Taiwan, Turkey institutes discuss joint efforts to combat COVID-19

Taiwan's Academia Sinica said Saturday that it has been in discussions with researchers from Turkey on possible collaborative efforts to fight the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. In a Facebook p...

Taiwan officials see heavy rains behind massive fish kill

Nearly a metric ton of floating dead fish have been scooped up from Tainan's old transport canal, their deaths likely caused by a lack of oxygen in the water, the city's Environmental Protecti...

K-pop star from Taiwan named 'most beautiful face of 2019'

Chou Tzu-yu (周子瑜), the Taiwanese member of South Korean girl group Twice, was named the "most beautiful face of 2019" in a ranking released Friday by American film review site TC Candler. ...

Rakuten to inject NT$1.2 billion into Taiwan baseball team

The Investment Commission on Friday approved an application by Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten to invest NT$1.2 billion (US$39.93 million) in its Taipei-based branch, with the funds to be used to ma...

Central Taiwan power plant fined again for exceeding coal use

The Taichung Power Plant has been slapped with another hefty fine totaling NT$6 million (US$198,445) after it failed to cease the use of raw coal for power generation, the city government said Saturda...

Injured Filipino on Liberian boat transported to Taiwan hospital

A Filipino marine engineer, who was injured aboard a Liberian-registered cargo vessel boat, was transported to a Taiwan hospital for treatment Friday, according to the Hualien coast guard which respon...

Over 100 bridges in Taiwan in need of repair: premier

There are currently more than 100 bridges across Taiwan in urgent need of repair and maintenance, Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) said Monday, following a bridge collapse in Yilan County last week that k...

Taiwan's Tai reaches final of China Open badminton championship

Taiwanese badminton star Tai Tzu-ying (戴資穎) had to dig deep after dropping the first game to win her semifinal match at the China Open on Saturday. The sixth-seed got off to a slow start, falling b...

Bill for Taiwan purchase of F-16s likely to be passed in October: lawmaker

A draft bill that would pave the way for Taiwan to buy a new fleet of advanced F-16 fighter jets from the United States is expected to be passed in the Legislature by the end of October, a Democratic ...

Taiwan military apologizes over target practice mishap

The military said Friday that it has extended a formal apology to a resident of Hsinchu County after a round from a .50-caliber heavy machine gun during target practice went astray, damaging the roof ...

Taiwan secures spot in championship final of U-18 Baseball World Cup

Taiwan secured a spot in the final of the U-18 Baseball World Cup in South Korea on Friday, after the United States edged out the host country in a game played earlier in the day. The Taiwanese tea...

Taiwan overwhelms Australia at U-18 Baseball World Cup

Taiwan overwhelmed Australia 12-0 Friday in a super round game at the U-18 Baseball World Cup to advance to the semifinals in South Korea. The Taiwanese players were quick to open the scoreboard at...

Vietjet to launch regular daily flights between Taiwan and Da Nang

Vietnamese budget carrier Vietjet Air announced Tuesday that it will begin operating regular flights between Taiwan and the coastal city of Da Nang in central Vietnam in December. Based on Vietnam&...

Wreckage found near site of missing Taiwanese fishing boat: FA

Taipei (CNA) - Wreckage of a vessel has been spotted six nautical miles from the site where a Taiwanese fishing boat went missing in Pacific Ocean waters over the weekend, the Fisheries Agency (FA) co...

Taiwan launches tax rebate for energy-saving home appliances

Taipei (CNA) - Consumers who buy new energy-saving home appliances such as refrigerators and air conditioners between now and June 2021 will be eligible for a rebate of the excise tax paid on the item...