Taiwan prosecutors appeal after second commutation for fatal train stabbing

Prosecutors filed an appeal Saturday after Chiayi District Court decided for a second time to commute the sentence of a man who fatally stabbed a railway police officer last July, on grounds of dimini...

Taiwan High Court scraps bail decision in police killing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following a wave of public indignation, the High Court in Tainan on Friday (May 1) scrapped the decision to leave the suspect in the killing of a railway police officer fr...

Temperatures forecast to hit over 30 C on Taiwan's Labor Day weekend

Most parts of Taiwan are expected to see highs of 30 degrees Celsius or more, along with partly cloudy to sunny weather this weekend, the Central Weather Bureau said Friday. Daytime highs are forec...

Parents of slain Taiwanese cop fume at not-guilty verdict

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The parents of railway police officer Lee Cheng-han (李承翰), who was stabbed to death by a passenger, are reportedly furious at the not-guilty verdict handed down by Chiayi ...

Taiwan police head furious over acquittal of cop killer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — National Police Agency (NPA) Director-General Chen Chia-chin (陳家欽) vowed to appeal against the not guilty verdict handed down Thursday (April 30) by the Chiayi District Co...

Magnitude 4.3 earthquake rattles E. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 4.3 earthquake rocked eastern Taiwan at 7:16 p.m. this evening (Apr. 27), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the temblor was lo...

Taiwan NCKU Top 2 university in Asia in THE University Impact Ranking

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Times Higher Education (THE) magazine on Thursday (April 22) released the Impact Rankings 2020, and two Taiwanese universities were on the list, with National Cheng Ku...

Map shows 90 locations in Taiwan visited by infected sailors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on Monday (April 20) revealed a Google map showing the 90 locations across Taiwan that 24 sailors diagnosed with the Wuhan c...

Weather system likely to bring rain to northern Taiwan: CWB

Scattered rain showers can be expected in northern Taiwan on Monday with the approach of a weather system, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). Elsewhere around the country, cloudy to sun...

Infected sailors visited 90 locations in 10 counties, cities in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Members of the public are being told to be on the alert for symptoms of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) if they have been to one of the 90 locations in 10 counties and ci...

Magnitude 5.3 earthquake jolts E. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 5.3 earthquake shook eastern Taiwan's Hualien County at 7:36 p.m. Sunday (April 12), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the...

Mobile convenience stores pop up in remote areas around Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Convenient store and supermarket operators have begun to send out mobile convenience stores in an attempt to meet the shopping needs of people living in remote areas aroun...

Vietnamese migrant worker found dead at Chiayi garment factory

The body of a migrant worker from Vietnam was found at a garment factory in Chiayi County, local law enforcement said Thursday. According to Chiayi police, the worker's body was discovered when a ...

Latest map of coronavirus cases in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei City and New Taipei City together accounted for more than half of the 373 confirmed Wuhan coronavirus cases in Taiwan as of Monday (April 6), according to the lates...

Disinfections conducted at major tourist hot spots

The Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) on Sunday (April 5) said it conducted disinfection operations at most of the country's major tourist spots earlier in the day and will do so at th...