Filipino in Taiwan turns paper cups into 'eco plastic tiles'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Chinese Filipino who lives in Taiwan has come up with a smart solution to the non-recyclable plastic layer in paper boxes and cups – turning it into eco floor tile...

10 American, Singaporean tourists injured in E. Taiwan tour bus crash

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As rain began buffeting Taiwan from Typhoon Lekima, 10 American and Singaporean tourists were injured when their tour bus crashed into a road divider on Thursday (Aug. 8). W...

Body of Taiwan teen found in German river

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The body of a Taiwanese teenage boy who went missing in Germany last week has been found, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Wednesday (June 12). The 18-year-old exch...

SUV sends boy flying 100 meters to his death in E. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A 12-year-old boy was hit with such force by an SUV trying to beat a red light in eastern Taiwan that he was sent flying 100 meters, taking the young student's life. At ...

Philippine newspaper editorial urges people to draw on recycling experience from Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A newspaper in the Philippines has called on locals to learn from Taiwan in waste disposal, hailing the island as one of the countries boasting the highest recycling rates...

Taiwan weightlifter Hsu put on list of athletes banned for doping

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese weightlifter Hsu Shu-ching (許淑淨), winner of two Olympic gold medals, has been included in a list of athletes banned for doping provided to Taiwan's Olympic commit...

Taiwan's China Airlines soon to have onboard medical professionals for each flight

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's China Airlines has begun making arrangements for an onboard medical care program. The program is being developed in line with the motto, “Compassion ...

8-year-old girl dies after folding table collapses on her in SW Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An 8-year-old girl died after she became wedged in between the metal bars of a folding table at her home in southwestern Taiwan, reported China Times. Tragedy struck today a...

Taiwan’s highway patrol clears the way for desperately ill baby to reach hospital sooner

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Taiwan’s National Highway Police unit on Thursday helped rush a desperately ill infant from Hualien to National Taiwan University (NTU) Hospital in Taipei by clear...

Driver killed after NT$3 million Audi crashes into pillar in western Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Taichung man died after his rented Audi worth over NT$3 million (US$97,000) slammed into a bridge pier early this morning in the western Taiwanese city, reported UDN. Shor...

Weightlifting record-holder Lin banned 8 years for doping

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — A former world record-holding weightlifter has been banned for eight years in a doping case which caused confusion at the 2016 Olympics. Lin Tzu-Chi of T...

Taiwan's 'Goddess of Weightlifting' sets 2 world records

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's "Goddess of Weightlifting," Kuo Hsing-chun (郭婞淳), set two world records and grabbed two gold medals and a silver at the 2018 World Weightlifting Champion...

Taiwan among countries supporting relief work in Indonesia

PALU (CNA) -- Medical resources and relief supplies mobilized by Taiwan's government and charity groups have been made available to disaster-hit Palu on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi to help t...

Taiwan to donate US$1m for Indonesia earthquake relief

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan will donate US$1 million (NT$30.93 million) to Indonesia in the aftermath of a catastrophic earthquake which struck Central Sulawesi last month, the Ministry of For...

2018 Taiwan Migrant Literature Awards held in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The fifth annual Taiwan Migrant Literature Award ceremony was held at the National Taiwan Museum in Taipei on Sunday, Sept. 30. The event included a modern contemporary dance...