2019 Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival shuttle bus schedule and traffic control announced

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Organizer of the 2019 Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival, New Taipei City's Tourism and Travel Department (TTD), on Tuesday announced shuttle bus schedule and traffic control...

US senators sign letter calling for Taiwan president to speak at Congress

TAIPEI (CNA) — A group of U.S. senators on Thursday issued a joint letter to House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi, calling on her to invite Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) to ...

Taiwan's Tainan offers package tours for Yanshui Beehive Fireworks Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Tourism Bureau of Tainan City Government teams up with six travel agencies to offer package tours for attending this year’s Yanshui Beehive Fireworks Festival, w...

Man struck and killed by train at Taiwan Railways Miaoli Nanshi Station

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On the afternoon of Friday, Feb. 1, at the Miaoli Nanshi train station (苗栗南勢車站), a man fell onto the tracks and was stuck by an oncoming train. The man was killed insta...

Taiwanese company axes 10,000 workers in Vietnam before Tet

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Taiwanese textile company has laid off over 10,000 workers at its plant in southern Vietnam, just days before the Lunar New Year, reported VnExpress. A Taiwanese-owned fir...

Director of American Inst. in Taiwan visits Premier Su

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Director of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) William Christensen had his first official visit with Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌), who took up his post last month, at ...

Global mayor's group voices support for Taiwan's international participation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The World Conference of Mayors, Inc. (WCM) passed a resolution Wednesday supporting Taiwan’s participation in the World Health Organization (WHO) and other internati...

AIT Director reaffirms US support for Taiwan, urges Beijing towards dialogue

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Director of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), Brent Christensen, gave an exclusive interview with the Central News Agency this week and emphasized that the U.S. ...

Randall Schriver: US should provide protection to Taiwan based on TRA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Randall Schriver, the US Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs, said in an interview with Japanese media that Taiwanese people should have a say ...

Former US security consultant: Taiwan president should speak before Congress

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Joseph Bosco, a former national security consultant to the U.S., wrote an appeal in The Hill on Monday for the Trump administration to invite President Tsai Ing-wen to add...

Booking for TRA's LNY train tickets available on Jan 9, Jan 10

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Booking of Lunar New Year (LNY) holiday train tickets for the island's East Line, which include the South-link Line, will start at midnight (00:00) on Jan 9, while LNY...

Taiwan transport ministry seeks punishment for 3 ex-railway chiefs

The three former heads of the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) might face administrative punishment ranging from a minor demerit to a major demerit in the wake of the deadly derailment of a Puyuma...

Shen'ao Rail Bike in New Taipei revitalizes old tracks and romanticizes seaside landscapes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An abandoned train track along Taiwan’s north coast has been turned into a rail-bike route for riders to enjoy at their leisure, slow pedaling along the old track an...

Jeannie, Bii and members of Korean Highlight ready to shine at Taiwan Taoyuan’s countdown

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taoyuan’s 2019 New Year countdown party will feature a great cast, including Jeannie Hsieh, Eagle Music’s Bii, members of Korean male group Highlight, and Lami...

Taiwan’s new train ticket system to launch in early 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Deputy head of the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA), Ho Hsien-lin (何獻霖), said that the railway’s new online booking system will open to the public in early 2019,...