Taipei mayor slams Danhai light rail project

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je said Friday the Danhai light rail project stood to lose considerable amounts of money because demographic trends had not been taken into accoun...

Taiwan’s Penghu archipelago to promote yachting

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Penghu County signed a memorandum of understanding with domestic and international yachting groups Thursday to transform a fishing harbor into a center for yachts. As T...

Taiwan lifts poultry ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The transportation and slaughter of all poultry will be allowed again beginning Friday morning as the threat posed by the H5N6 bird flu virus has been averted, Council of ...

New Taipei City official denies corruption in suicide note

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The deputy director-general of the New Taipei City Government’s Land Administration Department, Wang Sheng-wen (王聖文), jumped to his death from his apartment Tuesday ...

30 years in prison for Taiwan train bomber

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A court sentenced a man to 30 years in prison Wednesday for detonating a self-made device on a train and injuring 25 people last year. Appeals against the Taipei District ...

Taiwan to start limited water rationing March 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Limited water rationing is to be introduced on March 1 in parts of New Taipei City as well as in Taoyuan and the Hsinchu area, the government announced Tuesday. Each ev...

Taiwan is Americans’ 7th most popular country: Gallup

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan is the seventh most favorite country among Americans, according to a survey by the Gallup polling organization. The latest poll ranked 21 countries and terr...

Taiwan restricts long-distance one-day bus trips

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Certain long-distance one-day bus trips will be subject to new restrictions following the death of 33 people in the crash of a tour bus on February 13, the government anno...

Crack in Airport MRT rail will not affect traffic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A crack which was found in a steel rail on the Airport Mass Rapid Transit line will not affect traffic and not delay the introduction of regular service, the Taoyuan Metro...

Taiwan president meets supporters and opponents of same-sex marriage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) invited separate delegations of supporters and opponents of same-sex marriage to the Presidential Office Saturday. The Legislative Yuan is ...

Armed Chinese ships pass close by Diaoyutai, known as Senkaku in Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China sent four naval police ships into the waters near the disputed Diaoyutai in the fifth such incident this year, Japanese officials said Saturday. The uninhabited i...

Spain decides to send 200 Taiwanese fraud suspects to China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Spanish government has decided to send more than 200 Taiwanese electronic fraud suspects to China, leading the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) to express regret ove...

Taipei MRT denies banning ad for Japanese transsexual movie

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation denied allegations by a film company Saturday that it had banned ads for a Japanese movie about a transsexual, saying it only wanted t...

Report about dumping of nuclear waste in ocean near Taiwan inconclusive

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – There is no evidence to show that an Italian businessman had 200,000 barrels of North Korean nuclear waste dumped in the ocean near Taiwan, the Atomic Energy Council (AEC)...

Helicopters simulate evacuation of Taiwan president

TAIPEI (Taiwan) – Military helicopters landed at the Ministry of National Defense Friday morning in what local media interpreted as a drill for the evacuation of President Tsai Ing-wen during an...