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 H...

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-...

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. ...

Search for nine missing fishermen continues

Taipei, Sept.18 (CNA) The search continued Friday night for nine fishermen who went missing after their boat capsized off the coast of Taoyuan following a collision with a cargo ship earlier in the ...

Dazzling fireworks cap off festive National Day celebrations

Taipei, Oct. 10 (CNA) A spectacular fireworks show in Taichung concluded a day of celebrations marking the National Day of the Republic of China, also known as Double Ten Day, on Friday. Ther...

General Plastic, Chateau, Good Will to host investor conferences with TSEC

The Taiwan Security Exchange Corporation (TSEC) announced to hold investor conferences for three listed companies on September 26, 29, and 30. General Plastic Industrial Co. (6128), Chateau (2722), an...

PRC ships denied entry to Taiwan waters by MPB

Citing national security concerns, on Tuesday the Maritime and Port Bureau failed to approve an application for two workboats from China to operate in waters off the coast of Changhua. The application...

Kuan Bi-ling warns against Chinese workboat in offshore waters

On Tuesday the Maritime and Port Bureau (MPB) approved an application from a contractor to allow a workboat from China into offshore waters to set up a meteorological observation tower. The tower is p...

4 missing after Taiwanese fishing boat catches fire

Taipei, Dec. 23 (CNA) All four crew members of a Taiwanese fishing boat that caught fire off Taichung Harbor in central Taiwan late Saturday had remained unaccounted for as of Monday, according to t...

Cottonseed oil Chang Chi’s 'secret weapon to get rich"

In what turned out to be an unexpectedly timely move, Changhua County prosecutors took action Wednesday, October 16, to launch an inspection of the production facilities of Chang Chi Foodstuffs’ produ...