'Travel bubble' plan with Palau postponed: CECC

A plan to create a travel bubble between Taiwan and Palau has been postponed because of the Pacific ally's decision to not relax quarantine rules for Taiwanese travelers, Central Epidemic Command ...

High speed rail to expand to northeast Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A decade from now, Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR) trains might for the first time reach the east coast as they arrive in Yilan, according to reports Thursday (Oct. 15). ...

International visits to Taiwan lowest in nearly 20 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) estimates that the number of visits by international travelers to Taiwan will be only about 1.35 million this year...

Taiwan, Belize reach open sky aviation agreement

Taiwan and its diplomatic ally Belize have agreed on an open skies policy that allows bilateral flight services, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications said Wednesday (Sept. 30). The new...

Taiwan traffic and hotel info for Mid-Autumn Festival 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The four-day Mid-Autumn Festival holiday (Oct. 1-4) is coming up, and Taiwan News has compiled some information to help readers enjoy the holiday more. Traffic The Min...

SKRT brings peer-to-peer scooter sharing to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — When it comes to getting from point A to point B, there is definitely no shortage of transportation options in Taiwan, but one of the quickest ways is still the ubiquitous...

4th camper found dead after floodgate glitch in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The body of the last missing camper after a deadly flash flood on Sunday (Sept. 13) was found Monday morning (Sept.14), and an employee of state-run Taipower Co. is being ...

Top 10 favorite scenic tourist spots in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The results of a survey of foreign visitors recently released by the Tourism Bureau of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) has revealed the 10 most-vi...

Taiwan, US state of Vermont sign driver's license agreement

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) announced on Tuesday (Sept. 1) that the Boston Taiwan Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) has signed a test-exempt driver license ex...

World Bank: Lebanon blast caused damage up to $4.6 billion

BEIRUT (AP) — The massive explosion in Beirut earlier this month that killed and injured thousands of people has caused up to $4.6 billion in physical damage, the World Bank said in a report released ...

Taiwan Danhai Light Rail’s 1st phase Blue Sea Line opening late 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei City Government on Monday (Aug. 31) completed the preliminary inspection of the construction of Danhai Light Rail’s first phase Blue Sea Line from Binhai ...

Taiwan to fine drivers for not yielding at crosswalks from Sept. 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese authorities will fine drivers and scooter riders for not yielding the right-of-way to pedestrians at crosswalks starting Tuesday (Sept. 1). Those violating th...

Taiwan extends ban on tour groups indefinitely

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As several parts of the world are experiencing a resurgence of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Tourism Bureau has decided to extend the ban on inbound and o...

Taiwan boosts tourism with theatrical performances

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Renowned Taiwanese theatrical groups will perform in 16 cities across the island beginning Sept. 5. The Ministry of Transportation and Communications is aiming to boost...

Target date for 3rd runway at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport still 2025

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The third runway at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport should still be completed in 2025, despite recent proposals for a delay until 2030 amid falling traffic due to the...