Ghoulish gaffe: Philippine mall hangs ghost money for Lunar New Year decoration

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Philippine mall has issued an apology after a photo surfaced of joss paper (金紙) being used for Lunar New Year decorations for a bazaar inside its grounds.  On Lu...

Air New Zealand to launch direct flights to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Air New Zealand announced today (Feb. 22) that it will begin offering direct flights between Auckland and Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport beginning in November. The air...

Sa Sa to pull all stores out of Taiwan to focus on China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Hong Kong-listed Sa Sa International Holdings announced yesterday (Feb. 21) that it would close down all of its stores in Taiwan and layoff 260 local employees to focus in...

Intoxicated Indonesian man survives being struck by train

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In the second incident involving a train striking a passenger in the same day yesterday (Feb. 21), an Indonesian man suspected of being intoxicated was struck by a locomot...

Women killed by train after fainting on platform at Taipei station

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A 38-year old woman was struck and killed by a train at Taipei station yesterday (Feb. 21) at 7 a.m. after apparently fainting and falling on the platform, exposing her upper b...

Magnitude 5.6 earthquake rattles eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) --  A magnitude 5.6 earthquake shook northeastern Taiwan's Yilan County at 7:10 a.m. this morning (Feb. 22), according to the Central Weather Bureau (...

Photo of the Day: Woman tattoos 'miso' on her leg

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An image posted on Twitter on Feb. 16 of a Western woman on an airplane with the Chinese characters for "miso," as in the Japanese soup, on her leg has quickly g...

NCTU rated No. 1 out of 30 most popular colleges in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- National Chiao Tung University (NCTU) has topped the list of 30 colleges with the most positive impression by the public, according to data released by Daily View.&nb...

Model Liu Wen sparks Chinese outcry after typing 'Happy Lunar New Year'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- China's netizens quickly became outraged after Chinese supermodel Liu Wen posted "Happy Lunar New Year" on her Instagram page instead of "Happ...

Taiwanese student uses bitcoin profits to pay for NYU tuition

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Taiwanese student has made such a killing on bitcoin that he's been able to use his winnings to finance his entire education at New York University (NYU), reported the Ne...

Tulip festival at Taipei Shilin Official Residence draws thousands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taipei City Police Department in now enforcing traffic controls around the Chiang Kai-Shek Shilin Residence as tens of thousands of visitors have flocked to the ...

Taipei MRT announces SOP for earthquake response

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In the wake of yet another jarring magnitude 5.3 earthquake on Monday, the Taipei Rapid Transit Corp. (TRTC)  announced its standard operating procedure (SOP) in the ...

Magnitude 5.3 earthquake jolts northeastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 5.3 earthquake shook northeastern Taiwan's Yilan County at 10:47 p.m. this evening (Feb. 19), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The earthqu...

Blackface skit in China's Spring Festival Gala draws backlash

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A sketch during China's massive Lunar New Year TV show attempting to show the burgeoning economic friendship between China and numerous African countries backfire...

Photo of the Day: Green man gets girlfriend in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The solitary green man on pedestrian crossing signs in Taiwan's southern county of Pingtung were changed just one day before Valentine's Day two show that he now has a ...