Death of Taiwanese returnee from China not caused by COVID-19

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced Sunday afternoon (Sept. 13) that a Taiwanese woman who died in Kaohsiung Saturday after arriving from China o...

Builders behind deadly Taiwan earthquake collapse sentenced to compensation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The builders of a Tainan apartment complex which collapsed during a 2016 earthquake, killing 115 people, were sentenced to pay NT$730 million (US$24.3 million) in compensa...

AIT Kaohsiung chief lauds benefits of learning Taiwanese

Even among polyglot foreign diplomats, Matthew O'Connor, chief of the American Institute in Taiwan's (AIT) Kaohsiung branch office, may be one of the few able to greet an interviewer in fluent...

Oil-paper umbrellas power Hakka cultural renaissance in Taiwan

Kaohsiung-based umbrella-making workshop Lee Umbrellas has caused a stir with its colorful and traditional methods of painting paper umbrellas Lee Umbrellas is renowned for its decorative designs a...

Taiwan wins best design award at India's OTM travel fair

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan won the best design award at the OTM travel show in India, by featuring Taiwanese signature traditions. The OTM travel show is an industry gateway to India's...

Taiwan's same-sex marriage referendum results show city-county, north-south divides

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- To the surprise and disappointment of many in urban centers of Taiwan, a referendum on whether to support same-sex marriage legalization through amendments to the Civil Code wa...

Taiwan to stage concerts celebrating ethnic music starting Oct. 19

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A series of performances celebrating the diverse music and cultures of Taiwan’s Hakka and indigenous groups will be held at the Taiwan Traditional Theater Center (台灣...

Army buys fruit above market price to support Taiwanese farmers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Eighth Army Corps bought over 2 tons of fruit from local farmers at above market price, in a bid to support local fruit growers today, reported CNA. The Eighth Army...

SOPs in place for Taiwan High Speed Rail to ensure safety during earthquakes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A series of standardized protocols will be implemented for the Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR) system in the event of earthquakes, to ensure the safety of passengers as Taiw...

Poor air quality alert for central and southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Several measuring stations in central and southern Taiwan have issued orange and red pollution alerts, meaning the air quality puts local residents at risk, the Environmen...

Top 10 Alternative Places to visit in Kaohsiung

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) Taichung may have now officially snuck past Kaohsiung to become Taiwan’s second largest city in terms of population, but in the hearts and minds of most Taiwanese people,...

10 best souvenirs to bring back from Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Answering the age-old question of what souvenirs to bring back from Taiwan, travel website TheRealTravelers has created a top 10 list of the best mementos to take home after a ...

Hailstorms possible in southern Taiwan mountains

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Hailstorms were possible in mountainous parts of Kaohsiung City and Pingtung County, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Friday as it issued rain warnings for 12 countie...

Taiwanese Hakka honor ancestors after Lantern Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The official Lantern Festival, better known as Yuan Xiao Jie (元宵節), falls on February 11, the 15th day of the first lunar month, marking the end of the lunar new year’s ce...

La saison des carottes blanches ou «Gû-khit-á luóbo» à Hengchuen

Taipei (Taiwan News) - Novembre et décembre sont la saison des radis blancs ou carottes blanches, ce n’est pas seulement ceux de la région de Meinong à Kaohsiung qui sont bo...