KMT candidates accuse Taiwan president of 'bootlicking Communist China'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang (KMT) legislative candidate Cheng Cheng-chien (鄭正鈐), KMT Taipei City Councilor Lo Chih-chiang (羅智強), and New Party Taipei City Councilor Hou Han-ting (侯漢廷) on W...

N. Taiwan man who sexually assaulted, killed teenager avoids death penalty

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan High Court on Tuesday (Dec. 24) commuted the death sentence of one of the five principal offenders who sexually assaulted and beat a mentally challenged teenage...

Taiwan’s Hsinchu announces transport for reopened zoo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hsinchu City Government has announced its public transport measures for Dec. 28-29, when Hsinchu Zoo reopens after a two-year makeover. The city’s Department of T...

Cosplay contest for Filipino migrant workers to be held in Taiwan

Migrant workers' dressed as characters in comics and online games will take center stage this month at a cosplay competition in Hsinchu City, the organizers said Tuesday. At "Cosplay Compe...

Newly revamped zoo in N Taiwan to open Dec. 28

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The newly revamped Hsinchu Zoo will open on Dec. 28 after being closed for refurbishment for more than two years. The Hsinchu City Government announced the reopening of...

Taiwan issues yellow cold advisory for 5 cities and counties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — For the first time this winter, the Central Weather Bureau is issuing a "yellow" cold advisory, meaning that the minimum temperature is expected to dip below 10 ...

Snow likely in mountains today as cold air mass blasts Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A combination of a northeast monsoon and a continental cold air mass will bring cold and wet weather to Taiwan today (Dec. 6), with snow likely in the mountains today and ...

Taiwan's Paper Mill Theatre brings vintage comic series to life on stage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Paper Windmill Theatre will showcase its latest creation — a theatrical adaption of the beloved Taiwanese comic book series "JhugeShiro" (諸葛四郎) —...

Free jumbo jugs of pearl milk tea up for grabs in N. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — To ride the pearl milk tea wave in Taiwan, a tea shop in northern Taiwan's Hsinchu City is selling the drink in 5-liter jugs, with a special promotion offering the beh...

Wives of Taiwanese business people returning from China boost retail sector

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Business at a major department store in Taipei could surge by 20 percent this year due to the wives of businessmen returning from China to invest on the island, reports sa...

Taipei 101 disappears as China dust storm attacks Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As a monstrous dust storm descends on Taiwan, "red" pollution alerts have been issued at weather stations across northern Taiwan, and visibility has become so po...

Monster China dust storm triggers red pollution alerts in N. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As a massive dust storm from China begins to descend on Taiwan, over a dozen air quality monitoring stations in the north of the country and on outlying islands showed &qu...

Project to renovate military dependents’ village in N. Taiwan continues

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The second stage of a project to renovate houses in the “Generals’ Village,” listed as Hsinchu City’s historic buildings, has been underway, accord...

One Lennon Wall dispute settled, another moves to court

Two recent conflicts over messages of support for Hong Kong, posted on Lennon Walls on school campuses, moved closer to resolution this week, as students at one university reached an out-of-court sett...

7-Eleven customer buys NT$10 newspaper, hits NT$10 million jackpot

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The July to August round of the Taiwan receipt lottery has produced 14 lucky winners of the NT$10 million (US$322,000) Special Prize, with one hitting the jackpot after sp...