Northern Taiwan hair salon refuses to remove 'Nazi swastikas' from entrance

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The German Institute in Taipei (GIT), Germany's de facto embassy in Taiwan, has requested a Taiwanese hair salon remove symbols from its entrance that resemble Nazi swastik...

Thai and Vietnamese prostitutes nabbed in northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In just two days, Taiwanese police detained over 20 Thai nationals and 2 Vietnamese tourists who had entered Taiwan via tourist visas but were involved in illegal sexually...

Taitung County has Taiwan's best air, Taipei City sixth-best: academic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Tsuang Ben-jei (莊秉潔), Professor of Environmental Engineering at National Chung Hsing University has crunched the numbers and published Taiwan's air pollution results f...

Hsinchu County has highest level of young adult home ownership in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – According to recent statistics by the Ministry of the Interior, the highest ratio of young adult home ownership in Taiwan is Hsinchu County, and the lowest ratio is Taipei...

Heavy rain warning issued for every Taiwan municipality on main island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau (CWB) issued a heavy rain warning, affecting every municipality on Taiwan's main island at 3.45 p.m. on Aug. 19. Hsinchu City an...

Cricket tournament marks the rise of the game in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The first-ever "Chillies Titans Cup 2018" cricket tournament was held in Hsinchu City (新竹市) on August 4-5, marking the resurgence of cricket in Taiwan. Cricke...

New Taipei City declares Wednesday a day off due to Typhoon Maria

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—New Taipei City Government on Tuesday night declared July 11 (Wednesday) to be a day off due to Typhoon Maria, which the city government said would reach the standard f...

New Taipei, Taoyuan, Hsinchu, Yilan, Miaoli declare typhoon holiday, business as usual in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As Typhoon Maria lashes northern Taiwan, New Taipei City, Taoyuan City, Hsinchu City, Hsinchu County, Yilan County, Miaoli County, and Lienchiang&...

Cities, counties across northern Taiwan announce closures this afternoon for Typhoon Maria

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As a land warning was issued by the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) for Super Typhoon Maria at 11:30 p.m. last night and as the eye of the storm is just 620 kilometers east of Yil...

Update: Super Typhoon Maria poised to pounce on Taiwan Tuesday

Update: 07/11 9:56 a.m. -  The tail end of Typhoon Maria should be leaving the country by noon today (July 11), according to the CWB. Update: 07/10 10:22 p.m. - New Taipei City,...

Hottest day of the year in Taipei at 38.5 degrees

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The mercury reached 38.5 degrees Friday, making this the hottest day of the year so far for Taipei, the Central Weather Bureau said. For the month of July, it was the s...

Video and photos of Wan An air raid drill today in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The 40th annual Wan An exercise (萬安演習), a drill simulating an air attack by Chinese military forces, was held today in northern Taiwan. Today's drill, code-nam...

Taiwan Wan An air raid drill to be held today from 1:30-2 p.m. 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The annual Wan An air raid drill, an exercise simulating an air attack by Chinese military forces to test Taiwan emergency response systems, will be held today (June ...

Indonesian student group to hold sports week, gala dinner this weekend in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Indonesian Student Association (PERPITA) in Taiwan will be holding its "POP Sports Week and Gala Dinner," from May 12 – 13 in northern Taiwan's Hsi...

Hsinchu is Taiwan’s acid rain capital for 2017

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Acid rain falls in Hsinchu City on 85 days out of every 100 days of rain, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said Saturday. The figures were revealed in a study ...