Taiwan officials want Hsieh Su-wei to play tennis at Olympics


Taipei, Aug. 4 (CNA) Taiwanese sports officials said Thursday that they hope the country’s top woman tennis player, Hsieh Su-wei … Read More

V Air likely to close on heavy losses


Taipei, Aug. 4 (CNA) V Air (威航), one of Taiwan’s two budget carriers, is likely to fold after incurring heavy … Read More

Arrivals from China drop by double digits in May, June


Taipei, Aug. 3 (CNA) Passengers from China accounted for nearly 40 percent of the foreign visitors to Taiwan in the … Read More

Taipei, Aug. 3 (CNA) In view of a sharp increase in the number of animals — typically dogs and cats — that are being kept as pets in Taiwan, the Council of Agriculture (COA) released promotional materials Wednesday advising on better protection of domestic animals. The number of domestic pets rose to 2.3 million in 2015 from 1.36 million in 2005. One out of every three families in Taiwan owned a pet last year, compared with one out of every five families that owned a pet in 2005, according to statistics released by the COA. Two-thirds of dogs were owned by households in the six municipalities around Taiwan. The number of cats rose to 560,000 from 220,000 over the 2005-2015 period, with half of the additional 340,000 cats kept by owners in New Taipei, Taipei and Taichung. To reduce the number of abandoned pets, the COA started in 1999 to implement a pet registration system in which a pet owner’s name is recorded on a microchip that is inserted under the animal’s skin, according to Chiang Wen-chuan (江文全), head of the Animal Protection Division at the COA. Chiang said, however, that the rate of dog registration has remained at 50 percent over the past years, according to the results of the COA’s annual inspection of 70,000 dogs to check if they are registered. Last year, the COA issued 20,000 warnings to pet owners to get their pets registered during a grace period, Chiang said, adding that owners of unregistered pets can face fines of between NT$3,000 (US$95) and NT$15,000. Chiang also urged those who keep pets to be responsible owners by having their pets registered, spayed or neutered, and vaccinated. The COA also issued nine illustrations showing methods of protection of pets, and has produced three promotional videos designed to encourage people to have their pets spayed or neutered, with two of the videos being made available on the Taiwan SPCA website at http://www.spca.org.tw/pet-neutering.html, and the other one set to be released in September. (By Yang Su-min and Evelyn Kao) ENDITEM/J


Taipei, Aug. 3 (CNA) Senior executives of Amazon Business, U.S. e-commerce giant Amazon’s business-to-business (B2B) marketplace, are expected to bring … Read More

COA offers tips for better pet protection


Taipei, Aug. 3 (CNA) In view of a sharp increase in the number of animals — typically dogs and cats … Read More

Uber service to be legalized in Taiwan


Taipei, Aug. 3 (CNA) The government of Taiwan will seek to amend the relevant regulations to establish a fair competition … Read More

Samsung expects Galaxy Note 7 to post handsome sales in Taiwan


Taipei, Aug. 3 (CNA) Samsung Electronics Co. Taiwan said Wednesday that the launch of its latest large-sized phablet flagship model … Read More

Presidential Office urges CAL to protect flight attendants’ interests


Taipei, Aug. 3 (CNA) The Presidential Office has urged China Airlines (CAL, 華航) to protect the rights and interests of … Read More

Taiwan wins 3 golds, 1 silver at International Chemistry Olympiad


Taipei, August 2 (CNA) Taiwan won three gold medals and one silver at the International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO) held July … Read More

Ma appears in court in political donation case


Taipei, Aug. 2 (CNA) Former President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) on Tuesday attended a court hearing in an appeal of his … Read More

Property transactions in Taipei jump 37% in July


Taipei, Aug. 2 (CNA) Transactions of residential and commercial property in Taipei jumped 37 percent month-on-month in July, outperforming Taiwan’s … Read More

Diplomats, officials formally sworn in for new postings


Taipei, Aug. 2 (CNA) Several officials, including new envoys to the United States, United Kingdom and the World Trade Organization … Read More

Taiwan wins boys soft baseball world championship


Taipei, Aug. 1 (CNA) Taiwan beat Team Japan 1 (Osaka) 10-3 in the final of the 34th Boys Nankyu Baseball … Read More

Full text of President Tsai Ing-wen’s apology to indigenous people


Taipei, Aug. 1 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Monday issued a formal apology on behalf of the government to … Read More

Taiwan does not accept South China Sea ruling



Taipei, July 12 (CNA) The Republic of China (Taiwan) said Tuesday that it will not accept the ruling by an … Read More

U.S. takes no side on status of Taiping Island: Taiwan official



Taipei, July 12 (CNA) Ahead of an international court decision on the South China Sea that could weaken Taiwan’s claims … Read More

Taiwanese team completes tundra exploration in Siberia


Taipei, July 1 (CNA) A five-man Taiwanese team finished a week-long trip of scientific investigation and exploration in the northeastern … Read More

Pension system reform most urgent issue for government: President


Taipei, June 23 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said Thursday that reforming Taiwan’s nearly bankrupt retirement pension system is the

Read More

Majority confident new government can solve problems


Taipei, June 23 (CNA) More than 56 percent of people in Taiwan think that the new administration led by President … Read More

China Airlines new chairman named


Taipei, June 23 (CNA) Ho Nuan-hsuan (何煖軒), a former deputy minister of transportation, has been appointed chairman of China Airlines … Read More

Powered by WordPress