Film 'The Receptionist' to premier across Taiwan June 23

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- London-based Taiwanese director Jenny Lu's (盧謹明) debut feature film "The Receptionist" will officially premier Friday, June 23 in 11 theaters in six cities a...

First Apple Store to open in Taipei on July 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After a long anticipated wait, Apple announced yesterday that it will officially open its first retail store in Taiwan on July 1 in Taipei.  The store's opening cer...

CAL stewardess caught with weed tests positive for ketamine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A China Airlines flight attendant, who was taken into custody last month for carrying illicit drugs into Taiwan after arriving on a flight from Amsterdam, has tested positive f...

Magnitude 4.5 quake rattles Tainan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 4.5 earthquake struck near Tainan in southern Taiwan at 7:36 a.m. Thursday morning, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).  The epicenter of Thursda...

Street shots in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An American photographer has created a collection of images he has captured on the streets of Taipei over the three and half years he has lived in Taiwan. The photographer,&...

Magnitude 5.0 earthquake jolts Yilan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 5.0 earthquake struck northern Taiwan at 3:25 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, according to a Central Weather Bureau (CWB) report. The epicenter ...

Photo of the Day: Stopping to smell the hydrangeas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A photo of a woman posing in the patch of hydrangeas in Yangmingshan National Park has received over a million likes on Instagram. In the image, Instagram user Viv...

S. Korean Grandpa KO's young man with flying kick for stealing seat on bus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An image of an enraged elderly South Korean man performing a double flying kick to the head of a young man occupying a priority seat has quickly gone viral in South Korea ...

Retirement plan for 49% of Taiwanese is to 'not retire'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- According to the latest investment survey by American investment management firm Legg Mason, Inc., the retirement plan of nearly half of Taiwanese investors is simply to &...

Pinoy in Taiwan Next Top Model contest coming to Tainan July 2

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Pinoy in Taiwan Next Top Model 2017 contest will be held on July 2 in Tainan to select the most talented male and female models among the Filipino migrant communi...

Film 'The Receptionist' to screen in Kaohsiung today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An early screening of London-based Taiwanese director Jenny Lu's (盧謹明) debut feature film "The Receptionist" (接線員) will take place today in Kaohsiung, b...

Jacky Wu takes credit for 80% WiFi access on bullet trains

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Six months after entertainer Jacky Wu (吳宗憲) complained that Taiwan's high speed rail (HSR) system was sorely in need of WiFi, the Taiwan High Speed Rail Corp. (TH...

Photo of the Day: Evil henchmen attack

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Thugs rush toward the heroine "Lily" as she enters the secret layer of the villain Samsara in a trailer for the independent kung fu film "Sweet and Sou...

A glimpse of Taiwan in 1896

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Scans of 55 photographs of Taiwan from famed Japanese photographer Ogawa Kazumasa's publication "Souvenirs de Formose et des Îles Pescadores" (Oga...

Chinese bike sharing company hits skids after 90% of bicycles lost

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Despite optimistic forecasts for the growth in the dockless bike-sharing market in China, a company in Chongqing has already gone out of business scarcely five months sinc...