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Taiwan launches pilot program for mobile payment on buses

A mobile payment system for bus rides kicked off Tuesday on a trial basis in Taiwan, allowing passengers to pay their fares with the use of cellphone apps, the Ministry of Transportation and Communica...

Taiwan launches new earthquake, tsunami monitoring system

A new undersea earthquake and tsunami monitoring system was officially launched in Taiwan on Thursday (Dec. 31), enabling the authorities to provide early warnings to the public in case of seismic haz...

Taiwan fines EVA Air $35,000 after pilot blamed for COVID infection

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan’s Transport Ministry on Thursday fined EVA Airways Corp T$1 million ($35,000) after the government blamed one of its pilots for a rare locally transmitted case of COVID...

Taiwan weighing halt to UK flights amid mutant coronavirus strain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is mulling a ban on flights from the U.K. as a new strain of the Wuhan coronavirus rages across that country, and other nations around the world are scrambling to s...

Taiwan completes electrification of entire railroad network

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The southern section of Taiwan’s railway system, connecting Pingtung to Taitung, has finished the electrification process and will open to the public on Wednesday (D...

DPP criticizes China Airlines’ Taiwan-themed cargo plane

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) lawmakers held a press conference on Wednesday (Dec. 16) to criticize the redesign of China Airlines’ cargo plane after photos of ...

Taipei 101 prepares 5-minute fireworks show for New Year's Eve celebration

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the world counts down to the end of the year, Taipei 101 on Wednesday (Dec. 16) unveiled its plan for a five-minute fireworks show for the New Year’s Eve celebrat...

Railway in northern Taiwan damaged by landslide to reopen on Monday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The railway line between Ruifang and Houtong stations in northern Taiwan that was damaged by a landslide on Dec. 4 and has been closed for repair since is expected to reop...

Taichung Central Park opens in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taichung Central Park (中央公園) was inaugurated on Sunday (Dec. 6) amid much fanfare celebrating the "Lung of Taichung." Covering an area of about 67 hectares wi...

Reopening of landslide-hit railway in northern Taiwan delayed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Minister of Transportation and Communications Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍) said Sunday (Dec. 6) that a section of railroad destroyed by a recent landslide in a rural...

Taiwan-themed imagery to be added to new China Airlines 777

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's flag carrier China Airlines received its first Boeing 777 Freighter on Tuesday night (Dec. 1) as it touched down at Taoyuan International Airport. The new ...

Singapore reportedly proposes to negotiate for travel bubble with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Singaporean government has reportedly approached Taiwanese authorities about negotiating for a travel bubble agreement intended to boost business and commercial activi...

Taiwan's China Airlines to shrink name on aircraft to avoid confusion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China Airlines, Taiwan's leading international carrier, is reportedly planning to repaint its aircraft with Taiwan-themed images and display its name in a smaller font...

New Tamsui light rail line to Fisherman's Wharf starts service

Taipei, Nov. 15 (CNA) A new section of the Danhai Light Rail Transit system in New Taipei, which extends the service along a route to Tamsui Fisherman's Wharf, started operations Sunday with a ser...

Singapore eyeing travel bubble with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Minister of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍) on Wednesday (Nov. 11) told legislators that Singapore is actively discussing a trave...