Taiwan military inspects AAV7 amphibious vehicles after US accident

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The military is reviewing its AAV7 Amphibious Assault Vehicles after nine crew members of a similar armored troop carrier died in an accident off southern California on Ju...

Half of human head found floating in Tamsui River in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Half of a decomposing human head was found floating in the Tamsui River near the Guandu Bridge in New Taipei City on Wednesday (Aug. 5), and prosecutors have not ruled out...

Taiwan announces eight public venues where mask-wearing is compulsory

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Health Minister and Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) on Wednesday (Aug. 5) announced eight public settings where mask-wearing will ...

8 patients to receive organs of New Taipei police officer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Seven to eight patients will receive organs from a New Taipei City police officer, Yang Ting-hao (楊庭豪), who was pronounced brain dead Monday (Aug. 3) after being hit by a ...

Taiwan sees record-breaking life expectancy of 80.9

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The average life expectancy in Taiwan rose to a record high of 80.9 years last year, reflecting an upward trend as the country moves toward a superaged society. The fig...

Autonomous bus service begins in New Taipei on limited basis

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An autonomous bus service began limited operations on Monday (Aug. 3) in New Taipei ahead of its opening to the general public in September. The driverless bus, which w...

List of sports events affected by the coronavirus pandemic

AQUATICS Asian water polo championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, from Feb. 12-16 canceled. Diving Grand Prix in Madrid from Feb. 14-16: China team withdrew. ...

Tropical Storm Hagupit will come closest to Taiwan today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has issued heavy rain warnings for 11 counties and cities and a sea warning, as Tropical Storm Hagupit is poised to come closest ...

Taiwan's TAIFEX Food Bank helps underprivileged hit hard by COVID-19

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Futures Exchange (TAIFEX) announced Friday (July 31) the Food Bank program will continue to serve underprivileged families, helping out during the coronavirus pande...

Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha holy day in Taipei with eye on safety

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Members of Taipei's Indonesian Muslim community were already lining up 6:30 a.m. at the Taipei Travel Plaza outside Taipei Main Station to get a spot in the first sess...

AIT lowers flag to half-staff in honor of former Taiwan president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) on Friday (July 31) lowered its flag to half-staff in memory of former Taiwanese President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝), who passed away Thurs...

7-Eleven customer buys NT$10 newspaper, hits NT$10 million jackpot

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — One lucky 7-Eleven customer who bought a newspaper came away with the NT$10 million (US$341,000) Special Prize of the May to June round of the receipt lottery, while anoth...

Taiwan’s Gogoro, Re-Think beach cleaning event collects over 7,800 kg of trash

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A summer beach clean-up event organized by electric scooter maker Gogoro and environmental group Re-Think collected 7,825 kg of trash from five different beaches around th...

Video shows Taiwan Navy blast 13 bombs off New Taipei coast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Navy divers on Thursday (July 30) detonated 13 unexploded bombs recently found off the coast of New Taipei in dramatic fashion. On July 20, 13 unexploded bombs, ...

Taiwan lawmakers launch 'Me Too' movement to support victims of sexual assault

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to the suicide of a New Taipei City Health Department employee who leaped to her death after accusing her supervisor of raping her, Taiwanese lawmakers have la...