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Taiwanese man fined NT$1 million for violating quarantine 7 times in 3 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese businessman who recently returned from China has been fined NT$1 million (US$35,700) for violating his quarantine seven times within three days. A resident ...

Teams from Taiwan, Japan jointly develop AI learning system

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A joint team from the National University of Tainan (NUTN) and Tokyo Metropolitan University have developed an integrated artificial intelligence system to help students w...

20 stations flash red alert for 'unhealthy' air in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) issued an air pollution warning today (Jan. 21) for southern Taiwan, with 20 monitoring stations flashing red warnings in...

Number of international marriages in Taiwan falls by half in 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The number of Taiwanese who married foreigners decreased by 50.1 percent last year, according to the Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS). T...

Taiwan cancels Lantern Festival event as COVID cluster expands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the number of coronavirus infections from a hospital cluster expanded to nine, the government announced Tuesday (Jan. 19) that it is canceling the Lantern Festival for ...

Time and place to watch Manhattanhenge in central Taiwan city

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — People in Taichung will have an opportunity to watch a sunset similar to Manhattanhenge on Jingguo Road in Dajia District from Tuesday to Thursday. Manhattanhenge refer...

Video shows foreign woman lash out when asked to wear mask on Taiwan train

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Video surfaced on Sunday (Jan. 17) showing a foreign national get into a dispute with passengers, conductors, and police when asked to wear a face mask and apply it proper...

Hiking event in central Taiwan explodes in popularity

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The number of people finishing the “Seven Heroes of Guguan” hiking challenge exceeded 2,000 this season, a tenfold increase since 2018 when the activity first ...

Six Taiwanese canyoneering experts join effort to search for missing hiker

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Six canyoneering experts on Jan. 10 joined Taichung City Fire Bureau's efforts to find a male hiker who went missing on Dec. 26 last year after scaling a mountain on t...

Taiwan in urgent need of blood donations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Blood supplies are running critically low across Taiwan, with blood banks reporting an average of fewer than five days of stock, according to the Taiwan Blood Services Fou...

Strong cold air mass to send mercury plunging again across Taiwan: CWB

A strong cold air mass is expected to send temperatures plummeting across the country from Saturday (Jan. 16) to next Monday, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Friday. The bureau has issued low...

Taiwan receives 1st shipment of liquefied natural gas from Cheniere

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's state-run oil company CPC Corp. took delivery of the first shipment of liquified natural gas (LNG) from the American firm Cheniere Energy, Inc. on Sunday (Jan...

Gangster fires 62 shots at pawnshop, vehicle in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over the New Year's holiday, a gangster armed with an assault rifle fired over 60 shots at a pawnshop and minivan in central Taiwan before fleeing the scene. At abo...

More than 70% of Taiwanese travel to seek out local delicacies: Survey

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — According to a survey conducted by international hotel booking site Agoda, more than 70 percent of Taiwanese travel in order to seek out and enjoy local delicacies. Ago...

Taiwan's Taichung Theater touts tech, wide appeal in upcoming festival

The National Taichung Theater will "walk the fine line between technology and art," with 10 programs covering a wide range of topics, in the Taiwan International Festival of Arts presented i...