Month: June 2019

Taiwan to introduce bicycle DUI law

| June 30, 2019 | tnadmin | 0

Taipei, From July 1, anyone caught riding a bicycle, electric bike or tricycle under the influence of alcohol will be subject for the first time to a fine of NT$600-NT$1,200 (US$19.74-US$39.48), while those refusing to take a breathalyzer test will be…

Flight attendants strike has cost US$67.7 million: EVA Airways

| June 30, 2019 | tnadmin | 0

Taipei, The flight attendants strike has cost EVA Airways NT$2.1 billion (US$67.7 million) over the past 11 days, with 469 domestic and international flights canceled, the company said on Sunday.The strike began at 4 p.m. on June 20 when flight attend…

Gou vows to prioritize increasing national birthrate as president

| June 30, 2019 | tnadmin | 0

Taipei, Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Chairman Terry Gou , who is vying to represent the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) in the 2020 presidential election, reiterated on Sunday that he will prioritize policies to boost the birthrate if he becomes preside…

Taiwan office in Canada warns over shared luggage space schemes

| June 30, 2019 | tnadmin | 0

Toronto, Taiwan’s representative office in Canada reminded Taiwanese travelers to be vigilant over “shared luggage space” schemes as unwitting Taiwanese could be used by drug syndicates to transport illegal substances and have to deal with the legal c…

Migrant workers attend caregiving classes in Taipei

| June 30, 2019 | tnadmin | 0

Taipei, Over 60 Filipino migrant workers attended a team building event to promote communication, solution finding and teamwork, organized by a church organization at Taipei’s Bihu Park on Sunday. The event, which was planned by the Migrant Workers’ C…

Singer commends support for Hong Kong at Golden Melody Awards

| June 30, 2019 | tnadmin | 0

Taipei, Hong Kong singer Denise Ho Sunday commended Taiwanese heavy metal band Chthonic’s public support for Hong Kong at the Golden Melody Awards (GMA) in Taipei a day earlier, after recent protests in the territory over a controversial extradition …

Dozens stage flash mob at Taipei Main Station to support Hong Kong

| June 30, 2019 | tnadmin | 0

Taipei, Dozens of Hong Kong and Taiwanese people staged a silent flash mob at Taipei Main Station Sunday in support of the ongoing anti-extradition bill movement in Hong Kong, with another demonstration to be held Monday, the 22nd anniversary of the t…

Chan sisters triumph in Eastbourne

| June 30, 2019 | tnadmin | 0

Taipei, Taiwanese sisters Latisha Chan and Chan Hao-ching won the women’s doubles Saturday at the 2019 Nature Valley International in Eastbourne, England.The duo defeated Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium and Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the United States 2-6,…

Plastic Makers Welcome G20 Osaka Blue Ocean Vision to End Ocean Plastics

| June 29, 2019 | Web Desk | 0

WASHINGTON, June 29, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The G20 countries adopted a Leaders’ Declaration today in Osaka. The American Chemistry Council issued the following response, which may be attributed to Steve Russell, vice president of ACC’s Plastics Division: “America’s plastic makers welcome the G20’s Osaka Blue Ocean Vision to end plastic leakage into the ocean, […]

Government to roll out new regulations nationwide July 1

| June 29, 2019 | tnadmin | 0

Taipei, A series of new regulations will come into force across Taiwan on July 1, including a ban on singleuse plastic straws, more stringent rules on traffic violations, free hepatitis B vaccines for newborns, and a new number for the suicide prevent…