Pregnant Hong Kong girl strangled to death in Taiwan by boyfriend: autopsy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Autopsy results of an appalling homicide involving the killing of a 21-year-old Hong Kong girl by her 20-year-old boyfriend in Taiwan have pointed to strangulation as the ...

Airport MRT ticket prices to be lowered in greater Taipei in Oct.

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Tickets for all rides on the Airport MRT connecting Taipei, New Taipei and Taoyuan are to be reduced by NT$10 (US$0.32) by October as the part of the first phase of t...

Taiwan News Weekly Roundup - July 14

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Top news this week includes Typhoon season is to move into higher gear; Typhoon holiday timing causes havoc on Taipei MRT; Son of Malaysian ex-leader spotted dining with a...

Taipei MRT awards contract to French company Alstom for Line 7 trains

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taipei Metro company has awarded a joint contract to a French company and a local Taiwanese company to construct the future Metro Line 7, reports Smart Rail World. ...

Photo of the Day: Mass exodus in Taipei before Typhoon Maria

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- This photo was taken in Taipei's Nanjing Fuxing MRT Station yesterday after 4 p.m., when the city government announced offices and schools were to be closed as Typhoon Mari...

Typhoon holiday timing causes havoc on Taipei MRT

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The start of the typhoon holiday in Taipei City at 4 p.m. Tuesday led to massive traffic chaos in the Taiwanese capital, with enormous crowds pouring into Mass Rapid Train...

Cabinet official resigns over leg photo incident

Taipei, July 8 (CNA) A senior Cabinet official resigned from his post Sunday after he was found allegedly taking photos of a woman's legs with his mobile phone at a Taipei MRT station a day earlie...

Taiwan News Weekly Roundup - July 07

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Top news this week includes Rat causes stampede on Taipei MRT during rush hour, Taiwan's 'Evil Landlady' sentenced to 8 years and 2 months, MECO laments P...

Taipei teams up with KKday in campaign to woo South Korean tourists

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – South Korean blogger Kim Ji Hye (金智慧) visited Taipei for a five-day trip in June to promote the city as part of a summer campaign launched by the Taipei City Government ta...

Taipei metro stampede culprit caught on CCTV: a 10 cm long rat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The 10 cm long rat that caused a stampede on a Taipei metro train was identified with CCTV footage, said the train operator Taipei Rapid Transit Co...

Kaohsiung taps influence of online celebrities to lure visitors from Southeast Asia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Three online celebrities from Thailand, Singapore, and Vietnam joined Taiwanese internet celebrities on a round-the-clock nonstop journey exploring Kaohsiung in May at the...

Rat on a train: Rodent causes stampede on Taipei MRT during rush hour

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- During the morning rush hour on Wednesday, a train bound for Xiangshan on the Tamsui-Xinyi line was said to have suffered a strange stampede which left at least ...

Taipei DEP: Water from city’s public drinking fountains is safe to drink

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—For people who didn’t carry their own water bottle with them, public water fountains are the most economical and convenient sources for them to stay hydrated, but is t...

Video by American grad student covers all the 'Things to do in Taipei'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An American master's student currently living in Taipei has created a humorous video introducing many of the major sights and sounds of Taiwan's capital city. ...

Coca-Cola releases Taiwan-themed bottle design 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — To celebrate 50 years of business in Taiwan, Coca-Cola has released a special Taipei bottle design on June 20. Coca-Cola products launched in Taiwan in 1968. For t...