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Cold wave with temps below 6 C could arrive in Taiwan over weekend

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Meteorologist Daniel Wu (吳德榮) predicted a cold wave, temperatures below 10 C, will arrive this weekend and send plains areas of north Taiwan below 6 C, while snow is likel...

1 dead, 7 injured in New Taipei highway crash

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — One person died and seven were injured after a collision on Taiwan’s National Highway 3 involving one truck and four cars. The crash occurred on a section of the ...

19 cold surge advisories issued in Taiwan, low could hit around 6 C

Update: Dec. 21, 4 p.m. The CWA has expanded its orange alert to include Taipei, Yilan County, Hualien County, Kinmen County, and Lienchiang County. The yellow alert has added Changhua County, Nant...

4 runners sent to hospital during Taipei Marathon

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three runners suffered out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) and another had a stroke during the Taipei Marathon on Sunday morning (Dec. 17). The three male runners, ag...

Raffle launched to promote Taipei’s 20 information stations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Travelers are invited to visit Taipei’s 20 information stations and enroll in a raffle event for a chance to bring home accommodation vouchers. Visitors can colle...

Taipei police officer arrested in connection to fraud ring

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taipei police officer was arrested on Friday (Sept. 22) on charges related to fraud, forgery, and disregard for her duties as a police officer. The officer, a woman s...

Taiwan construction firm faces anger after damage to buildings

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a building tilted to one side, forcing hundreds of residents to evacuate, Kee Tai Properties faced new allegations as well as anger from officials Saturday (Sept. 9)...

Terry Gou hopes for Taiwan's three opposition candidates to meet privately

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Independent presidential candidate Terry Gou (郭台銘) said Friday (Sept. 1) in Taipei he hopes to arrange a direct meeting with the two other major opposition candidates, New...

Sinkholes in Taipei spark concern and debate over city's road safety

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three sinkholes appeared on Taipei streets over the weekend, with city crews rushing to repair the damaged roads and politicians arguing over issues of road safety in the ...

21 winners of latest Taiwan receipt lottery NT$10 million Special Prize

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of 37 NT$10 million (US$316,000) Special Prizes and NT$2 million Grand Prizes were issued in the latest round of the Taiwan receipt lottery. According to the Mi...

Photo of the Day: Scooter graveyard spotted in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — This sprawling scrapyard of abandoned scooters was spotted in Taipei last week. While cycling by the riverside on Wednesday (April 12), Phillip Mathew Charlier spotted ...

Cat and dog believed to bring luck to two Taiwan scratch card winners

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man in Taipei City and a woman in Pingtung County recently each won a NT$1 million (US$36,000) scratch card prize, and it was believed that a cat and a dog played a role...

Taiwan president visits Patriot missile base on Lunar New Year’s Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Patriot missile base was one of the stops on President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) itinerary for Lunar New Year’s Day Tuesday (Feb. 1). While she also met with p...

Real estate agent transmits COVID to New Taipei client

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The real estate agent brother of a chef who is at the heart of a cluster infection that started in the Grand Hotel, has transmitted COVID to a client. On Saturday (Jan....

Grand Hotel in Taipei reopens after staff tests negative

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Grand Hotel in Taipei resumed services on Tuesday (Jan. 25) after all staff members tested negative for COVID-19. The hotel initiated epidemic-prevention protocols ...