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Woman gives birth on EVA Air flight from Japan to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A woman gave birth on an EVA Air flight from Japan to Taiwan on Thursday (Feb. 15), with an internet celebrity saying that her husband was among the physicians who assiste...

Taiwan military abandons plans to fly voters to Kinmen

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Voters waiting to board flights to the offshore island of Kinmen close to China found the military had run out of planes to fly them home, reports said Saturday (Jan. 13)....

Taipei Songshan Airport adds taxi surcharge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A surcharge of NT$50 (US$1.60) will be assessed for taxis departing from Taipei Songshan Airport beginning on Jan. 1, 2024. The surcharge is similar to that which is a...

Taiwan introduces AI to improve visitor experience

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has implemented AI interpretation services at some airports and tourist destinations to enhance the travel experience for international visitors. The trial progr...

New helicopter hangar to be built at Taipei Songshan Airport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of the Interior (MOI) on Friday (Oct. 27) held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new helicopter hangar at Taipei’s Songshan Airport. The facility will ...

Taiwan’s China Airlines raises Tokyo flight frequency to 45 per week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China Airlines (CAL) is raising its number of flights on Tokyo to 45 per week as international travel has picked up in the post-COVID era, reports said Thursday (Oct. 26)....

Black Hawk helicopters to fly over Taiwan Presidential Office

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Black Hawk helicopters will enter the no-fly zone above the Presidential Office Building in preparation for the Double Ten National Day celebrations, reports said Tuesday ...

South Korean is Taiwan’s 4 millionth visitor for 2023

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A woman from South Korea’s Jeju Island is this year’s 4 millionth visitor to Taiwan, bringing the country closer to its goal of welcoming 6 million tourists in...

Lee Meng-chu kisses ground in Taiwan after being freed from China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After spending over four years in detention in China after being accused of working as a "Taiwanese spy" by Chinese authorities, Taiwanese business executive Lee...

Taipei mayor returns from Shanghai with hopes of promoting further dialogue

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Chiang Wan-an (蔣萬安) concluded his three-day visit to Shanghai on a high, saying he hoped for more municipal exchanges with the Chinese megacity. Chiang led...

Former Japanese PM Aso Taro arrives in Taiwan for Ketagalan Forum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Japan Prime Minister Aso Taro arrived with a delegation at Taipei’s Songshan Airport on Monday (August 7) morning. Aso is scheduled to stay in Taiwan for t...

Transport disrupted, malls mostly closed as north Taiwan affected by typhoon

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) cut back service and most of the offices in the greater Taipei area were closed on Thursday (Aug. 3) after Typhoon Khanun land warnings wer...

Widow of former Japan PM Abe arrives in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The widow of former Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo arrived in Taipei on Monday (July 17) as part of a four-day trip to Taiwan. Abe Akie arrived at Taipei Songshan A...

Flights by Taiwan’s EVA, Thai Airways clip wings at Tokyo Haneda Airport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tokyo’s Haneda Airport closed down a runway Saturday (June 10) after an EVA Air and a Thai Airways plane clipped wings. At 10:11 a.m. local time, the two planes s...

Renovated food court at Taipei Songshan Terminal 2 opens

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Many businesses are betting on a boost in outbound tourism with the recent lifting of COVID travel restrictions. Uni-President took the initiative to remodel and improv...