Upcoming Events in Taipei, April 27 through May 5

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The weather is heating up across Taiwan, and there is no shortage of events around the city to keep you active as summer approaches. Here are a few interesting activities ...

Taiwan ITRI wins Edison Awards with world's 1st V2X smart road safety solution

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Industrial Technology Research Institute of Taiwan (ITRI) took home a big award in New York on Thursday, among IBM, 3M, and other international tech giants, for its smart r...

Google Doodle honors 'Taiwan's wandering writer' San Mao

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- On March 26, Google Doodle honored the Taiwanese writer San Mao (三毛) with an illustrated image above the search bar on their home page. San Mao is a celebrated travel writer...

Video shows New Taipei buses actually stopping at zebra crossing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese netizens were shocked to see video footage released on Monday (Feb. 18) showing two buses in a row in New Taipei City deliberately stopping at a zebra crossing and ch...

16 people rescued from fire at China Culture University in Taipei, 2 in critical condition

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After a fire broke out at China Culture University (CCU) in Taipei, firefighters rescued 16 people, two of whom are in critical condition reported CNA. A total of nine men a...

Xi's tough talk on Taiwan backfires, as Tsai support surges

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping sought to push Taiwanese closer to unification with a new year speech mixing carrots and sticks. That hasn't panned out. Instead, h...

It’s time to enjoy leaves changing colors at Taipei's Yangmingshan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As it’s now December, it’s time to enjoy delightfully colorful deciduous trees, which usually grow in Taiwan’s remote high mountain areas. But if you don...

Taipei woman demands NT$18,000 in DNA testing to catch NT$59 yogurt bottle thief

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A female college student in Taipei demanded NT$18,000 (US$585) in DNA testing on herself and five roommates to catch the culprit who drank her NT$59 (US$1.91) bottle of yogurt,...

Explore contemporary photography from Taiwan and around the world at Taipei Photo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2018 Taipei International Photography Exhibition (Taipei Photo) opened Saturday (Oct. 20) at Chiang Kai-shek (CKS) Memorial Hall in Taipei. Nearly 780 photos from loca...

Taiwan environmental agency commends restaurants for reducing food waste

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a ceremony to mark World Food Day on Oct. 16, Taiwan’s Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) commended four dozen restaurants and catering services for th...

Breaking News: Director of Taiwan representative office in Osaka commits suicide

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Su Chii-cherng (蘇啓誠), the Director General of the Taiwan Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO) in Osaka, Japan unexpectedly died today from an apparent sui...

First Asian model for Rihanna's beauty brand is Taiwanese

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese model, Giwa (黃季勻), among her many achievements, is the first Asian model for Rihanna's makeup brand, Fenty Beauty. The 26-year-old model has a degree in ...

Taiwan's 9 hour rainbow to be formally recognized by Guinness

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Guinness World Records committee will hold a formal ceremony March 17 at the Chinese Culture University (CCU) to recognize Taiwan as the new record holder of the longest...

Young Taiwanese lady claims the first blessings of the year of the Dog

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –In order to have the extra auspicious distinction of being the very first member of the public to place their incense stick into a temple’s grand ceremonial incense b...

Official Miss Taiwan calendar to benefit charity

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- To mark the 20th anniversary of the Miss Taiwan Beauty Contest, its organizers have launched a new official calendar, part of the proceeds of which will benefit charity, report...