Taiwan joins US Coast Guard Qualship 21 program

Taiwan is officially part of the Qualship 21 program overseen by the U.S. Coast Guard, reflecting global recognition of efforts by the local commercial fleet in promoting safe, secure and environmenta...

Michelin Guide 2020 to include eateries in Taipei, Taichung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 2020 Taiwan edition of the Michelin Guide will include restaurants in both Taipei and Taichung, the second municipality of Taiwan to be featured in the gourmet guidebo...

Taiwan east coast road wins landscape architects award in Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Hualien County section of the No.9 highway won an excellence award from the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) Asia-Pacific region, reports said S...

Taiwan expects 11.8 million visitors in 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The number of tourists visiting Taiwan this year should reach 11.8 million, a rise of 7 percent compared to the previous year, Transportation Minister Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍) ...

Collapsed Taiwan bridge to be rebuilt within 3 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The bridge in Yilan County’s Nanfang’ao which collapsed last October 1, killing six migrant workers, will be rebuilt within three years, reports said Wednesday...

20 'victory' license plates to be auctioned this month

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Directorate General of Highways (DGH) of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications announced on Monday (Nov. 4) that 150 "victory" license plates wit...

Hungarian guests enjoy Taiwan Presidential Office stay

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Robert Reveszm of the Hungarian tourism news site Turizmus and his wife, Lea Kenesei, became the third group of guests to participate in "Spend a Night @ Taiwan's...

Taiwan to invest NT$6 billion in 5G infrastructure: minister

The Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) will invest NT$6 billion (US$200 million) in a five-year smart transportation action plan from 2021 covering the roll out of 5G wireless infras...

Taiwan government official puts Han Kuo-yu in his place

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A high-ranking Ministry of Transportation and Communications official delivered a stinging rebuke on Monday (Oct. 28) to KMT candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), who recently comme...

1st section of Taipei MRT Circular Line set to operate by year-end

The first section of the Circular Line of Taipei's mass rapid transit systems is scheduled to start operations by the end of this year, the Department of Transit Systems of New Taipei City said Fr...

Taiwan High Speed Rail extension to Yilan could become a reality

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — It will take only 13 minutes to travel the 50-kilometer route from Nangang, Taipei, to the northeastern city of Yilan by Taiwan High Speed Rail (HSR) if a proposed extensi...

Dismantling of Chinese ‘ghost ship’ in Taiwan will take one month

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The work to dismantle an empty Chinese freighter which ran aground in Yilan County in September will start next Tuesday (October 22) and take about one month, according to...

Construction on Taiwan Taoyuan Airport Terminal 3 to begin in May 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the decision to ax the previous design proposed for Terminal 3 of the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, it was announced on Friday (Oct. 18) that the airport...

Video shows number of visitors to Taiwan by nationality since 2001

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An amazing video showing the growth of visitors to Taiwan over the past 18 years by nationality was posted to the data visualization and storytelling website Flourish on W...

Taiwan to drop Taoyuan Airport Terminal 3 design due to lack of bidders

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Ministry of Transportation will drop plans for an artistic ceiling at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport’s Terminal 3 because the design is too expensive and h...