Taiwan exonerates 1,505 victims of political persecution

TAIPEI (CNA) -- The criminal records of 1,505 victims of political persecution in Taiwan were wiped out Sunday at a formal ceremony, in a bid to help heal their long-lasting trauma and to remind the c...

New tourist hotspot in Taiwan's Taoyuan: new Sikou suspension bridge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—The longest suspension bridge in Taiwan, located in the Fuxing District, Taiwan, has become Taoyuan City’s new tourist hotspot since its inauguration in January 2018. ...

Forestry Bureau promotes four choice hiking trails at Taiwan Outdoor Show

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —Taiwan’s Forestry Bureau will be promoting four hiking trails in four areas across Taiwan, touting them as “choice trails rich in natural resources and indigeno...

Taiwan to stage concerts celebrating ethnic music starting Oct. 19

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A series of performances celebrating the diverse music and cultures of Taiwan’s Hakka and indigenous groups will be held at the Taiwan Traditional Theater Center (台灣...

Chin-Ai String Orchestra to perform in Taiwan mountains

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Aug. 5 the Chin-Ai String Orchestra (親愛愛樂弦樂團), the only aboriginal orchestra in Taiwan, will perform high in the mountains of Shei-Pa National Park at the Kyawan banque...

Knockoff Eiffel Tower in Taiwan’s Taoyuan slammed as blot on landscape

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The Fuxing District Office of Taoyuan City recently built a 10-floor steel tower in bright red on the site of a former fort during the Japanese colonial period in hope of "...

The unparalleled experience of my visit to Dongao in NE Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Last weekend I visited a couple of charming places in Nanao Township in Taiwan’s northeastern county of Yilan, but left out Dongao (東澳), which is a part of Nanao, beca...

Taiwan’s Taichung World Flora Exposition to feature Atayal textile arts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Yuma Taru (尤瑪‧達陸), an artist of the Atayal indigenous group in Taiwan, has been invited to hold an exhibition of the traditional textile arts of Atayal people at the Houli...

Taiwan's Top 10 Theme Parks

Summer is here and that means the kids are on holiday and many people are looking for something fun and exciting to do. A theme park is an obvious place to head, and while some Taiwanese people may ch...

Taiwan’s Hngyang Na Atayal chorus wins three golds at Orientale Concentus 2018 in Singapore

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—The Hngyang Na Atayal chorus of Hsinchu County, Taiwan is a big winner of this year’s Orientale Concentus International Choral Festival, winning in three categories: M...

16 theme parks in Taiwan collectively roll out preferential admission deal to benefit visitors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—While all amusement parks in Taiwan are rolling out new deals to attract more visitors to their parks in the summer, 16 of them took a step further and collectively agreed o...

Taiwanese choir wins awards at international competition in Vienna

Brussels, June 2 (CNA) A choir made up of indigenous Taiwanese students from Hsinchu County received a gold medal and the jury's special prize at the 31st Franze Schubert Choir Competition, which ...

Single-digit temperatures, snow on high mountains and rain in low lying areas in northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—The coldest air since winter continued to sweep northern Taiwan on Sunday, bringing temperatures down to between 7 and 10 degrees Celsius and rain almost all day long in the...

Cafe highlighting Taiwan indigenous culture opens in Malaysia

A cultural cafe and store offering agricultural products, delicacies and handicrafts from Taiwan’s indigenous tribes opened Jan. 28 in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, spotlighting government efforts to...

Taiwan News Weekly Roundup - January 19

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Top stories of this week included Taiwanese waitress fired for saying Taiwan is not part of China, Magnitude 5.7 earthquake rattles Taipei, Streamer decides to leave Taiwan aft...