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Singapore streamer stages fake egg attack in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A YouTuber from Singapore staged an incident during which a woman in Kaohsiung City threw an egg at her, reports said Saturday (Feb. 24). The streamer, surnamed Cheng (...

Photo of the Day: Giant rubber ducks battered by strong winds

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A pair of giant rubber ducks in Kaohsiung were buffeted by strong winds on Wednesday (Feb. 21), with one drifting loose and temporarily losing shape. The rubber ducks w...

Spicy shrimp chips pulled from shelves in Taiwan for prohibited additive

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Spicy shrimp chips, sold under the brand name Hsia Wei Hsien (蝦味先), produced by Yu Zong Foods (裕榮食品), were pulled from the shelves on Tuesday (Feb. 20) in Kaohsiung after ...

Video shows Kaohsiung college student fatally hit by truck after falling off scooter

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A female college student died on Tuesday (Feb. 20) after she fell off her scooter and was run over by a truck. At 8:04 am, a university student surnamed Yang (杨) was r...

Helicopter picks up 3 hikers from separate locations in Taiwan mountains

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A helicopter picked up three hikers in distress from three separate locations in high mountain areas Friday (Feb. 16) morning. The National Airborne Service Corps (NASC...

Taiwan signs Lafayette frigate parts contract with France

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has signed a NT$2.49 billion (US$79.37 million) contract with France for parts to keep its Lafayette frigates combat-ready, reports said Friday (Feb. 16). Taiwan...

Man chokes on cuttlefish ball in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A 47-year-old man surnamed Lin (林) from Kaohsiung City’s Sanmin District was eating dinner with his family when he suddenly choked on a cuttlefish ball on Sunday (Fe...

Rocker Rod Stewart cancels Taiwan concert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Fans hoping to see rock veteran Rod Stewart live in Kaohsiung City next month will be disappointed to hear the star canceled the only gig on his latest tour slated for Tai...

Forget flowers, feast together this Valentine's Day! OpenTable ignites passion with 20 Romantic Restaurants and new consumer research

OpenTable introduces a curated list of 20 Romantic Restaurants in Taiwan to take the stress out of finding the dream locations to dine this Valentine's Day Zodiac expert Angus tells diners to think ...

British pianist waves Taiwan flag after flap with Chinese nationalists

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A British pianist involved in a dispute with Chinese nationalists over image rights took a photo of himself holding up a Taiwan flag in a London train station and uploaded...

President hails close Taiwan-Eswatini cooperation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) lauded the fruitful results of cooperation between Taiwan and Eswatini in a meeting with Eswatini Foreign Minister Pholile Shakantu on Friday ...

Ed Sheeran to perform in Taiwan on Saturday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.K. pop star Ed Sheeran is slated to perform in Kaohsiung on Saturday (Feb. 3) and the Kaohsiung City Government is launching a ticket exchange discount promotion for vis...

Pro-Taiwan independence party downsizes after election battering

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After failing to reach the number of votes required to receive government subsidies during the Jan. 13 election, the pro-independence Taiwan Statebuilding Party (TSP) clos...

Magnitude 5.2 earthquake strikes eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 5.2 earthquake rocked east Taiwan at 2:11 a.m. on Monday (Jan. 29), according to the Central Weather Administration (CWA). The epicenter of the temblor was ...

Taiwan People’s Party lawmaker tipped as New Taipei City mayoral candidate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With the presidential and legislative elections barely over, speculation in the media is already starting up about the next round of voting, the local elections expected i...