Category Archives: Politics

Winning numbers for Saturday’s Taiwan lotteries

Taipei, The winning numbers for Taiwan’s “Grand Fortune” lottery (???) Saturday were 17, 19, 11, 21, 12, 14 and 33 plus the special number 36, Taiwan Lottery Co. said.

Meanwhile, the “Jin Cai 539” (??539) lottery’s winning numbers were 26, …

China Holds Sichuan Protestant Pastor on ‘Subversion’ Charge After Church Raids

Authorities in the southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan are holding the pastor of the Early Rain Covenant Church on suspicion of “subversion,” amid calls from a U.S.-based rights group to release him and dozens of detained members of his church.…

American man arrested for growing marijuana in Kaohsiung home

Kaohsiung, An American man has been arrested for growing marijuana at his home in Kaohsiung, with a variety of marijuana products seized during a police raid of the property, Kaohsiung police announced Thursday.

According to the police, the 63-year-old U.S. …

China Probes Former Canadian Diplomat For ‘Harming State Security’

A former Canadian diplomat held by the Chinese authorities in the wake of the arrest of Huawei’s chief financial officer in Vancouver is being investigated for “harming national security,” state-run media reported on Wednesday.

Michael Kovrig, who works for the …

Taiwan to relax tax refund rules for foreign visitors from 2019

Taipei, Taiwan will relax value-added tax (VAT) refund rules for foreign visitors beginning next year, in an effort to spur spending by such visitors, the Ministry of Finance’s National Taxation Bureau of Taipei announced Wednesday.

From Jan. 1, 2019, travelers …