AWS to open joint innovation center in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amazon Web Services Limited (AWS), an Amazon subsidiary, is set to open the first joint innovation center in Taiwan in cooperation with the New Taipei City Government,&nbs...

Thick fog, low temperature warnings issued for today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) announced four weather advisories this morning (Jan. 8) at 4 a.m. for heavy rain, low temperatures, thick fog, and strong winds for m...

10-ton trash waterfall spotted in woodlands of eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Four suspects were apprehended today for setting off a "trash waterfall" along the Maplewood Trail in Hualien, reported CNA. Officers from the Seventh Special...

New law set to promote cultural diversity within Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Yesterday the Executive Yuan passed the National Language Development Plan onto the Legislative Yuan for final approval, reported Kairos, which is designed to promote...

Kaohsiung Carrefour closes after 27 years to make room for 24-hour stores

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —The Carrefour Shir Chuen store in Kaohsiung announced on Facebook Wednesday that their final day of business will be January 14, reported UDN Money. Among...

Army food menu gets a yummy update

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense announced this morning the components of a new generation in dry battlefield rations as well as heatable meals, reported the Central ...

Poll reveals Taiwanese identity at a five-year low

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An annual poll conducted by CommonWealth Magazine reveals that the number of Taiwan citizens who identify as Taiwanese is at a five-year low. The poll asked citize...

Pokémon Go will finally hit the market in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two years after the initial launch of Pokémon Go, a partnership deal inked Tuesday will allow the smartphone game to be released in China, reports CNA. The partn...

H5N2 bird flu confirmed in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Pingtung and Yunlin County government confirmed Tuesday an outbreak of avian influenza subtype H5N2 in over 15,000 chickens, reported CNA. Assoc...

Rare Taiwanese aboriginal food receives award for its medical applications

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —A rare aboriginal delicacy called “nostoc” (雨來菇) won the gold medal at the Kaohsiung International Invention and Design Expo for its healing powers last weekend...

The Dalai Lama launches free APP

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Dalai Lama released a self-titled app, Dalai Lama, on the Apple App Store yesterday, it was announced by The Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The la...

Rare massive crab caught in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Surprised fishermen off the coast of Chihsingtan Beach near eastern Taiwan's Hualien reeled in a Japanese spider crab this week, reported TVBS. The crab’s bod...

Taiwanese poet Yu Kwang-chung passes away 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The famous Taiwanese poet, Yu Kwang-chung (余光中), passed away Thursday evening from pneumonia in Kaohsiung at the age of 89, reported CNA. ­ Yu is a well-est...

Top Yahoo entertainment searches of the year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)  — On Tuesday Yahoo announced the most searched films and online games of 2017 on its search engine in Taiwan. The data were gathered from keywords searched bet...

Taiwan's most popular outdoor destination searches 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)  — On Tuesday Yahoo released the most searched tourist spots around Taiwan in 2017. 10. E-DA Theme Park (意大遊樂世界) The E-DA Theme Park is a Greek-themed amusem...