Detention Center closes, site to transform into park showcasing Japanese-era shrine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Hsinchu Detention Center (新竹收容所) for illegal migrants transferred its last seven occupants on Oct. 24, officially closing the site. The site located in North Dist...

Hsinchu City Govt: Now is best time to watch Black-winged Stilts in Hsinchu, northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Since the end of February this year, the Jincheng Lake (金城湖) in Hsinchu City has been alive with migratory birds, including thousands of Black-winged Stilts and five Black-f...

Hsinchu kicks off the 2017 International Kite Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) --- The 2017 Hsinchu City International Kite Festival is being held from Aug 26-27 at Hsinchu Port Kite Field, where countries from Europe, America and Asia are showing off their ...

Hsinchu City welcomes International Kite Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) --- Hsinchu City is ready to celebrate the 2017 International Kite Festival, which will be held from Aug 26-27 at Nanliao Harbor (南寮漁港), and will be hosted by the Hsinchu City Gov...

Stateless child in Taiwan adopted by European couple

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A three-year-old child, who was abandoned by her Indonesian mother in Taiwan's northern city of Hsinchu, was adopted by an European family and is now having a new life...

Free hot air balloon flights offered at Hsinchu festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- This year's annual hot air balloon festival at the Qingqing Grasslands (青青草原) in Hsinchu will include four balloons which will offer free rides to 550 members of the public...

74-year-old Italian nun granted Taiwanese citizenship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An Italian nun was granted Taiwanese citizenship and a Taiwanese ID card on June 19, over 50 years after she arrived in the country. At the age of 22, Sister Maristella Pi...

Hsinchu City in northern Taiwan adds four YouBike stations on Thursday

TAIPEI (Taiwan)—Four new stations joined the service of the YouBike system in the northern Taiwanese city of Hsinchu, the city government announced on Thursday. The new four additions a...

Les animaux bien au chaud pour le froid courant à Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - La température à Taiwan a baissé beaucoup à cause d’un courant froid. Le Zoo Hsinchu a préparé des lampes de lumières chau...

YouBike stations to be added at five train stations in Hsinchu City

Five new YouBike stations, one for each of five local train stations in Hsinchu City, will be added to the city’s YouBike system in mid December, achieving the goal of extending YouBike service ...

Hsinchu rice noodles festival kicks off on Saturday

The 2016 Hsinchu rice noodle and meatball festival is kicking off Saturday, which celebrates the famed food from Hsinchu City. Visitors are invited to experience the process of making rice noodles and...

Youbike service begins test run in Hsinchu

Youbike in Hsinchu began a test run Thursday, joining the nine other cities and counties in Taiwan that provide bike rental services to the public. Hsinchu Mayor Lin Chih-chien (林智堅) and King Liu (...

Hsinchu launches YouBike with 30-munute free ride

Hsinchu City on Thursday launched the trial operation of YouBike with 10 stations having been installed in the city. The trial operation was inaugurated by Mayor Lin Chih-chien and Giant Manufactur...