Swancor says that Formosa 1 wind farm plan on track

Formosa 1, Taiwan’s first offshore wind farm, is to begin commercial operations by the end of this year, according to Swancor Holding Co, one...

Candidates tout campaign items

Candidates from Taiwan’s two biggest parties have begun handing out campaign memorabilia ahead of January’s legislative and presidential elections.Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Lu...

Petition garners 300,000 signatures to recall Han

A petition to recall Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) has surpassed the estimated legal threshold for recognition of 300,000 signatures, a recall movement leader...

March in Taipei to honor Su Beng’s independence call

A march is to take place this afternoon in Taipei in memory of Su Beng (史明), the Taiwanese independence advocate who passed away on...

Chen Chien-jen says Holy See values Taiwan ties

The Holy See attaches importance to its relations with Taiwan and an agreement between the Vatican and China on the appointment of bishops merely...

UK, Italy lawmakers urge Interpol to invite Taiwan

Parliamentarians in the UK and Italy have called on the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) to invite Taiwan to attend its general assembly as...

Election protection changes proposed

To curb the Chinese government’s infiltration of Taiwan, legislators have proposed draft amendments and a bill to increase penalties for proxies found to be...

Too little sleep increases risk of diabetes: study

A recent study suggests that those who regularly sleep fewer than six hours a night have double the increased risk of diabetes, while a...

Taiwan has strong showing at world’s largest book fair

The Taiwan Pavilion at the upcoming Frankfurt Book Fair 2019 is to feature literary works on marine culture and preservation as well as a...

Tourist held for touching turtle

People who touch protected sea turtles without permission could be fined up to NT$300,000, Taiwan’s Coast Guard Administration warned on Friday after it caught...

Dajia temple official out on bail

Dajia Jenn Lann Temple deputy chairman Cheng Ming-kun (鄭銘坤) was yesterday released on bail of NT$1 million (US$32,415) after being questioned over suspected fraud...

Hydrofluoric acid rules bolstered after charges laid

Government officials yesterday moved to bolster regulations for hydrofluoric acid after prosecutors announced murder charges in an acid attack case.The attack occurred in August...

Double Ten National Day: Taipei police warn pickpockets active, list four top tactics

The Taipei Police Department yesterday warned people to be on alert for pickpockets over the long holiday weekend and at department store anniversary sales.It...

Double Ten National Day: Independence groups protest at Double Ten event

Advocates of Taiwanese independence yesterday protested outside the Double Ten National Day ceremony on Ketagalan Boulevard in Taipei, calling for an end to the...

Double Ten National Day: Mayor’s Buzz Backpacks gone in an hour

The line of people hoping to receive a gift bag from Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) was the longest in the five years they...

Double Ten National Day: Government increasing risk of war, Han says

Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) yesterday accused the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) government of corruption and putting Taiwanese at risk of war.At a Double...

Double Ten National Day: Han slams DPP in white paper

Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), the Chinese Nationalist Party’s (KMT) presidential candidate, yesterday unveiled a cross-strait policy white paper, saying he would try to...

Miaoli police bust pigeon-kidnapping ring, make arrests

Police in Miaoli County on Monday said that they arrested suspected members of a criminal ring believed to have kidnapped racing pigeons and held...

Team finds antibodies that might fight H7N9 virus

A research team from Chang Gung Memorial Hospital has discovered five antibodies that could potentially be used in drugs to combat the influenza...

Government to spend NT$30bn on e-bus industry

The government plans to invest NT$30 billion (US$972.4 million) to support the development of the electric-bus industry to help achieve its goal of having...

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