Taiwan airlines, hotels and restaurants hit hard by Wuhan virus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s tourism industry — including airlines, travel agencies, hotels, B&Bs, and restaurants — has been hit hard by the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak,...

Taiwan to enhance airports on outlying islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s aeronautics regulator pledged to breathe fresh life into the country’s four outlying island airports on Monday (Jan. 20) as it marked its 73rd anniver...

Free rides on Taipei MRT Circular Line start Sunday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first section of Taipei's much-anticipated new Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Circular Line, or Yellow Line (code Y), is slated to open to the public on (Sunday) Jan. 19...

Taipei auto show opens; Tesla makes 1st-ever appearance

The Taipei International Auto Show, a biennial auto exhibition popular with Taiwanese consumers, opened Saturday with U.S.-based electric car brand Tesla Inc. making its first-ever appearance at the e...

Taiwan's MRT Circular Line to miss inauguration target by end of 2019

The first section of the Circular Line of Taipei's mass rapid transit system will not start operating by the end of the year as expected because the date for a final inspection has yet to be set, ...

StarLux Airlines receives green light from Taiwan Transportation Ministry

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Ministry of Transportation on Tuesday (December 10) gave a green light to an application by StarLux Airlines Co., Ltd. to start operations, making the issuance of an a...

Taiwan to spend NT$6 billion in smart transportation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will invest NT$6 billion (US$197 million) in a five-year plan to implement smart transportation infrastructure, according to the Ministry of Transportation and Comm...

The first foreign company to win the Golden Safety Award in 30 years!

The Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) has established the "Golden Safety Award" in 1989 to recognize the units and individuals who have contributed to the promotion of tra...

Taiwan joins US Coast Guard Qualship 21 program

Taiwan is officially part of the Qualship 21 program overseen by the U.S. Coast Guard, reflecting global recognition of efforts by the local commercial fleet in promoting safe, secure and environmenta...

Taiwan to invest NT$6 billion in 5G infrastructure: minister

The Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) will invest NT$6 billion (US$200 million) in a five-year smart transportation action plan from 2021 covering the roll out of 5G wireless infras...

Taiwan High Speed Rail extension to Yilan could become a reality

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — It will take only 13 minutes to travel the 50-kilometer route from Nangang, Taipei, to the northeastern city of Yilan by Taiwan High Speed Rail (HSR) if a proposed extensi...

Construction on Taiwan Taoyuan Airport Terminal 3 to begin in May 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the decision to ax the previous design proposed for Terminal 3 of the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, it was announced on Friday (Oct. 18) that the airport...

Video shows number of visitors to Taiwan by nationality since 2001

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An amazing video showing the growth of visitors to Taiwan over the past 18 years by nationality was posted to the data visualization and storytelling website Flourish on W...

NPP legislator blasts New Taipei govt. for neglecting bridge safety standards

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the tragic collapse of the Nanfang'ao Bridge in Yilan's Su'ao Township on Oct. 1, New Power Party (NPP) legislator Huang Kuo-chang (黃國昌) has become a...

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...