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Vietnamese man attacked by knife in his sleep in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Vietnamese man on Sunday (Jan. 17) suffered a severe knife wound to his abdomen in his sleep, and the assailant is currently still at large. A 23-year old man sustain...

Body found in Taiwan river believed to be missing Indonesian student

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A body found floating in the Tamsui River in New Taipei City might be the Indonesian student who fell off a boat after a New Year’s Eve party, reports said Friday (J...

Taiwan 7-Eleven customer buys bread for NT$42, wins NT$10 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) ) — A lucky 7-Eleven customer who bought bread and a drink for a mere NT$42 (US$1.47) has won the NT$10 million special prize in the September-October issue of the Taiwan re...

Reassembled century-old courtyard house in New Taipei opens

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A relocated and reassembled historic building in New Taipei City’s Wugu District has opened to visitors, giving the public an opportunity to appreciate the beauty of...

Taiwan company caught importing Chinese masks for ration program

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwan company on Thursday (Sept. 4) was ordered by the government to cease operations after it was found to have imported over 3 million non-medical grade masks from Ch...

How a team of technicians is helping Taiwan triple mask production

In industrial parks across northern Taiwan, a team of some 100 technicians has spent the last six weeks assembling 92 surgical face mask production lines that will boost the country's daily produc...

Taiwanese public urged to avoid contact with bats

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — People in Taiwan are urged to avoid contact with bats to reduce the chance of contracting viruses as the world grapples with the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak some...

Taiwanese man dies after being hit by two cars while trying to get gas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Taiwanese man surnamed Ke (柯) died after being hit by two vehicles while trying to stop passing cars when his car ran out of gas on a highway in New Taipei City, in the ...

Level 1 flood warning issued for N. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As a weather front lashes large swaths of Taiwan, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has issed a level 1 flood warning for Taipei City and New Taipei City, while it has issued a ...

Thai drug syndicate busted in Taiwan; 29 kg of heroin seized

A drug ring headed by a Thai national was busted in Taiwan last month and some 29 kilograms of heroin was seized in the process, the Coast Guard Administration (CGA) said Wednesday. The heroin was ...

FamilyMart shopper buys NT$20 bottled water, wins NT$10 million Taiwan receipt lottery jackpot

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A customer purchased bottled water at for NT$20 (US$0.66) at a FamilyMart convenience store in Taichung and came away with the NT$10 million Taiwan receipt lottery special priz...

Truck plows into 6 construction vehicles, killing 1, inuring 2

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- While transporting goods on National Freeway No. 1 on early Tuesday morning, a truck driver surnamed Li (李), who is suspected of being heavily fatigued, smashed into six constr...

Extensive list of animal shelters in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- English news aggregator Taiwan Observer has compiled an extensive list of animal shelters across Taiwan on July 18, after its Facebook page was flooded with requests about shel...

Editorial: Time to decide the fate of Taipei Songshan Airport

End martial law above the skies of Taipei City. That phrase, echoing the Martial Law era which overshadowed the whole country’s society for four decades, reflects the view that the skies over...

Blast at New Taipei City food factory injures 12

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Twelve people were sent to hospital Wednesday after explosions rocked a food factory in Wugu (五股), New Taipei City, reportedly caused by a leak from gas bottles in its bas...