Taipei housing costs exceed earner incomes by 15 times

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A recent survey by Taiwan Ratings, the "2018 Taiwan Mid-Year Credit Outlook," released Aug. 8 indicates that the cost of housing in Taipei City exceeds earner...

Taiwan prepares to acquire close-in weapon system 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In light of the continued encroachment and military drills carried out by the People's Liberation Army (PLA) along Taiwan's east coast, Taiwan's military decid...

Bronze sculpture installed in front of Taipei Main Station 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A bronze statue named "Paternal Love" has been installed by the North entrance of the Taipei Main Station today, Aug. 8, coinciding with Taiwan Father's...

Chinese Type 055 destroyer expected to be named 'Taipei'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The results of a recent poll over what to name China's recently acquired Type 055 guided-missile destroyers show "Taipei" as a prime candidate for&...

Taiwan LPGA tournament moves to Taoyuan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan LPGA executive committee announced at a press conference on Aug. 7 that this year's competition will be held for the first time at the Ta Shee Cou...

Update: 4 of 5 groups of Taiwanese tourists confirmed safe following Indonesian earthquake

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An update from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) the afternoon of Aug. 6 stated that five groups of Taiwanese tourists were impacted by the magnitude 6.9 earthqu...

Taiwanese athlete wins gold medal in swimming event at Gay Games 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese athlete Tang Shang-chieh (唐聖捷) has so far snagged two medals at the Paris 2018 Gay Games. Tang was awarded the gold medal in the "25-29 year-old 400...

Waterspouts spotted off Taiwan's east coast 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two waterspouts were spotted off the coast of Taitung on the afternoon of Aug. 5. A waterspout is a swirling column of air and water mist, similar to a t...

Taiwanese tourists confirmed safe following Indonesian earthquake 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two groups of Taiwanese tourists have been rescued after a magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck the Indonesian islands of Bali and Lombok the evening of Sunday, Aug. 5.&nb...

Taiwanese man brings crocodile to Executive Yuan in protest

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Around 1 p.m. August 1 a Chiayi crocodile breeder, Juan Mao-sheng (阮茂盛), led a large crocodile around on a leash outside of the Executive Yuan in protest of animal pr...

Chin-Ai String Orchestra to perform in Taiwan mountains

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Aug. 5 the Chin-Ai String Orchestra (親愛愛樂弦樂團), the only aboriginal orchestra in Taiwan, will perform high in the mountains of Shei-Pa National Park at th...

Taiwan aboriginal music festival, PASIWALI, takes off August 3, 4

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taitung's aboriginal music festival, PASIWALI Festival, is happening this weekend and promises musical acts from New Zealand, New Caledonia, Japan, Guinea and Tai...

Corrupt Taipei prison supervisor receives 6-year jail sentence 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —  A former Taipei prison supervisor received a six-year jail sentence on July 31 for soliciting NT$50,000 (US$1,600) in bribes from a wealthy inmate in excha...

Magong Airport to change name to Penghu Airport in August

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) announced July 30 that the Magong Airport on Penghu Island will officially change its name to Penghu Airport on August...

Hong Kong action star Donnie Yen announces upcoming Taiwan visit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hong Kong actor and martial arts star, Donnie Yen (甄子丹), announced today that he will travel to Taiwan August 12 - 13 to promote his new film, "Big Brother."&nbs...