German experts propose turning unused nuclear plant in Taiwan into a ‘theme park’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – German experts in nuclear power suggested that Taiwan can consider giving a new lease of life to the Lungmen Nuclear Power Plant (龍門核電廠), better known as the Fourth N...

Taiwan’s Keelung Islet reopens for sightseeing by the end of September   

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Having closed three years for innovation after heavy damage by typhoons, Taiwan's northern Keelung Islet is set to open for tourists visiting without having to pa...

Photo of the Day: Northern Taiwan's Keelung Islet looks like shark

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As the city of Keelung prepares to reopen Keelung Islet to tourists in July, it has released an aerial photo of the island that makes it appear to look like a shark, repor...

1.5-ton garbage removed from Taiwan's Keelung Islet in two hours

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Six hundred people joined a cleanup event Saturday on Keelung Islet, a small island a few kilometers from the northeast of Keelung Port, and gathered roughly 1,500 kilogra...

Taiwan's President joins groundbreaking ceremony for military port relocation project

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The ground breaking ceremony for the relocation project of the military port at Keelung Harbor (基隆港軍用碼頭及威海營區遷建工程) started today, with President Tsai Ing-wen in a...

Thousands of tourists brought into Hualien by Asia's largest cruise ship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- According to an official from the Taiwan International Ports Corporation, Ovation of the Seas, the largest cruise ship in Asia, arrived at Hualien Port on Saturday to ...

Man floats on a self-made styrofoam boat rescued in Reifen

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A 37-year-old man was rescued in Reifen by sea patrols and New Taipei City firefighters after his self-made styrofoam boat capsized in the North Coast. The man tried to go f...

Protests, street art commemorate 228 event in Keelung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An early morning guerrilla art project by the Create New Keelung Action Alliance (開創新基隆行動聯盟) that left sidewalks splattered in red paint and a march led by the Free Taiwan...

Costa Cruises to set sail from Keelung this year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As part of Taiwan’s effort to grow cruise tourism, Keelung Port has attracted Costa Cruises for two cruises set to sail this year. The ships Costa neoRomantica and Cos...

Keelung harbor to serve as one of Princess Cruises' home ports

Keelung Port in northern Taiwan will serve as one of the home ports for Princess Cruises, a world leader in cruises, throughout 2016, reflecting the growing market for cruise tourism in Taiwan, the...

Taiwan urged to improve services to build cruise tourism

Taipei, Nov. 10 (CNA) Cruise tourism in Taiwan has been growing in recent years but can be improved by means of more customized and integrated services and faster processing of travel documents, the...

Chen Fu-hsiang said disguised, seeking passage out of Taiwan

Chen Fu-hsiang, who is suspected of shooting and killing two men in an ‘execution-style’ slaying last Tuesday, is still on the run after six days. Police said Monday that they have information that Ch...

China Times: KMT needs grand strategy for year-end elections

The Kuomintang (KMT) is facing an unprecedented crisis ahead of the year-end elections for local government chiefs, and it seems the ruling party may have a hard fight ahead in its longtime strongho...

Talk of the Day - Conflict between culture, urban development

Culture and historical preservation often clash with urban and economic development in Taiwan, and preservation rarely comes out the winner. But art management expert Lee Chien-lang remains ...

Rubber Duck to fly the nest as Taiwan tour ends

Taipei, Feb. 8 (CNA) Spectators flocked to Keelung in northern Taiwan Saturday to get their last peep at the celebrated Rubber Duck, the 18-meter-high inflatable art piece that made its nest in Keel...