour of Pingtung County’s attractions to promote local tourism and his new book, Pingtung: A Tour Through My
Taxi driver apologizes for overcharging -World News
Taxi driver apologizes for overcharging 12 days ago
A taxi driver surnamed Cheng (鄭), who on Sunday night overcharged Tainan City Government foreign affairs adviser Takao Nozaki and his two Japanese friends, on Monday apologized by telephone for his behavior, Nozaki said. Tainan Bureau of Transpor
Taipei police found guilty of accepting bribes for protection -World News
Taipei police found guilty of accepting bribes for protection 12 days ago
The Taipei Police Department is facing serious questions and allegations by government officials and the public after two police officers were convicted on corruption charges yesterday, as more bribery cases came under investigation. The Taipei District
Kaohsiung makes public transport free -World News
Kaohsiung makes public transport free 12 days ago
Kaohsiung today is launching a three-month free public transportation program to combat the heavy air pollution that often plagues the city at this time of year. Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chu (陳菊) at a news conference on Tuesday announced that
Suspect jailed in HK billionaire’s 2015 kidnapping -World News
Suspect jailed in HK billionaire’s 2015 kidnapping 12 days ago
The Taiwan High Court yesterday upheld a 12-and-a-half-year sentence for a Taiwanese man suspected of involvement in the kidnapping of Hong Kong billionaire Wong Yuk-kwan (黃煜坤), who was snatched off the street in New Taipei City in
Hakka bill passes committee review -World News
Hakka bill passes committee review 12 days ago
A draft amendment to the Hakka Basic Act (客家基本法) that would make the Hakka language a national language passed its first reading at the legislature’s Internal Administration Committee yesterday. The draft amendme
Refusal to cooperate with breath test to be punished -World News
Refusal to cooperate with breath test to be punished 12 days ago
The legislature’s Transportation Committee yesterday completed the second round of negotiations on a draft amendment to the Road Traffic Management and Penalty Act (道路交通管理處罰條例)
Furor over qualifications of NYMU president -World News
Furor over qualifications of NYMU president 12 days ago
The Ministry of Education yesterday dismissed allegations by Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) lawmakers that it had been pressured into allowing former Centers for Disease Control (CDC) director-general Steve Kuo (郭旭崧) assume the pos
Legislative Yuan to address bills on transitional justice -World News
Legislative Yuan to address bills on transitional justice 12 days ago
Legislative Speaker Su Jia-chyuan (蘇嘉全) yesterday announced that draft bills to promote transitional justice would be addressed during a plenary session on Tuesday after cross-caucus negotiations broke down again yesterday. The four
Cabinet steps up work on Mining Act changes -World News
Cabinet steps up work on Mining Act changes 12 days ago
The Cabinet yesterday promised to present a draft amendment to the Mining Act (礦業法) next week, amid protests by environmental and Aboriginal groups over its delay. Following the death of environmentalist and documentary filmmaker Ch