Magnitude 4.7 earthquake jolts NE Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 4.7 earthquake rattled residents of northeastern Taiwan's Yilan County at 12:01 p.m. today, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of t...

Taiwan Keelung mayor meets with senior US officials

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Keelung Mayor Lin Yu-chang (林右昌) on Tuesday met with senior United States officials to discuss the current state of affairs between Taiwan, China and the U.S., and said th...

New 3D paintings in front of Taipei’s Guandu Temple poised to attract visitors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Two new 3D paintings in the square in front of Guandu Temple (關渡宮) are poised to lure more visitors to the already popular attraction in Taipei’s Beitou District, Ta...

Taiwan’s Port of Hualien welcomes this year’s first international cruise ship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Port of Hualien in eastern Taiwan on Monday welcomed Westerdam, the first international cruise ship to call at the harbor this year. Taiwan International Ports Corporati...

Saudi tanker agrees to pay full damages to Taiwan Navy

A foreign oil and chemical tanker that accidentally collided with Taiwan navy vessel Ning Yang (FF-938) on March 9, signed a document promising to pay full compensation for damages caused, a source fa...

Saudi tanker smashes into Taiwan Navy frigate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The Navy will demand compensation after a Saudi-registered tanker smashed into one of its frigates in the harbor of Keelung, reports said Saturday. The NCC Sama was entering ...

Taiwan smashes Mercedes S-class without license plates into scrap metal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A Mercedes worth NT$7 million (US$226,500) was stopped by police after a four-minute drive without license plates, and smashed into scrap metal, reports said Friday. In Novem...

Mayor of Taoyuan, Taiwan meets with US senators and congressmen in Washington

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the visits to the White House and the U.S. State and Defense Departments, Taoyuan City Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan (鄭文燦) met with a number of U.S. senators and congress...

Bookings of Taiwan bullet train tickets for Tomb Sweeping Day holiday start March 7

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Bookings of Taiwan High Speed Rail tickets for this year’s four-day Tomb Sweeping Day holiday (Apr. 4 – 7) and extended period will begin at midnight (12:00 a....

Taiwanese outraged after pit bull savagely mauls dog to death

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese are outraged again after yet another pet American pit bull terrier savagely mauled a neighborhood dog in central Taiwan yesterday (March 2), reported UDN. Yesterda...

NT$1 billion worth of illegal drugs seized by Taiwan authorities in six-month bust

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — NT$1 billion worth of illegal substances have been seized over the past six months in one of the country’s largest-ever illicit drug busts, Taiwan’s Coast Guar...

Taipei Maokong Gondola offers region-based specials: NT$50 per ride

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Maokong Gondola has launched a hot deal program, offering rides on the recreational aerial lift system at what is billed as the “coin price”-- NT$50 a ride...

Unidentified body washes up on New Taipei shore

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – At 9:00 a.m. Sunday morning, a dead body was discovered on the beach of Zhongjiao Shazhu Bay (中角沙珠灣) in New Taipei City. The body was badly decomposed, suggesting it ha...

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...

2019 Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival shuttle bus schedule and traffic control announced

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Organizer of the 2019 Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival, New Taipei City's Tourism and Travel Department (TTD), on Tuesday announced shuttle bus schedule and traffic control...