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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...

Taiwan's labor groups call for at least 5% hike in minimum wage

Several labor groups in Taiwan, including the Solidarity Labor Union and the Labor Rights Association, called Monday for an increase of at least 5 percent in the minimum wage,starting from 2020. Pr...

The unparalleled experience of my visit to Dongao in NE Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Last weekend I visited a couple of charming places in Nanao Township in Taiwan’s northeastern county of Yilan, but left out Dongao (東澳), which is a part of Nanao, beca...

Traffic clogs roads as people head home after holiday

Taipei, Feb. 18 (CNA) While there are still two days to go for the Lunar New Year holiday, many people decided to return early from their family reunions, which caused traffic jams Sunday afternoon, a...

Taiwan’s Top 10 man-made marvels

Last week, I put together a list of the top ten natural wonders in Taiwan. It could easily have been a Top 50 or longer. But for all of Taiwan’s natural beauty, there is no denying the impact th...

Raised minimum speed in Hsuehshan Tunnel to be enforced from Monday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Slow drivers should be warned of a new measure that will begin to be enforced on April 10 (Monday) in the Hsuehshan Tunnel on National Highway No. 5 Taiwan Area National Freew...

Minimum speed in Taiwan's Hsuehshan Tunnel to be raised from 60 to 70 kph

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Slow drivers should take heed of a new measure that will raise the minimum speed limit in the Hsuehshan Tunnel on National Highway No. 5 from 60 to 70 kilometers per hour with ef...

Top two bike path picks in northern Taiwan - part 2

Cyclists riding on the Daiyujue River Cycling Path will be stunned by the beautiful scenery along the bike path and by the fact that so few cyclists, almost none, are present on the path. As a sequ...

Cabinet launches digital website with live stream information

The Executive Yuan on Friday formally launched a digital archive website that provides live streaming of Cabinet press conferences and statements, as well as digital images of its historic events. ...

Husehshan Tunnel (I): Pinglin fading into obscurity

By Flor Wang CNA staff writer A decade after the Hsuehshan Tunnel has been opened to the public, Pinglin, a rural mountainous district in New Taipei City and once a boisterous stop in the Pei-...

Hsuehshan Tunnel (II): No boon for Yilan residents

By Evelyn Kao CNA staff writer Since the opening of the Hsuehshan Tunnel 10 years ago, property prices in Yilan have risen significantly, becoming unaffordable in particular for young pe...

Hsuehshan Tunnel closes for a total of 12 hours for military exercises

As a venue of part of the annual Han Kuang military exercises, both ways of the section of the National Highway 5 from Shiding to Toucheng, including the Hsuehshan Tunnel, will be closed from midnight...

Hsuehshan Tunnel to be closed for Han Kuang military exercises

Taipei, Aug. 9 (CNA) The Hsuehshan Tunnel, which connects the greater Taipei area with northeastern Taiwan's Yilan County, will be closed for the first time for the annual Han Kuang military exercises...

Yilan is undergoing a luxury hotel boom

Nearly 30 star-rated hotels have either newly opened or will soon open on the Yilan plain, a phenomenon said to have been created by conglomerates scrambling to take advantage of a tourism boom expect...

Taoyuan Airport has new leaders

Taipei, June 7 (CNA) Former transportation official Tseng Dar-jen has been assigned to the new chairman of Taoyuan International Airport Corp (TIAC) in a reshuffling of the company's management after ...