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Central Taiwan Rainbow Village defaced, artist condemns perpetrator as ‘villain’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Rainbow Creative Co. Ltd, which operates Taichung’s Rainbow Village, has been accused of defacing the attraction’s famous murals on Saturday (July 30) in an ac...

Taiwan adds 21,273 local COVID cases, 60 deaths

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 21,273 local COVID cases on Saturday (July 30), a 7.4% decrease from the previous day. The country added 228 import...

For Taiwan, Pelosi visit is about US, China controlling risk

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The crisis sparked by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's potential visit to Taiwan misses a key point, experts say: that the real focus should be on how the United States and China man...

Taiwan food scandal tycoon sentenced to additional 9 years in prison

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Ting Hsin International Group Chair Wei Ying-chun (魏應充) has been sentenced to serve an additional nine years and two months in prison for selling oil products mixed...

Taiwan reports 22,983 local COVID cases, 57 deaths

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 22,983 local COVID cases on Friday (July 29), a 3.5% decrease from the previous day. CDC Director-General Chou Jih-...

Taiwan reports 23,822 local COVID cases, 62 deaths

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 23,822 local COVID cases on Thursday (July 28), a 6.6% decrease from the previous day. CECC Spokesman Chuang Jen-hs...

Magnitude 5.4 earthquake jolts southeast Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 5.4 earthquake rocked southeastern Taiwan at 8:16 a.m. this morning (July 28), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the temblor w...

Taiwan reports 25,521 local COVID cases, 28 deaths

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 25,521 local COVID cases on Wednesday (July 27), a 2.9% increase from the previous day. CDC Director-General Chou J...

Taiwan reports 24,790 local COVID cases, 37 deaths

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 24,790 local COVID cases on Tuesday (July 26), a 46% increase from the previous day. CECC Spokesman Chuang Jen-hsia...

Taipei FamilyMart customer buys NT$15 chocolate cake, wins NT$10 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A customer of a FamilyMart in Taipei City who bought a chocolate cake for only NT$15 (US$0.50) has been confirmed as one of the winners of the NT$10 million special prize ...

Two drownings in central Taiwan county over two days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two people died in two separate drowning accidents in Nantou County on Saturday (July 23) and Sunday. The Nantou County Fire Bureau responded to an incident at the Beig...

The who and what on the DPP factions vying to shape Taiwan's future

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — With martial law still in force, on September 28, 1986 a loose grouping of 132 people previously referred to as the “Tangwai” (黨外, literally “outside t...

Taiwan reports 16,921 local COVID cases, fewest in 86 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 16,921 local COVID cases on Monday (July 25), a 21% decrease from the previous day, and the lowest single-day count si...

Air raid drill simulating Chinese attack to held in Taipei today from 1:30-2 pm

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A drill simulating a Chinese air attack will be held on Monday (July 25) in northern Taiwan, with air raid sirens going off in other parts of Taiwan through Thursday. T...

The key force in Taiwan's politics that English press doesn't cover

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — In the local press and on TV talk shows, there is seemingly endless discussion recently about the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) factions (派系). During the ongoing DP...