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Traffic congestion for eastern Taiwan predicted for 228 Memorial Day weekend

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) expects traffic volume on National Freeway 5 to start rising as early as Feb. 25 for the extended 228 Memorial Day...

Foreign lantern art to give 2022 Taiwan Lantern Festival international flair

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Lantern art contributed by foreign governments will give the 2022 Taiwan Lantern Festival in Kaohsiung, which will take place from Feb. 15-28, an international flair, the ...

Taiwan's traffic deaths surpass Japan's

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang (KMT) legislators are calling for the creation of a basic traffic safety law after Taiwan exceeded Japan in traffic fatalities despite having a much smaller pop...

Travelers to Taiwan’s outlying islands face COVID tests during LNY holiday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As COVID-19 cases continue to expand across Taiwan, travelers to outlying islands will face rapid tests at airports and harbors from the start of the Lunar New Year holida...

Taiwan considers fate of Lantern Festival amid COVID outbreak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Facing the threat of rapidly expanding COVID-19 clusters, the Lantern Festival might be changed to an online event only or see the number of visitors restricted, the Minis...

Taiwan sees higher-than-expected COVID positive rate as new border rules kick in

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — COVID-19 was detected among nearly 10% of the passengers on the first long-haul flight to arrive in Taiwan on Tuesday (Jan. 11) as a new measure to intercept cases at the ...

Experts partially attribute Taiwan’s high traffic fatality rate to bad road design

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A panel of politicians and engineers at a press conference on Wednesday (Jan. 5) partially attributed Taiwan's high traffic fatality rate to bad road design, UDN repor...

Taiwan HSR’s Yilan Station to be sited near county hall

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The site for the Taiwan High Speed Rail’s (THSR) Yilan Station has been selected, with the location 350 meters south of Yilan County Hall, Yilan County Commissioner ...

First phase of Taiwan’s Keelung MRT route to have 13 stations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —The first phase of the Keelung MRT line will see 13 stations built from Badu to Nangang, according to a route map announced by the Ministry of Transportation and Communicat...

Taiwan to launch new car assessment program in 2023

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will start its Taiwan New Car Assessment Program (T-NCAP) in 2023 to test the safety of new cars, two years later than had been originally planned, the Liberty Time...

Taiwan-Palau travel bubble bursts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The travel bubble between Taiwan and its ally Palau seems to have burst, as the number of Taiwanese travelers to the Pacific nation has significantly decreased since the b...

Taiwan announces further easing of COVID restrictions from Nov. 2

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s central government announced on Thursday (Oct. 28) the further relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions regarding eating on public transport and in cinemas, mask...

Taiwan throws weight behind EV industry development

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) on Wednesday (Oct. 27) promised more resources for infrastructure and incentives to drive Taiwan’s electric vehicle (EV) indu...

Kaohsiung Light Rail expansion progresses

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The new Kaohsiung Light Rail section from C17-C20 has conditionally passed the first stage of the trials conducted by the city government’s initial inspection commit...

Risk of traffic fatalities highest for elderly in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Pedestrians and scooter drivers in Taiwan who are in the senior age group run the highest risk of getting involved in fatal traffic accidents, according to Ministry of Tra...