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Taiwanese man accused of assisted suicide after allegedly killing son with long-term illness

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Yunlin County man surnamed Chang (張) stands accused of assisted suicide by stabbing his son to death on Tuesday (Aug. 10). Douliu Precinct of Yunlin County Police Bur...

Passenger faints on Taiwan Railways train, refuses medical care

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) train was evacuated and disinfected Thursday evening (May 27) after a passenger suddenly fainted following a coughing fit. At aro...

Taiwan pro baseball league to start preseason

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL) will launch its 2021 preseason Friday (Feb. 26) as players get ready for the regular season. Entering its 32nd ...

Central Taiwan factory shut down for turning creek into ‘Red Danube’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Formosa Taffeta Co., Ltd. (福懋興業) was fined NT$20 million (US$714,800) and forced to stop production at a factory in Yunlin County after its pollution turned a creek into a...

Tokyo Olympics final baseball qualifier to be staged in Taiwan in June

The final qualifier for the baseball tournament of the postponed Tokyo Olympic Games is scheduled to kick off on June 16 in central Taiwan's Taichung City, where Taiwan's national squad will c...

GoShare launches electric scooter sharing in Taiwan’s Yunlin County

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Yunlin County Government and Gogoro’s GoShare have teamed up to launch the first electric scooter sharing service in the county. After downloading the GoShare...

Google rumored to be preparing third data center in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A land deal in central Taiwan’s Yunlin County is fueling speculation that tech giant Google is preparing to build its third data center in Taiwan, reports said Wedne...

Magnitude 4.1 earthquake hits central Taiwan

A magnitude 4.1 earthquake hit central Taiwan before dawn on Sunday and was felt in several parts of the country, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). No damage or injuries were reported ...

Crocodile found lurking in gutter in SW Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A crocodile of a meter's length was caught swimming in a gutter in Douliu City, Yunlin County, on Tuesday (March 10) after residents reported it lurking in farm fields...

Taiwan's JCIC honors institutions for excellent credit information management

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — To improve the availability, accuracy, and quality of credit information, Taiwan's Joint Credit Information Center (JCIC) has established three awards since 2007 to ho...

'One country, two systems' in Taiwan 'over my dead body:' Han Kuo-yu

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Kaohsiung mayor and presidential hopeful Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) vowed Saturday that China's "one country, two systems" formula for unification with Taiwan will never be put in ...

Taiwan food giant I-Mei Foods Co. marks 85th anniversary

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Veteran Taiwanese food provider I-Mei Foods Co. (義美食品) celebrated its 85th anniversary Wednesday with a tea party dedicated to the themes of food safety and gratitude where cust...

Taiwan Ministry of Transportation offers suggestions to avoid traffic heading south over holiday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The four-day New Year holiday begins tomorrow, and in anticipation of heavy traffic as commuters return home, the Ministry of Transportation and Communication Freeway Bure...

Anti-pollution protesters take to the streets in Taiwan's Yunlin County

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Citizens took to the streets today (Nov. 11) in Taiwan’s Yunlin County (雲林) as part of a non-partisan “Third Force” anti-pollution protest march. Over...

Taiwan university partners with UK advisory firm for specialist renewable energy training

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's National Yunlin University of Science and Technology (Yun Tech) will team up with U.K. specialist advisory firm Renewables Consulting Group (RCG) to provide o...