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Taiwan News Weekly Roundup - July 28

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The top stories this week included Taoist gods protest against burning restrictions, Chinese bombers pass through Taiwan airspace, 60 percent of handmade drinks contain ex...

Photo of the Day: Swimming in Taipei metro

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — American news network CNN posted several images of swimmers trying to "swim" in the Taipei metro, adding "Don't be alarmed if fellow passengers start s...

10 places you should not miss in Pingtung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Pingtung City Government listed the 10 most popular tourist attractions in the Taiwan's southernmost County based on popularity on social media. When speaking o...

Cambodian widow marries a cow

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A 74-year-old Cambodian woman recently married a 5-month-old cow because she believes the calf is her reincarnated husband, Vocativ reported. Khim Hang, who lives in Ca...

Photo of the Day: Universiade torch arrives in eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese athlete Kuo Hsing-chun (郭婞淳), the gold medalist in the Asian Weightlifting Championship 2017 women's 58-kilogram event, holds the torch of the 2017 Universia...

10 best delivery foods in Taipei: UberEATS

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Online meal ordering and delivery platform UberEATS released the result of its survey on favorite delivery foods in Taipei, with Taiwanese popcorn chicken took the first p...

First battery explosion reported on Taiwan train

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A power bank battery exploded on a Puyuma express train traveling on the east coast of Taiwan Monday, causing an emergency stop for evacuation, according to the Taiwan Rai...

Taiwan flags allowed at Taipei Universiade

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taipei Universiade official announced today that all national flags will be allowed to be brought into the auditorium but cannot exceed a set size. The Taipei Summer ...

China forbids terms 'Formosa' and 'Republic of China'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China's state-run Xinhua News Agency released a list of "forbidden words" related to Taiwan, Macau and Hong Kong, which bans the terms "Formosa" an...

Children's creative science works exhibition kicks off in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The exhibition of the fifth Sony Creative Science Awards kicked off Thursday, with Taiwan's tourism ambassador Taiwan OhBear appearing to demonstrate the award-winning...

Top Taiwan swimmer refuses Universiade spot over alleged backroom deals in selection process

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese top-notch swimmer refused to represent Taiwan's national team for next month's Taipei Universiade after she accused the Sports Administration of under-...

Taipei to approve marriage and maternity leave for gay employees: Mayor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Gay employees who are registered with and work for the Taipei City Government can now take marriage and maternity leave, said Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) on Wednesday. The Ta...

Taiwan's ancient Queen's head at risk of being beheaded

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — One of Taiwan's best-known natural wonders, a piece of rock shaped by nature to resemble the head of a woman, is threatened by a crack at its base, officials said Tues...

Photo of the day: Believe it or not, Taiwan and Australia have the same populations!

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Netizen posted a map of the land area comparison between Taiwan and Australia on the social network website Reddit, showing the extremely difference in size between the ...

First government document written in indigenous language

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first government document written only in an indigenous language was released recently in Taiwan's eastern county of Hualien, officially implementing the bill pass...