Taiwan environmental agency commends restaurants for reducing food waste

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a ceremony to mark World Food Day on Oct. 16, Taiwan’s Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) commended four dozen restaurants and catering servi...

Chinese pickpocket targets Japanese tourists on Taipei MRT

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Police have captured a Chinese pickpocket who has been targeting Japanese tourists in Taipei MRT stations since September, reported Liberty Times.  On Oct. 4,...

Taipei Fashion Week to debut with outdoor runway show tonight

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The first ever “Taipei Fashion Week” is descending upon downtown Taipei tonight (Oct. 13) in a collaboration between the City’s Department of Cultural Af...

Taipei 101 New Year’s Eve fireworks to be longest ever

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Taipei 101 fireworks for ringing out 2018 and ringing in 2019 will be the longest ever at a full six minutes, the Apple Daily reported Tuesday. Each December 31, th...

Taiwanese, South Korean and Malaysian groups plan investments in North Korea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A Chinese-Dutch businessman who heads a North Korean special economic zone was seen in Taipei wining and dining with former Kuomintang (KMT) business chief Liu Tai-ying (劉泰英) an...

Sculpture from Taipei 101 cable takes place in US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Disused steel elevator cable from Taipei 101 has been reborn as a contemporary sculpture by Taiwanese artist Kang Mu-hsiang (康木祥), and has taken place in Washington, D.C.,...

Upcoming events in Taipei Sept. 7 to Sept. 16

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- There are a lot of interesting events happening around Taipei between Sept. 7 and Sept. 16. If you're looking for music, good food and drink, or just looking to explore Tai...

Taiwanese students in Norway raise funds for name change from China to Taiwan on residence permit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A group of Taiwanese students in Norway is setting up a fundraising page to push the Norwegian government to correct the nationality of Taiwanese people on reside...

Taiwan’s Taipei Metro launches Mickey trains and promo activity

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – All aboard the Mickey Mouse trains! Passengers riding the Taipei Metro Tamsui-Xinyi Line will find themselves surprised at the dazzling display of Disney characters on the...

Photo of the Day: Eerie Ghost Festival night in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An American-Canadian marketing manager took this photo of eerily clear air over the Taipei skyline on Aug. 25, the night of Ghost Festival.  The photographer,...

Israeli model Bar Zomer's marriage proposal at Taiwan's Sun Moon Lake goes viral

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Bar Zomer, a famous Israel model and internet celebrity with 430,000 followers in Instagram, posted a marriage proposal from her boyfriend while she was in Sun Moon Lake. The...

Japanese becomes 5th language added to Taipei MRT

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Passengers yesterday (Aug. 11) began hearing Japanese being broadcast in trains at certain Taipei MRT stations, confirming a previous announcement by the Taipei Rapid Transit C...

Taiwan’s Top 10 Airbnbs

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- Staying in a hotel in Taiwan can be surprisingly expensive. This, at least in part, explains the recent boom in B&Bs across the country, but these days, the best of thes...

Filipino worker in Taiwan releases his take on 'Kiki Challenge' 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) based in Taiwan has created a video in response to the "In My Feelings" dance challenge to showcase his talents and Taiwan as a tour...

Two students fined for trying to rappel down one floor from Taipei 101 observation deck

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Two university students were fined NT$2,000 (US$65) each for trying to climb down one floor by a rope from the Taipei 101 observation deck last week, reports said Friday. ...