Baby boy found abandoned on riverbank in eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A newborn baby boy was discovered on a riverbank in eastern Taiwan's Hualien County on Wednesday (April 18) by a farmer growing vegetables, reported Liberty Times.&nbs...

Photo contest launched to promote tourism in Philippines, celebrate Filipino workers in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A photo competition is being held to promote tourism in the Philippines and to recognize the hard work of Filipinos in Taiwan, according to the Manila Economic and Cultura...

178 high school students in southwestern Taiwan suffer food poisoning 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Nearly 200 high school students in southwestern Taiwan's Chiayi County have sought treatment for food poisoning over the past two days, reported Liberty...

Photo of the Day: 'Fire rainbow' blazes over New Taipei City

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- New Taipei City's Xindian District witnessed a "fire rainbow" yesterday morning (April 18), according to Cheng Ming-dean (鄭明典), director of the bureau's ...

Taiwanese escort agencies now offering 'health reports' after 'Alice' AIDS scare

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In response to the news that two different Thai prostitutes operating in Taiwan have tested positive for HIV, many Taiwanese escort agencies are now including "health chec...

Magnitude 4.1 earthquake rattles eastern Taiwan 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 4.1 earthquake rocked eastern Taiwan's Hualien County at 10:46 a.m. today (April 19), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the qua...

Taipei's 'most expensive vegetable garden' sells for NT$3.55 billion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The D1 section of the Taipei World Trade Center in the city's ritzy Xinyi District which has been dubbed the "most expensive vegetable garden" was sold yeste...

Thai prostitute working in southern Taiwan tests positive for HIV, 100 clients possibly infected

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Thai national who had engaged in prostitution during multiple trips on a visitor visa in southern Taiwan has tested positive for HIV, possibly infecting hundre...

American English teacher dies after scooter crash in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A 71-year-old American English cram school teacher died on Monday (April 16) after suffering severe head trauma when he collided with a scooter driver who had run a red li...

Photo of the Day: Rainbow of Taiwanese store stickers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A photo of a colorful collage of stickers collected from Taiwanese stores was posted online by Reddit user Blackberrycheesecake on April 12 and soon received 100 up votes....

9 more foreign professionals approved for Taiwanese citizenship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As part of a new policy that went into effect last year, nine foreign professionals yesterday (April 17) were granted special permission to become naturalized as Taiw...

Bruno Mars performs in Taipei, gets taste of Taiwanese guava

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Four years after his first concert in Taiwan, pop star Bruno Mars performed on stage in Taipei's Nangang Exhibition Hall, where he played a 13-song set as part of his ...

Three Spaniards wanted after defacing Kaohsiung MRT with graffiti 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Kaohsiung MRT train was defaced with graffiti by three Spanish men on April 12, who quickly fled to Hong Kong, reported Apple Daily.   On the morning of Apr...

Taiwanese bitcoin miner shot by gangsters after China crackdown on cryptocurrencies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Taiwanese bitcoin miner was shot on Saturday by two gangsters over NT$47 million (US$1.6 million) in lost bitcoins after China has begun a clampdown on cryptocurrency ex...

Canadian man arrested for sexual harassment of two Taiwanese women

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Canadian man traveling in Taiwan has been arrested for allegedly sexually harassing two Taiwanese women, reported Apple Daily.  The man, who has been identified as&nb...