U.S.-bound passengers subject to extra security checks: Taiwan CAA

Passengers flying to the United States will be subject to additional security examinations from June 30 following a new U.S. policy that regulates the amount of powdered products passengers can carry ...

Taiwan's China Airlines to launch Kaohsiung-Jakarta flights via Hong Kong

China Airlines (CAL), one of Taiwan's leading carriers, said Tuesday it will launch a new route on July 1 from Kaohsiung to Jakarta via Hong Kong to continue exploring the Southeast Asia travel ma...

Designer of Taiwan's Tang Prize certificates inspired by poet Robert Frost

TAIPEI (CNA) - Irma Boom, designer of this year's Tang Prize certificates, said Saturday that she was inspired by American poet Robert Frost in the creation of her work, through which she tri...

Taipei 101 waste cable-turned art project on display in New York

TAIPEI (CNA) - A collection of seven installation artworks crafted from retired elevator cables from the Taipei 101 skyscraper by a Taiwanese artist with the help of prison inmates has gone on di...

Military to continue search for missing Mirage-2000

TAIPEI (CNA) - The military said Saturday that it will continue to search for the Mirage 2000 fighter piloted by Captain Ho Tzu-yu, which went missing during a flight training sortie last Novembe...

14-year-old Taiwanese making splash with Lego creation

TAIPEI (CNA) - A 14-year-old Taiwanese boy is having his own creation of a Lego model reviewed by the Danish toy company after getting 10,000 votes at Lego Ideas, a website that allows users to s...

Polish, Australian runners win Taipei 101 Run Up

Taipei (CNA) - Polish national Piotr Lobodzinski and Australian Suzy Walsham won the men's and women's events at the annual Taipei 101 Run Up on Saturday. This year, elite runners were...

Taiwan promotes round-island biking with Web celebrities

Taipei (CNA) - Taiwan is aiming to attract more international tourists to experience Taiwan on two wheels, the Tourism Bureau said Saturday, adding that it has launched an English-language websit...

Unusually-bright satellite flare forecast on Sunday

Taipei, March 10 (CNA) People in Taoyuan City, northern Taiwan could see unusually-bright flashes of light from the Iridium communications satellite on Sunday evening, according to the Taipei Astronom...

Taipei to launch electric car-sharing in mid-March

TAIPEI (CNA) Taipei is planning to start offering an electric car-sharing service in mid-March, transportation officers and business operators said Monday. Lo Chih-hao (羅至浩), a section chief at the...

Taipei Lantern Festival to promote stray dog adoption

Taipei, Feb. 24 (CNA) The 2018 Taipei Lantern Festival will kick off at 5 p.m. Saturday, and will feature a wide array of lantern displays and activities, including one that encourages stray dog adopt...

Government offers vision of English as official language in Taiwan

A Taiwanese child grows up learning arts, science and other subjects at school in both Chinese and English. That child becomes immersed in both languages and years later, when attending an internation...

'White noise' campaign introduces Taiwan's unique voice to world

The "Listen To Taiwan" campaign was launched earlier this month by two young Taiwanese who collected environmental sounds from around the island and turned them into "white noise" ...

Parties, firework shows set to ring in 2017

Taipei, Dec. 31 (CNA) Taiwanese are gearing up to welcome the new year on Saturday, with countdown parties and firework shows being held across the island to ring in 2017. The biggest party, hosted...

Reince Priebus' White House appointment good news for Taiwan: minister

The appointment of Reince Priebus as the next White House Chief of Staff is good news for Taiwan as Priebus is familiar with Taiwan-U.S. affairs, Foreign Minister David Lee (李大維) said in a legislative...