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Taiwanese woman ignores COVID fine, has property seized

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The authorities have seized the property of a Keelung woman for an overdue COVID fine and plan to auction it off if the arrears are not paid. Keelung police nabbed the ...

Taipei, New Taipei, Keelung, Yilan, Hualien, Taitung announce office, school closures ahead of Typhoon Chanthu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As a land warning for Super Typhoon Chanthu was issued by the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) at 5:30 p.m. Friday night (Sept. 10) and with the eye of the storm just 210 kilo...

Taiwan NGOs urge government action on trash-filled beaches

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of 153,400 bags of trash has been found on Taiwan's beaches in one year, turning them into garbage heaps, according to a Greenpeace survey. The 12 million l...

New Taipei City mulls phased easing of COVID restrictions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With hopes rising that Taiwan may end the Level 3 COVID alert next week, New Taipei City is urging caution, reports said Wednesday (July 21). The Central Epidemic Comma...

Injured German hiker airlifted out of New Taipei mountains

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A German man twisted his leg during a mountain climbing trip in New Taipei on Saturday (July 17), and he had to be airlifted to seek medical attention, CNA reported. Th...

New Taipei railway line damaged by landslide reopens

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) line in New Taipei City resumed operation on Monday (Dec. 14) after it was damaged by a landslide that nearly hit a train 10 days ag...

Railway in northern Taiwan damaged by landslide to reopen on Monday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The railway line between Ruifang and Houtong stations in northern Taiwan that was damaged by a landslide on Dec. 4 and has been closed for repair since is expected to reop...

Landslide knocks north Taiwan railway line out for 4 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Fallen rocks on the railway line between Taipei and the east coast might take four days to be removed, Transportation Minister Lin Chia-long (林佳龍) said Friday (Dec. 4). ...

Taiwan train almost buried by rain-triggered landslide

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) train was almost hit by a torrential rain-triggered landslide on Friday (Dec. 4) between the stations of Ruifang and Houtong in New ...

Woman falls to her death taking photos at New Taipei attraction

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A 59-year-old woman surnamed Chen died on Saturday (Oct. 31) after she fell into a ravine while taking photos during a one-day group tour to an attraction in Ruifang Distr...

Taiwan 7-Eleven customer buys NT$10 tea egg, wins NT$2 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The July-August round of the Taiwan receipt lottery has produced 22 lucky winners of the NT$10 million (US$347,000) Special Prize and 21 takers of the NT$2 million Grand P...

Tropical Storm Bavi forces cancellation of two firework shows in northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei City and New Taipei City announced Saturday (Aug. 22) they were canceling separate firework shows planned for the Dadaocheng area and Tamsui District’s Fisher...

Taiwanese public urged to avoid contact with bats

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — People in Taiwan are urged to avoid contact with bats to reduce the chance of contracting viruses as the world grapples with the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak some...

Eight endangered sea turtles found dead in northern Taiwan on single day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The bodies of eight sea turtles were found on the northeastern coast of Taiwan on Sunday (Feb. 23), and researchers believe fishing activities to be the cause of the endan...

Photo of the Day: Taiwan coaster clears up CCP myth

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Hong Kong tourist traveling in Taiwan last month took this photo of a coaster pointing out that the country has never been part of Communist China. The tourist took t...