Investigation begun after foreigner charged NT$400 for bag of fruit at Taipei night market

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Taipei City Government has launched an investigation after a foreigner was allegedly overcharged for fruit in the city's famous Shilin Night Market. After a well-kno...

Toyota executive: Tariffs will raise costs, drive up prices

DETROIT (AP) — Chris Reynolds was promoted by Toyota late last year to one of the toughest jobs in the U.S. auto industry. He's in charge of North American manufacturing, as well as human resources, l...

Taiwan's winter fruit makes inroads in Hong Kong market

Hong Kong, Jan. 13 (CNA) Taiwan launched a promotional campaign to sell winter-harvested fruit such as jujube, guava, wax apples, oranges, pineapples, papaya, grapes, atemoya and honey apples in Hong ...

Taiwan’s Tainan releases a video promoting winter tourism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –What’s the color of Tainan City in your mind’s eye? When many areas in Taiwan are overcast most of the time in winter, Tainan’s Bureau of Tourism recently...

New type of filovirus, related to Ebola, discovered among bats in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Scientists at a research institute in Singapore, in collaboration with Duke University, have discovered bats in China that are carriers of a new genus of filovirus, called...

Taiwan’s warmth woos Russian tourists

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A tour group of 43 Russians were full of praise for Taiwan after one week of exploration, reported CNA. The tour group was interviewed by Taiwanese media on Jan. 7, wit...

Good news for wild blueberries in faltering No. 1 state

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Growers in the No. 1 wild-blueberry state suffered another bad year, but agriculture officials say there are reasons to believe Maine's historic and troubled industry is about t...

On Basketball: International stars leaving mark on NBA

Go back to the 1999-2000 NBA season, and there were only two foreign-born players in the NBA who averaged 15 points per game: Dirk Nowitzki and Tim Duncan. This season, there are 24 ...

6800-pound gumbo for charity, Guinness record book

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Talk about making a ton of gumbo — a Louisiana chef cooked up 6,800 pounds (3,084 kilograms) of the state's signature soup for charity and a Guinness world record, Lt. Gov. Bill...

'Tech addicts' seek solace in 12 steps and rehab

BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) — We like to say we're addicted to our phones or an app or some new show on a streaming video service. But for some people, tech gets in the way of daily functio...

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...

O'Rourke seeks help after ICE drops migrants at bus station

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke — a potential candidate in the 2020 presidential election — is calling for donations and help after U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement dropped off a...

Preview of Taipei 101 New Year's Eve light show released

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As the clock ticks down to midnight to ring in 2019, Taipei 101 will not only present a spectacular fireworks show, but will also include a more ambitious light display this ye...

Top Christmas dining options in Taipei in 2018

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- For those who long to enjoy a Christmas dinner this year in Taipei, Taiwan News has created a list of restaurants, bars and hotels that offer either dine in opportunities or tu...

Taiwan sends dogs to sniff out swine fever violators at Taoyuan Airport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The day the maximum fine for smuggling banned meat products into the country was raised to NT$1 million (US$32,400), dogs were patrolling Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport to...