Transportation ministry plans increased penalties for tailgating in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Deputy Minister of Transportation and Communications Wang Kwo-tsai (王國材) said Monday (Nov. 30) that the government is planning to increase penalties for tailgating in Taiw...

'GAY' still banned from license plates in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Gay rights groups are calling on the government to consider removing the word “GAY” from a list of 24 supposedly sensitive or obscene terms banned from the lic...

No compensation for Japanese cyclist killed by falling rocks in E. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Yilan District Court on Wednesday (July 8) rejected a request from relatives to award government compensation for the killing of a Japanese cyclist by falling rocks at...

Torrential rain causes millions in agricultural losses in Taiwan

Agricultural losses caused by the torrential rainfall that drenched Taiwan over the past few days had risen to NT$19.80 million (US$657,552) around the country as of Sunday, according to the Council o...

Mudslide fears prompt evacuations in S. Taiwan following heavy rain

Over 3,000 people remained under evacuation orders from mountainous areas of Kaohsiung City Saturday amid fears of mudslides, after much of southern Taiwan was hit by downpours from a plum rain front ...

Food delivery company Deliveroo to cease operations in Taiwan

British online food delivery company Deliveroo announced Monday that it would cease its operations in Taiwan from 3 p.m., April 10, as it plans to relocate its corporate resources around the world. ...

Cherry blossom watchers at central Taiwan's Wuling Farm down 46 percent

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Wuling Farm (武陵農場) is usually swarming with visitors this time of year as they pour into the popular attraction in mountainous Heping District of Taichung to view the spec...

Suhua Highway traffic in E. Taiwan expected to spike during Lunar New Year

Traffic on the upgraded Suhua Highway, which officially opened on Jan. 6, is likely be heavily congested during the seven-day Lunar New Year later this month, the Directorate General of Highways (DGH)...

Old Suhua in E. Taiwan to become recreational draw

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Directorate General of Highways (DGH) predicts that traffic on the original highway sections replaced by the Suhua Improvement road will decrease significantly after t...

Final section of W. Taiwan's Provincial Highway 61 to open Dec. 27

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The final section of Provincial Highway 61 along Taiwan’s west coast is expected to open for traffic on Dec. 27 after the project for the 9-kilometer stretch between...

Suhua Highway to open in E. Taiwan on Jan. 6, 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Directorate-General of Highways announced on Friday (Dec. 20) that the remaining sections of the Suhua Highway involved in the Suhua Improvement Project will be open t...

Snow spotted falling on Taiwan's Hehuanshan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After Xueshan this morning (Dec. 6) became the first peak in Taiwan to see snowfall this winter, snow also began to fall on Hehuanshan. Temperatures on the mountain dro...

Most scenic Taiwan highway: Tongxiao section of Provincial Highway 61

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A stretch of Provincial Highway 61 along Taiwan’s west coast is the country's most scenic road. It came out ahead after an online poll to select “Taiwa...

Taiwan east coast road wins landscape architects award in Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Hualien County section of the No.9 highway won an excellence award from the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) Asia-Pacific region, reports said S...

20 'victory' license plates to be auctioned this month

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Directorate General of Highways (DGH) of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications announced on Monday (Nov. 4) that 150 "victory" license plates wit...