Former Taiwanese child actress killed when scooter struck from behind by van

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A former child actor was killed earlier this month when the scooter she was riding was struck from behind by a van. Earlier this month, Tsai Ya-chen (蔡亞臻), 37, who went...

New Taipei releases images of Disney-themed Christmasland

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The New Taipei City Government on Tuesday (Oct. 27) released images of this year's highly anticipated Christmasland, which will feature Disney-themed light shows and i...

Taiwan's top 10 Halloween events!

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With Halloween just around the corner, Taiwan News has selected 10 exciting events to help you party through the spooky weekend: Resurrected: Full Moon Fever (Resu...

Disney-themed Christmasland in New Taipei opens Nov. 13

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei City on Monday (Oct. 26) announced the opening date of its much-anticipated Christmasland festival, which this year will feature a Disney-themed light show. ...

Magnitude 4.7 earthquake rattles northeast Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 4.7 earthquake rattled northeastern Taiwan at 9:08 a.m. this morning (Oct. 26), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the temblor ...

Taipei and New Taipei confirmed as hosts for World Masters Games 2025

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei and New Taipei will host the 11th World Masters Games in 2025 after they won a bid against two other international cities. After competing against Paris, France,...

Canadian man knocks out woman in New Taipei park during spat over dog

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A woman alleges that a foreign national assaulted her after she criticized him for letting his dog loose to chase feral cats at a park in New Taipei City early Wednesday m...

Police nab suspect in robbery of NT$400,000 from Taipei bank customer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A suspect was arrested on Tuesday evening (Oct. 20), nine hours after he allegedly stole over NT$400,000 (US$14,000) in cash from a customer at a bank in the heart of Taip...

Taiwanese student aids injured 'grandpa' with jacket outside MRT

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A high school student has won praise from Taiwanese netizens for using his jacket to help halt the bleeding from a head wound suffered by an elderly man after he suddenly ...

Update: Robber steals NT$400,000 from Taipei bank customer, flees on MRT

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A customer at a bank in the heart of Taipei was robbed of more than NT$400,000 (US$14,000) in cash in broad daylight on Tuesday (Oct. 20). At 2 p.m. on Tuesday, a CTBC ...

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. ...

Photo of the Day: Beautiful fall day in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese Tai chi practitioner captured this tranquil scene earlier this month in New Taipei City. The 39-year-old photographer, who goes by the Reddit handle Seal_Ch...

Man arrested for vandalizing Hong Kong-supporting restaurant with feces in Taipei

Taiwan News (TAIPEI) — A man has been arrested for allegedly vandalizing with feces a Taipei restaurant that was established to provide Hongkongers living in exile with work. Around noon on F...

Taiwan impounds unregistered helicopter, releases businessman on bail

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — For the second time in two months, an unlicensed helicopter was spotted flying and landing in Taiwan, resulting in the interrogation of a suspect and impounding the aircra...

Taipei-Keelung LRT line upgraded, THSR to be extended to Yilan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three Taiwanese mayors and the transportation minister on Tuesday (Oct. 13) announced that they will be upgrading the Taipei-Keelung LRT line and push for the extension of...