Seven members of Philippine dragon boat team die in tragic accident

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A dragon boat team in the Philippines suffered tragedy on Wednesday (Sept. 25) when seven of their team members died in the ocean off of Boracay Island. The team was re...

7 dead, 14 rescued as dragon boat capsizes in Philippines

KALIBO, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine coast guard says seven rowers drowned and 14 others were rescued when their dragon boat was suddenly lashed by strong waves and overturned in the central Phil...

Revenues in retail and food sectors hit record May highs: MOEA

Revenues in both the retail and the food and beverage sectors hit record highs in May as domestic demand showed stable growth during the month, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) said Monday (Jun...

Taipei mayor to attend twin-city forum in Shanghai next month

Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) will lead a delegation to Shanghai early next month for the annual Taipei-Shanghai City Forum, focusing on economic cooperation, youth exchanges and issues relating to cit...

Power Lottery jackpot expected to hit NT$550 million

The top prize in Taiwan's Power Lottery is estimated to reach NT$550 million (US$17.48 million) Thursday -- the largest lottery prize so far this year, as there have been no jackpot winners for th...

72 people were taken to hospitals in Hong Kong after massive protests

HONG KONG (AP) — Latest on the protests in Hong Kong over proposed extradition legislation (all times local): 3:30 a.m. U.S. President Donald Trump is impressed with the number of proteste...

Taiwan’s Matsu offers tourists free kayaking activities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Athletic Association on Taiwan’s Matsu Islands is offering tourists free kayaking coaching activities at the Qinbi seaport (芹壁澳口) on Beigan Island during the Dra...

Hong Kong-Taiwan dragon boat crew sets sail from Pingtung to Orchid Island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Around 5:30 a.m. Sunday morning (June 9) an adventurous crew of 18 sailed a dragon boat out to sea, setting off from Xinghai Fishing Port (興海漁港) in Pingtung County, headed...

Photo of the Day: The Future’s So Bright, Even My Cat's Gotta Wear Shades

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Most of Taiwan was huffing and puffing under temperatures near 36 degrees Celsius for the second day running Saturday (June 8). Popular travel destinations and highways...

American Institute in Taiwan director at first Dragon Boat race since taking office

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Director Brent Christensen witnessed his first Dragon Boat race since taking office last August, supporting the United States representa...

Chinese take to the seas in annual dragon boat races

HONG KONG (AP) — People in China and several other parts of Asia are competing in annual dragon boat races, a tradition with roots dating back more than 2,000 years. The dragon boats...

Enough flight attendants at Taiwan’s EVA Air have voted to allow a strike: union

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Enough EVA Air flight attendants have cast their ballots in the vote about a strike to pass the required threshold, the Taoyuan Flight Attendants Union said Thursday (June...

Taiwan's Dragon Boat weekend to be soaked by plum rains

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Dragon Boat Festival day on Friday (June 7) will be the last day of sunny skies in Taiwan before a massive plum rain front dumps precipitation on Taiwan for the next eight days...

Taiwan deports 268 illegal immigrants in May

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In the month of May, 268 illegal immigrants were deported to their home countries, the largest number in a single month since an amnesty program began at the start of the year,...

Taiwan EVA Air flight attendants protest ahead of strike vote results

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Hundreds of EVA Air flight attendants protested outside the airline’s headquarters in Taipei Tuesday (June 4), just two days before the result of a strike vote was e...