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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
KMT blasts hours-long questioning of Ma -World News
KMT blasts hours-long questioning of Ma 12 days ago
The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) yesterday lashed out at prosecutors for questioning former president Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) and other key officials over an ongoing judicial probe into alleged financial irregularities in the sale of
Lai sparks debate on commute time -World News
Lai sparks debate on commute time 12 days ago
Amid debates about the Cabinet’s latest draft amendment to the Labor Standards Act (勞動基準法), Premier William Lai (賴清德) has prompted controversy with his comment ruling out commute time as work
‘Fun Taiwan’ to feature first-time overseas travelers -World News
‘Fun Taiwan’ to feature first-time overseas travelers 13 days ago
The coming season of the Fun Taiwan series on the Travel & Living Channel is to feature foreign visitors who have never traveled abroad and applied on the program’s Web site to visit Taiwan. It is part of a collaborative promotional effort wit
Children under eight must receive two flu shots: CDC -World News
Children under eight must receive two flu shots: CDC 13 days ago
Children between six months and eight years old who have received only one influenza vaccination need to get a second shot — at least one month after the first one — in the year they are first vaccinated to be fully protected against the flu
Warm winter hits poinsettia plants -World News
Warm winter hits poinsettia plants 13 days ago
Due to the effects of a warm winter, this year’s harvest of the poinsettia plant has been delayed by about a month compared with previous years, said Huang Yi-pin (黃毅斌), chief of Cijia Floral Park’s (七甲!
Baseball coach turns old building into study room -World News
Baseball coach turns old building into study room 13 days ago
A man who volunteers as a baseball coach for elementary school students in rural Hualien last year renovated an old residential unit near a school building to allow students to study and borrow books at no cost. Hu Wen-wei (胡文偉), 43
Park officials slap elite school with NT$51,000 fine -World News
Park officials slap elite school with NT$51,000 fine 13 days ago
Pingtung County authorities said they plan to fine students and teachers from an elite private school who illegally entered a protected preserve in Kenting National Park (墾丁國家公園) over the weekend and had to be r
AIDS death rate higher among women: group -World News
AIDS death rate higher among women: group 13 days ago
The death rate from AIDS among Taiwanese women is 1.4 times that for men, the Taiwan Lourdes Association said yesterday, citing women’s lower awareness of the risk of HIV/AIDS infection as the main reason. The association, a nonprofit dedicated to
Court hands murderer a ‘lenient’ 18-year sentence -World News
Court hands murderer a ‘lenient’ 18-year sentence 13 days ago
The Taichung branch of the Taiwan High Court yesterday overturned a life sentence for a man convicted of a brutal killing last year, handing down a reduced 18-year prison term and sparking outrage from the public over the sentence many perceive to be le
Councilor sorry for hitting officer, slams undue force -World News
Councilor sorry for hitting officer, slams undue force 13 days ago
Independent New Taipei City Councilor Adrean Lee (李婉鈺) yesterday apologized for assaulting a police officer, but said she would file charges against the police for excessive use of force. Lee was early yesterday morning arrested aft