Six hotels in Taiwan win at World Luxury Hotel Awards

Six hotels in Taiwan won distinctions at the World Luxury Hotel Awards (WLHA) this year, with the Yui-mom Group's Silks Club in Kaohsiung awarded both the Luxury Art Hotel -- Global Winner -- and ...

Rebuilding collapsed Taiwan bridge estimated to cost NT$520 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Rebuilding Nanfang’ao Bridge in Nanfang’ao, Yilan County, which collapsed killing six foreign workers, will cost NT$520 million (US$16.8 million), the Ministry...

Foreign woman saved off Taiwan cliff after 17-hour standoff

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A foreign woman student was removed from a cliff over the Pacific in Hualien County following a 17-hour standoff Wednesday (July 10). The incident began when passersby ...

Taiwan starts building missile corvettes and minelayers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan took a new step in its domestic defense program Friday (May 24) by beginning to build three Tuo Chiang-class missile corvettes and four rapid mine-laying ships ...

Taiwan military holds largest live-fire drills in five years off east coast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The military mobilized 22 ships and 22 aircraft to hold its largest seabound live-fire drills in five years off Taiwan’s east coast Wednesday morning (May 22). Th...

Taiwan announces freeway traffic control measures for Dragon Boat Festival

Traffic control measures on the nation's freeways will be introduced during the three-day Dragon Boat Festival holiday to help minimize traffic congestion, the Ministry of Transportation and Commu...

Distraught man drives car into ocean in Yilan, Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In the early morning sometime after 3:00 a.m at the port of Suao (蘇澳) in Yilan County, a car plunged into the ocean. A rescue party was dispatched at 3:25 a.m. as soon as ...

Taiwan Navy Dunmu Fleet will showcase flagship for public view

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Taiwan Navy’s Dunmu (敦睦) Fleet will be giving the public access to visit three of its vessels on March 24-25. In addition to offering the public a chance to observ...

Boy awakens from coma 4 months after deadly train crash in Yilan, Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A seven year old boy, who was a victim of the devastating Puyuma train crash that occurred on Oct. 21, 2018, awoke from a four month long coma earlier this week. When t...

Orchid Island likely to welcome Taiwan's first sunrise of 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – To revelers who are planning to catch the first sunrise of 2019, Lanyu Island of Taitung County is the best place for the dawn breaking moment. Meanwhile, the top location...

Taiwan's northeastern coast to close for 10 days to investigate 6 deaths

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Mystery Beach in Nanao of Taiwan's Yilan County will close for examination for ten days, starting on Sept. 5, after six deaths and one person went missing over the cou...

Rogue waves claim 6 lives over 2 days in NE Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Rogue waves have claimed six lives over the course of two days on the beaches of northeastern Taiwan's Yilan County as Typhoon Jebi, the strongest storm observed the planet...

Strong waves claim another life on coast of Taiwan's Yilan County Monday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A day after uncommonly strong waves struck the coast of Taiwan’s Yilan County on Sunday, Sept.2, resulting in three deaths and three persons still missing, another v...

3 drowning incidents at Yilan coast in northeastern Taiwan cause 2 deaths, 4 missing, and 1 injured

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Two people died, four were missing, and one girl was injured in three drowning incidents at two beaches in Yilan County on Sunday, according to a Central News Agency report....

Today in History

Taipei, July 1 (CNA) Today is Sunday, July 1, 2018, or the 18thday of the fifth month of the Year of the Dog, according to theChinese calendar. The following is a list of important events that occurre...