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'Indian Holi Taipei' event to donate funds to Hualien train crash victims

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The proceeds from the annual "Indian Holi Taipei" festival, which will be held at a riverside park in New Taipei on Saturday (April 10), will be donated to a rel...

Chinese aircraft carrier holds drills near Taiwan as US carrier steams into South China Sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese carrier group drilled in waters off Taiwan as a U.S. carrier group entered the South China Sea amid rising tensions over China's refusal to call back dozens ...

Wuhan cemeteries see 320,000 early mourners before Tomb Sweeping Festival: Chinese media

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over 320,000 Wuhan residents visited city cemeteries over just one weekend a full two weeks before the official Tomb Sweeping Festival. On March 22, China's Chutian...

Second American teacher killed in Hualien train derailment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Authorities have confirmed that a woman is the second U.S. citizen to be killed in the Hualien train derailment. At 9:28 a.m. on Friday (April 2), the Taiwan Railways A...

Blogger HandKevinSome dies in eastern Taiwan train derailment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A young blogger on Monday (April 5) was confirmed to be among those who perished in the deadly train derailment that took place at the start of the Tomb Sweeping Festival ...

Taiwan transport minister offers resignation after deadly train crash

Taiwanese Transportation Minister Lin Chia-lung on Sunday offered to step down after a rail accident last week near the eastern city of Hualien left 48 people dead and nearly 200 injured. In a stateme...

Taiwan thanks global community for condolences following deadly train derailment

Updated April 6 at 9:30 a.m. TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese government has thanked friends and allies throughout the world for their support following the deadly train accident that cla...

2 Americans dead after Taiwan train derailment

Update: April 6 at 3 p.m. The TRA confirmed Tuesday morning that the second American woman is among the dead. TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — One American is dead and another missing after Friday&...

Construction site manager detained over fatal Taiwan train accident

Update: 04/03 13:53 p.m. The driver of the crane truck believed to have led to the fatal train accident in Hualien County on Friday has been released. He was freed on NT$500,000 (US$17,516) bail Sa...

Frenchman killed in eastern Taiwan train derailment, 3 foreigners injured

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A French national was among the 50 people who perished in Taiwan's deadliest train accident in 70 years Friday, and three other foreign citizens were injured. At 9:...

Fatal derailment to disrupt rail traffic on Taiwan's east coast for 7 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The train track in Hualien County where at least 50 people died in a derailment Friday morning (April 2) will take seven days to repair, according to officials. The cr...

Improperly parked construction vehicle blamed for fatal Taiwan train crash

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A construction vehicle parked on a slope without its brakes on was believed to have caused the train derailment in Hualien County, which led to 36 people having no vital s...

Update: 50 die after train derails in eastern Taiwan

Update: 04/02 11:50 p.m. The death toll has been lowered by one to 50, including the engineer, assistant engineer, and 48 passengers. Among the passengers who perished was a Frenchman, while the nu...

Taiwan Railways employees protest over reduced salaries

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Nearly 200 employees at Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) are refusing to work overtime during the upcoming Tomb Sweeping Holiday as part of a protest over reduced sala...

Taiwan’s ‘most beautiful local train’ to start service in April

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s “most beautiful local train” — the EMU900 imported from South Korea — will start service in early April, in time for the Tomb Sweepi...