Taiwan-developed detection system seeks to prevent bridge collapse

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has worked to ensure bridge safety with a detection system developed by a Taipei university to prevent the recurrence of a bridge collapse tragedy last year that cl...

Suhua Highway traffic in E. Taiwan expected to spike during Lunar New Year

Traffic on the upgraded Suhua Highway, which officially opened on Jan. 6, is likely be heavily congested during the seven-day Lunar New Year later this month, the Directorate General of Highways (DGH)...

Taipei-Hualien bus service providers offer discounted fares

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Bus service providers are offering discounted fares on routes from Taipei to Hualien for several weeks after the inauguration of services on Jan. 6, rendering the discount...

New Suhua to open in E. Taiwan Monday afternoon

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After nine years of construction and NT$55 billion (US$1.8 billion), the Suhua Improvement road will be fully open to Taiwanese drivers at 4 p.m. on Monday (Jan. 6), makin...

Old Suhua in E. Taiwan to become recreational draw

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Directorate General of Highways (DGH) predicts that traffic on the original highway sections replaced by the Suhua Improvement road will decrease significantly after t...

Taipei-Hualien shuttle bus gets big makeover

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The shuttle bus from Taipei to Hualien was launched with a new design on Thursday (Dec. 26), featuring a sleeker, more spacious interior. The Ministry of Transportation...

Widened South Link Highway in S. Taiwan to open for traffic on Monday

A road-widening project on the South Link Highway, part of Provincial Highway No. 9, is set to officially open for traffic Monday after 15 years of work, Minister of Transportation and Communications ...

Suhua Highway to open in E. Taiwan on Jan. 6, 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Directorate-General of Highways announced on Friday (Dec. 20) that the remaining sections of the Suhua Highway involved in the Suhua Improvement Project will be open t...

Eastern Taiwan's revamped Suhua Highway to open in January

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Connecting the two beautiful cities of Yilan and Hualien in eastern Taiwan, the revamped Suhua Highway is slated to open before Lunar New Year, while intercity bus operato...

Truck tires smash a hole in bus with 43 passengers on Taiwan road

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Two tires came loose from the rear of a truck and bounced off a tree to smash their way into the windshield of a bus traveling in the opposite direction with 43 passengers...

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 ...

Crowds rally in eastern Taiwan for Kaohsiung mayor's presidential bid

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Tens of thousands of people crowded Hualien City in eastern Taiwan Saturday to support Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo- yu's (韓國瑜) 2020 presidential bid. Despite temperatures of over 30...

Old Suhua Highway in eastern Taiwan to become more tourism oriented

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s highway authority will plan to turn the old Suhua Highway, also known as Provincial Highway 9D, into a "Pacific Ocean scenic avenue,” hoping that...

Taiwan’s highway patrol clears the way for desperately ill baby to reach hospital sooner

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Taiwan’s National Highway Police unit on Thursday helped rush a desperately ill infant from Hualien to National Taiwan University (NTU) Hospital in Taipei by clear...

Photo of the Day: Spectacular Qingshui Cliff in NE Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An American English teacher captured this gorgeous view of Qingshui Cliff in Taiwan's Hualien County and posted it on the social media site Reddit on Aug. 26, where it has ...