Man stuck in drain after trying to retrieve NT$10 coin in N. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A man in northern Taiwan became stuck upside down halfway inside a drain yesterday (Feb. 13), after he tried to retrieve an NT$10 (US$0.32) coin he had dropped while waiting fo...

Magnitude 3.8 earthquake jars Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 3.8 earthquake jarred Taipei residents in their sleep at 4:12 a.m. this morning, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the temblor was ...

New Taipei suffers steepest fall in urban land prices in Taiwan

New Taipei saw the steepest fall in urban land prices in the six months from April to September 2018 among the 22 cities and counties in Taiwan, according to data released by the Ministry of the Inter...

New Taipei suffers steepest fall in urban land prices in Taiwan

New Taipei saw the steepest fall in urban land prices in the six months from April to September 2018 among the 22 cities and counties in Taiwan, according to data released by the Ministry of the Inter...

Foreign driver flashes V sign, wife goes ballistic after car accident in northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A foreign driver flashes the V sign and his wife allegedly assaults a witness after he plows into two scooter riders in northern Taiwan. On Thursday, a female member of the ...

Taiwanese bus driver suddenly leaps to his death on New Year's Eve

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A shuttle bus driver suddenly stopped his vehicle and leaped to his death in front of horrified passengers on New Year's Eve in northern Taiwan's Keelung City. A 38-...

Cold, wet weather in Taiwan to continue into New Year's Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The cold, wet weather brought by a northeast monsoon today will intensify well into New Year's Day in Taiwan, due the arrival of a cold wave right after Christmas, accordin...

Taiwan's Tourism Bureau extends scope of travel subsidies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan’s Tourism Bureau on Tuesday announced in a news release another travel subsidy program to benefit Taiwanese citizens who will stay overnight at a hotel in any of 1...

Shen'ao Rail Bike in New Taipei revitalizes old tracks and romanticizes seaside landscapes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An abandoned train track along Taiwan’s north coast has been turned into a rail-bike route for riders to enjoy at their leisure, slow pedaling along the old track an...

Magnitude 5.6 quake jars Hualien, all of Taiwan proper feels tremors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 5.6 earthquake rocked eastern Taiwan's Hualien County early this morning at 5:21 a.m., while all of Taiwan proper and many outlying islands felt the shock waves...

Mercury in N. Taiwan to plunge down 11 degrees by Monday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- While a northeast monsoon is bringing cold and wet weather to northern Taiwan today, a new cold air wave will cause the mercury to plummet down to 11 degrees Celsius by Monday,...

Northern Taiwan could see low of 13 degrees tonight

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- New Taipei's Tamsui District registered a low of 14.2 degrees Celsius this morning, the lowest of this winter so far, and the mercury could dip down to 13 degrees tonight, ...

Mercury to drop to 14 degrees in N. Taiwan by Wednesday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has issued a heavy rain advisory for four cities and counties in northern Taiwan today and temperatures are expected to dip down as low as 14 d...

An exhibition of matchboxes provide glimpses of old-time Taiwan society

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Small matchboxes not only carry dozens of thin sticks that can light up objects, but they also contain images representing the old days of Taiwanese society. The exhibi...

Taiwan's same-sex marriage referendum results show city-county, north-south divides

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- To the surprise and disappointment of many in urban centers of Taiwan, a referendum on whether to support same-sex marriage legalization through amendments to the Civil Code wa...