Hiker faces NT$130,000 fine for 'escaping' from rescue team in Taiwan mountains

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A hiker was fined after he "escaped" from a team dispatched to rescue him from the mountains in central Taiwan during Typhoon Mangkhut, only to request a second rescu...

Taiwan's Yushan National Park showcased in two award-winning films 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Two award-winning short films commissioned the Yushan National Park (玉山國家公園) won the Platinum Award at the WorldFest film festival in Houston, U.S. "Mountaine...

Think tank dedicated to promoting New Southbound Policy inaugurated in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said Wednesday that as Asia goes through various transformations, Taiwan needs to closely follow the development of the entire region, an...

Taiwan-Asia Exchange Foundation to develop stronger ties with Indo-Pacific neighbors 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In a boost for the Tsai administration’s Southbound Policy, and intergovernmental links between nations in the Indo-Pacific Region, the new Taiwan-Asia Exchange Foun...

Thai academic at National Taiwan University accused of sexual harassment in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Thai citizen with a long list of academic degrees has been accused of sexual harassment in China, leading to National Taiwan University (NTU) postponing his appointment,...

Winning design of Taiwan national ID card redesign competition receives highly polarized comments

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan’s Ministry of the Interior (MOI) Tuesday announced the winning design of the Taiwan national identification card redesign competition, but the winner has receiv...

Taichung to construct park ahead of Flora Expo 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In preparation for the 2018 Taichung World Flora Exposition this Nov., the Taichung City Government announced today plans for the Houli Forest Park. The park will featu...

New Taiwan-Asia Exchange Foundation to foster regional ties  

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs inaugurated the Taiwan-Asia Exchange Foundation (TAEF) on June 1, according to a press release on its website. The foundation...

Japanese company Mitsui & Co. Ltd. invests in Taiwanese offshore wind farm

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Japanese trading house Mitsui and Co. Ltd announced that it is buying a 50 percent stake in Taiwanese wind farm developer Yushan Energy Co. in a move intended to give them...

Risky, but my ‘heart was filled with satisfaction and joy’: India's representative to Taiwan says of his experience of climbing Yushan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—The trip was tiring and risky, but “our heart was filled with satisfaction and joy,” India-Taipei Association Director-General Sridharan Madhusudhanan said ...

A wonderful trip to Yuli in Hualien, eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—When I have four-day or longer vacations, eastern Taiwan is usually my first choice of domestic destinations, and there I went on a trip during the Tomb Sweeping Holiday, du...

Get a glimpse of the beauty of Taiwan in renewed Google Street View images

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Google Taiwan has renewed images for more than 150 indoor and outdoor sites, and some of the images were taken by Google's street view backpack. The refreshed scen...

GSMA Announces Additional Keynote Speakers for Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2018

HONG KONG--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 25, 2018--The GSMA today announced that executives from leading organisations across the mobile ecosystem will participate in the keynote programme at the 2018 GSMA Mob...

Taiwan's Top Alcohol Attractions – the best brewery and distillery tours 

Taiwan may not have a huge tradition of alcohol consumption, but there is no denying that it has begun to embrace a much wider variety of beers and spirits in a big way in recent years. For a long tim...

New weather front brings fresh snow to Taiwan's Yushan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As a moist weather front arrived in Taiwan yesterday (March 15), the mercury on Yushan dropped to minus 1 degrees Celsius and the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) reported snow fal...