New Ferry connecting Penghu with western Taiwan to begin in April

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A new ferry running between Budai Township, Chiayi County and Magong, Penghu County will commence in April, reported CNA. The new ferry will take about one hour, and wi...

Japan to deploy THAAD anti-missile system in Kagoshima Prefecture: report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Japanese government intends to buy land on Mageshima in the southern Japanese prefecture of Kagoshima to install the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missil...

Taiwan's EVA Air announces new meals, amenity kits, sleepwear

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – EVA Air announced a host of new meals, designer amenity kits, and sleepwear exclusively for Royal Laurel and Premium Laurel Class passengers last week. The Taiwanese ai...

Taiwan investigates 4 following online rumors about African swine fever

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine (BAPHIQ) said they are investigating four suspects in relation to false information spread online regarding...

Upcoming Events in Taipei, January 18 - 27

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With a host of activities and events, there is something for everyone coming up in Taipei. Well-known DJ Yo Hey Li will put on a sensational selection of African fu...

Taiwan ramps up airport security ahead of Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In a bid to beef up security at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday period, the Ministry of Interior said it has bought a number of x-...

Taiwan and India set groundwork for US$100 million in deals

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Representatives from India and Taiwan signed an MOU expected to facilitate economic exchange worth around US$100 million (NT$3.084 billion) in Taipei on Jan. 15, reported ...

ZEV launches Taiwan’s first Tesla taxi service

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwanese startup Zero-Emission Venture (ZEV) will formally launch Taiwan’s first fully-electric taxi service tomorrow (Jan. 16). ZEV currently has 20 Tesla S and...

Taiwan’s Monga Fried Chicken to open first UK store

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Popular Taiwanese restaurant chain Monga Fried Chicken (艋舺雞排) is set to open its first European branch in London on January 27. The new branch is located at 12 Macclesf...

Taiwan’s EVA Air announces new Taoyuan-Aomori route

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – EVA Air announced yesterday that the airline will begin its Taoyuan-Aomori route on July 17, just in time for summer vacations, reported CNA. EVA Air has flown irregula...

Taiwan's Chang Chia-che wins Ho Chi Minh City Marathon

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwanese long-distance runner Chang Chia-che (張嘉哲) won the men’s category of the Ho Chi Minh City Marathon in Vietnam on Jan. 13. Chang completed the 42.19 kilom...

EU parliamentary group supports Taiwan, rejects "1 country 2 systems"

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Members of the European Parliament-Taiwan Friendship Group sent a joint letter to the European Union (EU) foreign policy chief today, saying that the people of Taiwan reje...

Bounty issued for Taiwanese trio who fled to Canada

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Ministry of Justice Investigation Bureau has posted a NT$250,000 (US$8,100) bounty for information leading to the arrest of blogger Su Chen-tuan (蘇陳端), her ...

Taiwanese tech startups win awards at CES 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Eight Taiwanese startups won innovation awards at the Consumer Electronics Show 2019 (CES 2019) event in Las Vegas last week, reported CNA. More than US$6 million (NT$1...

Taiwan Cabinet spokesperson, labor and culture ministers stay on

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Cabinet spokesperson Kolas Yotaka, Labor Minister Hsu Ming-chun (許銘春), and Culture Minister Cheng Li-chiun (鄭麗君) will retain their positions in the new Cabinet led by inco...