Hong Kong cat thief slips through security at Taiwan Taoyuan Intl. airport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Hong Kong woman slipped through airport security earlier in February carrying two stolen cats around her midriff, feigning pregnancy. She was able to make it back hom...

Teen survives 13-story fall onto SUV in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A 17-year-old student miraculously survived a 13-story fall after he landed on an SUV which happed stop at a traffic light in New Taipei City Saturday night (Feb. 16), reported...

Lantern festival activities across Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Many places in Taiwan have been holding activities to celebrate the traditional Lantern Festival, which falls on Feb. 19 this year. Here is a list of popular activities th...

Magnitude 5.0 earthquake rattles eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 5.0 earthquake shook eastern Taiwan's Hualien County at 10:08 p.m. Friday evening (Feb. 15), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of ...

Upcoming Events in Taipei, February 16-24

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As always there are tons of interesting events happening all around Taipei this month. For those looking to experience what the city has to offer, here are some suggested ...

120 cases reported of foreigners working illegally in New Taipei hospitals over 5 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A total of 120 cases of foreign workers being illegally employed as caregivers at hospitals in New Taipei City have been reported over the past five years, resulting in over NT...

Taoyuan's household registration offices to open services to passport applicants

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Starting this Friday, the household registration offices across Taoyuan City’s 13 districts will allow citizens to apply for a passport at a nearby district office w...

Prague Pirate Party Mayor puts human rights above One China policy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The new mayor of the Czech capital Prague, Zdeněk Hřib, wants to scrap a “One China” article from a sister city agreement with Beijing while professing interest in h...

Google Maps launches 3D view of Taipei today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Google Maps today (Feb. 13) updated its product to show 3D views of Taipei City, as well as three other cities in Taiwan. Effective today, users of Google Maps can now acces...

Taipei man indicted for killing hamster during spat with girlfriend

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Taipei man has been charged with violating the Animal Protection Act (動物保護法) after he was found to have killed a hamster when he got into a heated argument with his girlfrien...

2019 Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival shuttle bus schedule and traffic control announced

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Organizer of the 2019 Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival, New Taipei City's Tourism and Travel Department (TTD), on Tuesday announced shuttle bus schedule and traffic control...

1st section of Taipei MRT Circular Line to go into service in Q4

The first section of the yellow Circular Line of the Taipei MRT system that will circle around New Taipei City is set to go into operation in the fourth quarter of this year, Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯...

Taiwanese Apple supplier Career Technology to lay off over 400 workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese supplier to Apple Inc. Career Technology (Mfg.) Co. (嘉聯益科技股份有限公司) will lay off more than 400 employees from its plant in northern Taiwan later this month, announced t...

Qingshan Waterfall Trail in New Taipei offers magnificent views and delightful hiking experience

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After all the excitement and fanfare of the Lunar New Year holiday, life in Taiwan returns to normal as the holiday has ended. Here, Taiwan News introduces its readers to ...

New Taipei resident claims Taiwan Grand Lottery NT$200 million jackpot

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A person in New Taipei City claimed the NT$200 million (US$6,473,000) jackpot for the Grand Lottery (大樂透) on Friday (Feb. 8), according to Taiwan Lottery Corp. (TLC). The wi...