Alexa
  • Directory of Taiwan

Horse rider galloping through New Taipei avoids ticket

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Motorists witnessed a rider on a horse galloping through the streets of New Taipei’s Sanxia District at 9 p.m. on Monday (Nov. 13). The click of hooves and unusua...

Taiwan gang suspected of forcing underage girls into sex work

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei prosecutors said they have uncovered cases of underage girls being lured into sex work by gangs on Sunday (Nov. 12). Prosecutors said that a division of the ...

Escaped caiman caught in New Taipei, pet owner fined

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei City Animal Protection Office received a report on Monday (Aug. 7) about an escaped caiman in Sanxia District, caused by heavy rainfall that overflowed the anim...

Taiwan building P4 lab for biosafety research, biowarfare defense

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense (MND) is planning to build a new biosafety research and development facility, and it denied a report that the U.S. had tasked Taiwan with ...

National Taipei University shuts down topless action at environment fair

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — National Taipei University (NTPU) disapproved of a topless protest by three female students because they had not applied to do so beforehand, reports said Saturday (April ...

Rare earthquake occurs in New Taipei City

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A magnitude 3.4 earthquake jolted north Taiwan at 3:11 a.m. on Monday (April 10), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The quake's epicenter was 18.9 kilo...

Gas explosion rocks apartment building in New Taipei, 5 injured

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – There was a gas explosion in a residential building in New Taipei’s Sanxia (三峽) District on Sunday (Oct. 23), which sent five people to the hospital. The explosio...

Taiwan arrests smuggler after finding 43 kg of ketamine in steel bowls from Italy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Police arrested a man after he signed off on imported bowls from Italy, which contained 43 kilograms of the illegal drug ketamine, reports said Thursday (Sept. 22). Sun...

Video shows lifeguard BBQ party washed out by flood in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Video surfaced on Sunday (Sept. 11) showing a flash flood washing away a barbecue party held by Red Cross volunteers in a mountainous area of New Taipei City, drawing crit...

New Taipei woman faces up to NT$1 million fine for IG post about tossing trash during quarantine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The girlfriend of a New Taipei teen who was fined NT$1.5 million (US$52,500) for playing basketball while undergoing home isolation faces up to NT$1 million in fines for m...

New Taipei teen hit with NT$1.5 million fine for breaking quarantine rules

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei’s Department of Health confirmed on Sunday (April 17) that an 18-year-old who tested positive for COVID-19 and violated home care regulations will be fine...

39 Taiwan schools declare closures due to COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With new COVID cases being reported in multiple locations across Taiwan and many teachers and students reportedly infected, 39 schools have announced either the closure of...

Former Pegatron VP found dead in Taiwan mountains

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A search team found the body of former Pegatron Corporation Vice President Tsai Chin-kuo (蔡進國) in the mountains of New Taipei City four days after he was last seen alive, ...

NT$1 million reward for former Pegatron VP missing in New Taipei wilderness

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A former vice president of Pegatron (和碩聯合科技) has been missing for two days after he went hiking alone in a mountainous area of New Taipei, and his daughter is offering a r...

3 die in Taipei MRT construction accident

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three workers died and two were injured after a structure collapsed during work on a new Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) line in the New Taipei City district of Sanxia, reports s...