Taiwan News Weekly Roundup - March 24

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Top stories this week included President Tsai Ing-wen announced plans to build Taiwan's first indigenous submarine, a Taiwanese boss owes Indian chefs nearly...

Photo of the day: Hidden 3D dragon

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Breaking News Commune (爆料公社) member Su Chia-hsien (蘇家賢) has posted images of a massive 3D mural of a dragon soaring over a cityscape that will eventually cover the en...

Designer creates retro Taipei MRT map

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An American graphic designer on Wednesday posted a retro-style map he had created of the Taipei MRT on the social media site Reddit, which was inspired by an American...

Images of Taiwanese magazine circa 1931

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- American Reddit user Johnathan F., 28, on Monday posted images of vintage magazine pages from 1931 which provided a fascinating glimpse into Taiwan in the 1930s. ...

Taiwanese boss cheats Indian chefs out of nearly NT$1 million in pay

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Taiwanese owner of an Indian restaurant in Taichung allegedly owes nearly NT$1 million (US$32,800) in back pay and plane tickets to two Indian chefs who she ...

Chinese students protest Taiwan health insurance plan, netizens go nuclear

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Representatives of a collection of international students' rights groups, including students from China, held a press conference yesterday to protest a potential increase i...

National Taiwan Museum to offer free multilingual tours starting April

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Starting in April, the National Taiwan Museum is going to provide free weekend tours in multiple languages, including English and various Asian and European Languages...

Rover ruins riches

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Breaking News Commune (爆料公社) user Wang Ming-sheng  (王明聖) posted an image on Monday of his puppy ripping up what appears to be about NT$6,000 (US$197) in Taiwanes...

Japanese design firm makes map of entire Taiwan rail network

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Japan-based Himawari Design Laboratory design company has created a comprehensive map showing all the routes and stations for Taiwan's High Speed Rail (HSR), Taiwa...

Chinese DF-16 ballistic missiles pointed at Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Defense Minister Feng Shih-kuan (馮世寬) confirmed on Monday that China has Dongfeng 16 (DF-16) medium-range ballistic missiles aimed at Taiwan.  At 1,600 k...

Kapok flowers blossom in Tainan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Kapok trees are now in blooming along Tainan's Baihe Linchupi Kapok Road (林初埤木棉花道), which has been named buy a Spanish travel site  idealista as one of t...

Gaelic football alive and kicking in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- To celebrate St. Patrick's Day, the Songshan Crokes croaked against the Guting Wolftones in the men's division, and the Da'an Kickems kicked around&n...

Late Taiwan Cement president Leslie Koo's 33 favorite eateries in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- To honor the memory the late Taiwan Cement Corp Group (台泥集團) chairman Leslie Koo (辜成允), following his tragic death in January, his children have put together a book that lists ...

Magnitude 4.3 tremor rattles Yilan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 4.3 quake struck off the coast of Yilan in northeastern Taiwan on Monday morning, with the strongest intensity being felt in Luodong and Nan-ao in Yi...

Nearly 60% of Taiwanese working overseas are in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Nearly two thirds of Taiwanese working overseas were employed in China in 2015, according to statistics released by the government on Thursday. According to the Di...