Taoyuan airport to double baggage drop-off kiosks by year end

Taipei, Oct. 19 (CNA) Taoyuan International Airport Corp. (TIAC) said Friday it will double the number of baggage drop-off kiosks to 26 by the end of the year as part of a program to modernize airport...

Man in drug-fueled rage decapitates mother, hurls head off 12-story building in northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In an apparent drug-fueled rage, a man decapitated his mother and tossed her head off the roof of their 12-story apartment in northern Taiwan's Taoyuan City last ...

Taiwan confirms will not deport Chinese asylum seeking duo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) spokesperson confirmed that Taiwan will not deport the pair of Chinese asylum seekers who arrived at Taoyuan International ...

Construction starts on Taoyuan Metro Green Line: official

Construction on the Taoyuan Metro Green Line began Monday in the city's Bade District and is expected to be completed in 2025, a Taoyuan Department of Rapid Transit Systems (DRTS) official said. ...

Lala Mountain Giant Tree Zone in northern Taiwan closes due to road cave-in   

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Lala Mountain Nature Protection Zone (拉拉山自然保護區) in Fuxing District of Taoyuan City has been closed due to a road cave-in near the entrance, ac...

Taiwan airports add 30 additional routes in 2018

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s skies have become much busier, with a total of 30 new flight routes announced across Taiwan this year, reported CNA. Taiwan’s location in striking ...

Taiwan will not deport Chinese asylum seeking duo: report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council (MAC, 大陸委員會) has given assurances that two Chinese asylum seekers who arrived at Taoyuan International Airport on Sept. 27 will not...

Florentijn Hoffman returns to Taiwan with new exhibition

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, creator of the Rubber Duck seen around Taiwan back in 2013 and the Moon rabbit, which succumbed to a fire disaster in 2014, returned to Tai...

Government to scrap Shenao power plant project: Taiwan premier 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Premier William Lai (賴清德) said Friday the government is calling off the plan to expand and reopen the Shenao coal-fired power plant located in Ruifang District of New...

Taiwan vice president departs for the Vatican

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vice President Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) departed late Thursday for the Holy See on a trip that many see as an effort to maintain formal relations with the Vatican, which reach...

12 sailors saved from stranded ship off Taiwan’s west coast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – 12 sailors were successfully rescued from a stranded and flooded cargo ship off the coast of Taoyuan City (桃園市) by the Coast Guard Administration (CGA, 海巡署) during the nig...

Single mother and two sons in northern Taiwan commit suicide, older son survives

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—A single mother and her two sons in Taoyuan City committed suicide by burning charcoal in their closed house late Tuesday night, but the older son, who text messaged his cla...

American cartographer creates own map of Taipei MRT

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An American cartographer has created his own, more geographically accurate map of the Taipei Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) network.   The designer, Jacob Berm...

CAA warns of flight delays Wednesday due to military maneuvers

Taipei, Oct. 9 (CNA) Taiwan's Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) on Tuesday cautioned against possible flight delays on Wednesday morning because of acrobatic maneuvers and drills being perfor...

Taiwan holds military drill with Paraguay amid China tension

TAOYUAN, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen has hosted her Paraguayan counterpart at a military exercise in a sign of the island's determination to withstand China's diplomatic onslaught. ...