Top 5 dragon boat racing spots in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Dragon Boat Festival is one of the three major celebrated festivals in Taiwan, together with Lunar New Year and the Mid Autumn Festival. Besides eating ...

CWB issues heavy rain alert for 19 counties and cities in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- All counties and cities in Taiwan proper have been issued a heavy rain warning by the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) on Tuesday morning, with the bureau describing south cen...

Hsinchu highest salary in Taiwan, Taichung lowest among cities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Taiwanese netizen took data on the average salaries for all the major counties and cities in Taiwan and found that Hsinchu City had the highest, not Taipei, and Tai...

Two Perry-class frigates to arrive in Taiwan May 13

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Two Perry-class frigates ordered from the United States and equipped with a sonar system to track submarines should arrive in Kaohsiung on May 13, reports said Tuesday. ...

Taiwan urges China to stop its fishermen from trespassing

 Taiwan urged China on Saturday to step up the education of its fishermen and stop them from trespassing into Taiwanese waters, after two Chinese fishermen were injured while trying to resist ins...

Taiwan’s FAT to take 17 laid-off flight attendants back

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Far Eastern Air Transport (FAT, 遠東航空) announced Saturday evening it was taking 17 laid-off flight attendants back after their colleagues disrupted flights earlier in the d...

Taiwan’s FAT cancels flights as flight attendants take sick leave

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Far Eastern Air Transport (FAT, 遠東航空) canceled several flights Saturday as flight attendants took sick leave, apparently in a protest against the dismissal of 17 colleague...

Shooting incident between Taiwan coast patrol and Chinese fishing vessel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Two Chinese fishing workers were injured after their trawler refused to stop when it was told to do so by Taiwanese Coast Guard in Taiwanese territorial waters Saturday mo...

‘Taiwan’s Penghu Islands’ of ‘Travelscope’ wins two Emmy awards

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--The “Taiwan’s Penghu Islands” series, hosted by Daytime Emmy Awards winner Joseph Rosendo,  won the Outstanding Directing in a Lifestyle/Culinary/Travel Pr...

Photo of the Day: 17th century Dutch depiction of goddess Mazu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –Ministry of Culture (MOC) posted a photo of an artwork on its official Twitter account on April 24 featuring a 17th century rendition of the goddess Mazu, drawn b...

NPM opens exhibition at HSR Chiayi station

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The National Palace Museum (NPM) opened an exhibition at the high-speed railway station in Chiayi County Monday for a run scheduled to last for over three months, in a move to ...

Cities, counties in Taiwan clean up rivers, beaches on Earth Day

Taipei, April 22, Braving damp and cold weather conditions, people in cities and counties around Taiwan held clean-up activities on Earth Day on Saturday. In Taipei, 1,000 people helped clean up a ...

Taiwan Headline News

Headlines across Taiwan on April 23, 2017 Taipei, April 23, The lead stories in major Taiwan Chinese language dailies on Sunday are as follows: @United Daily News: Lawmakers to review 8-year NT$...

Two travelers fall off fishing boat and drown near Penghu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Two tourists traveling on a fishing trawler in Penghu (澎湖) fell overboard and drowned, reports said Saturday. Some commentators blamed the accident on a decision by the...

Taiwan airline pilots to face alcohol tests

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following incidents with pilots testing positive for alcohol, the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) announced Friday that breathalyzer tests would become compulsory f...