Taiwan News Weekly Roundup - June 23

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The top stories this week included premier of the film "The Receptionist" in Taipei, students wearing flip-flops at their graduation ceremony, entertainer C...

Photo of the Day: Yoda levitates in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A hot air balloon constructed to resemble the "Star Wars" character Yoda is pictured at the Shimen Reservoir (石門水庫) in Taoyuan City  (桃園).  The Hot ...

Cop pulls out gun during argument in police station

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A police officer pointed his gun at his sergeant while he was being criticized for not answering the phone during his shift and was later accused of intimid...

Photo of the Day: Clouds shroud Taipei City

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An overlook of Taipei 101 with mountains shrouded by clouds.  As the plum rain front moves away to the north, the rain is finally starting to ease u...

Hiker found alive after 30 days lost in Central Mountain Range

TAIPEI  (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese hiker has been found after being missing in Taiwan's Central Mountain Range for a month. The survivor, Lee Ming-han (李明翰), was found conscious thi...

Photo of the Day: Public art festival in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two bear statues are pictured on a sidewalk in Taipei City, as the public art festival runs in Dadaocheng (大稻埕). The 2017 Dadaocheng Summer Art Festival kicked off...

Taiwan News Weekly Roundup - June 17

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The top stories this week included Panama cuts ties with Taiwan as it switches allegiance to China, award-winning Taiwan documentary maker dies in helicopter crash, bigges...

Can the average Taiwanese person in Taipei speak English?

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese vlogger posted a social experiment on YouTube testing if travelers can communicate with the average person in Taipei in English. Ya Ting Yu, 26, known as Ir...

Taiwan down to 20 allies as Beijing tightens the screws

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After Panama's switching of diplomatic relations from Taiwan to China, Taiwan is left now with just 20 countries that extend it diplomatic recognition. Below is a look...

Photo of the Day: Importance of marine conservation in Xiaoliuqiu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An adult green sea turtle is spotted swimming in waters off the island of Xiaoliuqiu (小琉球), southern Taiwan next to a discarded cigarette pack. Located off the southwes...

Photo of the Day: Beauty of Taiwan from above

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An image of the East Rift Valely in Taiwan's Hualien County was posted by the Administration of East Rift Valley on Facebook on June 10, to commemorate the deceased ph...

Photo of the Day: Air Force flying over Taiwan's highest summit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Air Force's Thunder Tigers Aerobatics Team (雷虎小組) is pictured flying over Yushan, Taiwan's tallest peak on June 9. The Thunder Tigers Team was in fac...

Biggest night market in northern Taiwan opens Saturday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Sing Ren Garden Night Market (興仁花園夜市) opens on Saturday officially in New Taipei's Shulin District (樹林區), becoming the biggest night market in northern Taiwan...

Photo of the Day: Basalt landscape of Penghu's Siji Islet

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The basalt landscape of Siji Islet (西吉嶼) is pictured from the air, featuring the fascinating Penghu, the second smallest county in Taiwan. The Four Islands of Southern ...

Photo of the Day: 'UFO clouds' spotted in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A series of photos of mille-feuille-shaped clouds above Dawu mountain (大武山) in Pingtung (屏東) released on the Facebook page See Pingtung (看見屏東) yesterday&nbs...