Taiwan resumes pomelo exports to Japan after 2 decades

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A ceremony was held in Tainan on Friday (Aug. 28) for the resumption of Taiwan-cultivated pomelo exports to Japan, after a 20-year hiatus. An 11-ton batch of the citrus...

TRTC to hold holiday fair at Maokong Gondola

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation (TRTC) has announced that it will hold a trial run of a holiday fair at the plaza beside the Maokong Gondola’s Taipei Zoo Station fr...

Google rumored to be preparing third data center in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A land deal in central Taiwan’s Yunlin County is fueling speculation that tech giant Google is preparing to build its third data center in Taiwan, reports said Wedne...

1,400 km² of Taiwan will be underwater by 2050: Greenpeace

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Nearly 1,400 square kilometers of Taiwan will be under the sea by 2050, and nearly 3 million residents will be victims of rising sea levels and storm surges, if the countr...

TSMC ramps up property purchasing in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) on Monday (Aug. 24) announced plans to acquire property in Taiwan as it seeks to boost production in the south. The wo...

Southern Taiwan mayor fined for violations of indoor mask-wearing rule

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tainan Mayor Huang Wei-cher (黃偉哲) on Monday (Aug. 24) received the city's first mask violation ticket after removing his face covering during an indoor ceremony to tak...

Woman accuses Taiwan-style boba tea shop of 'stealing black culture'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Video surfaced on Saturday (Aug. 22) showing a woman of African descent berating the staff of a boba tea (波霸奶茶) shop in Colorado for allegedly appropriating black culture....

Taiwan issues sea warning as Tropical Storm Bavi takes shape

Update: 08/22 4:14 p.m. The CWB has added Taichung City and Taitung City to its heavy rain advisory list. It said 80 millimeters of rainfall or more is expected over a period of 24 hours. Meanwh...

TSMC celebrates 1 billion defect-free 7-nanometer chips

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) passed an impressive milestone in July, producing its one-billionth, defect-free 7-nanometer chip. According to a TSMC...

Mason Yu assumes chief role at American Institute in Taiwan's southern office

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Mason Yu has assumed the top position at the American Institute in Taiwan’s (AIT) Kaohsiung office. AIT made the announcement in a press release on Wednesday (Aug...

4.7 magnitude earthquake rattles southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 4.7 earthquake rocked southern Taiwan's Tainan County at 11:13 a.m. Wednesday morning (Aug. 19), the third quake in excess of magnitude 4.0 to be felt that...

4.5, 4.2 magnitude earthquakes rock southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Southern Taiwan's Tainan County was jolted by two earthquakes in quick succession on Wednesday (Aug. 19), with the first registering as a magnitude 4.5, followed by a ...

Indonesian students celebrate Independence Day together in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Indonesian students in Taiwan who were unable to be home for their nation’s Independence Day (Aug. 17) came together on university campuses to play traditional Indon...

Japan’s Mitsui Fudosan picks Taiwan for first overseas hotel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japanese real estate developer Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd. opened its first overseas hotel in the center of Taipei City Tuesday (Aug. 18), though due to the Wuhan coronavirus...

Taiwan mulls fining violators of compulsory mask rule

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the number of coronavirus cases imported to Taiwan continues to rise, Health Minister and Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) said Monday ...