Time is ripe to savor Taiwan's peiyu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After relishing pomelos during Mid-Autumn Festival, it's time for the native fruit of Tainan's Madou District, the peiyu (大白柚), to take center stage. The Tainan...

Taiwan ex-Premier Lai to stay away from DPP congress

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The second opportunity this month for President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) and former Premier William Lai (賴清德) to meet will not occur as the latter said he would not attend the D...

Oxford scholar publishes response paper to Taiwan president's LSE dissertation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As doubters continue to come out of the woodwork demanding proof of President Tsai Ing-wen's (蔡英文) London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) Ph.D. dissert...

Chinese student chokes HK dormmate at Taiwanese college over post-it note

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Hong Kong student was allegedly assaulted on Mid-Autumn Festival (Sept. 13) by a Chinese student at a university in Kaohsiung for a post-it note supporting the protests ...

Photo of the Day: Moon over old Taichung Station

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An American blogger captured this photograph of a full moon above the old Taichung railway tation over the Mid-Autumn Festival holiday. Daniel Arreola, 34, who runs the food...

Jimmy’s floating super moon appears in New Taipei’s Bitan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A 15-meter floating moon created by the team of famed graphic artist Jimmy appeared in New Taipei’ City's Bitan (碧潭) Scenic Area and will remain there until Nov....

Lighting up 'Remains of the 13 Levels' in New Taipei ruins area's tranquility, say locals

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The lighting of the "Remains of the 13 Levels" in New Taipei County since Mid-Autumn Festival has many local residents fearful that the quiet coastal community o...

Rescued bear cub in S. Taiwan receives name at Bunun ceremony

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Local indigenous Bunun communities in Taiwan’s Taitung County that have been caring for an abandoned black bear cub have decided to name the cub after a village matr...

Demand for 'lucky cap' from Taiwan temple reaches 20,000

A Taoist temple in Changhua County said Saturday that it has been flooded with about 20,000 orders for a baseball cap that is believed to have brought good luck to a Norwegian triathlete earlier this ...

Hong Kong protesters rally for support at British Consulate

Hundreds of demonstrators rallied Sunday outside the British Consulate in Hong Kong, stepping up calls for international support in their months-long campaign for democratic reforms in the semi-autono...

New Taipei sushi restaurant heavily damaged by fire

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On the final day of the Mid-Autumn Festival holiday weekend, a popular sushi restaurant in New Taipei district caught fire and suffered serious damage before being extingu...

Skirmishes break out in Hong Kong mall amid counter rallies

HONG KONG (AP) — Skirmishes broke out Saturday between supporters of the ongoing protests for democratic reforms in Hong Kong and supporters of the central government at a shopping mall in the s...

Former KMT leader says no to Taiwan vice-presidential candidacy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman and 2016 presidential candidate Eric Liluan Chu (朱立倫) is currently unwilling to run for vice president in the January 2020 elections, repo...

US yacht freed after 3 days on rocks in Southwest Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A sailing boat from the United States with one person on board was finally afloat again Friday (September 13) after spending three days stuck on coral reefs near the Pingt...

Tennis, musicals are latest events postponed in Hong Kong

HONG KONG (AP) — A tennis tournament and a London musical are the latest events postponed in Hong Kong out of concerns over safety and disruptions from more pro-democracy protests. K...