Taipei mayor pledges to minimize cash transactions at city markets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) reaffirmed his commitment to “make cash and coin disappear” from business transactions in Taipei City during the inauguration ceremo...

People in Taiwan's small town help a street person seen eating leftovers  

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—A person in a small town in northern Taiwan saw a street person dredging up foods from a dirty kitchen leftovers bin on the street and his strong sympathy for the street per...

Global Forecast-Celsius

Global Forecast as of 12:00 GMT Monday, December 11, 2017 _____ City/Town, Country;Monday's Weather Condition;Monday's High Temp (C);Monday's Low Temp (C);Tuesday's...

Global Forecast-Fahrenheit

Global Forecast as of 12:00 GMT Monday, December 11, 2017 _____ City/Town, Country;Monday's Weather Condition;Monday's High Temp (F);Monday's Low Temp (F);Tuesday's...

Dalai Lama praises India's tradition of non-violence

NEW DELHI (Taiwan News) -- Buddhist spiritual leader and Nobel laureate Dalai Lama has said that India's tradition of ahimsa (non-violence) can make today's angry world a compassiona...

Jilted SHU student stalker slashes classmate's neck

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Just as she was headed to class, a female Shih Hsin University (SHU) student was suddenly slashed in the neck by a male student in the hallway at 10 a.m. this morning (Dec. 11)...

President Tsai outlines strategy to bolster Taiwan's informational security

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President Tsai Ing-wen spoke Monday Dec. 11 at an event jointly hosted by the Presidential Office and the National Security Council to discuss the issue of informational s...

Photos of Taipei's Qingshan Temple festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The three-day miaohui (廟會) or temple festival held by the Bangka Qingshan Temple (艋舺青山宮) in which the King of Qingshan (青山靈安尊王) toured Taipei's Wanhua Distri...

Stroll trails in Taipei’s Zhuzihu area and visit relics of Ponlai Rice culture

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Most people know that Zhuzihu (竹子湖) ) is home to Yangmingshan's calla lilies, but few have any idea that the valley tucked between Taipei’s Mt. Tatun and Mt. ...

Taipei Dept. of Environmental Protection proposes collecting tax on aviation fuel 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei City Government Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced Monday Dec. 11 that sulfur dioxide emissions from the Songshan Airport have dec...

Chinese military reportedly has access to Taiwan's e-Gate system

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Biometric equipment used in Taiwan's e-Gate border control system was manufactured by the China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC) with ...

Taipei Salon lecture series: the rising danger of illiberal democracies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taipei Salon series of English lectures organized by the Lung Yingtai Cultural Foundation hosted its most recent lecture on Dec. 10, inviting the head of Reporters Wit...

Goldfish teabags from Taipei's CHARM VILLA are the perfect stocking stuffers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Add some delicate pizzazz to your Christmas list or personal tea stash with goldfish-shaped tea sachets from CHARM VILLA (子村莊園). CHARM VILLA has been operating&nbs...

Mercury to dip below 10 degrees Celsius in Taiwan over the coming weekend

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Temperatures are set to dip below 10 degrees Celsius in Taiwan after Friday as the island will be struck by the strongest cold snap of this winter so far, according t...

Photo of the Day: 'Cutest expression' winner at 'space out' competition

TAIPEI (Taiwan news) -- Pictured above is a Taiwanese female student who took home the special award for "cutest expression" at the first Taiwanese edition of the international &qu...