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Taipei Metro to allow more bicycle, large pet stroller access

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Starting Monday (June 20), Taipei Metro passengers will be able to travel on trains with bicycles or large pet strollers between 10 p.m. and closing time, in addition to t...

New Taipei's pumpkin season kicks off

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Pumpkin harvest begins between May and June in northern Taiwan, and a promotion recently kicked off that offers a great variety of pumpkin products and dishes in collabora...

North Taiwan's St. John's University may stop recruiting students from 2023

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — St. John's University will reportedly stop recruiting students from 2023 after running up a deficit of NT$170 million in the 2021 school year. According to Mirror M...

New Taipei’s Danhai LRT introduces late-night trains

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Danhai Light Rail Transit (LRT) system in New Taipei City will launch late-night trains on a trial basis in June and July despite reduced services on other transportat...

Taipei MRT cuts train frequency as ridership drops over COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Due to a decline in passengers amid a surge in COVID cases, the Taipei Metro announced that it would reduce the frequency on all but one line starting on Monday (May 23). ...

North Coast Fashion Art Festival features Taiwan's knitting queen Giogia Pan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The North Coast Fashion Art Festival will feature shows by the “queen of knitting” Giogia Pan (潘怡良) at Tamsui Fisherman's Wharf on Saturday (April. 23). ...

Taiwan Coast Guard receives two offshore patrol vessels

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Coast Guard Administration (CGA) received the fourth and fifth of 12 planned Anping-class offshore patrol vessels on Friday (April 8) as well as a new patrol boat. ...

Central American allies send food trucks across Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three Central American diplomatic allies are sending food trucks with their dishes around Taiwan, reports said Saturday (April 2). Gourmets will find 70 locations to sa...

Multiple unrelated COVID cases across Taiwan 'warning sign': Chen

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) announced Tuesday (March 29) that the multiple unrelated COVID cases and cluster infections reported acro...

Birthday turns deadly for teen pressured to jump into river in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A birthday party turned deadly for a high school student after he was reportedly encouraged to jump into the Tamsui River in New Taipei City on Friday (March 25). The b...

New Taipei makes Tamsui Light Rail free for minors ahead of Children's Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — To celebrate Children’s Day (April 4), the New Taipei City government has announced free rides for children on the Danhai Light Rail transit system for several days....

Belize ambassador to Taiwan shares cultural highlights with underprivileged children

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Belizean Ambassador to Taiwan Candice Pitts shared her country’s rich culture and natural beauty with students in the Middle Sunshine Program on Monday (March 28) at...

Ontario Provincial Parliament commemorates 150 years since Canadian missionary's arrival in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Ontario Provincial Parliament member Ernie Hardeman issued a statement on Tuesday (March 22) to commemorate the 150th-anniversary of Canadian missionary George Leslie Mack...

Drunk driver who fatally struck Filipino cyclist released on bail in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man suspected of fatally injuring a Filipino cyclist in a hit-and-run incident on Sunday (March 20) has been released on bail. Early Sunday morning, four Philippine n...

Filipino cyclist killed by drunk driver in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Filipino man was killed by a drunk driver Sunday morning (March 20) while on his way to a cycling race in New Taipei. Four Philippine nationals were riding their bicy...