Cold surge advisory issued for 13 counties, cities in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As a continental cold air mass continues to blast into Taiwan, Hsinchu County saw the mercury dip down to 7.9 degrees Celsius Monday morning (Dec. 9) and the Central Weath...

Ban on disposable tableware at restaurants, food courts to start Jan. 1

A ban on the use of disposable tableware at restaurants and food courts in shopping malls will take effect in 10 municipalities in Taiwan next year, the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) s...

Taiwan's Paper Mill Theatre brings vintage comic series to life on stage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Paper Windmill Theatre will showcase its latest creation — a theatrical adaption of the beloved Taiwanese comic book series "JhugeShiro" (諸葛四郎) —...

Magnitude 4.4 earthquake jolts E. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 4.4 earthquake shook eastern Taiwan's Hualien County at 9:32 a.m. this morning (Nov. 25), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter o...

Magnitude 4.1 earthquake jars NE Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 4.1 earthquake shook northeastern Taiwan's Yilan County at 2:56 a.m. on Monday morning (Nov. 18), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epi...

Norwegian triathlete receives new ‘lucky cap’ in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Norwegian triathlete Gustav Iden, who sparked a "lucky cap" fad in Taiwan, said during a press conference in Changhua County on Monday (Nov. 11) that he was happ...

Norwegian triathlete treated to lobsters during Changhua marathon in central Taiwan

Norwegian triathlete Gustav Iden, who sparked a "lucky cap" trend in Taiwan, said after the Changhua County marathon on Sunday that he was most surprised to see lobsters being offered at the...

Norwegian athlete famous for lucky temple hat visits Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Norwegian athlete who went viral for wearing a “lucky cap” with the name of a Taiwanese temple on it arrived in Taiwan Saturday (Nov. 9). Gustav Iden be...

Man arrested for murder of mother and twin babies in W. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man was arrested on Friday morning (Nov. 8) in Taichung, Taiwan, on suspicion of allegedly murdering his girlfriend and her twin babies earlier this week. On Thursday...

90-year-old Taiwanese man helps those less fortunate than himself

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An unnamed 90-year-old Taiwanese man has been lauded for his generosity after taking a trip from his hometown in the southwestern city of Tainan to Changhua County in cent...

Baby in critical condition after 5-car collision on freeway in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — One person was killed and six were injured in a major traffic collision on the Changhua section of National Freeway No. 1 (Sun Yat-sen Freeway) Saturday morning (Nov. 2). ...

ASEAN Basketball League to tip off with two teams from Taiwan

The ASEAN Basketball League (ABL) will tip off this season with the participation of two teams from Taiwan, one of them being the Fubon Braves that won the national Super Basketball League (SBL) earli...

Instagrammers go cuckoo over Taiwan's Kochia field

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A field of fuzzy Kochia plants (Bassia scoparia, 波波草) in western Taiwan has become so popular with Instagrammers that its owner has had to construct a fence to reduce dama...

Google gets green light to infuse NT$26 billion into Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. search engine giant Google received the Taiwanese government's approval on Monday (Oct. 28) to invest NT$26 billion (US$852 million) in the country. The Minist...

Taiwan's Matsu Islands recognized as one of world's top 'Smart Communities'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Lienchiang County (連江縣), better known internationally as the Matsu (馬祖) Islands, has joined the ranks of the top “smart cities” according to the...