Taichung to construct park ahead of Flora Expo 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In preparation for the 2018 Taichung World Flora Exposition this Nov., the Taichung City Government announced today plans for the Houli Forest Park. The park will featu...

Measles vaccines available in Taiwan again starting June 11

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese Centers for Disease Control announced today that 150,000 doses of the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine will become available in Taiwan starting tomo...

Bird causes power outage in New Taipei City 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Just after midnight this morning (June 10), around 26,000 households in New Taipei City lost power for 33 minutes after a Malayan night heron flew into nearby power lines....

Taiwan fire dancers dazzle audience 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Paper Windmill dance troupe performed traditional fire dances to a packed, enthusiastic audience Saturday evening (June 9) at Xinyi Elementary School. Taipei Mayor Ko...

Thick smoke fills Taiwan train, causes emergency stop

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) train heading south along Taiwan's east coast made an emergency stop this afternoon (June 6) after thick smoke clouded one ...

Tropical Storm Ewiniar will not impact Taiwan weather

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As of 8 a.m. this morning (June 6), the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) confirmed that the movements of tropical storm Ewiniar will not affect Taiwan's weather at this ti...

China 'playing with fire in Taiwan Strait:' think tank

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A research fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), Michael Mazza, published an article on May 30 urging U.S. officials, including the President, to questio...

Congolese priest invites Pope to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At a recent meeting of the Pope and the National Directors at the General Assembly of the Pontifical Mission Societies, Taiwanese representative, Father Mbwi&nbs...

Ocean Eagle Festival kicks off June 23 in Keelung,Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Keelung's Ocean Eagle Festival kicks off Saturday, June 23 at 4 p.m. This year marks the 8th year of the Ocean Eagle Festival, which has grown from a community gath...

Second-generation immigrant students are 10% of Taiwan's 1st-9th graders 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The latest data released by the Ministry of Education shows that the second generation of immigrant students make up one tenth of the total amount of elementary ...

Taiwan Railways employs robots to commemorate TRA's 131st anniversary 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In commemoration of the Taiwan Railways Administration's (TRA) 131st anniversary, TRA stations will put four Smart Robots into service from Friday, June 8. One Smar...

Taiwan Wan An air raid drill to be held today from 1:30-2 p.m. 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The annual Wan An air raid drill, an exercise simulating an air attack by Chinese military forces to test Taiwan emergency response systems, will be held today (June ...

Laborers protest HTC at Taipei's Google office

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A group of Serve the People-Taoyuan (SPA) members and Filipino migrant workers gathered in protest outside of the Google office in Taipei 101 today to denounce HTC for rec...

Man caught burgling Taiwan claw machines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man surnamed Hu (胡) was apprehended around 1:30 a.m. this morning in Pingzhen City, Taoyuan after breaking into claw machines and stealing the electr...

Taiwanese gold medal weightlifter announces retirement on Facebook

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Olympic gold medalist Hsu Shu-ching (許淑淨) announced her retirement from weightlifting May 3 on Facebook. Hsu explains in a Facebook post that...