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Red White Superstar concert to go fan-less in Taipei over COVID concerns

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The annual Red White Superstar concert, a popular Taiwanese television show featuring big-name Asian stars, has scrapped its plan to allow a live audience during taping in...

Mysterious donor gives NT$210 million to New Taipei over last decade

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A mysterious donor has gifted a total of NT$210 million (US$7.49 million) to the New Taipei Government over the last 11 years to promote the welfare of children, new immig...

Vietnamese man attacked by knife in his sleep in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Vietnamese man on Sunday (Jan. 17) suffered a severe knife wound to his abdomen in his sleep, and the assailant is currently still at large. A 23-year old man sustain...

Gangster fires 62 shots at pawnshop, vehicle in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over the New Year's holiday, a gangster armed with an assault rifle fired over 60 shots at a pawnshop and minivan in central Taiwan before fleeing the scene. At abo...

Video shows cops barely save man from leaping off bridge in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Dramatic footage has surfaced showing New Taipei police saving a despondent man in the nick of time as he attempted to jump off a bridge. At around noon on Monday (Jan....

Taiwan's badminton queen to compete in Thailand in January

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese badminton star Tai Tzu-ying (戴資穎) will make her first international appearance in 10 months at the Badminton World Federation's (BWF) matches in Bangkok in J...

New Zealander pilot, friend took Taipei MRT to Xiangshan while infectious

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As officials continue to trace the movements of the New Zealander pilot behind Taiwan's first local Wuhan coronavirus infection in eight months, a report surfaced on W...

Taiwan Costco customer has coronavirus symptoms, test pending

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A day after news broke that a cargo pilot from New Zealand tested positive for the Wuhan coronavirus, a customer who visited the same Costco store he had shopped at is rep...

Taiwan UBA basketball star, girlfriend die after making left turn on scooter

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A star basketball player from the UBA (University Basketball Association) and his girlfriend perished in a car accident on Sunday (Dec. 20) in southern Taiwan. On Sunda...

Taipei court approves dismissal of Tatung chair for abuse of power

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei District Court ruled on Thursday (Dec. 17) that the chairwoman of Taiwanese home appliance brand Tatung Co. (大同) should be discharged from her position for abus...

Taiwan FactCheck Center warns against fake Starbucks travel mug offer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan FactCheck Center (TFC) has warned netizens against a fake Starbucks message circulating on LINE that claims the coffee chain is offering 2,000 travel mugs for f...

Man buys 4,600 plastic bags, wins NT$10,000 prize in Taiwan receipt lottery

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese man has received criticism from netizens for bragging about winning NT$10,000 (US$350) from the Taiwan Receipt Lottery after purchasing 4,600 plastic bags sepa...

No extra cross-strait flights for Taiwanese heading home for Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — There will be no additional cross-strait flights for the Lunar New Year holiday this year, the first since Taiwan and China launched direct flights 12 years ago. Air tr...

Taiwan joins research program to boost AI development

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Semiconductor Research Institute (TSRI) has joined a new program launched by British semiconductor company Arm to accelerate the development of artificial intel...

College student 6th suspected suicide incident in Taiwan in 9 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The death of a young man on Tuesday (Nov. 17) marks the sixth suspected suicide incident involving a college student in Taiwan in the past nine days, prompting university ...