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Enjoy burst of flowers at Taipei’s Guandu Plain in November

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An explosion of flowers is awaiting visitors at the Guandu Plain in Taipei in an annual floral festival taking place between Nov. 6-21. Located in the Beitou District o...

Hiker missing in Taiwan's Yangmingshan National Park for 16 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A 70-year-old man surnamed Hsu (許) has not been seen since Sept. 4, and search efforts are underway, CNA reported. The New Taipei Fire Department received reports on Th...

Angry dormitory supervisor slams sports car into Taiwan university

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A dormitory supervisor angry at complaints about his performance slammed a sports car into the steps of Taipei National University of the Arts (TNUA), reports said Friday ...

Taipei bus driver diagnosed with COVID after working 3 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taipei bus driver worked for three days on a long bus route before being diagnosed with COVID-19, reports said Friday (July 16). Bus 218 services a route between the ...

Filipina finds long-lost Taiwanese mother after 19 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Filipina living in the Philippine province of Pampanga has found her long-lost Taiwanese mother nearly 20 years after she last saw her. Aivan Chung, 26, a realtor, to...

6 Taiwanese posthumously test positive for COVID-19 in 3 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Six people in Taipei, including two media workers and a taxi driver, have tested positive for COVID-19 posthumously this week, raising concerns of potential community tran...

Taipei private school fined for holding physical graduation ceremony

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Kuei Shan School on Saturday (May 29) broke the country's COVID-19 restrictions by holding a physical graduation ceremony of more than 30 people and refused to ...

TSMC, Nanya, Wistron confirm COVID infections among Taiwanese employees

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) employee has tested positive for COVID-19, one of several infections reported by Taiwanese manufacturers, including DRAM ch...

Employee of Taiwan’s Pegatron tests positive for COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Pegatron confirmed Monday (May 17) that an employee at its headquarters in Taipei's Beitou District has tested positive for COVID-19...

Men in black hurl 1,000 roaches during Taipei police chief banquet

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two men dressed in black tossed bags filled with more than 1,000 cockroaches at a banquet attended by Taipei and New Taipei police commissioners on Monday evening (May 3)....

Magma chamber located 8 km beneath Taipei's Yangmingshan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A team of Academia Sinica scientists has discovered that a magma chamber is only 8 kilometers underneath the Datun volcano group (大屯火山群). The group of volcanoes is abou...

Taiwan’s top 5 flower festivals

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – As you peer through the smog this weekend, it might be hard to tell, but spring is upon us and flowers are bursting into bloom across the country. With overseas trav...

Tribute to Japan’s Kamifurano flower fields blooming in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A landscaped meadow in a park in Taipei’s Beitou District meant to be an homage to the famed Kamifurano flower fields in Japan will be open to the public from Tuesda...

Taiwan dispatches its first volcano drill alert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan issued a volcano warning for some residents of Taipei’s Beitou District Tuesday morning (Dec. 29) in the country's first drill to improve public awareness...

New Zealander pilot, friend feasted at Taipei's Din Tai Fung while infected with coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — According to a document leaked by a Taipei City Councilor on Wednesday (Dec. 23), the New Zealander pilot behind Taiwan's first local Wuhan coronavirus infection in ei...