Police in northern Taiwan bust illegal loggers, confiscate 50 tons of wood

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Law enforcement in Hsinchu County arrested 11 people on Tuesday (April 28) for illegal logging and timber trafficking, confiscating approximately 50 tons of valuable wood ...

Taiwan's investment agency approves multi-billion NT dollar foreign investment applications

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Economic Affairs' Investment Commission approved 13 inbound and outbound investment applications on Tuesday (Jan. 21), with billions of NT dollars'...

Isuzu to build car factory in Taiwan's Taichung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taichung City Government announced on Monday (Jan. 6) that Japanese car manufacturer Isuzu will build its first overseas manufacturing base for eco-friendly commercial...

Taipei's Hi-Life ATM provides foreign currency exchange

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Hi-Life convenience store in the Dihua business circle in Taipei has an ATM that can carry out foreign currency exchange services, accepting foreign banknotes such as US...

Food delivery service Honestbee halts operations in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Food and delivery service Honestbee (誠實蜜蜂) announced on Saturday (June 29) that it was suspending operations in Taiwan. When Honestbee first set up shop in Taiwan in January...

Former AIT director William Stanton visits I-Mei factory

TAOYUAN (Taiwan News) -- Recently lauded for a highly informative account of Taiwan's economic and business success, the former American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) director William A. Stanton visit...

Pop singer opens Malaysian restaurant and launches debut album

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Popular singer Tsai Eison came from Malaysia to pursue his dream as a singer and recently opened a Malaysian restaurant in Taipei City's Zhongshan district. Eison...

Commission calls for removing Chiang Kai-shek from Taiwan's currency

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As of its biannual report, the Transitional Justice Commission (TJC) yesterday (Dec. 17) called for the removal of images of Chiang Kai-shek (蔣介石) from Taiwan's currency be...

Update: Six foreign suspects in murder of Canadian English teacher identified, may have fled Taiwan

Update: Police have now identified six suspects, all foreigners, who may be involved in the brutal murder of a Canadian English teacher. Apple Daily reports that the six foreign suspects include a Rus...

Taiwan robbery suspect nabbed just before boarding flight to China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A man suspected of having robbed NT$500,000 (US$16,000) from a post office in Nantou County Friday was apprehended at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport just before boarding a...

'Arab Palace' up for sale for NT$3.3 billion in NE Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A massive Middle Eastern-style palace in northeastern Taiwan, which has seldom been seen by the public, is up for sale for the price of NT$3.3 billion (US$71.3 million). Th...

Winner of new Taiwan banknote design contest announced

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Democratic Progressive Party Legislator Gao Jyh-peng (高志鵬) announced the winner of a contest to come up with a new design for Taiwan's banknotes yesterday (March 27). Th...

Bubble Tea design for new Taiwanese banknote described as 'cute' and 'creative'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – How would residents in Taiwan feel about a New Taiwan Dollar banknote designed using popular snacks and beverages of the island? One design for the competition in searc...

Top 10 most common Christmas gifts in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As the Western tradition of exchanging gifts spreads in Taiwan, the question of what gift to give arises again and the online data analysis web site DailyView has generated a l...

Stray cat makes a train station in central Taiwan its home

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—A cute stray cat with yellow and white fur has made a railway station at a small town in central Taiwan its home, at times lying on the lobby, reacting with passengers, or p...