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Family of murdered Malaysian student to come to Taiwan

Taipei,  The family of a Malaysian student murdered in Taiwan will be allowed to come to Taiwan and will travel in a protective bubble to minimize contact with the public, Deputy Interior Minister Chen Tsung-yen (陳宗彥) said Friday. Chen, who...
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Hon Hai sets sights on electric car market

Taipei,  Taiwan-based manufacturing giant Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., also known as Foxconn, said Friday it is poised to enter the electric car market as part of its efforts to diversify its product portfolio. On Foxconn Technology Day, Hon Hai...
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Law firm says it is representing Hong Kong murder suspect in Taiwan

Taipei,  A Taiwanese law firm on Monday confirmed it has been hired by a Hong Kong man suspected of killing his girlfriend in Taiwan in 2018 to represent his interests in the case. The Taipei-based law firm, Lee and Li...
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Scholars offer mixed views on ractopamine safety at local hearing

Taipei,  Experts speaking at a public hearing at the Legislature offered little clarity on whether pork with trace amounts of the veterinary drug ractopamine posed a health threat to local consumers. Ractopamine, which promotes muscle growth in animals so the...
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NTU Cancer Center touts successful treatment of Hong Kong leukemia patient

Taipei,  National Taiwan University (NTU) Cancer Center said Wednesday that it recently carried out a successful bone marrow transplant on a leukemia patient from Hong Kong, despite the tight border restrictions and prevention measures against the COVID-19 pa...
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Taiwan confirms 5 new dengue cases in Sanxia farm cluster

Taipei,  Taiwan on Friday reported five new confirmed cases of indigenous dengue fever that are believed to be part of a cluster infection associated with a farm in Sanxia in New Taipei, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)....
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Rare flight brings new hope to long-idle Hengchun Airport

Taipei,  A Philippine carrier has flown the first civilian flight to Hengchun Airport in six years, a test flight that has raised hopes among county officials that the long-idle airport could still prove viable in the future. A Platinum Skies...
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Foreign visitors to get visa extensions

Taipei,  Taiwan will grant a further 30-day extension of stay to foreign visitors who entered the country on or before March 21 and have no record of overstaying, the National Immigration Agency announced Monday. The automatic extension will apply to...
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Supplier detained for allegedly selling falsely labeled imported masks

Kaohsiung,  The owner of a company in Tainan was detained Wednesday for allegedly selling falsely labeled non-medical grade masks from China and Vietnam, according to the Ciaotou District Prosecutors Office. The company owner, Huang Chao-yu (黃朝玉), is su...
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