Taiwan travel agency invests in luxury hotel on Xiao Liuqiu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — One of Taiwan’s top travel agencies announced Friday (Sept. 18) it was investing NT$500 million (US$17.2 million) to build the first luxury hotel on the Pingtung Cou...

Taiwan's southernmost airport considers charter flights from Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A charter flight will take off from the Philippines capital Manila on Sept. 21, carrying five aviation inspectors and 12 engineers. Its destination: Hengchun Airport, in P...

36 Vietnamese stowaways came from China, tested for coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As five more Vietnamese stowaways trying to illegally immigrate to Taiwan were captured on Wednesday (Sept. 16), news surfaced that they had transited from China and were ...

Update: Over 30 Vietnamese illegally land in south Taiwan, 23 arrested

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over 30 illegal Vietnamese immigrants reached the shores of southern Taiwan early Tuesday morning (Sept. 15), with 23 arrested on the spot and the rest still at large. ...

Filipino sentenced to life after 8 die on Taiwanese fishing boat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Filipino fishery worker was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday (Sept. 8) for his killing spree on the high seas last year that resulted in the death of eight crew me...

Southern Taiwan woman contracts hantavirus hemorrhagic fever

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A woman bitten by a rat in Pingtung County last month has become the eighth hantavirus hemorrhagic fever case in Taiwan this year, setting a new high number of cases in a ...

Taiwan folk singer suddenly collapses and dies on stage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese folk singer Yen Yung-neng (嚴詠能) suddenly collapsed and died while performing in southern Taiwan on Saturday (Sept. 5). While taking a break on a bench during ...

Spanish woman killed by truck in south Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Spanish woman motorcyclist died after a truck hit her on a road in south Taiwan’s Pingtung County on Friday (Sept. 5) evening. The accident happened around 8 p....

Top 10 favorite scenic tourist spots in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The results of a survey of foreign visitors recently released by the Tourism Bureau of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) has revealed the 10 most-vi...

4.6 magnitude earthquake jolts southeast Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 4.6 earthquake rocked southeastern Taiwan at 4:44 p.m. this afternoon (Sept. 2), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the temblor...

Dispute over hiking trail permits between eastern Taiwan counties easing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s eastern county of Taitung has finally begun to enjoy the financial benefit generated by the popular Alangyi Trail located along the coast between Taitung an...

TRTC to hold holiday fair at Maokong Gondola

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation (TRTC) has announced that it will hold a trial run of a holiday fair at the plaza beside the Maokong Gondola’s Taipei Zoo Station fr...

Taiwan issues sea warning as Tropical Storm Bavi takes shape

Update: 08/22 4:14 p.m. The CWB has added Taichung City and Taitung City to its heavy rain advisory list. It said 80 millimeters of rainfall or more is expected over a period of 24 hours. Meanwh...

Mason Yu assumes chief role at American Institute in Taiwan's southern office

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Mason Yu has assumed the top position at the American Institute in Taiwan’s (AIT) Kaohsiung office. AIT made the announcement in a press release on Wednesday (Aug...

Taiwan’s Gogoro plans to exceed 1,900 charging stations by 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As domestic demand for electric scooters continues to rise, Gogoro says it plans to have over 1,900 battery swapping stations in its Gogoro Network throughout Taiwan by th...