New Taipei's dazzling Christmasland lights up tonight

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- New Taipei City's annual Christmasland light festival is bigger than ever this year and kicks off this evening at 5:20 p.m. (Nov. 16) in New Taipei City Plaza, fe...

Magnitude 4.3 earthquake jolts NE Taiwan, tremors felt in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 4.3 earthquake rocked northeast Taiwan's Yilan at 10:01 this morning, with greater Taipei and much of northern Taiwan feeling the tremors, while another qu...

Caustic cola: Maker of Taiwanese soft drink Apple Sidra fined NT$1 million for contamination

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Drink maker Oceanic Beverage Co., Inc. (大西洋飲料) was fined NT$1 million (US$32,000) yesterday (Nov. 14) by the New Taipei Department of Health after contaminants were f...

New Taipei's psychedelic Christmasland lights up tomorrow

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- New Taipei City's annual Christmasland light show will be bigger than ever and kicks off tomorrow (Nov. 16) in New Taipei City Plaza, featuring psychedelic 3-D li...

Red air pollution warning still in place for central, southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- While northeasterly winds have brought some respite from the frightening levels of air pollution seen in northern Taiwan over the past few days, a red warning is still in ...

Taiwan’s renowned dance theater Cloud Gate holds poster exhibition to mark 45th anniversary

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A poster exhibition celebrating the 45th anniversary of Gloud Gate Dance Theater (雲門舞集), a pre-eminent Taiwanese performance group, is taking place between Nov. 16, 2018, ...

Police arrest Gambian man for marijuana possession after tip-off from Taiwanese wife

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Gambian man was arrested for possession of marijuana after police were informed by his Taiwanese wife, who also provided information about his alleged connection to the decea...

New Taipei man in hot water for selling live crabs in claw machine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A man is facing charges after being caught selling live crabs and crayfish in a claw machine in New Taipei City, reported UDN.  A 45-year-old man surnamed Feng (馮) is f...

Keelung-Taipei light rail proposal set for government review next year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A feasibility study for a proposed Keelung-Taipei City rail link has been completed and is expected to be sent to the Executive Yuan for consideration in the new year, rep...

Environmental protest draws 3,000 in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Around 3,000 people marched through the streets of Taipei City demanding clean air and to draw attention to risks posed to the Guanyin algal reef (觀音藻礁) on Nov. 3, re...

Taiwanese man plays Pokémon GO on 15 smartphones

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - How many phones do you need to play a proper game of  Pokémon GO? The answer is 15, if you are Chen San-yuan (陳三元), a 70-year-old man who traveled especially...

Taiwan fines importers of dioxin-tainted crabs from China a record US$3 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Two importers who brought dioxin-tainted crabs from China were being fined a record total of more than NT$100 million (US$3.26 million), but several tons of the product have alr...

New Taipei: Sisters take care of corpse for months, waiting for it to return to life

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The decomposing body of a 63 year old man was discovered in an apartment in New Taipei City last month, and was reportedly being washed and cared for in the home for nearl...

Dazzling light displays to engulf New Taipei as Christmasland opens Nov. 16

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The festive period is a time of excitement for snap-happy shoppers, as shopping malls across Taiwan become canopied with dazzling LED displays. One particular highlight...

Remnants of Typhoon Yutu to bring rain to northern Taiwan for next 2 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As Tropical Storm Yutu (玉兔, Jade Rabbit) begins to peter out, its remnants will continue to bring rain to northern and eastern Taiwan through Saturday, according to the Ce...