Dragon Boat Rock in Taipei offers pleasant hiking experience and nice views

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Dragon Boat Rock, located on the ridge of Mt. Kaiyan in Taipei’s Neihu area, looks like a giant quartz sandstone ship mooring on top of a mountain among an ocean of trees...

Trail in Taipei’s Zhuzihu renovated to become barrier free

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Dinghu circular trail in the Zhuzihu area of Yangminshan National Park in Taipei is frequented by tourists during the calla lily season each year, and Taipei’s G...

Medical examiner calls immigrant detainee's death a suicide

SEATTLE (AP) — A Russian asylum seeker who conducted a hunger strike to protest the conditions at an immigration jail in Tacoma died by suicide, the Pierce County Medical Examiner's Office ruled Monda...

A mystic place in Taipei surrounded by golden deciduous cypresses 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With the coming of the Fall season, the deciduous cypress trees in a Taipei City community have begun to change colors, making themselves into an attraction that&rsqu...

New 92km 'Grand Hike' across Taipei sees number of finishers top 100 individuals

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The number of people who have finished the 92km "Grand Hike" across the ridges within the city of Taipei has now topped 100, over the less th...

Asia shares skid, Tokyo down 3.6 pct, after rout on Wall St

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares tumbled in Asia on Thursday, led by declines in semiconductor makers and other technology-oriented shares, after another torrent of selling on Wall Street. Japa...

Pakistani dies after immolation to protest police bribery

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani officials say a rickshaw driver who set himself on fire to protest police demands for bribes, has died of severe burns in Karachi. Mohammad Khalid ...

Nooses found in California immigration detention center

ADELANTO, Calif. (AP) — Federal inspectors say they found nooses made from bedsheets hanging in more than a dozen cells a Southern California immigration detention facility. The Los ...

Washington is rethinking 'One China policy' and Taiwan relations: analysis

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – According to some analysts, amid the increasing trade tensions of the Washington’s trade war with Beijing, there may be signs that the Trump Administration is recons...

Taipei's Maokong Gondola offers week-long Mid-Autumn Festival ride discounts 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Have you planned where to go for the Mid-Autumn Festival? Why not take advantage of the week-long Mid-Autumn Festival ride discounts Maokong Gondola is offering an...

Taipei promotes 92km Grand Hike across ridges surrounding the city  

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—At a press conference on Monday, Geotechnical Engineering Office of Taipei City Government encouraged people to hike on a newly marked 92 kilometer route that goes across al...

Outdoor lovers in Taiwan invited to take the ‘Grand Hike of Taipei’ challenge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Outdoor enthusiasts are invited to test their stamina while taking in the breathtaking landscape of the capital of Taiwan by embarking on an adventure to walk on the &ldqu...

ICE issuing more immigrant ankle monitors. But do they work?

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Federal authorities' shift away from separating immigrant families caught in the U.S. illegally now means that many parents and children are released and fitted with electronic m...

ICE issuing more immigrant ankle monitors. But do they work?

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Federal authorities' shift away from separating immigrant families caught in the U.S. illegally now means that many parents and children are quickly released, only to be fitted w...

Why the reaction to El Salvador’s defection could bode well for Taiwan 

Dum, dum, dum… another one bites the dust! That’s right, it cannot fail to have escaped your attention that earlier this week El Salvador became the latest of Taiwan’s diplomat...