Flags to fly at half-staff in Taiwan for former President Lee Teng-hui’s funeral Oct. 7

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Flags on official buildings will be lowered to half-staff Wednesday (Oct. 7) to mark the official funeral of President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝) at a military cemetery in norther...

Drug dealer in food delivery garb arrested in north Taiwan

A 19-year-old man pretending to be a food delivery man was caught selling illicit drugs in Taoyuan on Thursday, according to the city's police force. The suspect, identified only by his surname...

Taiwan president visits missile bases amid intimidation by China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) responded to increased Chinese military activity near Taiwan by visiting two air defense bases Friday (Sept. 11). During her meetings with ...

Taiwan faces three days of rain as Tropical Storm Hagupit takes shape

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A tropical depression east of the Philippines could turn into Tropical Storm Hagupit on Sunday (Aug. 2), leading to sea warnings later the same day, followed by three days...

Chinese J-10 fighter jet, two USAF refueling aircraft fly near Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese J-10 fighter jet entered Taiwan’s Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) Tuesday (June 16) morning, while two United States Air Force (USAF) KC-135 refueli...

Taiwan issues sea warnings for Typhoon Vongfong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Weather Bureau issued sea warnings at 11:30 a.m. Saturday (May 16) as Typhoon Vongfong left the Philippines and headed into the Bashi Channel. At the time, ...

Taiwan announces 9 new coronavirus cases for a total of 348

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan confirmed nine new Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) cases Friday (April 3), bringing the total for the country up to 348. The imported cases numbered seven in all, w...

Taipei and New Taipei on same page in fight against coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) and New Taipei City Mayor Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜) agreed Thursday (March 26) to install face mask vending machines in the fight against the Wuhan...

Apache and Kiowa helicopters land at Taipei university campus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Students at National Taipei University (NTPU) were surprised Wednesday (March 25) to see two military helicopters land on their campus. The AH-64E Apache and the OH-58D...

Taiwan's first athlete diagnosed with coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A teenager who passed through four European countries was Taiwan’s first athlete to be confirmed as having contracted Wuhan coronavirus, reports said Friday (March 2...

Taiwan’s 46th coronavirus case part of hospital cluster, 47th returned from Netherlands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man who recently returned from a business trip to the Netherlands and a relative of case No. 34 were Taiwan’s two latest coronavirus (COVID-19) patients, bringing ...

Taiwan's 45th coronavirus case related to hospital cluster

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The latest case of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), the 45th for Taiwan, was the eighth in a hospital cluster outbreak centered on patient No. 34, the Central Epidemic Comman...

Taiwan's 42nd coronavirus case originates with hospital cluster outbreak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s 42nd case of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) is a relative who spent time with another patient close to case No. 34, the person at the origin of a hospital cl...

Catholic churches for Filipinos in Taiwan close over coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Several Catholic churches in north Taiwan catering to the Filipino community closed and canceled their Sunday services in order to prevent the spread of Wuhan coronavirus ...

Taiwan to test group of 36 visitors to Dubai and Egypt for coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a Taiwanese tourist who visited Dubai in the United Arab Emirates and Egypt tested positive for Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) Saturday (Feb. 29), the 36 other members...