Fire erupts in residential area of Taichung, Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Early in the morning Sunday, Sept. 23 a fire broke out in a residential area of Taichung Taiwan. The fire occurred in Taichung’s Wufeng District, along Liufeng Rd...

Taichung to allocate NT$100 million for Int’l NGO Center based in Central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taichung City Mayor Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍) said Friday the city government will allocate NT$100 million to renovate the historic Guang Fu Village in Wufeng District...

 ‘Jadeite Cabbage’ from National Palace Museum to be exhibited at Taichung Flora Show

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Visitors to the upcoming 2018 Taichung World Flora Exposition will be able to see the “Jadeite Cabbage” (翠玉白菜)—arguably the most popular attraction in th...

Hands-on event held in Taipei to help new immigrants land jobs

The National Immigration Agency's (NIA) Taipei Service Station and McDonald's Taiwan co-sponsored a work experience event in the city Wednesday, with the aim of helping new immigrants secure j...

Magnitude 4.3 earthquake rattles central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 4.3 earthquake rattled central Taiwan's Nantou County at 4:08 a.m. this morning, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).  The epicenter of t...

Dengue outbreak in Taiwan slowing down: CDC

The spread of dengue fever in Taiwan has started to show signs of slowing down, Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Deputy Director-General Chuang Jen-hsiang said Sunday, but he warned that it could pic...

Typhoon Mangkhut's periphery likely to bring rain to parts of Taiwan

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Typhoon Mangkhut's periphery is expected to continue bringing rain to Taiwan on Sunday, although the sea warning for the typhoon was lifted Saturday night. People in Pingtung Co...

New travel route aims to spotlight vitality of Taiwan's Hakka culture

TAIPEI (Taiwan Today) -- In northern and central Taiwan, a 150-kilometer section of Provincial Highway No. 3—also known as the Inner-Mountain Highway—is being transformed into the Hakka Ro...

Typhoon Mangkhut grounds Taiwan flights

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As Typhoon Mangkhut makes its way through northern Philippines, dozens of Taiwan-Hong Kong/Macau flights were canceled for Sept. 15-17. Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific Ai...

Taiwan's public libraries offer the homeless more than just books

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) -- Photographer Fritz Hoffmann used his lens to record how some homeless people in California benefit from public libraries; in Taiwan, some public libraries are hoping the home...

Hualien county chief sentenced to 8 months for stock speculation

The Supreme Court turned down Wednesday an appeal by Hualien Magistrate Fu Kun-chi against an eight-month prison term he was given for stock speculation last year, ruling that the case is now closed a...

Photo of the Day: 'No Romping' sign seen on bus in western Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A funny Chinglish sign which read "No Romping" was spotted on a public bus in western Taiwan's Taichung City late last month. While taking a bus in Taichu...

Taiwan boasts two museums among Top 25 Museums in Asia: TripAdvisor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The travel site TripAdvisor has released their annual rankings of museums and landmarks all over the globe, based on user reviews. In this year’s Travelers’...

Southern Taiwanese city of Tainan reports year's first indigenous dengue fever case

A 78-year-old woman has become the first reported indigenous dengue fever case in Tainan this year, health authorities in the southern city announced Tuesday. The woman living in Tainan's South...

Taiwan President meets French parliamentary delegation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A visit by Legislative Speaker Su Jia-chyuan (蘇嘉全) to France’s National Assembly last July was a historic moment, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) told a visiting French...