Taiwan’s Taitung to hold Lantern Festival fireworks night party on Feb 23

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taitung City Office will hold a Lantern Festival night party at Taitung Seashore Park on Feb. 23, presenting to people in the city a different way of celebrating the Lante...

Global Forecast-Asia

Global Forecast - Asia as of 13:30 GMT Thursday, February 21, 2019 Minimum and maximum temperatures in Celsius, precipitation in centimeters and weather conditions as recorded for th...

Young athlete clocks 21.65 in 200m dash, becoming fastest junior high boy in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A junior high school student clocked 21.65 seconds in the 200- meter dash final at the 2019 Kaohsiung Cup Games (高雄港都盃田徑錦標賽) on Thursday, shattering the national record in...

Global Forecast-Fahrenheit

Global Forecast as of 12:00 GMT Thursday, February 21, 2019 _____ City/Town, Country;Thursday's Weather Condition;Thursday's High Temp (F);Thursday's Low Temp (F);F...

Global Forecast-Celsius

Global Forecast as of 12:00 GMT Thursday, February 21, 2019 _____ City/Town, Country;Thursday's Weather Condition;Thursday's High Temp (C);Thursday's Low Temp (C);F...

Stalls at Taipei Shilin Night Market fined for malpractice

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following investigations by Taipei City Police Department over the past month, a significant number of stalls in Shilin Night Market (台北士林夜市) have been issued fines for fa...

China has banned imports of Australian coal, shocking the AU Dollar

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China just fired a major shot in an escalating trade dispute with Australia on Thursday, Feb. 21, with the major port of Dalian's announcement of a ban on imports of A...

Taiwan's tennis phenom Hsieh Su-wei delivers surprise upset over Germany's Kerber

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwanese tennis champion, Hsieh Su-wei (謝淑薇), marked another victory on Feb. 20 at the 2019 Dubai Tennis Championships. Hsieh, who is ranked 31 in the world, successfu...

The Yangmingshan National Park in Taipei--Xiaoyoukeng

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Yangminshan National Park is the only national park in Taiwan that is characterized by volcanic landforms. The volcanic landforms in the Yangminshan National Park are do...

Doctor caught raping migrant worker undergoing abortion in N. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A doctor has been caught on camera sexually assaulting a migrant worker while she was undergoing an abortion procedure at his clinic in Taoyuan, Taiwan, and he is suspected of ...

Conservative groups in Taiwan denounce draft same-sex marriage bill

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Executive Yuan rolled out a draft same-sex marriage bill on Wednesday marking a milestone for civil rights in the country, but the monumental step towards s...

Boy awakens from coma 4 months after deadly train crash in Yilan, Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A seven year old boy, who was a victim of the devastating Puyuma train crash that occurred on Oct. 21, 2018, awoke from a four month long coma earlier this week. When t...

Popular Japanese discount supply store Don Quijote coming to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Japanese discount store chain, Don Quijote, announced plans to increase its presence across Asia on Feb. 20, with new stores to be launched in Taiwan, Thailand, Hong Kong,...

Xi may restrict Chinese tourism abroad to protect forex reserves

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An editorial by Nikkei asserts that in order to prop up the Chinese Yuan, China may begin to strengthen restrictions on capital outflow and even travel by tourists abroad, pote...

Equality group thanks Taiwan Cabinet for a draft bill set to legalize same sex marriage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan's Cabinet on Wednesday evening revealed the name as well as the outline of its same-sex marriage draft bill, which is considered as a move to dodge the naming debates...