Foreign tourists to enjoy 'buy 1, get 1 free' deal on Taiwan's HSR until Jan. 20, 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A special "buy one, get one free' discount for foreign tourists who take Taiwan's High Speed Rail (HSR) trains to Taichung and areas further south will run until J...

Extending the Taiwan High Speed Rail to Pingtung will do the DPP more harm than good

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – It is fair to say that Taiwan’s High Speed Rail (HSR) network can, broadly speaking, be judged a success. After years of losses, the HSR is now finally profita...

Pingtung to host Taiwan's longest ever Double Ten Day fireworks display

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A 42-minute fireworks extravaganza will illuminate the night sky above a riverside park in Pingtung in southern Taiwan on Oct. 10 as the country celebrates the National Da...

Taiwan’s HSR extension unlikely to boost local growth

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwanese government's plan to extend the island’s High Speed Rail (HSR) line to Pingtung County can hardly generate local growth without the promotion of in...

Taiwan's HSR to be extended to Pingtung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) today (Sept. 10) announced government plans to extend Taiwan's High-Speed Rail (HSR) line to Pingtung, thereby completing a ring of rail networ...

Taiwan mulling four measures to counteract decline in Chinese tourists

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With an estimated decrease of 400,000 Chinese tourists in the second half of 2019 due to China’ s policy restricting its citizens from visiting Taiwan, the Ministry ...

Staff member of UK consulate in Hong Kong being held in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Simon Cheng Man-kit (鄭文傑), a trade and investment officer at the British Consulate General in Hong Kong, has been missing while returning to Hong Kong from China since Aug...

Taiwan excludes China from tender for 8 high-speed trains

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation (THSRC) confirmed Saturday (August 10) it was not considering China as a supplier of eight new trains. The company had already la...

450 flights disrupted at Taiwan Taoyuan airport due to Typhoon Lekima

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As the southern periphery of Typhoon Lekima lashes northern Taiwan, 450 flights have been canceled or delayed at the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport. As of 8 a.m. this ...

Breaking News: Taipei and north Taiwan to close down for Typhoon Lekima Friday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei, New Taipei, Keelung and Taoyuan were the first to announce the closure of schools and offices for Friday (August 9) as Typhoon Lekima was racing toward the norther...

6.0 quake causes blackouts, rock slides, rail cancelations, 1 death in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 6.0 earthquake which struck at 5:28 a.m. this morning (Aug. 8) has led to blackouts, rock slides, train cancellations, and one death. A magnitude 6.0 earthquake ...

6.0 earthquake strikes Taiwan's Yilan, whole country feels shock waves

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck northeastern Taiwan's Yilan County at 5:28 a.m. this morning (Aug. 8), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of ...

California State Assembly speaker, delegation visit Taiwan

TAIPEI (CNA) -- California State Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon and a delegation arrived in Taiwan Monday for a six-day visit in which he is scheduled to meet President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) and other h...

Taichung Metro successfully completes trial run on new Green Line

Taipei, July 27 (CNA) A seven-day trial run has been completed successfully on the Green Line of the Taichung Metro ahead of its official launch next year, the city's transportation bureau said Sa...

2 netizens within 3 days threaten to kill passengers on Taipei MRT

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation (TRTC) is on alert for persons acting suspiciously after two different netizens over the course of three days have issued threats to kill p...