Taiwan's Acer rises in global laptop ranking, Apple falls

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A list published by Taiwanese intelligence provider TrendForce shows that Taiwan's Acer brand laptop has climbed the global ranking in laptops purchased during the sec...

FBI warned of worldwide ATM scheme

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A few days after the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) issued a confidential worldwide warning of a potential ATM cyber attack, hackers stole over US$13.5 million fro...

Highest cultural landmark in Taiwan opens on Alishan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The highest cultural landmark in Taiwan, the 1913 Antique Office of Alishan House-Local Cultural Building, opened its doors Aug. 15. The building was constructed as a g...

Jakarta could be 90% underwater by 2050

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A report made by BBC Indonesia on Aug. 13 details the rapidly worsening infrastructure conditions in Jakarta as it begins to slump underwater. At present Indonesia'...

Harry Potter Film Concert Series returns to Taiwan in Sept.

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Harry Potter Film Concert Series returns to Taiwan this Sept., and tickets for this quick-to-sell-out show go on sale this Friday, Aug. 17. The series returns twice...

Endangered giant softshell turtle discovered in Taichung park

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Park workers were shocked to find an Asian giant softshell turtle during a routine cleaning of a pond in Taichung's Fongle Sculpture Park. This species of giant tu...

Cross-strait tourism aboard passenger ferry from Taipei to Fujian up 18%

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Between January and July of this year, tourism aboard passenger ships traveling between Taipei Harbor and Pingtan, Fujian Province has increased by 18 percent. Every we...

Taiwan whale watching ship catches fire, all 46 passengers safe

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Hualien watching watching vessel, "Hua Tung No.2" (花東2號), suddenly caught fire the afternoon of Aug. 13. A nearby whale watching ship received the burning s...

Rare sighting of endangered megabat in Philippinnes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A recent sighting of an enormous, endangered bat is taking the Internet by storm. A photo of the large bat was posted onto Taiwanese Facebook group "Baofei Society...

1 Taiwanese dead, 1 injured in hippo attacks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Embassy of China in Nairobi confirmed that one Taiwanese tourist was killed and one injured in separate hippopotamus attacks which both occurred on Sunday, Aug. 11. ...

Taiwan President receives warm welcome in LA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) received a warm welcome in Los Angeles Sunday, Aug. 12. Tsai arrived in Los Angeles Sunday afternoon and was then escorted by motor...

China fails to inform Taiwan about African swine fever outbreak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese authorities have yet to inform Taiwan about a recent outbreak of the African swine fever (ASF) virus in China despite an agreement mandating this kind of informati...

Cross-Strait tunnel part of 'China's consistent united front propaganda:' MAC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Minister of the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC), Chen Min-tong (陳明通), promptly responded to China's claim to have finalized plans to build a tunnel connecting Taiwan an...

Causeway Bay Books owner confirms no Taipei store

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Hong Kong-based Causeway Bay Books manager Lam Wing-kee (林榮基) confirmed Aug. 7 that he will not reopen his bookstore in Taipei after all this year however he has po...

93-year-old paraglider breaks Taitung, Taiwan record

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The morning of Aug. 8, 93-year-old Chin Wu Jui-lin (金吳瑞琳) became the oldest person to have ever paraglided in Taitung, Taiwan. Chin, attached to her instructor, disemb...