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Bsngan households overwhelmingly vote 'yes' on extending controversial mining in eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Members of the Bsngan tribe in Hualien's Xincheng Township on Saturday (Feb. 12) voted to allow Asia Cement Corp., Taiwan's second-largest cement manufacturer, to ...

Public encouraged to visit national parks during LNY holiday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Construction and Planning Agency (CPA) issued a press release Wednesday (Feb. 2) encouraging members of the public to visit national parks during the Lunar New Year (L...

Traffic controls set for Taiwan’s Taroko highway during LNY

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Traffic controls will be implemented at Taroko Gorge during the Lunar New Year (LNY) so there could be long waits for car drivers on Provincial Highway 8’s Taroko se...

Sky ladder in central Taiwan reopens

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tourists could not wait to take in the awe-inspiring views of a ravine as they walked on the sky-ladder-style suspension bridge in Nantou County’s Zhushan Township. ...

Video shows explosive rockfall strike motorcycles in eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Video surfaced on Saturday (Oct. 16) showing two men knocked off their motorcycles by a sudden rockslide on a bridge in eastern Taiwan, with one of the riders suffering a ...

Taipei Biennial 2020 to exhibit select works in Paris

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei Biennial, Taiwan's top contemporary art event, will exhibit the works of 21 artists in Paris in November. The Taipei Biennial 2020 has featured Taipei Fi...

'World's Most Scenic Railway Journeys' to feature Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Tourism Bureau has joined hands with British free-to-air television network Channel 5 to present an episode of "World's Most Scenic Railway Journeys" int...

Foodpanda driver survives delivery to Taiwan's Hehuanshan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese netizens are getting a kick out of a fatigued Foodpanda delivery driver after he made an epic journey from Taipei to deliver beverages to the towering peak Hehua...

Train dashcam shows truck on rail before collision in eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Data retrieved from the train that crashed near a tunnel in Hualien's Taroko Gorge on Friday (April 2) morning indicates the truck that slid down a slope was already o...

Donate to Taiwan relief fund for Hualien rail disaster

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) has set up a relief fund following the train crash near Taroko Gorge in eastern Taiwan on Friday (April 2). The incident, whic...

Taiwan ‘corpse repairers’ recount heartbreaking moments after fatal train crash

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A group of volunteer mortuary cosmetologists is working around the clock to bring dignity to those who lost their lives in the deadly derailment that killed 48 in eastern ...

Keelung mayor touring half of Taiwan on scooter

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Keelung Mayor Lin Yu-chang (林右昌) is on his way to the southernmost part of the country after taking on the challenge to travel around half of Taiwan on a scooter in 24 hou...

A dozen runners attacked by hornets at Taiwan's Taroko Gorge marathon

A swam of hornets attacked about a dozen runners during the Taroko Gorge Marathon in the eastern county of Hualien on Saturday, leaving 2 hospitalized, but none of the injuries were life-threatening, ...

Entrance to Taiwan's Water Curtain Cave littered with tourists' raincoats

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taroko National Park Headquarters has been stepping up efforts to warn tourists not to litter their raincoats at the entrance to the popular Water Curtain Cave. Loc...

Zhuilu Old Road in eastern Taiwan to close intermittently for maintenance

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taroko National Park's Zhuilu Old Road, which is famous for a narrow pass chiseled out of a perpendicular cliff face 500 meters above the Liwu River valley, will close...