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Taiwan man kills friend during Uber ride, driver 'did not meddle'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man surnamed Liu (劉) was found with blood in his mouth and no heartbeat in front of his home on Monday (Jan. 3) after a friend beat him and dragged him out of their shar...

China Airlines' Taiwan-themed float wins award at US Rose Parade

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwan-themed float sponsored by China Airlines has won the International Award in the annual Rose Parade in Los Angeles, California. The float, themed “Biking ...

Netizens share photos of Taipei 101 'burning' on NYE

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese netizens have taken to social media to share dramatic photos of Taipei 101 apparently covered in “flames” and smoke during the New Year’s Eve f...

Gas explosion at central Taiwan restaurant injures 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A gas explosion occurred at a restaurant in Taichung on Sunday morning (Jan. 2), injuring one. The Taichung City Fire Bureau received a report about a fire at a lu wei ...

Scenic spot on Taiwan's Alishan reopens after 22 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Guanyin Falls section of the Alishan National Scenic Area reopened for test operation on Saturday (Jan. 1). The spot was a popular attraction prior to the "921...

Elderly hiker goes missing on south Taiwan mountain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Emergency personnel in Chiayi County are searching for a man in his 70s who went missing during a hike on the Pilishan trail on Saturday (Jan. 1). The man’s hikin...

China responds to Taiwan president's New Year's address, threatens 'decisive measures'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China’s Taiwan Affairs Office Spokesperson Zhu Fenglian (朱鳳蓮) responded to Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) new year’s address by saying Tsai&rsq...

Taiwan singer Show Lo makes comeback with New Year concert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Nearly two years since Show Lo (羅志祥) became embroiled in a sex scandal, the Mandopop singer made a comeback in his hometown of Hualien County at a New Year’s Eve con...

Taiwanese man proposes on New Year's sunrise-viewing flight

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On a flight to catch the first sunrise of 2022 in Hualien County, a man surnamed Tseng (曾) proposed to his girlfriend, surnamed Lai (賴) — who said yes. CNA report...

Starry sky above a sea of clouds atop Taiwan’s Alishan

Whenever cold wind and light rain take hold of Taipei, Keelung, and Yilan in the winter, those who enjoy outdoor activities face disappointment. However, those who are familiar with the climate are un...

Chinese military plane enters Taiwan's ADIZ on New Year’s Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwanese celebrated New Year’s Day, a Chinese military plane briefly entered the country’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) Saturday morning (Jan. 1)...

President says she aims to maintain Taiwan's economic momentum in New Year’s address

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) livestreamed New Year’s address on Saturday (Jan. 1) highlighted four goals she has set for her administration in 2022 that aim ...

Taiwan’s NCKU, Quanta Computer set up joint AI Research Center

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) and Quanta Computer announced the establishment of the Quanta-NCKU Joint Artificial Intelligence Research Center on Wednesday (Dec. 2...

Taiwanese man returns home from quarantine, catches thief red-handed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — When a businessman surnamed Huang (黃) returned home from quarantine, he found a stranger in his ransacked home and missing valuables. CNA reported that Huang had just f...

Taiwan volunteer firefighter gets electric fire truck as retirement gift

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A retiring volunteer firefighter received a miniature, electric fire engine as a gift at an award ceremony in Taitung County’s Guanshan Saturday (Dec. 25). Ho Min...