Korean tourists' take on Taiwanese taxis and Kim Jong Nam

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Korean tourists visiting Taipei's Yongkang Street (永康街) were interviewed on Feb. 24 to get their take on the recent rape of Korean tourists by a Taiwanese taxi driver ...

Latin festival to spice up Taipei Feb. 27

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As many countries in Latin America celebrate Carnival for one last hurrah before the start of Lent, Taipei will hold its own Latin festival on Feb. 27.  The event,...

Taiwanese restaurant's hilarious Chinglish menu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An employee of a branch of the popular Ginger Duck (薑母鴨) restaurant chain in Changhua County posted several uproarious photos of bizarre English translations of items on t...

33,000 cops rally to support HK officers jailed for beating Occupy activist

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A crowd of approximately 33,000 current and former Hong Kong law enforcement officers gathered in a soccer field at the Police Sports and Recreation Club in Mong Kok yesterday ...

India Spring Carnival coming to New Taipei Saturday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The India-Taipei Association (ITA) will be holding the first-ever India Spring Carnival at New Taipei Citizen Square in the city's Banqiao District this Saturday, Feb....

Boat burning ceremony held in Tainan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Jiali Jintang Temple in Tainan's Jiali District held the rare Wang Yeh boat burning ceremony this morning at 10 a.m., breaking a record for the...

Jettisoned EVA scion starts new airline

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Chang Kuo-wei (張國煒), a former chairman of  Eva Airways Corp., who was ousted from his post last year in a family battle over succession, told the media today that he plans...

New 3D map of Taipei Main Station complex

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Taiwanese netizen has illustrated a highly intricate, three-dimensional map of the Taipei Main Station complex, including the location of the new Taoyuan Airport MRT pla...

Scientists discover magma chamber under Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A researcher at Academia Sinica has discovered a magma chamber beneath a large swath of New Taipei, signifying that the Tatun volcano group (TVG) in the area cou...

Taiwanese frothing over Starbucks price hikes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese are fuming over an announcement by Starbucks that it will be raising prices on a wide range of its drinks sold in Taiwan starting Feb. 22. The operator of Starbuck...

Lantern festival displays to continue in Beigang and Taoyuan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Though most of the festivities held across Taiwan to celebrate the lantern festival drew to a close yesterday, it has been announced that Beigang and Taoyuan will ext...

WWII Japanese pilot is a god in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A small temple in a quiet neighborhood of Tainan holds an unusual secret -- a shrine dedicated to a fallen Japanese fighter pilot from WWII who sacrificed himself to save the a...

10 steps to prevent contracting bird flu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- With reports of H5N6 bird flu being detected in Taipei on Friday, and though human cases of the disease are rare, it has a high mortality rate of up to 70 percent accordin...

21 stations flash red alert for 'unhealthy' air in western Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) issued an air pollution warning on Saturday for western Taiwan, with 21 monitoring stations flashing red warnings, which indic...

100 years of Taiwanese beauty trends in about a minute

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Cut's latest episode of its "100 Years of Beauty" video series depicts the hairstyles and makeup of women in Taiwan over the past century packed into a ...