Typhoon Hato poised to strike Taiwan as sea warning issued

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) at 11:30 p.m. on Sunday issued a sea warning for the waters off southern Taiwan as well as the Bashi Channel as Typhoon Hato nears, a...

North Korea tops medal table on day one of Universiade

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) As of 11 p.m. on Aug. 20, on the first day of competition at the 2017 Taipei Universiade, North Korea was leading the medal table with five medals, while Japan and South Kore...

Female Taekwondo athlete wins Taiwan's 1st medal at Universiade

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese female Taekwondo athlete Lin Kan-tu (林侃諭) punched and kicked her way to Taiwan's first medal of the 2017 Taipei Universiade by taking a silver...

Taiwanese brand ranked 4th on 'Top 10 Rice Noodles 2017'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's "Tseng Rice Noodle Seafood Laksa Flavor" was ranked fourth by instant noodle review blogger Hans Lienesch in his "Top Ten Rice Noodles 2017" li...

Taiwan's monthly minimum wage increased to NT$22,000

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After about six hours of discussions, the Ministry of Labor's annual Minimum Wage Review Committee decided to increase the monthly wage from NT$21,009 to NT$22,000 (US$725)...

Hot Hungarian athlete trained in China but loves Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After completing a week of training in Shanghai, China, a hot Hungarian women's water polo athlete says that she loves everything about Taiwan and much prefers it to China,...

CPC chairman resigns due to fallout over blackout

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In the wake of Tuesday's massive power blackout, the chairman of Taiwan's state-owned CPC Corp (中油), Chen Chin-de (陳金德), formally tendered his resignation today, C...

2 Taiwanese tourists injured in Barcelona terrorist attack

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Two Taiwanese tourists suffered minor injuries during Thursday's horrific terrorist attack in which a van mowed down pedestrians on a busy walkway in Barcelona, Spain killi...

Photo of the day: Brazilian athlete towers over Taiwan's 'Cutest Policewoman'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- With the Taipei 2017 Universiade only days away, athletes from around the world are flocking to Taiwan's capital city, and in this case a photo of a statuesq...

Japanese Shinto shrine vandalized in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A historic Japanese Shinto shrine in Taipei has been vandalized and one of its Komainu (lion-dog, 狛犬) statues was stolen on Monday, in an apparent repeat of a re...

30% increase of monthly minimum wage proposed by committee

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A consensus on increasing Taiwan's monthly minimum wage from NT$21,009 to NT$27,711 (US$931) has been reached by the Ministry of Labor's annual Minimum Wage Review...

Taiwanese Airbnb host spies on Chinese couple with hidden cam

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Chinese couple to their horror discovered that they were being secretly filmed by the owner of the Airbnb accommodation they were staying in using cameras hidd...

Free bag ban to be expanded to 100,000 stores

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) announced on Tuesday that a new extension of the 2002 ban on free plastic bags will affect about 100,000 stores ...

255 stranded in Taipei's Maokong Gondolas during blackout

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As Tuesday's massive power blackout was wreaking havoc across Taiwan, the cable cars at Maokong lost power as well, leaving 255 passengers stranded high above the tree...

Let there be lights: Power restored to Taiwan after massive blackout

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Power was finally fully restored to Taiwan 9:40 p.m. last night, after a massive blackout struck 6.68 million households in 17 cities and counties across the nation yester...