2020 Taipei Shilin Residence Chrysanthemum Show to kick off Nov. 27

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The annual Shilin Residence Chrysanthemum Show will open this Friday (Nov. 27) and continue through Dec. 13, with this year’s show to be themed “a journey to c...

Scholar at Taiwan's Academia Sinica explores early Spanish-Japanese relations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Postdoctoral fellow Ubaldo Iaccarino on Wednesday (Nov. 18) gave a talk at Academia Sinica’s Institute of History and Philology on Hispano-Japanese trade relations i...

Photo of the Day: Heart-shaped fireworks in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An American blogger captured this photograph of red aerial bursts appearing to form the shape of a heart on Sunday (Nov. 15). The photo was taken by Daniel Arreola, who...

College student 6th suspected suicide incident in Taiwan in 9 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The death of a young man on Tuesday (Nov. 17) marks the sixth suspected suicide incident involving a college student in Taiwan in the past nine days, prompting university ...

New Tamsui light rail line to Fisherman's Wharf starts service

Taipei, Nov. 15 (CNA) A new section of the Danhai Light Rail Transit system in New Taipei, which extends the service along a route to Tamsui Fisherman's Wharf, started operations Sunday with a ser...

Singles’ housing occupies quarter of total in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — During the second quarter of the year, the number of new housing for singles in Taiwan reached 25.66 percent of the total, the highest level in more than a decade, real es...

New Taipei to celebrate opening of Blue Sea Line with festivities, fireworks display

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first section of New Taipei City's Blue Sea Line will open on Sunday (Nov. 15), and various activities will take place at Tamsui Fisherman's Wharf that day to ...

Website for century-old trails in northern Taiwan goes live

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A website introducing a historic trail in northern Taiwan has been launched, providing interested trekkers with various information in both Mandarin and English. Rolled...

New Taipei to offer 1 month of free rides along new light rail line

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first phase of New Taipei City's Blue Sea Line, which is a part of the Danhai Light Rail, is expected to open this month and will offer free rides for a month when...

Military vehicles spotted in civilian areas amid Taiwan's 'Combat Readiness Week'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Since the Taiwanese Armed Forces on Monday night (Oct. 26) kicked off their "Combat Readiness Week" exercises, many armored vehicles and military trucks have bee...

Photo of the Day: Beautiful fall day in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese Tai chi practitioner captured this tranquil scene earlier this month in New Taipei City. The 39-year-old photographer, who goes by the Reddit handle Seal_Ch...

Taiwan impounds unregistered helicopter, releases businessman on bail

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — For the second time in two months, an unlicensed helicopter was spotted flying and landing in Taiwan, resulting in the interrogation of a suspect and impounding the aircra...

Explore 44 South Village: One of Taiwan's First Military Dependents' Villages

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — 44 South Village is a gentrified creative community center (文創) — formerly one of Taiwan’s first military dependents' villages — in the Xinyi Distric...

New Taipei launches Danhai Light Rail promotion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The New Taipei Metro Corporation (NTMC) has launched NT$50 (US$1.67) joint tickets which allows people to enjoy unlimited rides on 12 bus routes and the Danhai Light Rail ...

Taiwan tracks down owner of unlicensed helicopter

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Investigators tracked down the owner of an unregistered helicopter which was filmed landing in a residential area in New Taipei City last month and freed him on bail of NT...