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Man's 'explosives' on Taiwan high speed train just black tea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man frightened passengers on Thursday evening (Feb. 25) when he claimed to be carrying "explosives" — which turned out to be black tea — aboard a T...

Taiwan to lift eating ban on HSR trains March 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Feb. 22) announced that all of its epidemic prevention regulations would remain in place in March, with the exception...

Taiwan to ban eating on trains starting Feb. 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to a fresh outbreak of Wuhan coronavirus cases in northern Taiwan, the government on Friday (Jan. 29) announced an eating and drinking ban on Taiwan High-Speed...

Taiwan High Speed Rail plans southern expansion to Pingtung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan High Speed Rail Corp. (THSRC) plans to extend its southern route to Pingtung County, Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) announced on Sunday (Jan. 10). As part of an ef...

Taiwan HSR tickets for Lunar New Year to go on sale Monday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation (THSRC) will begin selling tickets for the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday on Monday (Jan. 11). The company announced Friday (Jan. 8)...

Taiwan's strict new mask rules kick in today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As one of its strict new measures to prevent the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus during autumn and winter, Taiwan is implementing strict new mask regulations for eight typ...

Taiwan high speed rail tightens mask rules to counter COVID-19

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR) announced Friday (Nov. 27) more stringent mask rules will be implemented next month in line with new regulations set out by the coronavirus t...

Masks to be mandatory in Taiwan's bars, nightclubs starting Dec. 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As part of its strict new measures to prevent the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus during autumn and winter, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Wednesday (Nov....

Masks mandatory in most public areas in Taiwan starting Dec. 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As part of its strict new measures to prevent the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus during autumn and winter, the CECC on Wednesday (Nov. 18) announced that face masks must ...

Taichung MRT Green Line draws 70,000 on first day of free rides

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taichung's newly opened Taichung Mass Rapid Transit (TMRT) Green Line saw over 70,000 passengers on Monday (Nov. 16), the first day of free operations. The Green Li...

High speed rail to expand to northeast Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A decade from now, Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR) trains might for the first time reach the east coast as they arrive in Yilan, according to reports Thursday (Oct. 15). ...

Taipei-Keelung LRT line upgraded, THSR to be extended to Yilan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three Taiwanese mayors and the transportation minister on Tuesday (Oct. 13) announced that they will be upgrading the Taipei-Keelung LRT line and push for the extension of...

Sex offender forced Taiwan teen to take drugs, starved her

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Prosecutors allege that a convicted sex offender who kidnapped a teenage middle school student forced his captive to take drugs and wear a "shock collar," while ...

Suspect threatened teen with collar, hid her inside northern Taiwan apartment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Since the rescue of a teenage girl surnamed Liu (劉) from her captor on Tuesday (Sept. 1), details have begun to emerge from her ordeal, including her being threatened with...

Breaking: Missing Taiwanese teen found alive with sex offender

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After the disappearance of a female middle school student three days ago, police on Tuesday morning (Sept. 1) found her alive, along with the convicted sex offender who al...