Largest dust storm in 5 years descends on Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's air quality suffered greatly today as the largest dust storm in five hears has descended from China onto the island nation, with western Taiwan's Yunlin being ...

Clean up Taipei with ‘Pokémon Go’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Developer Niantic announced that 'Pokémon Go' will be celebrating Earth Day on April 22 by encouraging players to help clean up the...

Former Taiwan police chief wins KMT primary for New Taipei City mayor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former national police chief Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜) won the Kuomintang primary to be its candidate in the November 24 New Taipei City mayoral election, the party announced Friday...

Fear of 'local extinction' in aging Taiwan village 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the mountains of Chiayi lies the "oldest" village in Taiwan, where only 14 babies were born over the last 10 years and over 35% of the population are over 65-...

Caesar Park Hotels to become the largest hospitality provider in Metro Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After the grand opening of Caesar Park Banciao and Hotel Cham Cham in 2017, the Caesar Park Hotels and Resorts is introducing another hotel brand – Hilton Taipei in ...

Taiwan nabs illegal street performers from China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The New Taipei City National Immigration Agency detained 20 visitors from China who had misused their visa to perform at street markets and tourist sites, making NT$4 mill...

New Taipei City plans mass cosplay wedding

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –- In New Taipei City on May 20, a massive joint wedding ceremony will take place at the New Taipei City Plaza (市民廣場) in Banqiao, however in addition to the large amount of ...

Photo of the day: Mesmerizing cherry blossoms in Osaka

Osaka, Japan (Taiwan News) -  The first Sakura blossoms have been spotted on March 20 in Osaka and March 22 in Kyoto, western Japan, attracting Japanese families and international tourists to&nbs...

Gas explosion in New Taipei kills 2, injures 5

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- What is believed to have been a gas explosion ripped through a neighborhood early this morning (April 2) in New Taipei City's Sanchong District has claimed t...

An awe-inspiring visit to Taiwan’s national monument in Houtong-- Jinzibei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--I’ve visited Jinzibei Historical Trail (金字碑古道) in Rueifang Township, New Taipei City a couple of times in the past. My most recent visit took place in November last ye...

Deals abound for Taipei Children’s Month

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--With the arrival of Taipei Children’s Month in April, Taipei City has organized a series of events and offered generous deals to commemorate the occasion. On April 1, Taipe...

Magnitude 4.8 earthquake rattles central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 4.8 earthquake struck central Taiwan's Nantou County to day at 8:17 a.m. this morning (March 29), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicente...

Taiwan’s Tourism Bureau premieres video promoting train tours around Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan’s Tourism Bureau on March 28 premiered a video promoting train tours around Taiwan for international tourists who like to arrange their own itineraries. ...

Taiwan international training center promotes global health care development

TAIWAN TODAY--Almost 1,500 professionals from 62 countries and territories have received instruction to date at the Taiwan International Health Training Center, underscoring the nation’s commitm...

Photo of the Day: Sunset in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An American living in New Taipei City's Sanchong District took this photo at sunset from his rooftop on March 12 and posted it the next day on the Facebook group ...