Lawmakers have passed amendments to the Mental Health Act, which requires court approval for mandatory hospitalization for at-risk individuals.
Women's groups are calling on lawmakers to show solidarity with victims of sexual harassment ahead of an extra legislative session next month to discuss amendments to gender equality laws.
Provisions in Taiwan's laws that treat adultery as a criminal offense have been ruled unconstitutional and declared invalid effective immediately, according to an announcement by Constitutional Court Chief Justice Hsu Tzong-li today.
US based commercial electric vehicle startup Lordstown Motors is suing Hon Hai for its failure to follow through with a US$170 million investment in the company.
Cybersecurity has been an important topic in Taiwan recently, one that touches several areas of the technology business. A recent case concerns the Covid-19 pandemic when the central government prohibited all government agencies from using a popular video conferencing service based on cybersecurity concerns.
By John Eastwood, Wendy Chu, Nathan Snyder, and David Rosenthal
The head of a visiting delegation of German lawmakers is reiterating Berlin's opposition to any non-peaceful or unilateral changes to the cross-strait status quo.
Lawmakers across party lines have voted to lower the voting age in Taiwan to 18 from 20, sending the issue to a national referendum later this year
Lawmakers from across party lines are pushing for a new law to fight against climate change.
Lawmakers have approved amendments to the Highway Act, which aims to put pedestrians first when it comes to transport design.
The National Communications Commission (NCC) says it could change parts of a draft digital intermediary service act following further discussions if some articles are deemed to be unwelcome or unnecessary
Lawmakers have voted to increase funding for a coronavirus response, relief and revitalization bill from NT$60 billion to NT$210 billion.
The cabinet has approved draft amendments to the Nationality Act to ease residency requirements for foreign professionals applying for naturalisation.
Taiwan's personal data protection regimen: Essential approaches to prevent gaps in compliance
By John Eastwood, Wendy Chu and Nathan Snyder
The cabinet has approved draft amendments to the Copyright Act and Trademark Act
The European Council and the European Parliament's negotiators have reached a provisional political agreement setting into law the objective of a climate-neutral EU by 2050, and a collective, net greenhouse gas emissions reduction target (emissions after deduction of removals) of at least 55% by 2030 compared to 1990.
The cabinet is proposing amendments to the Political Archives Act and the Classified National Security Information Protection Act to allow political archives from Taiwan's authoritarian past to be made public.
Lawmakers from the Legislative Internal Affairs Committee are moving to freeze some of the government's budget for the issuance of the new eID cards.
The Kaohsiung District Prosecutors' Office has indicted former lawmaker Luo Zhi-ming and retired Navy Major General Xia Fu-xiang on charges of violating national security.
The European Union's highest court has ruled that the 27-nation bloc can link financial backing for member states to respect for rule of law, and that a challenge by Hungary and Poland should be dismissed
Taiwan's legislature has adopted a slew of stricter traffic rules in an attempt to improve road safety.
With the passage of the National Judge Act (國民法官法), laypeople will start working with professional judges to render judgments on significant criminal cases starting in 2023
By H Henry Chang, Howard Shiu, and Paula Hsu
Taiwan has made respectable improvements in its battle against corruption, rising from a ranking of 36 out of 177 in the 2013 Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index to 28 in 2019.
Is Taiwan doing enough to ensure that local lawyers are serving as gatekeepers rather than crime enablers?
By Paul Shelton
Premier Chen Jian-ren says gender equality laws will be a priority in the next legislative session.
The laws and regulations described below shape the Taiwan offshore wind industry's development.
Four DPP lawmakers are urging the cabinet to establish an agency specifically dedicated to the protection of personal data. The call comes after the database of popular vehicle rental and sharing services platform iRent was found to be unprotected and accessible by anyone who knew the IP address.
Vice Premier Cheng Wen-tsan says the government is currently drafting a basic law governing artificial intelligence and he expects a proposal to be submitted to the cabinet in September.
Taiwan's Legislative Yuan (LY) has passed a basic law which stipulates the guidelines of social welfare so that relevant government authorities will have better standards to follow.
The visiting chairman of the German-Taiwan Parliamentary Friendship Group says Taiwan should be proud of its democratic development.
The European Commission has unveiled the "European Climate Law". According to the EU's official website, Europa, the proposed legislation would enshrine into law the EU's political commitment to be climate neutral by 2050, to protect the planet and its people.
Taiwanese legislators have passed amendments to the Act of Irrigation Association Organization, meaning the island's 17 irrigation associations will be combined into a new government body under the Council of Agriculture.
Despite touching on universal and contemporary themes and achieving popularity at home, Taiwan’s recent televisions shows and films have struggled to gain much traction with international audiences
By Brian Hioe