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 police successfully bring an unidentified body home after nine years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—A Keelung police officer successfully helped an unclaimed male body that remained unidentified for the past nine years to reunite with his family after sifting through ...

Bus crash injures 29 in northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Horng Shing (鴻興遊覽有限公司) tour bus crashed into a guard rail in Keelung City (基隆市) on the morning of Sept. 17, hospitalizing 29 people. No one received life-threatening ...

Sporadic rain expected over Moon Festival holiday in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The festive mood among people in Taiwan for the upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival could be dampened as sporadic rain is forecast for the long weekend starting Sept. 22, the Cen...

Wild weather lashes Taiwan as Typhoon Mangkhut makes landfall

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As Typhoon Mangkhut sweeps through northern Philippines, Taiwan is expected to see heavy rain, strong wilds and tall waves on Sept. 15. Mangkhut, the strongest typhoon ...

Thai and Vietnamese prostitutes nabbed in northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In just two days, Taiwanese police detained over 20 Thai nationals and 2 Vietnamese tourists who had entered Taiwan via tourist visas but were involved in illegal sexually...

Photo of the Day: Wet weather turns road into waterfall in northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As torrential rains lashes northern Taiwan, Anle District (安樂區) in Keelung City (基隆市) saw significant flooding on Sept. 9. Lane 207 Xinxi Street, Anle District, in Keel...

Extreme torrential rain advisory in affect for northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) issued an extreme torrential rain advisory for three cities in northern Taiwan, as well as an additional heavy rain warning for seven muni...

Torrential rain causes flooding across Taipei area

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - At least one motorcyclist was reported injured in Taipei City as torrential rain overwhelmed the streets and caused flooding across the capital Saturday evening. The governme...

Taitung County has Taiwan's best air, Taipei City sixth-best: academic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Tsuang Ben-jei (莊秉潔), Professor of Environmental Engineering at National Chung Hsing University has crunched the numbers and published Taiwan's air pollution results f...

Renowned Intl. Junior Chef Competition to be held in Keelung, Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Friday Sept. 7, some of the future’s greatest chefs from across the world will be visiting Taiwan to participate in the final of the Jeunes Chefs Rôtisseurs...

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...

Taiwan demands country name change for photo running in WMO calendar vote

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Central Weather Bureau is asking the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) to remove the words “Province of China” and leave only “Taiwan” fo...

Taiwanese photo in the running for World Meteorological Organization calendar

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A picture taken by a staff member at Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau is in the running to be featured in the World Meteorological Organization’s (WMO) calendar...

Outdoor lovers in Taiwan invited to take the ‘Grand Hike of Taipei’ challenge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Outdoor enthusiasts are invited to test their stamina while taking in the breathtaking landscape of the capital of Taiwan by embarking on an adventure to walk on the &ldqu...