Philippines becomes China’s largest banana exporter

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China and the Philippines' improved relationship means China has overtaken Japan to become the largest importer of bananas from the Philippines, the Liberty Times repo...

Anping Yachting Festival in SW Taiwan to showcase nearly 50 yachts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2019 Tainan Anping Yachting Festival will take place at Anping Argo Marina in Tainan's Anping District from Nov. 22–24, with nearly 50 yachts on display wort...

Monkeys use new bridge in E Taiwan to cross natural barrier

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Engineers working intensely to prepare the new road constructed under the Suhua Improvement Project for its scheduled opening on Jan. 5, 2020, found that a bridge connecti...

Taoyuan Mesona Flower Festival recreates France's Provence

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 2019 Taoyuan Mesona Flower Festival will recreate France's Provence and its famous purple lavender fields, according to a news release on Taoyuan Travel, Tuesday (...

Lin Chi-ling's wedding boosts tourism in Taiwan's old capital

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Sunday's wedding between Taiwan's favorite supermodel, Lin Chi-ling (林志玲) and Japanese boy band member Akira in Tainan, the hometown of Lin’s parents, booste...

Five family members arrested in 18-person Taiwan prostitution ring

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Eighteen people were arrested, including five members of the same family, as part of a prostitution crime ring in northern Taiwan, UDN reported on Monday (Nov. 18). The...

James Soong registers as presidential candidate for Taiwan elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The People First Party's (PFP) James Soong registered as a presidential candidate at the Central Election Committee (CEC) on Monday (Nov. 18), CNA reported. Soong r...

Flower fields bloom near Taipei’s Guandu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Colorful zinnias and sunflowers are blooming in the flower fields near Baxia Pumping Station (八仙抽水站) in Taipei's Beitou District, Beitou Precinct of Taipei City Police...

Taiwan supermodel Lin Chi-ling ties knot in Tainan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese supermodel Lin Chi-ling (林志玲) tied the knot with Japanese boy band member Akira at a wedding held in the island nation’s southwestern city of Tainan on Sun...

Japanese-era buildings in central Taiwan to be restored

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Nantou County Government proposal to reconstruct historic buildings in Jiji Township that were erected during the Japanese colonial period to serve as offices for the ca...

Love blossoms at Shilin Residence Chrysanthemum Show in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 17-day 2019 Shilin Residence Chrysanthemum Show gets underway on Nov. 22 and will carry on until Dec. 8, according to a Friday (Nov. 15) news release on the Taipei Par...

Taiwan’s NPP nominates mother of murdered child as legislator-at-large

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—The New Power Party (NPP) on Wednesday (Nov. 13) announced a list of its nominees for legislators-at-large, including the mother of the murdered child known as "Little ...

Taiwan's NCTU develops smart contact lens to detect dry eye syndrome

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A team at a Taiwanese university has successfully developed the world’s first smart contact lens that can instantaneously detect dry eye syndrome, Liberty Times repo...

Taiwan’s first commercial-scale offshore wind farm inaugurated

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s first offshore wind farm to reach a commercial scale was inaugurated in a ceremony at a fishing port in Miaoli County on Wednesday morning (Nov. 13), markin...

Taiwan’s Hualien organizes hot spring tours

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s eastern county of Hualien has organized two, one-day hot spring-themed tours that will run from Nov. 22 to Dec. 21. They are part of the county’s 2...