Sally the chimpanzee takes a stroll, visitors run

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Local TV reported that on Sunday a chimp known as Sally escaped from her enclosure and went for a stroll along the zoo's human walkways. Sally climbed into a pavilion, and...

Fill up with gas and feel full of beans

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Taiwan Sugar Corporation is supporting small farmers by giving out red beans at their gas stations. Local media reports that TSC heard that this year Pingtung farmers were ha...

Taiwan mixed media artist Huang Hsin-chien is Venice Film Festival Winner

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--On Sunday, avant-garde performance artist, Laurie Anderson and Taiwan mixed media artist Hsin-Chien Huang (黃心健) won an award for Best Virtual Reality Experience at the 74th Venic...

Private welfare agency defrauds Changhua County of NT$1.4 million in bus-for-disabled scam

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--After nine new rehabilitation buses, on the road for under one year, kept applying for new tyres, Changhua County grew suspicious. The rehabilitation buses ferry those with mo...

National Taiwan Craft Research and Development Institute classes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--If you have a good level of Chinese, Taipei MOCA Design Branch offers classes for those wanting to learn traditional crafts. Workshop classes with small numbers create a space fo...

Being boxed in can be inspiring

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--The phrase ‘cultural and creative industry’ is often used in Taiwan. It denotes a particularly commercial section of the arts and crafts market. With support from the...

Pingtung County planning for its elderly population

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--15.5% percent of Pingtung County’s population is over the age of 65. This means it is officially classified as an aged society. The county government says elderly people li...

210 Kuomintang Central Committee members elected

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--At the 20th Kuomintang Central Party Committee election today, 210 members were elected. Former legislator Yang Chiong-ying(楊瓊瓔) won the most votes with 1,328. Current legislator...

Taipower's Wanda generating station becomes eco-education site

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--The Wanda hydro-electric generating station, completed by the Japanese just before the outbreak of WWII is now an environmental education center. In 2012 Taipower began an ove...

Taiwan to host World Hospital Congress

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--This November, Taipei will be full of health care professionals. Over 1,000 hospital managers, medical professionals, and other health care industry representatives will arriv...

Is the 'democracy wall' concept at Hong Kong universities turning sour?

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--The slogans put up on Hong Kong universities’ democracy walls represent many views. But are they offensive? Early this morning, a slogan on the democracy wall at the Edu...

Fatal incident involving a train halted services this morning

An incident this morning involving a Taiwan Railways Administration west line train between Taoyuan and Yingge affected 21 trains and around 7,250 passengers. Taiwan Railway Administration said tha...

Taiwan hopes for German support to join Interpol

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--On Sept. 7, the Sixth German Taiwanese Criminal Law Forum opened in Berlin. Taiwan’s criminal legal system is based on that of Germany and all prosecutors receive traini...

Trainspotting

TAIPEI, (Taiwan News)-- Taiwan Railways Administration is planning to announce 68 sites where the public can take photos of various painted trains along the railway lines in Eastern Taiwan. In rece...

NASA steps in to help monitor Taichung's air quality

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Taichung’s air quality has improved, but visibility is still poor. NASA is helping to find out why. Taichung City’s Environmental Protection Bureau and the central...