Government considers extending Taiwan High Speed Rail to Yilan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) raised a proposal to extend Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR) northward to Yilan County last month, in additi...

Taiwan High Speed Rail launches discounted package tickets to Liuqiu Island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR) launched on Wednesday (July 10) two package tickets for round trips to Liuqiu Island (a.k.a. Little Liuqiu 小琉球), a coral island about 13 kilometer...

First Japanese encephalitis death reported as it spreads in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on Tuesday (June 18) announced that there have been three new reported cases of Japanese encephalitis in Taiwan, including one death, the ...

National Sports Training Center spearheads Taiwan’s efforts to capture Olympic glory

TAIPEI (Taiwan Today) -- Taiwan has won five gold, seven silver and 12 bronze medals at the Olympics Games on top of 85 golds at the Asian Games. For the vast majority of the athletes who bagged these...

Taiwan High Speed Rail announces specially priced ‘spring tour’ package

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation (THSRC) on March 14 announced a specially priced “spring tour” package that includes a round-trip bullet train ticket plus one ni...

The Shoushan National Nature Park

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Shoushan National Nature Park (壽山國家自然公園), located in Taiwan’s southern port city of Kaohsiung, is the first national nature park in Taiwan. Rich in historic and na...

Taiwan High Speed Rail to offer 2 new pre-paid pass options from March 15

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Monday, Jan. 28, Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR) announced a special deal for travelers purchasing tickets for trains after March 15. Two special discount ticket optio...

3-year-old girl dies at gas station in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A three-year-old girl has died at a gas station in Kaohsiung City. The girl is thought to have been killed by a high-pressure car cleaning gun. Her father was arrested ...

Kaohsiung releases video promoting tourism in Liouguei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Kaohsiung Tourism Bureau on Dec. 22 released a promotional video that was filmed to present the charms of the city’s mountainous district of Liouguei (六龜), featuring...

12 stations flash red pollution alerts in central, southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Due to poor diffusion conditions and an accumulation of pollutants, the air quality in central and southern Taiwan is still poor with harmful levels of pollution reported in 30...

Photo story: Taiwan commissions two frigates into Navy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) presided over a ceremony at the the Zuoying naval base in Kaohsiung on Nov. 8, where two frigates were officially commissioned into the...

Taiwan President attends commissioning ceremony for two naval ships

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) stated on Thursday that the two newly commissioned frigates are a message to the international community that Taiwanese people will defend the...

Taiwan Navy to commission two U.S.-made Perry-class frigates

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Navy will commission two Perry-class frigates on Thursday, strengthening its anti-submarine capabilities. The PFG-1112 Ming Chuan and the PFG-1115 Feng Chia arrived...

DPP holds parallel Taiwan independence march in Kaohsiung

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) - The DPP’s "Anti-annexation, Protect Taiwan"(反併吞、護台灣) rally took place Saturday along the World Games Avenue in Kaohsiung’s Zuoying District. Against...

Riding Taiwan’s newest transport link: the TRA Kaohsiung City Network

Kaohsiung is fast becoming one of the best-connected cities in Taiwan. It’s two-line MRT network connects the city center with both Zuoying HSR station, Kaohsiung Airport, and the city’s b...