Taiwan Coast Guard seize Chinese fishing boat 10 km from Taichung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On the evening of Saturday, March 30, the Taichung Coast Guard seized a Chinese fishing boat, the Min O-yu (閩O漁) No. 075XX, that was illegally fishing approximately 10.2 k...

New ferry between Penghu and Western Taiwan welcomes free passengers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A total of 500 passengers were invited for a free trip Wednesday on a new high-speed ferry which will soon ply the route between Penghu in the middle of the Taiwan Strait and Ta...

Taichung Harbor sport park in central Taiwan opens Dec 30

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taichung Harbor area sports park (台中港區運動公園) is currently holding a soft opening until Dec. 27, during which admission to the park is free, and will be officially open ...

Photo of the Day: Taiwanese fireman proposes to policewoman in Swiss Alps

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In the photo above, Taiwanese firefighter Hsu Min-hsien (許民憲) proposes to Taiwanese policewoman Lin Yu-hsuan (林雨萱) , in the Swiss Alps, and the two are due to wed next month, r...

Taiwan’s Taichung mayor: Opening of Mitsui Outlet Park will attract more investments

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The official opening of the Mitsui Outlet Park at Taichung Harbor on Dec. 12 heralds the coming of more investments along the city’s coastal area, Taichung Mayor Lin...

Taichung City Hall Station expected to become city’s 2nd largest transit hub

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—As Taichung MRT’s Green Line will intersect with the Blue Line at Taichung City Hall Station, the station is expected to become the city’s second largest transit...

Taichung’s second MRT line in full gear after approval from Taiwan’s central government

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taichung Transportation Bureau Director-General Wang Yi-chuan (王義川) said Taichung MRT's Blue Line is in full gear now that the central government has approved the projec...

Taiwan’s new Taichung – Penghu ferry on trial, open to public in April 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After an eight year hiatus, the Taichung – Penghu sea route should re-open to the public in April 2019, in a bid to foster greater tourism. The ferry is expected ...

Taiwan’s first wind powered boat launched in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's first ever domestically made wind powered boat was launched today at an event to promote the construction of an offshore wind electricity port in Taichung Har...

Almost 80,000 illegal cigarettes found hidden on boat in Taichung Harbor, Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Coast Guard found 79,900 contraband cigarettes on a cargo ship that docked in Taichung Harbor (臺中港) for so-called maintenance today, reported CNA. 1,598 cases of Ch...

Vietnamese worker falls 40 meters from storage tank to his death

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- While working on a 23-year-old Vietnamese man perished when he fell off a 40-meter high liquefied natural gas storage tank at a CPC (中油) facility being built at Taichung Harbor...

Devout flock to see Meizhou Mazu on first visit to Taiwan in 20 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—The arrival of the Meizhou Mazu statue from the deity’s original temple in China has generated much excitement among Taiwanese believers, who scrambled to see the deit...

Japanese tourist killed in car crash after arriving Taiwan 1.5 hours

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A Japanese tourist was killed in a car crash only 1.5 hours after landing in Taichung, Taiwan. The fatal crash occurred on early Saturday morning when the 59-year-old Japane...

Back in presidential race, Soong vows to lead Taiwan out of woods

Undeterred by his failure in Taiwan's presidential elections in 2000 and 2012, James Soong, chairman of the People First Party, announced in August his third presidential bid and vowed, if elected, to...

Soong stresses his capacity to lead nation out of woods

Taipei, Jan. 2 (CNA) James Soong , the presidential candidate of the People First Party, pledged Saturday to lead the nation out of its difficulties if elected and help it return to prosperity. ...