Registration for 2018 Penghu Cross-sea Marathon begins now 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--The 2018 Gaillardia Island Penghu Cross-sea Marathon, which will take place on November 4 in Taiwan’s outlying county of Penghu, will feature creative cheerleaders, creativ...

Ball loses air in four incidents since World Cup kicked off

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—The 2018 World Cup has been riddled with deflated balls so far. As the event is entering its seventh day, four incidents of the ball losing air mid-match have happened,...

Taipei imposes most fines among six municipalities for abandoning pets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—According to a Taipei’s Animal Protection Office (APO) press release on Monday, Taipei topped Taiwan’s six municipalities in fines imposed on pet abandonment bet...

2018 Shihmen Reservoir Hot Air Balloon Carnival in Taiwan from June 23 to July 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—The 2018 Shihmen Reservoir Hot Air Balloon Carnival, which runs from June 23 through July 1 at Nanyuan Eco Park, will not only provide the service of hot air balloon rides b...

Taichung Metro Green Line in central Taiwan intensifies testing ahead of trial run at year-end 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Taichung Transportation Bureau said that Taichung Metro’s Green Line, which will use driverless autonomous trains in the future, is undergoing intense testing in preparatio...

Female junior high school student in southwestern Taiwan gone missing for 19 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—The family of a Chiayi City junior high school student surnamed Hsieh who went missing on June 1 reported the missing to police on June 4, fearing for the safety of their lo...

Councilor of Taichung in central Taiwan calls for formulating regulations to rein in e-bikes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Is there any law in Taiwan that can hold electric bicycles, which ramp about the streets of the country, in check? Taichung Mayor Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍) said ...

A sympathizer of people with disabilities, laundry boss in northern Taiwan exclusively hires them

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—“Our people can obviously be good workers, it’s you who don’t know how to use them,” Liu Yue-ting (劉月廷) would say to employers to whom she referred p...

A long stretch of Suhua Highway closed off both ways due to heavy rain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—A stretch of nearly 60 kilometers of the Suhua Highway (Provincial Highway No. 9) in eastern Taiwan was closed both ways on Monday evening due to heavy rains, the fourth Mai...

Employers should pay employees double time for working overtime on Dragon Boat Festival: Taiwan’s MOL

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan’s Ministry of Labor (MOL) on Monday (June 18), on which this year’s Dragon Boat Festival falls, said that the traditional festival is a national holiday d...

Taiwan’s Penghu Airport crowded with outbound travelers after boat services suspended for five days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Penghu Airport is extremely crowded with nearly 5,000 passengers waiting for a vacancy to fly back to Taiwan on Monday in addition to passengers who have already booked...

Dragon boats ‘take to the road’ for alternative competition and fun in northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Who said dragon boats can only be pedaled in water? A land dragon boat race held in Guanxi Township, Hsinchu County on Sunday saw participating team members pedaling dr...

A family of five escapes death after a falling rock crushed their SUV in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan)—A family of five, including a baby, got the best out of the worst situation they could have encountered on Sunday when they escaped death after their SUV was hit and badly crushe...

Kaohsiung MRT’s new Kaohsiung Station in southern Taiwan to undergo tests beginning June 20  

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Kaohsiung Rapid Transit Corp (KRTC) said in a news release on Friday that the company will on June 20 begin to conduct intense testing for the new Kaohsiung Station, wh...

Taipei borough offices buy more than 5,000 cartons of bananas to help distressed farmers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—As banana farmers are getting hit by low prices that resulted from overproduction, Taipei City Government is taking action to help them. The city government has called for i...