Taiwan author inspires children to read and write

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Celebrity Interviews unit of the I-Fun Learning website has invited well-known children's author Wang Shu-fen (王淑芬) to be the guest on its latest episode. In th...

Vietjet to launch regular daily flights between Taiwan and Da Nang

Vietnamese budget carrier Vietjet Air announced Tuesday that it will begin operating regular flights between Taiwan and the coastal city of Da Nang in central Vietnam in December. Based on Vietnam&...

VietJet Air to launch regular flights between Da Nang and Taiwan

Vietnamese budget carrier VietJet Air will begin operating regular flights between Da Nang and Taiwan in June, the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) said Friday. The CAA said the agency has gi...

Taiwan Rail seeks compensation for Puyuma train disaster

The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) said Friday that it is seeking compensation from both the manufacturer of the Puyuma train model involved in a deadly derailment last October in northeastern T...

Taiwan records hottest winter solstice in 10 years

Taipei, Dec. 22 (CNA) Taiwan experienced the hottest winter solstice in 10 years when temperatures soared above 30 degrees Celsius Saturday at noon, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said that day. ...

Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport to launch baggage drop-off service in October

Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport will soon launch time-saving baggage drop-off services that have proven popular around the world, an executive at Taoyuan International Airport Corp. (TIAC) said F...

Mobile boarding passes to be offered on Taiwan domestic flights by year-end

Taipei (CNA) - Mobile boarding passes will soon be available for passengers taking domestic flights in Taiwan, a transportation official said Thursday. Currently, Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport...

Traffic jams clog Taiwan freeways on Tomb Sweeping Day

Taipei (CNA) - Heavy traffic was reported Thursday on many parts of Taiwan's freeways as people around the country returned to their ancestors' graves to clean their tombs and pay their respec...

Mandarin Airlines pilot dies of illness before flight from Vietnam to Taiwan

Taipei (CNA) - A pilot for Mandarin Airlines died Wednesday after he became ill as his flight was preparing to depart from Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City for Taichung, the carrier's parent company...

StarLux set to apply for license to operate as air carrier: spokesman

Taipei (CNA) StarLux Airlines, a company that is being set up by former EVA Airways Chairman Chang Kuo-wei (張國煒), will apply later this month for a business license in Taiwan, a spokesman for the sta...

Airport MRT system likely to begin trial run in January: MOTC

Transportation Minister Ho Chen Tan on Friday expressed optimism that the long-delayed mass rapid transitline between Taipei and Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport will begintrial runs before the Lu...

Launch of airport MRT line expected by March 2017

Taipei, Nov. 21 (CNA) Stability tests of the airport MRT line have met the standard needed to take the next step toward launching the system's commercial operations, the Ministry of Transportation...

Magnitude 4 earthquake shakes Kaohsiung

Taipei, Nov. 21 (CNA) A magnitude 4.0 earthquake jolted southern Taiwan at 2:38 p.m. Monday and was felt at an intensity of 3 in Taoyuan District of Kaohsiung and 2 in Dapu Township in Chiayi County, ...

Taiwan pays NT$6.6 million each to families of bus fire victims

Taiwan authorities have reached a settlement with the relatives of almost all the Chinese tourists who were killed in a tour bus fire on July 19, agreeing to NT$6.64 million (US$208,917) per victim, t...

'Give a scare' service unveiled in Taiwan

An online tourism platform has unveiled a new, unprecedented service for locals in the spirit of Halloween: hiring actors to play "ghosts" to scare or startle another person. The customiz...