Taiwan’s ‘Arabian King’ dies at 83

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Businessman Lin Shao-wen (林昭文), known as Taiwan’s “Arabian King” due to a palatial mansion in Middle Eastern style he built on the island’s northea...

More than 100 cherry trees planted along Paoma Historic Trail in NE Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Government and private organizations worked together to plant more than 100 cherry trees along the middle section of the Paoma Historic Trail (跑馬古道) on Feb. 23, Luodong Forest ...

The Latest: Haiti quake kills at least 11, injures others

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The Latest on the magnitude 5.9 earthquake in northern Haiti (all times local): 8:41 a.m. A magnitude 5.9 earthquake in northern Haiti ...

Haiti quake causes injuries, damages homes, hospital, church

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A magnitude 5.9 earthquake destroyed homes and damaged a church and at least one hospital in Haiti, where officials reported people were injured, but had not confirmed loc...

10 'island hosts' ready to explore and market Taiwan’s offshore islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--At a press conference in Taipei on on Wednesday (July 25), Tourism Bureau Director-General Chou Yung-hui (周永暉) met the 10 “island hosts” selected from a recruiting ac...

New book about Taiwan’s 10+ charming islands published

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Do you know that Taiwan has a total of more than 300 off-shore islands? The country’s Tourism Bureau has designated 2018 as the “Year of Bay Tourism” to pr...

‘Coolest job in Taiwan’ recruiting activity to close soon, interested people mustn't hesitate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—With the closing date of “the coolest job in Taiwan”—playing hosts to Taiwan 10 charming islands—recruiting activity being only 11 days from now, the...

Taiwan’s Tourism Bureau launches ‘2018 Year of Bay Tourism’ to promote tourism on 10 offshore islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—As winter is on it's way out, have you been thinking about where to go when the weather turns warm? If you haven't, you should. If you have, be sure to include Taiwa...

A hike to Taoyuan Valley in northeastern Taiwan uplifts your body and mind

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—A hike from Daxi (大溪), Yilan County to Taoyuan Valley deepens my belief that one should look no further than Taiwan for beautiful places to visit. There are two enchantin...

APNewsBreak: Human rights petition sent for Hawaii fishermen

HONOLULU (AP) — Groups have filed a human-rights complaint that aims to jump-start an investigation into conditions among foreign workers in Hawaii's commercial fishing industry. Tur...

Forte Hotel Group cranks up diverse expansion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Michael Liao (廖東漢), president of Howard Hotels, one of Taiwan's leading hotel franchises, who also served as CEO of Forte Hotel, said Monday that the company is seeking a w...

Turtle Island reopens to tourists today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Turtle Island (龜山島), an islet 10 kilometers off the coast of the northeastern Taiwanese town of Toucheng in Yilan County, will open to limited numbers of the public today, afte...

Anti-pipeline protesters demonstrate on Thanksgiving Day

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — About 300 opponents of the Dakota Access pipeline demonstrated in a North Dakota city on Thanksgiving Day, while protesters near the construction site where hundreds of demonstrato...

Top two bike path picks in northern Taiwan

Ride a bike along either the Old Caoling Circle-lined Bikeway in Fulong, Gongliao Township, or the Daiyujue River Cycling Path in Pinglin Townshiop in New Taipei City, and you will be amazed by the tr...

Rocks fall from Turtle Island as quake strikes

Rocks fell from a cliff face on the Turtle Island as a 5.6-magnitude quake hit off Taiwan’s northeast coast at 11:17 a.m. on Thursday. The shocking scene was witnessed by all the crew members and ...