Update: Super Typhoon Maria poised to pounce on Taiwan Tuesday

Update: 07/11 9:56 a.m. -  The tail end of Typhoon Maria should be leaving the country by noon today (July 11), according to the CWB. Update: 07/10 10:22 p.m. - New Taipei City,...

Taiwan's Top 10 Theme Parks

Summer is here and that means the kids are on holiday and many people are looking for something fun and exciting to do. A theme park is an obvious place to head, and while some Taiwanese people may ch...

Kenting nabs 1st place as most popular Taiwan attraction among foreigners

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Kenting in Southern Taiwan, better known for its white sandy beaches and azure sea among foreigners but also for its insanely high-priced smoked assorted stew and...

Hottest day of the year in Taipei at 38.5 degrees

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The mercury reached 38.5 degrees Friday, making this the hottest day of the year so far for Taipei, the Central Weather Bureau said. For the month of July, it was the s...

Amazon to set up AI research center in Taiwan: minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Chen Liang-gee (陳良基), Minister of Science and Technology said that Amazon plans to set up an artificial intelligence (AI) research center in Taiwan, off the back of simila...

Taiwan’s ‘Evil Landlady’ sentenced to 8 years and 2 months

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Chang Shu-ching (張淑晶), dubbed the “evil landlady” by Taiwanese media for swindling tenants over the years, was sentenced to eight years and two months in priso...

4 children orphaned after parents drown trying to save them from New Taipei river

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Four children became orphans yesterday after both their parents drowned trying to rescue two of them from a river in New Taipei City's Shuangxi District yesterday...

Taiwan still unable to find US company willing to take radioactive waste

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan wants to export its low level radioactive waste to the United States, but has so far been unable to find a company willing to receive the materials, Taiwan Power Co...

Heavy rain advisory issued in 10 counties and cities in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has issued a heavy rain advisory for 10 counties and cities in Taiwan as a powerful convective cloud system has formed over southern and w...

Taiwan saw record 14 murder cases in May

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan saw 14 murder cases between May 2 and June 1, a record number for a single month in Taiwan's history, reported UDN. During the May 2 through June 1 period, T...

Woman swept over a waterfall in New Taipei City found dead

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—A woman who was swept over a waterfall in Sanxia District, New Taipei City on Sunday was found dead by rescuers on Monday noon, according to a CNA report.   The Fire...

Lost hikers in Yilan,Taiwan receive emergency rescue 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A group of 11 hikers in Yilan, Taiwan were rescued by emergency services early this morning (June 24). The original group of 18 hikers began to climb a mounta...

Taiwan’s Top 5 Surfing Destinations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- It might be hard to believe given the amount of rain that has fallen across the country in recent days, but summer is now upon us. And for many people, that means thoughts...

Taiwan’s Top 5 Surfing Destinations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- It might be hard to believe given the amount of rain that has fallen across the country in recent days, but summer is now upon us. And for many people, that means thoughts...

Photo of the Day: Tree-lined street in New Taipei City

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A young Taiwanese healthcare professional posted this photo of a New Taipei City neighborhood on Zhongzheng Road on the social media site Reddit yesterday evening (Ju...