Knockoff Eiffel Tower in Taiwan’s Taoyuan slammed as blot on landscape

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The Fuxing District Office of Taoyuan City recently built a 10-floor steel tower in bright red on the site of a former fort during the Japanese colonial period in...

A flying home run softball smashes into a passing car’s windshield in northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—A home run baseball flying out of the field smashed into a passing car on Sunday, causing the terrified female driver and her child to shriek at the unexpected intrusion. &n...

When traditional temple parade meets contemporary designs — Daxi Daxi Festival kicks off in Taiwan’s Taoyuan 

TAOYUAN (Taiwan News) — The Daxi Daxi Festival, a series of cultural activities celebrating traditional folk beliefs with contemporary design and art kicked off Saturday at Taoyuan City’s ...

Earthquake rattles Northeastern Taiwan’s Yilan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A magnitude-4.3 earthquake struck the coastal Yilan County town of Nan’ao Saturday evening, the Central Weather Bureau said. The epicenter of the tremor, which occurred...

1 dead, 8 injured from Typhoon Maria in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- One person has reportedly died and eight people have been injured as the result of Typhoon Maria, according to TVBS and the Central Emergency Operation Center.   A...

New Taipei’s independent decision to declare July 11 ‘a typhoon day off’ breaks a long-lasting consensus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—New Taipei City Government’s decision at 9 p.m. on Tuesday to declare Wednesday (July 11) to be a typhoon day off broke a tradition established among the three municip...

New Taipei City declares Wednesday a day off due to Typhoon Maria

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—New Taipei City Government on Tuesday night declared July 11 (Wednesday) to be a day off due to Typhoon Maria, which the city government said would reach the standard f...

New Taipei, Taoyuan, Hsinchu, Yilan, Miaoli declare typhoon holiday, business as usual in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As Typhoon Maria lashes northern Taiwan, New Taipei City, Taoyuan City, Hsinchu City, Hsinchu County, Yilan County, Miaoli County, and Lienchiang&...

Cities, counties across northern Taiwan announce closures this afternoon for Typhoon Maria

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As a land warning was issued by the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) for Super Typhoon Maria at 11:30 p.m. last night and as the eye of the storm is just 620 kilometers east of Yil...

Taiwan braces for impact with Super Typhoon Maria at 5 p.m. 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The periphery of Super Typhoon Maria is expected to make landfall at 5 p.m. this evening (July 10) as the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has issued a land warning for 13 cit...

Hottest day of the year in Taipei at 38.5 degrees

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The mercury reached 38.5 degrees Friday, making this the hottest day of the year so far for Taipei, the Central Weather Bureau said. For the month of July, it was the s...

HTC announces plans to cut 1,500 jobs in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As part of HTC’s plans for optimization of its manufacturing process, the company announced on June 2 that it would be cutting 1,500 jobs in Taiwan. As part of th...

Feast your eyes on indescribable beauty of Taoyuan Daxi’s old district in northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Daxi District, Taoyuan City is the only town in Taiwan where you can see a grand traditional Chinese courtyard house, an old street lined with houses with magnificent Baroque-sty...

Delegation from El Salvador visits I-Mei factory

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A delegation from the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of El Salvador visited the I-Mei Foods Co. factory in Taoyuan City’s Nankan area Tuesday to boost exchanges in...

Maori New Year and festival celebrated in Taipei, Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Officials from New Zealand and Taiwan's Council of Indigenous Peoples officially launched Matariki, the Maori New Year, as well as the Matariki Festival at a press con...