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Taiwan’s Pegatron registers COVID cluster at Taoyuan plant

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Work at a Pegatron Corporation plant in Taoyuan City will stop for five days after the discovery of a COVID-19 cluster involving at least 60 employees, reports said Saturd...

Over 100 migrant workers in Taiwan's Taoyuan test positive for COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than 100 workers have been diagnosed with COVID at a large factory in Taoyuan City's Guishan District. Taoyuan City Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan (鄭文燦) said Friday (Apr...

North Taiwan tech factory reports 16 migrant workers with COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A technology factory at an industrial park in Guishan Township reported 16 of its migrant workers have been infected with COVID-19, the Taoyuan City Government said Saturd...

Taiwan inmate busted hours after jailbreak

Update: Lin said he broke out of jail because he was upset leave had not been granted due to the pandemic, per CNA. TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An inmate who managed to escape from a low-security ...

Taiwan actor donates 1 billion rupiah to caregiver

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Award-winning Taiwanese actor Chen Sung-young (陳松勇) left over IDR$1 billion Indonesian rupiah (US$70,000) in his will for his Indonesian caregiver. On Dec. 17, Chen die...

Taiwanese actor Chen Sung-young dies at age 80

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Award-winning Taiwanese actor Chen Sung-young (陳松勇) died at the age of 80 on Friday (Dec. 17). Chen died at 3:07 p.m. on Friday at the Taoyuan Chang-Gung Memorial Hospi...

Fire at Taipei substation causes widespread power outages

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The No. 5 transformer of Taipei’s Wanlong primary substation burst into flames Sunday morning (Dec. 12), causing power outages across Taipei and parts of New Taipei ...

Taiwan CECC recommends recorded mask reminders after deadly assault

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Nov. 22) suggested that convenience store clerks switch to indirect reminders that customers wear masks after a deadl...

Man allegedly stabs store clerk to death over masking dispute in Taiwan's Taoyuan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man allegedly stabbed a convenience store clerk to death in Taoyuan’s Guishan District on Sunday (Nov. 21) after the clerk asked him to wear a mask. Guishan Pol...

Taiwan's Taoyuan penalizes warehouse owner over taxi driver death

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the collapse of a quarry warehouse that killed a taxi driver, the Taoyuan City Government will issue the warehouse owner the maximum penalty of NT$300,000 (US$10...

Taiwanese man carried away by river current while fishing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Miaoli City man surnamed Peng (彭) was washed away by a river current on Sunday afternoon (Sept. 12) while fishing. The Miaoli County Fire Bureau said that it received...

Taiwan Railways restarts cruise-style tours

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With the COVID-19 situation easing, the popular rail "cruise" tours operated by the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) will restart on Sept. 3, with a dozen it...

Taiwan’s Turtle Island tentatively set to reopen to visitors July 29

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Northeast and Yilan Coast National Scenic Area Administration (NYCNSAA) said that Turtle Island (Guishan Island), which sits off the coast of Yilan County's Touche...

Taichung's Beitun most popular emerging residential area in Taiwan: Real estate analyst

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Beitun District in Taichung has recorded the highest net growth in residents in the first half of 2021, followed by Linkou and Tamsui districts in New Taipei, where housin...

Taiwan Marines fire anti-tank missile during nighttime drills

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Navy released pictures of its Marines firing a mid-range anti-tank missile during nighttime exercises, reports said Wednesday (June 2). While no precise date was gi...