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New camping facilities at Gaomei Wetland in central Taiwan to open in October

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New camping facilities at Gaomei Wetland in Taichung City will start operations in October, allowing campers the pleasure of enjoying beautiful sunsets while camping, acco...

US senator Markey leads Congressional delegation to visit Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Senator Ed Markey, representatives John Garamendi, Alan Lowenthal, Don Beyer, and Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen will visit Taiwan from Sunday to Monday (Aug. 14-15), as pa...

President Tsai pays tribute to Taiwan democracy pioneer Peng Ming-min on his centennial

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) paid tribute to professor Peng Ming-min (彭明敏) on his centennial Sunday (Aug. 14), thanking him for his dedication to justice and democracy. ...

English teaching job openings in Taiwan attract 5,800 Filipino applications

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Foreign English Teacher Program (FET) sponsored by Taiwan’s Ministry of Education this year attracted 5,800 people in the Philippines to apply, but just 88 were ...

3 drown and 1 in coma after performing religious ritual in north Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three people drowned and one is in a coma after performing a religious ritual to send away evil spirits on a beach near Taoyuan City on Saturday night (Aug. 13). Taoyua...

Taiwan reports 20,802 local COVID cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Sunday (Aug. 14) announced 21,092 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, of which 20,802 were local and 290 were imported, as well ...

Fraud ring led by Vietnamese woman busted by Taiwan authorities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Immigration Agency’s (NIA) Yulin County Service Center recently busted a fraud ring that was accused of scamming foreigners out of large sums of money b...

Four-day hot air balloon festival in central Taiwan kicks off Aug. 25

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The second Taichung hot air balloon festival will take place at Tu-Niou Sports Park (土牛運動公園) in Shigang District from Aug. 25-28. The Taichung Civil Affairs Bureau said...

Keelung Ghost Festival activities in northern Taiwan to reach climax Thursday night

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Keelung Ghost Festival, a tradition that has been observed for 168 years, will reach its climax on Thursday night (Aug. 11) with a parade and release of water lanterns...

Registration for Taipei beef noodle soup competition begins

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Registration to participate in the 2022 Taipei International Beef Noodle Soup Competition has begun from now until the end of August, while the competition will take place...

Man suspected of being beaten to death in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Nantou County police are treating the death of a man who worked as an agent for migrant workers as a homicide case as his body showed signs of severe beating. On Tuesda...

Flights to and from Taiwan unaffected after China changed military drill locations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Flight routes to and from Taiwan were not affected after China changed its military drills from around Taiwan to the Bohai Sea and Yellow Sea, Minister of Transportation a...

Taiwan ultra-runner aims for top spot at 3,100-mile run

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese ultra-runner Lo Wei-ming (羅維銘) aims for top spot at this year’s Self-Transcendence 3,100 Mile Race, in which he finished second last year. The 26th annu...

Taiwan’s exports grow for 25th consecutive month in July

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s exports grew for a 25th consecutive month in July, marking the longest period of growth in nearly 10 years, according to CNA. Data compiled by the Minist...

Forecast predicts Taipei versions of ‘Manhattanhenge’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has made a forecast for Taipei's version of “Manhattanhenge," predicting when and where sunsets will be spectacu...