Scenic getaway: Gongbei Temple in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Gongbei Temple (拱北殿) in New Taipei City’s Xizhi District is a scenic, quiet place for people to calm their soul away from the hustle and bustle of the city. T...

Two NT$10 million special prizes in Taiwan receipt lottery still unclaimed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of seven receipts contain the winning numbers for the NT$10 million (US$334,000) special prize in the September-October edition of the Taiwan receipt lottery, but ...

Taiwan receipt lottery winner buys rice ball for NT$27, pockets NT$10 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A lucky FamilyMart customer who bought a rice ball for a mere NT$27 (US$0.88) has won the NT$10 million special prize in the September-October issue of the Taiwan receipt ...

98-year-old retired general spent 2 nights lost in Taiwan mountains

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A 98-year-old retired major general was found unharmed after spending two nights without food in the mountains of northern Taiwan, reports said Friday (November 29). On...

Tesla driver falls to death from ramp in New Taipei after crash

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Tesla driver on a test-drive fell to his death from a highway ramp shortly after a crash on Sunday afternoon, leaving two passengers being treated at a hospital. The ...

US mayor announces Nov 20 as 'Taiwan Day'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Doral, a city in the U.S. state of Florida, has established Nov. 20 every year as "Taiwan Day in Doral," to celebrate its friendship with Xizhi District in New T...

Taiwanese police bust 'Trump' dope lab in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Police have arrested a man in New Taipei City and are charging him with producing illegal narcotics, packaged with U.S. President Donald Trump's likeness. On Thursd...

New Taipei police officer killed in high-speed scooter chase

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A 31-year-old New Taipei police officer perished on Wednesday (Aug. 28), after a suspect he was pursuing deliberately clipped his scooter at an intersection in Keelung. Whil...

Breaking! New Taipei City reports first local dengue fever case of 2019

Updated - 2019/08/14 11:00 TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced Wednesday morning (Aug. 14) that the first local case of dengue fever in New Taipei City has ...

Two Taiwan elementary schools team up to provide unique learning experiences

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Xilin Elementary School (西林國) in Wanrung Township (萬榮鄉), Hualien County, has teamed up with Pai-Yun Elementary School (白雲國小) in Xizhi District (汐止區), New Taipei City, under the...

Landslide cuts off community in New Taipei City

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A landslide brought on by heavy rains over the weekend hemmed in residents of a community in New Taipei City this morning (June 24). At 8 a.m. this morning as the Central We...

Taiwan pastry operator agrees to pay migrant workers unpaid overtime

A New Taipei-based bread and pastry operator has agreed to compensate its migrant workers from Vietnam as part of a settlement over a dispute involving unpaid overtime, the city's Labor Affairs D...

Taiwan exports electric off-road motorbike to Europe

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - In addition to prominent brands Gogoro and Kymco, Taiwanese company Otto Bike Co., Ltd. exports electric off-road motorbikes to Europe. The company, based in Taipei City&rsqu...

Photo of the Day: Gongbei Temple in New Taipei City

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- American photographer Sherry A. Thompson captured this spectacular photo of Gongbei Temple (拱北殿) in New Taipei City's Xizhi District on Oct. 6 at 5 p.m. Thompson, 32, wh...

Video shows daredevil motorcyclist doing stunts in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Video has surfaced showing a daredevil motorcyclist who was spotted in New Taipei City doing dangerous stunts on busy city streets Saturday afternoon. Bonaventure Okhuoya, ...