Taiwan hair salon covers up 'Nazi swastikas' after people defecate in front of shop

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The owner of a hair salon in northern Taiwan's Hsinchu City has finally decided to cover up signs which had featured a logo strikingly similar to the Nazi swastika aft...

Freeway No. 5 to be toll-free Sept. 21, 25 for Moon Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Freeway No. 5 (Chiang Wei-shui Memorial Freeway) will be toll-free on Sept. 21 and 25 to coincide with the Mid-Autumn Festival falling on the three-day weekend startin...

Hands-on event held in Taipei to help new immigrants land jobs

The National Immigration Agency's (NIA) Taipei Service Station and McDonald's Taiwan co-sponsored a work experience event in the city Wednesday, with the aim of helping new immigrants secure j...

German Institute in Taipei demands hair salon owner take down 'Nazi swastikas'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In response to news reports that a hair salon in Hsinchu is using a logo that resembles a Nazi swastika and after repeated private requests to take the symbols down, the G...

Magnitude 4.3 earthquake rattles central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 4.3 earthquake rattled central Taiwan's Nantou County at 4:08 a.m. this morning, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).  The epicenter of t...

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...

Senior couple lost for 12 days, survives on wild plants in mountains of Miaoli, Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A man and wife in their 60s became lost in the mountains of Miaoli County earlier this month and remained lost for almost two weeks, barely surviving on wild pla...

New travel route aims to spotlight vitality of Taiwan's Hakka culture

TAIPEI (Taiwan Today) -- In northern and central Taiwan, a 150-kilometer section of Provincial Highway No. 3—also known as the Inner-Mountain Highway—is being transformed into the Hakka Ro...

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...

Taiwan's Leofoo Village to offer discount tickets for World Rhino Day during Mid-Autumn Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Leofoo Village Theme Park in Hsinchu County will offer nearly half price tickets to all visitors during this year’s Mid-Autumn Festival (Sep. 22 – 24) which coincides...

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...

Slow wage growth, bad property deals blamed for Taiwan micro-flat trend: report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A new trend of micro-flat has emerged among Taiwan's private developers in recent years as the increase in property prices perennially outpaces wage growth, and it'...

The top 7 sporting events in Taiwan

The cancellation of the East Asian Youth Games (東亞青年運動會) in Taichung last year, at the behest of the Chinese Communist Party is a blow to sport in the country. But Taiwan should reassur...

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...

18 Taiwan counties, cities on alert for heavy to extremely torrential rain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As a tropical depression continues to pound Taiwan, a heavy rain advisory has been issued by the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) for 18 counties and cities, with 12 under extremel...