Dazzling Christmasland festival illuminates New Taipei tonight

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei City's annual Christmasland will light up tonight (Nov. 15) in New Taipei City Plaza and for the rest of the holiday season will include lights shows, marke...

New Taipei's 2019 Christmasland festival lights up tomorrow

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei City's annual Christmasland light show will light up on Friday (Nov. 15) in New Taipei City Plaza and include light shows, market fairs, stage performances,...

New Taipei Christmasland to open on Nov. 15

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Christmasland will open at New Taipei City Plaza adjacent to Banqiao Station Plaza and New Banqiao Central Park for 48 days from Nov. 15, 2019, to Jan. 1, 2020, according ...

1st section of Taipei MRT Circular Line set to operate by year-end

The first section of the Circular Line of Taipei's mass rapid transit systems is scheduled to start operations by the end of this year, the Department of Transit Systems of New Taipei City said Fr...

New Taipei's 2019 Christmasland gala lights up on Nov. 15

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei City's annual Christmasland light show will light up on Nov. 15 in New Taipei City Plaza and will include light shows, market fairs, stage performances, and...

New indigenous case of chikungunya fever reported in New Taipei

A 34-year-old woman in New Taipei was recently treated for an indigenous case of chikungunya fever, the first in the city's Banqiao District this year, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said S...

New Taipei police make huge bust of heroin packaged as tea leaves

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On the evening of Sept. 19, police in New Taipei City conducted raids in the Banqiao (板橋), Shulin (樹林), and Taishan (泰山) districts of the city in cooperation with the Crim...

Taiwan's ruling party keeps public in suspense over vice presidential candidate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With the 2020 presidential election in Taiwan less than four months away, former Premier William Lai (賴清德) and incumbent Vice Premier Chen Chi-mai (陳其邁) have emerged as po...

Extending the Taiwan High Speed Rail to Pingtung will do the DPP more harm than good

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – It is fair to say that Taiwan’s High Speed Rail (HSR) network can, broadly speaking, be judged a success. After years of losses, the HSR is now finally profita...

Taiwan's HSR to be extended to Pingtung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) today (Sept. 10) announced government plans to extend Taiwan's High-Speed Rail (HSR) line to Pingtung, thereby completing a ring of rail networ...

Woman in Taiwan hospital measles outbreak took several trips on Taipei MRT

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A young woman who is the 10th case in an outbreak of measles at Taipei’s Cathay General Hospital took at least four trips on the capital’s Mass Rapid Transit s...

5 Taiwan cities to hold events on Saturday to support Hong Kong protesters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Events will be held in five cities across Taiwan on Saturday (Aug. 17) to support the anti-extradition bill protests in Hong Kong. Total Recall, Taiwan Citizen Stemcell, the...

Taiwan court fines distributor of fake allegations about premier

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A court gave a modest suspended fine of NT$1,000 (US$31.77) to the man accused of distributing a fake video online purporting to show Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) flinging...

FamilyMart customer buys 2 drinks for NT$45, wins NT$10 million Taiwan receipt lottery jackpot

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A lucky convenience store customer who bought two drinks for NT$45 (US$1.40) was one of 16 winners of the NT$10 million special prize in the May-June draw of the Taiwan uniform...

Taiwan 2020 election: Han Kuo-yu receives official nomination from KMT

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Sunday (July 28), the Kuomintang (KMT) held its national assembly at Banqiao Stadium in New Taipei to officially nominate Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) as the party&...