Last update: 2017-07-12 09:38:43
- Grand Lottery winning ticket sold in Kaohsiung
Taipei, July 11 (CNA) The Grand Lottery 6/49 (大樂透) winning ticket for Tuesday's draw was sold by a lottery store in Kaohsiung's Zuoying District, Taiwan Lottery said that day.
- Taiwan, Paraguay to sign economic cooperation accord
Taipei, July 11 (CNA) Taiwan and Paraguay are to sign an economic cooperation agreement in Taipei to further promote bilateral trade and investment ties, a Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) official said Tuesday.
- Paraguayan president arrives for state visit
Taipei, July 11 (CNA) Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes arrived in Taiwan for a three-day state visit Tuesday during which he will attend events to celebrate the 60th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
- Foreign professionals to receive certificate submissions waiver
Taipei, July 11 (CNA) Starting this month, foreign professionals who have worked in Taiwan will not have to submit diplomas or other qualification certificates when re-applying for a work permit, the Ministry of Labor said on Tuesday.
- U.S. dollar closes higher on Taipei forex (update)
Taipei, July 11 (CNA) The U.S. dollar rose against the Taiwan dollar Tuesday, gaining NT$0.008 to close at NT$30.593, as foreign investors moved funds out of the country, giving a boost to the U.S. currency, dealers said.
- 4 Taiwanese involved in fraud in Singapore being investigated: MOFA
Taipei, July 11 (CNA) Four Taiwanese nationals allegedly involved in a fraud case in Singapore have been detained and are being investigated by police in the city state, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Tuesday.
- Taiwanese man arrested at Manila airport for creating disturbance
Manila, July 11 (CNA) A Taiwanese passenger was arrested for causing a public disturbance at Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila on Tuesday, and he may not be allowed to visit the Philippines again.
- Penghu family suicide survivor takes own life: police
Taipei, July 11 (CNA) A woman and her father were found dead at their home in offshore Penghu County on Tuesday, after committing suicide by burning charcoal in a confined and unventilated space, police said.
- Taiwan to close embassy in Panama July 12
Taipei, July 11 (CNA) Taiwan will officially close its embassy in Panama on Wednesday as the former ally does the same in Taiwan, Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokeswoman Eleanor Wang (王珮玲) said Tuesday.
- U.S. dollar lower in Taipei trading
Taipei, July 11 (CNA) The U.S. dollar was traded at NT$30.574 at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday on the Taipei Foreign Exchange, down NT$0.011 from the previous close.
- Tutoring program giving new immigrant students a chance
Taipei, July 10 (CNA) A program launched by Chinese Christian Relief Association (CCRA) to tutor underprivileged children has helped many students advance their education, including helping an Indonesian immigrant's child get into college, the CCRA said Monday.
- UnionPay card holders to enjoy tourist tax refunds in urban areas
Taipei, July 10 (CNA) Foreign tourists shopping with a China UnionPay bank or credit card will be entitled to value-added tax (VAT) refunds in the urban areas of Taipei and Kaohsiung, Taiwan's National Credit Card Center announced Monday.
- Taiwanese 3rd-biggest source of visitors to Boracay, Philippines
Manila, July 10 (CNA) Taiwan was the third-largest source of foreign visitors to the Philippine resort of Boracay in the first six months of this year, with Taiwanese tourists making 25,067 visits.
- China Life shares soar on acquisition offer
Taipei, July 10 (CNA) Shares of China Life Insurance Co. (中壽) jumped on heavy trading Monday after China Development Financial Holding Co. announced last week that it will launch a tender offer to acquire a 25-percent stake in the life insurer at an almost 15-percent premium, dealers said.
- Taiwan 6th top source of visitors to Philippines in first 5 months
Manila, July 10 (CNA) The number of Taiwanese visiting the Philippines in the first five months of 2017 rose 20 percent from the previous year, making Taiwan the Philippines' sixth largest source of overseas visitors, according to the latest Philippine Department of Tourism data.
- Former Taipei County chief mulling run in New Taipei mayoral race
Taipei, July 10 (CNA) Former Taipei County chief Chou Hsi-wei (周鍚瑋) said for the first time on Monday that he may run for mayor of New Taipei in 2018.
- Teddy bear museum to be built along No. 3 provincial highway
Taipei, July 10 (CNA) The Hsinchu County government is building a Teddy bear museum at the county's industry exchange center in Guanxi, hoping to promote tourism along the No. 3 provincial highway.
- U.S. dollar lower in Taipei trading
Taipei, July 10 (CNA) The U.S. dollar was traded at NT$30.574 at 9:45 a.m. Monday on the Taipei Foreign Exchange, down NT$0.036 from the previous close.
- Fake News Twists Hong Kong Airline Hostesses’ Refusal to Wear Chinese Name Tags
Chinese media portrayed the refusal as another example of Hong Kong-mainland tension. In reality, it was about privacy.
- ‘We Can Finally Get Married!': Taiwan to Become First Asian Country to Recognise Gay Marriage
Taiwan's constitutional court ordered the legislature to either amend the Civil Code or introduce new provisions to recognise same-sex marriage within two years.
- Taiwan Tops Asia While Hong Kong Falls Four Places in Freedom of Press Index
"A majority [of media workers in Hong Kong] have expressed an increasing pressure which results in deliberate self-censorship."
- In China's Shadow: Will Taiwanese Universities Sell Out Academic Freedom?
A combination of political and economic pressures at local universities are laying the ground for an unsettling compromise.
- Catchy Singlish Songs Urge Hong Kong to Return Military Hardware to Singapore
"Why you have to be liddat? Give us our Terrex back!"
- Taiwanese Are Disappointed With the Foreign Media’s Response to Donald Trump’s Tweet
Donald Trump, the next president of the United States, shocked the people of Taiwan on Dec. 2, when he tweeted about a congratulatory phone call he'd received from Taiwan's president.
- After a Well-Known Artist's Tragic Death, Taiwan's LGBT Community Demands Marriage Equality
"Don't just pay lip service to "equal rights for the LGBT community". Words are empty! As long as same-sex marriage is not legalized, it means nothing!"
- A hotel exec has been named a defendant over Taiwan Cement tycoon's fatal staircase fall
(ChinaPost.com.tw) - The prosecutors' actions come after six months of investigation into whether the tycoon's death was due to negligence by the Regent Taipei.
- There's a holdup on visa-free entry to Taiwan for Filipinos
(ChinaPost.com.tw) - The government is holding off on the measure until the clashes with militants in Marawi end, an official said.