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Canadian actor denies abusing Taiwanese actress Phoebe Huang

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Canadian actor Christopher Downs on Wednesday (Feb. 21) denied allegations that he had physically abused his ex-wife, Taiwanese actress and singer Phoebe Huang (黄佳千). A...

Taiwan singer Aaron Yan's travel ban over teen sex tape lifted

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A district court lifted a travel ban imposed on Taiwanese singer Aaron Yan (炎亞綸) as he is investigated for allegedly violating the Youth Sexual Exploitation Prevention Act...

Taipei police arrest fellow officer for drug possession

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — During a traffic stop in the early morning on Monday (Feb. 12), a Taipei police officer was arrested for drug possession by his fellow officers. According to reports, a...

15 charged in Taiwan basketball match-fixing scandal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Ten players from the Super Basketball League (SBL) team Yulon Luxgen Dinos have been charged for match-fixing and betting on games. They were among 15 individuals caugh...

Police stop 20 illegal street racers in New Taipei, three arrested

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Police questioned 20 alleged illegal street racers and arrested three in New Taipei, on Saturday (Jan. 13), the day of Taiwan’s presidential elections. Taking adv...

Taiwan military police head off leadership decapitation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Military Police will double its manpower and add a garrison in Taipei City to counter any Chinese attempt to “decapitate” Taiwan’s leadership, report...

Chrysanthemum show to open at former Taiwan leader’s residence

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2023 Shilin Residence Chrysanthemum Festival opens Friday (Nov. 24) at the former residence of leader Chiang Kai-shek (蔣介石) in Taipei. The event showcases a diverse...

Taiwan’s SBL basketball league rocked by game-fixing scandal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s semi-professional Super Basketball League (SBL) finds itself in a widening game-fixing crisis that is threatening the credibility of the league. Accordin...

All 3 opposition candidates appear together at Taipei event

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — All three of the main opposition candidates in Taiwan’s upcoming presidential election appeared together at a religious service and parade organized by a temple in T...

Harrowing Halloween photos taken across Greater Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — People of all ages took advantage of mild fall weather conditions to attend a myriad of Halloween costume events across Greater Taipei over the weekend. As part of the ...

Raffle launched to promote Taipei’s 20 information stations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Travelers are invited to visit Taipei’s 20 information stations and enroll in a raffle event for a chance to bring home accommodation vouchers. Visitors can colle...

Swedish man allegedly broke Taiwan taxi driver's teeth over $15 fare

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Robin Johansson, the son-in-law of former Presidential Office Secretary-General Su Jia-chyuan (蘇嘉全) reportedly violently assaulted a taxi driver while drunk in June, break...

Taipei’s Maokong Gondola, children’s amusement park extend hours for Moon Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Service hours for the Taipei Children’s Amusement Park and Maokong Gondola will be extended during the weekend of the Moon Festival. The park in Shilin District w...

Taiwan’s 10 poorest communities according to family income

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As of the first quarter of 2023, the number of individuals classified as low-to-middle income in Taiwan totaled 276,649, according to the latest data from the Ministry of ...

Spanish artist faces hefty fine for damaging old temple in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Spanish artist surnamed Fang (方) was arrested on Monday (Aug. 14) for vandalizing the doors of a centuries-old temple in northern Taiwan and faces imprisonment and hefty...