Taiwan raises prices for six types of liquor

TAIPEI (New Taipei City)—Taiwan Tobacco and Liquor (TTL) has raised prices for six types of liquor including three types of shaoxing wine, yellow wine, Chinese wine and dragon phoenix wine (龍鳳酒)...

Heavy rain sweeps away 13 houses in Kaohsiung City

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—The extreme torrential rains over the last few days resulted in accumulated rainfall of 1,400 millimeters (over four and half feet) in the mountainous Taoyuan District ...

‘Rain Bomb’ blows up vegetable prices by 50% in Greater Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—The strongest plum rain Taiwan ever witnessed destroyed a wide variety of crops, leading to a national vegetable price uptick average of 30 percent, but the Greater Taipei r...

Districts of Kaohsiung and Nantou announce closures due to rain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—As the rain front that battered the island decreases in intensity, Taipei finally saw sunny skies on Monday, but certain districts in mountainous areas in Kaohsiung City and...

Relatives of Resorts World Manila victims to be compensated

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) helped the relatives of four Taiwanese citizens who died in the Resorts World Manila attack to travel to the Philippines...

Extreme torrential rain causes severe damage to crops and infrastructure

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Although Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has not released official figures on the total economic losses incurred from the extreme torrential rainf...

CWB issues torrential rain alert for 9 counties in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—After being swamped by unprecedented plum season rainfall the last three days, Taiwan is far from seeing sunny blue skies. The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) issued an extr...

Overview of casualties in Taiwan from extreme rainfall

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan has been battered by unusually heavy rains over the last three days, the downpour has washed away bridges, caused mudslides in mountainous regions, and left 20,561 ho...

Asta showcases smart 360-degree scan solutions at Computex

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—The annual Computex is one of the largest digital events in Asia, attracting international visitors from all corners of the world, and some innovative solutions showcased at...

Taiwan 3D camera SID offers new way for VR storytelling

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Pocket-sized and light weight, SID, a camera developed by Taiwan-based Weeview, can be easily carried anywhere for adventurous filmers wanting to capture their images in 3D....

Heavy rain topples Nuclear Power Plant No. 1 power tower

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan's Nuclear Power Plant No. 1’s second nuclear generator was down on Friday, after torrential rains and strong winds toppled the plant’s critical 345 KV...

Thumbs up! Taiwan team develops sign language translator

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan Yingmi Technology (台灣盈米科技股份有限公司), wowed the crowds at the Computex global trade show for information communication technologies that took place from May 29 ...

Computex discusses the Taiwan environment and challenges for startups

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Startups are relatively new in Taiwan, appearing under the media limelight fairly recent in 2010 to 2011, indicating there is still room for further improvements before the ...

Former Angry Bird alumnus turns learning into a fun experience

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Peter Vesterbacka, the former brand ambassador and “Mighty Eagle” of “Angry Birds” has gone on to co-found Finland-based Lightneer, a company which&n...

Acer and Windows team up to launch mixed reality device in 4Q17

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan-based computer company Acer has teamed up with Windows to develop the Acer Windows Mixed Reality HMD headgear, a mixed reality device, and showcased a developer kit v...