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Watch driver bump into New Taipei light rail while chatting with passenger

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An older driver bumped into a light rail train while he was talking with a passenger in his car on Wednesday (Feb. 21) in New Taipei. A 71-year-old man surnamed Pan fa...

When Tea Meets Alcohol: A Fascinating Combination

Alcoholic beverages and tea are both popular cross-cultural drinks. However, in contrast to the only recent rise of the private-sector beer, wine, and liquor industry in Taiwan following the abolition...

New Taipei's Wuji Tianyuan Temple to hold cherry blossom festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The New Taipei City Government will light up the cherry blossoms at the Wuji Tianyuan Temple (天元宮) in New Taipei City's Tamsui District in the evenings from Feb. 5 to ...

Taiwan PX Mart customer buys wet wipes for NT$55, wins NT$10 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A PX Mart customer who spent NT$55 (NT$1.75) won the NT$10 million (US$319,000) Special Prize in the latest edition of the Taiwan receipt lottery, while 7-Eleven and Famil...

Cold wave hits 21 counties, cities in Taiwan low of 4.6 C recorded

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Weather Administration (CWA) on Tuesday (Jan. 23) issued a cold surge advisory for 21 counties and cities in Taiwan It dropped to 4.6 C at 6:30 a.m. in Dah...

Cherry blossoms begin to bloom in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first wave of cherry blossoms can now be seen in New Taipei’s Pinglin area as well as in Xizhi’s Kanggaokeng River. The Japanese cherry (prunus serrulat...

France's failed invasion of Taiwan offers lessons for defense against China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As China threatens to annex Taiwan with force, France 24 on Thursday issued a report that explains why a battle 140 years ago still provides lessons to Taiwan's defens...

China tries influencing Taiwan elections with balloons and ships

Is the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) inept or clever? Looking at their attempts to influence the Taiwanese elections one would think the former. Why? This article will discuss the CCP history of...

New Taipei's Tamsui to hold New Year's Eve fireworks show

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —The 2024 New Year's Eve fireworks at Tamsui Fisherman's Wharf will last for more than 13 minutes and include more than 20,000 fireworks. On Dec. 13, the New Taip...

46 Taiwanese financial institutions win awards for sustainable practices

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's only domestic credit-reporting agency gave out awards to 46 financial institutions and 56 individuals on Tuesday (Dec. 26). The awards recognized their ded...

Taipei Metro extends New Year celebration service

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In preparation for the grand New Year's Eve celebration in Taipei, Taipei Metro is gearing up for a 42-hour nonstop operation, starting at 6 a.m. on Dec. 31 and conclu...

New north-south MRT line proposed for Greater Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The New Taipei Department of Transit Systems has revived a previously proposed north-south line and extended it to Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall to alleviate congestion expect...

Cycling in Taiwan — From Island-Circling Tours to Pump Tracks

Here in the “bicycle kingdom” of Taiwan, bicycles are used not only for tourism but also as an every­day means of transport. When coming to a nation that is a major manufacturer of ...

Taipei MRT to adjust hours for Nuit Blanche event

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Metro will extend service hours on Saturday (Oct. 7) to accommodate an expected surge of passengers for the overnight Nuit Blanche event, the Taipei Rapid Transit C...

Taipei to close floodgates in anticipation of Typhoon Koinu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Typhoon Koinu (小犬) nears Taiwan, Taipei City on Tuesday (Oct. 3) announced the evacuation gates in certain riverside areas in the city will be closed at 5 p.m. The H...