11 students sent to hospital after pepper spray mistaken for perfume

Twelve students at a high school in Taichung City were affected, and 11 sought medical treatment, after one student picked up a can of aerosol pepper spray and sprayed it in the air, thinking it was a perfume or body deodorant. According to reports, shortly before noon on Friday (November 26), two male students at Sanguang Junior High School started playing with a can of “body protection” spray a female student had left in the classroom. Mistaking the product as

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Chinese air force’s new aerial tanker seen flying in Taiwan ADIZ for first time

A recently developed aircraft designed to extend the range China’s air combat forces was detected flying in airspace southwest of Taiwan today, November 28. The Y-20U aerial tanker was one of 27 aircraft to draw a response from Taiwan’s air defence forces by flying into Taiwan’s Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) today. Fifteen of the sorties continued through the Bashi Channel to into airspace over the Philippine Sea southeast of Taiwan. According to Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense, among the

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21-year-old woman dies after driver loses control of sports car

One person died, and one was slightly injured, after the driver of an Audi R8 “supercar” lost control of the vehicle in wet and rainy conditions in New Taipei City yesterday, November 27. The 28-year-old driver, named Huang, was taking a 21-year-old female friend, named Weng, to have dinner in Taipei City when he lost control of the 602 horsepower performance coupe, and crashed into a utility pole at the intersection of Kangning Street and Cuifeng Street in Xizhi District,

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Fight breaks out in Costco over Black Friday sale special

Two men have been charged with injury after a fight broke out in a Costco store in New Taipei City yesterday, [Black] Friday, November 26. According to reports, a fight broke out in the Costco store in Xinzhuang District shortly before closing time yesterday evening, after a man, named Lin, moved a queue barrier so he could cut a queue to grab a bottle of heavily discounted shampoo. A man in the queue, named Huang, berated his act, and an

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Drug suspect arrested after police fire 19 shots in car chase through streets of Tainan City

A suspected drug dealer in Tainan City was finally arrested after fleeing a police checkpoint and leading police on a 20 kilometer chase, during which police fired 19 shots at the suspect’s vehicle. According to reports in United Daily News, and ET Today, a 35-year-old man, named Zhu with previous criminal convictions for drug offences sped away from a roadside checkpoint on Yongda Road in Yongkang District at 9:28 pm, Friday, November 26. Zhu led the police on a chase

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Cops strip commoners wearing emperor’s new clothes in world’s only COVID-free zone

Government goons in North Korea are “cracking down on citizens wearing leather trench coats” on the basis that “it is disrespectful to emulate the fashion choices of the country’s leader Kim Jong-un,” according to American-imperialist-funded Radio Free Asia. Fashion police in “the hermit kingdom” have been on active patrol to confiscate coats from anyone caught wearing, or selling, leather or imitation-leather versions of the Great Leader’s garb, according to the report. Radio Free Asia used a picture released by North

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Student expelled from police university over marijuana import case

A student of the Central Police University has been expelled, and is currently in detention after facing charges over the import of cannabis earlier this year. According to reports today, November 25, the 20-year-old man, named Hsu, was arrested after taking delivery of a package of marijuana that had been identified by customs officers at Taoyuan International Airport. The package had been sent from Canada. On August 12, officers from the Taoyuan City Police Department disguised themselves as couriers and

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Out of control gravel truck leaves wake of destruction: 2 dead, 4 injured

The driver of a gravel truck and one other person died after the truck veered into oncoming traffic before crashing into an abandoned factory building in Taoyuan City this morning. According to reports, the driver, a 48-year-old man named Shi, lost control of the truck on Zhongzheng East Road near the Dayuan Interchange at 6:44 am. Traffic monitor footage shows the truck suddenly veering over a traffic island into oncoming traffic lanes, and hitting two cars before crashing into a

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Anti-communist music video suppressed on YouTube but you can watch it here: maybe

In another example of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) spreading influence well beyond the jurisdictions of the single-party, non-democratic state, CCP collaborator YouTube suppressed an anti-CCP music video just seconds after its release. The Taiwanese developers of the game Reversed Front released the song to accompany the launch of the mobile version of the game scheduled for 8:00 pm, November 23. However, by the time the video went live on YouTube, it had already been flagged, and labeled as “adult

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Pervy toilet signs controversy breaks out in Taoyuan City

The Taoyuan City Government will have public restroom signage in a Hakka culture park in the city redesigned after public criticism that the symbols were degrading to women, and in poor taste. The signs at the Lunping Cultural Landscape Park in Guanyin District depict a male peeping over a wall at a female, and a male lifting a female’s skirt. The unusual and pervy symbols are used to guide users to the public restrooms. The signs have “been around for

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Rescue of false killer whale successful: plans for release tomorrow

Marine conservation workers plan to release a false killer whale into the wild tomorrow, after a successful rescue and rehabilitation effort spanning 7 days. Coast guard personnel and the Taiwan Cetacean Society moved the false killer whale to a specialized marine wildlife rescue and rehabilitation facility in Keelung City after finding it beached in Yilan County, November 17. The false killer whale – actually a species of dolphin – was found to have a lung infection, and was in a

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