Coronavirus outbreak grows. Old map in legislature questioned. Large scale corruption in the judiciary. Sunflower activists get repreive. Ex-presidential spox impeached. Foxconn moving into cars. China will sanction US officials over Taiwan.
SpaceX will launch two Taiwan-made satellites, the Flying Squirrel and the Yushan, into orbit on Jan. 21. The Directorate-General of Highways (DGH) has stated that alterations to a vehicle that the KMT had made were illegal.The party unveiled the truck featuring a pig’s face to promote its referendum drive opposing imports of pork containing traces […]
A labor broker has been fined NT$1 million by the Fisheries Agency for deducting too much from the pay of eight migrant fishery workers for the repayment of loans.The fine was levied in September, but only made the news public after the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a withhold release order (WRO) against […]
Summary: EVA Air offers a dream Hello Kitty trip to nowhere for Father’s Day. Taiwan may be gunning for Hong Kong’s finance industry. Six sitting legislators and the NPP chair are grilled in a bribery probe. Biden’s top foreign policy advisor speaks out on Taiwan, possibly giving us some insight. But up first, some headlines. […]
In response to the US State Department’s statement “We are making clear: Beijing’s claims to offshore resources across most of the South China Sea are completely unlawful, as is its campaign of bullying to control them,” and “In a unanimous decision on July 12, 2016, an Arbitral Tribunal constituted under the 1982 Law of the […]
Snakeheads seized A criminal group that allegedly collaborated with Chinese “snakeheads,” or human smugglers, has been busted, according to the National Immigration Agency’s Border Affairs Corps.The sold Republic of China (ROC) passports to human traffickers in China, making a profit of about NT$20 million (US$674,309) over the past 12 months, Border Affairs Corps officials said.The […]
Coronavirus updates The Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) said Wednesday that it plans to relax its COVID-19 control measures on trains and domestic flights after June 7, as the disease has been slowing in Taiwan.Passengers taking Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) and High Speed Rail (HSR) trains will still be required to have their temperatures […]