US approves imports of fresh Taiwan guavas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As relations between the U.S. and Taiwan continue to warm, the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Thursday (Oct. 17) announced that it has authorized the import of guavas g...

Taiwanese badminton aces reach second round in Denmark Open

Taiwan's top badminton players Tai Tzu-ying (戴資穎) and Chou Tien-chen (周天成) cruised past their opponents to advance into the second round of the singles tournaments at the Denmark Open in Odense We...

Taipei Hot Springs Season coming to N. Taiwan Oct. 31

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2019 Taipei Hot Springs Season festival will launch in Xinbeitou (新北投) on Oct. 31 and last through Nov. 4, focusing on hot springs, Taiwanese delicacies, concerts, and...

Taiwan sees third food delivery death in 5 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After two food delivery drivers were killed over Taiwan's National Day weekend, a Lalamove (啦啦快送) driver fatally hit a 74-year-old man who was jaywalking on Minsheng W...

Food safety audit reveals violations at popular restaurant chains in Taiwan

A Ministry of Health and Welfare audit of food safety around Taiwan has found violations by a number of popular chain restaurants. The list of violators, released Monday, included a branch of HaiDi...

9 retired Taiwanese generals skip Communist China anniversary fearing NT$10 million fine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Nine retired Taiwanese generals reportedly skipped the celebrations for Communist China's 70th anniversary in Beijing on Tuesday (Oct. 1) because they feared having to...

Aging right in Taiwan

The world’s population is getting older and in some places — especially Taiwan — at a relatively quick pace. Nine per cent of the world’s population is over 65 years old. In...

Taiwan's Chou into finals in Korea badminton tourney

Taiwan's Chou Tien-chen (周天成) defeated compatriot Wang Tzu-wei (王子維) Saturday to advance to the finals of the men's singles at the Korea Open 2019 badminton tournament in Incheon. The secon...

Taiwan same-sex romance comic wins big at Golden Comic Awards

A comic book about same-sex romance emerged as the biggest winner Wednesday in Taipei at the 10th Golden Comic Awards ceremony, Taiwan's highest national award for comics. "Pink Ribbon&quo...

President Tsai receives outstanding young adults

President Tsai Ing-wen received the winners of this year’s 10 Outstanding Young Persons Awards at the Presidential Office Sept. 23 in Taipei City, describing them as an inspiration to all. Th...

Taiwan police officer gets elderly woman to return home by buying all her flowers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An officer in Taoyuan City helped a 75-year-old woman selling magnolia flowers in the street late at night to return home early by buying up all the remaining flowers, acc...

Taiwan to relax eligibility for subsidized respite care

An estimated 180,000 people will benefit from the loosening of regulations governing applications for subsidized respite care services when their regular foreign caregivers take time off, the Ministry...

Chinese student chokes HK dormmate at Taiwanese college over post-it note

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Hong Kong student was allegedly assaulted on Mid-Autumn Festival (Sept. 13) by a Chinese student at a university in Kaohsiung for a post-it note supporting the protests ...

Video promoting cycling in Taiwan wins Magellan Awards

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwan Tourism Bureau was announced as a 2019 Travel Weekly Magellan Awards silver winner on Sept. 11 for a video promoting cycling in Taiwan to the world, according t...

Lighting up 'Remains of the 13 Levels' in New Taipei ruins area's tranquility, say locals

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The lighting of the "Remains of the 13 Levels" in New Taipei County since Mid-Autumn Festival has many local residents fearful that the quiet coastal community o...