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Little progress made on same-sex relationship bill negotiations

TAIPEI (CNA) — Legislators on May 14 failed to reach a consensus on several key controversial clauses in a closely-watched review of three competing...

Taiwan aims to launch digital ID in 2020: premier

TAIPEI (CNA) – Taiwan's government is aiming to launch electronic national identification cards (new eID) in 2020 to facilitate access to e-government services, simplify...

Taiwan Today: Whale-watching boat catches fire off Hualien Port, Government to supplement budget for...

Whale-watching boat catches fire off Hualien Port A whale-watching boat carrying 46 people caught fire at sea Monday about 20 minutes after it embarked from...

Cooler weather forecast for Taiwan this week

TAIPEI (CNA) — Temperatures across Taiwan are expected to drop this week, due to the effects of strengthening northeasterly winds, the Central Weather Bureau...

Magnitude 4.9 quake rocks northeastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (CNA) – A magnitude 4.9 earthquake jolted northeastern Taiwan at 10:54 a.m. today, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the...
National Taiwan University has received 562 applications for visiting students from Hong Kong colleges as of Thursday morning, the university's vice president said. (Shutterstock)

HK college students, professors apply to join Taiwan universities amid soaring unrest

TAIPEI (The China Post) — Taiwan universities have received a soaring number of applications by visiting students from Hong Kong colleges amid escalating tensions in...

Dead pig found in downtown Taipei: TAPO

TAIPEI (CNA) – The body of a dead pig was found in downtown Taipei on Monday amid mounting concerns over the threat of African...

Organizer defends controversial work-study program for Filipinos

TAIPEI (CNA) – The organizer of a work-study program for students from the Philippines defended her program yesterday after being accused of forcing the...

10,000 annual working holiday visas to Japan available from April

TAIPEI (CNA) – Japan will double its annual quota of working holiday visa for Taiwanese youth from 5,000 to 10,000 starting April, a move...

Additional 17 passengers fined for bringing meat products into Taiwan

TAIPEI (CNA) – A total of 17 cases of travelers attempting to bring meat products into Taiwan have been caught in the third day of...

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