Taiwanese vigilantes beat confession out of man accused of raping suicidal teen

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A day after a 16-year-old teenage girl committed suicide by leaping off the ninth floor of an apartment building in New Taipei City, video has surfaced of the man who alle...

16-year-old Taiwanese teen falls 9 stories to her death after sexual assault

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A 16-year-old teenage girl leaped to her death from the ninth floor of an apartment in New Taipei City early this morning (May 22) just days after she told a friend that she ha...

Seven NT$10 million special prize receipts yet to be claimed for Taiwan receipt lottery

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A total of 15 receipts carry the winning numbers for the NT$10 million (US$334,000) special prize from the January to February period, but there are st...

Mercury reaches 37.4 in Taipei, but rain coming on May 23

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Temperatures kept on climbing Friday to break the highs of the past few days and reach 37.4 degrees Celsius, but rainy weather, and lower temperatures were expected to arr...

Hottest day of the year in Taipei today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) announced that the hottest temperature of the year in Taipei was reached today.  According to CWB measurements, Taipei reached 35....

Singapore deports two gunrunners to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Two Taiwanese gunrunners suspected of involvement in the smuggling of more than 100 guns last week were deported from Singapore Thursday, one day after their arrest. Th...

NT$499 unlimited 4G mania grips Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Long lines are snaking about mobile phone service providers across Taiwan after Chunghwa Telecom launched a Mother's Day special offering unlimited 4G for NT$499 (US$16)&nb...

Taiwanese bitcoin miner shot by gangsters after China crackdown on cryptocurrencies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Taiwanese bitcoin miner was shot on Saturday by two gangsters over NT$47 million (US$1.6 million) in lost bitcoins after China has begun a clampdown on cryptocurrency ex...

Make a splash at the 2018 New Taipei Water Festival April 15

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 2018 New Taipei Water Festival will take place in the Zhonghe District of New Taipei on April 15, featuring an installation of Myanmar’s famed “Golden...

New Taipei City plans mass cosplay wedding

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –- In New Taipei City on May 20, a massive joint wedding ceremony will take place at the New Taipei City Plaza (市民廣場) in Banqiao, however in addition to the large amount of ...

Photo of the Day: Sunset in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An American living in New Taipei City's Sanchong District took this photo at sunset from his rooftop on March 12 and posted it the next day on the Facebook group ...

New Taipei 7-Eleven customer spends NT$19, wins NT$10 million special prize

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A lucky 7-Eleven customer spent a mere NT$19 (US$0.65) on a snack in New Taipei City and ended up winning the NT$10 million special prize of the Jan. - Feb. edition of the...

Taiwan FamilyMart: Lucky customer becomes NT$10 million richer from buying I-Mei milk tea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Convenient store chain FamilyMart has said a customer of theirs became NT$10 million richer from spending NT$138 on I-Mei milk tea and cigarettes in a Zhongli, Taoyuan ...

Mercury in Taiwan could dip down to 10 degrees tomorrow

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has upgraded the cold front bearing down on Taiwan to a strong continental air mass with temperatures expected to dip to 11 degrees C...

Canadian food festival kicks off at Caesar Park Hotel Banqiao

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Co-sponsored by Air Canada, the Canadian trade office in Taipei, and the Canada Beef International Institute, Caesar Park Hotel Banqiao is holding a Canadian food fes...