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Taiwan is 8th most searched country on Google Street View

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan was the eighth most searched country and Taipei the eighth most searched city on Google Street View during the past 12 months, reports said Tuesday (May 24). Goo...

Taiwan lawmakers want to include security guards in civil defense system

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Security guards should be included in the civil defense mobilization system as they are familiar with local conditions, two lawmakers said Tuesday (May 3). Following th...

Japan, Indonesia urge immediate halt to war in Ukraine

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Indonesian President Joko Widodo urged a rapid halt to fighting in Ukraine on Friday and said they will work together to improve hum...

Photo of the Day: Beachgoer basks in balmy weather in Taiwan's Sizihwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — This woman was seen soaking up the sun on Tuesday (April 26) as temperatures started to sizzle on southern Taiwan. On Tuesday, the mercury across Taiwan soared, with Ka...

Kaohsiung to begin construction on new MRT line before year's end

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Kaohsiung City Government has plans to begin construction of its third MRT line before the end of the year, Premier Su Tseng-chang announced on Sunday (March 20). S...

Mayor Ko attributes Taipei’s population decline to pandemic, high housing prices

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said in an online TV interview that aired Monday (March 7) that the city’s population will fall below 2.5 million by the end of March, a...

Taiwan's Keelung MRT to have 13 stops, cost NT$42.5 billion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) confirmed that the first phase of the Keelung MRT line will include 13 stations and its price tag will be NT$42.5 billion (US$1.53 billion). ...

US teacher praises Taiwan's COVID measures, food, public transport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — American Youtuber Kristi Martin said she has fallen in love with Taiwanese cuisine and nature after living in Taipei since October 2021. In a YouTube video made by Stop...

New light rail section in Taiwan’s Kaohsiung to go into service Thursday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The new Kaohsiung Light Rail section from Gushan District Office Station (C17) to the TRA Museum of Fine Arts Station (C20) is scheduled to go into service at 5 p.m. on Th...

Taipei MRT withdraws train promoting Nicaragua after diplomatic break

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taipei Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) train promoting Central American nations including Nicaragua was taken out of service Friday (Dec. 10) after the country switched recogni...

Taiwan Airport MRT to reward 100 millionth passenger with year of free travel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taoyuan Airport Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) line will reward its 100 millionth passenger with one year of free travel before marking its fifth anniversary next year, repo...

New Taipei’s Mega City to become first department store to offer vaccinations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Mega City in New Taipei City’s Banqiao District is likely to become the first department store in north Taiwan to offer COVID-19 vaccinations to the public next ...

3 die in Taipei MRT construction accident

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three workers died and two were injured after a structure collapsed during work on a new Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) line in the New Taipei City district of Sanxia, reports s...

Kaohsiung Metro to provide more frequent weekend services from Friday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kaohsiung Metro will start to provide more frequent services on weekends and resume its midnight last train from Friday (Nov. 5), as passenger volume has climbed over the ...

Kaohsiung Light Rail expansion progresses

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The new Kaohsiung Light Rail section from C17-C20 has conditionally passed the first stage of the trials conducted by the city government’s initial inspection commit...