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Photo of the Day: Historic Taiwanese gate displays colors of Ukraine flag

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hsinchu City on Friday (March 4) began illuminating its historic Yin Hsi East Gate (竹塹城迎曦門) to show solidarity with Ukraine. Since Russia's invasion began on Feb. 2...

Octogenarian driver flips van on roundabout outside Taipei's Presidential Office

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An 81-year-old man surnamed Liu (劉) caused his van to flip on its side at a roundabout outside the Presidential Office in Taipei Tuesday morning (March 1). The driver s...

Thousands of red swamp crayfish invade Taiwan creek

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hsinchu City Moat has been swamped by thousands of red swamp crayfish, also known as Louisiana crawfish, posing a threat to the local environment. Native to freshwater ...

Felon skips Taiwan quarantine for 3 days after returning from China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A convicted felon was arrested on Monday (March 1) for skipping his quarantine to wander in and around Taipei Main Station for three days. When Wu Pai-ting (吳柏霆), 45, a...

Mayor of Taiwan's Hsinchu promotes city attractions to LNY visitors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hsinchu Mayor Lin Chih-chien (林智堅) recommended attractions to those planning to visit the city during the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday on Monday (Feb. 8). In a press...

US student crashes McLaren sports car into Taiwan bridge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A student from the United States crashed a sports car valued at more than NT$10 million (US$356,000) into a bridge in Tainan City in the early hours of Saturday (Jan. 2) m...

Video shows Taiwan's Thunder Tigers roar over Presidential Office for National Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Thunder Tigers soared over the Presidential Office Building on Saturday as part of the traditional National Day celebrations held that day. After a slight delay of ...

Autonomous city buses to hit Taipei roads in 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei City Government is planning on launching autonomous city buses next year to help satisfy public transportation needs for passengers after midnight, according to...

Hsinchu City Marathon to feature coastal and riverside scenery in Feb. 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The fifth annual Hsinchu City Marathon (新竹市城市馬拉松) is scheduled to take place on Feb. 23, 2020 and feature historic sites as well as coastal and riverside scenery along the...

Taiwanese praise cleanliness of anti-red media protesters vs. sloppy Han fans

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese netizens were impressed with the speed and thoroughness of the cleanup after a massive rally against "red media" outlets, which is in stark contrast to the ...

Estimates show as few as 17,000 attended Han rally in Taipei, not 400,000

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Police, Taiwanese netizens, Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) officials, and commentator Lee Yi-ping (李一平) dispute the claims by Kaohsiung Mayor and presidential candidate Han...

Yehliu Geopark hosts colorful night tours and concert in April

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Yehliu Geopark (野柳地質公園) in Wanli District (萬里區), New Taipei City, will have a very different look at night in April as the park’s trademark Queen’s Head and ot...

Lantern festival activities across Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Many places in Taiwan have been holding activities to celebrate the traditional Lantern Festival, which falls on Feb. 19 this year. Here is a list of popular activities th...

Lantern festival in Taiwan’s Hsinchu City features viral main lantern: ‘Cosmos Pig’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The viral “Cosmos Pig” along with other artistic lantern works are on display along the ancient city moat and the East Gate traffic circle in Taiwan's Hsin...

Chair of Peking Univ. Marxist Society abducted by police ahead of Mao Zedong memorial

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As 2018 comes to an end the Chinese government continues to harass and arrest members of a Marxist student group at China’s top university, which was suspended in Se...