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Smell from electronics warehouse fire wafts over Greater Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A fire that broke out at a warehouse storing electronic products in New Taipei on Tuesday (Feb. 20) could be smelled across Greater Taipei. Fire departments in Taipei a...

Forget flowers, feast together this Valentine's Day! OpenTable ignites passion with 20 Romantic Restaurants and new consumer research

OpenTable introduces a curated list of 20 Romantic Restaurants in Taiwan to take the stress out of finding the dream locations to dine this Valentine's Day Zodiac expert Angus tells diners to think ...

Taipei Zoo hikes ticket prices for 1st time in 27 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Zoo will be allowed to hike its entry prices for the first time since 1997, the Taipei City Government said Tuesday (Feb. 6). The fare for non-residents will ris...

Police find Taiwan ID forger working with Chinese illustrator

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Police have uncovered a network including a Chinese illustrator selling forged ID documents online, reports said Wednesday (Dec. 27). The unemployed Taipei City residen...

41 Taipei neighborhood chiefs questioned about China trips ahead of election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Investigators questioned 41 neighborhood chiefs from Taipei City about trips to China ahead of next month’s elections, reports said Friday (Dec. 15). The authorit...

Taiwan gang suspected of forcing underage girls into sex work

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei prosecutors said they have uncovered cases of underage girls being lured into sex work by gangs on Sunday (Nov. 12). Prosecutors said that a division of the ...

Taipei’s Maokong Gondola, children’s amusement park extend hours for Moon Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Service hours for the Taipei Children’s Amusement Park and Maokong Gondola will be extended during the weekend of the Moon Festival. The park in Shilin District w...

Dengue fever spikes to 4,280 cases across Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei City’s Department of Health Bureau reported a new case of dengue fever in a 40-year-old man living in Wenshan District on Monday (Sept. 4). It is the third...

Taiwan’s 10 poorest communities according to family income

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As of the first quarter of 2023, the number of individuals classified as low-to-middle income in Taiwan totaled 276,649, according to the latest data from the Ministry of ...

Taiwan's National Chengchi University to remove Chiang Kai-shek portrait from auditorium

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — National Chengchi University (NCCU) will remove a portrait of Taiwan's former dictator Chiang Kai-shek (蔣介石) from an auditorium and rename a bus stop associated with h...

Okinawan yakuza in Taiwan on China unification party's invitation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese political party promoting unification with China has invited suspected members of an Okinawan yakuza group, police said on Tuesday (May 23). CNA reports tha...

Cherry blossoms bloom at Zhinan Scenic Area in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei residents are recommended to view blooming cherry blossoms in the Zhinan Scenic Area in Taipei's Wenshan District during the upcoming 228 Peace Memorial Day hol...

Latest data breach shows updated details about Taiwan VP, top national security chief: hacker

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following media reports of a massive data breach in Taiwan, the Kuomintang legislative caucus on Wednesday (Dec. 7) urged the government to act swiftly in collaboration wi...

Over 700 lightning strikes reported in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over 700 lightning flashes were spotted over Taipei City on Thursday (Aug 25) afternoon as thunderstorms battered northern Taiwan. This afternoon, the Central Weather B...

Court rules for Taiwanese man seeking removal of names of spouse and parents from ID card

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei High Administrative Court recently ruled for a man who had filed a lawsuit seeking to remove the names of his spouse and parents from his new National Identific...