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...

Hong Kong protests challenge China with no end in sight

HONG KONG (AP) — Colin Wong has come to know the sting of pepper spray well. After more than a month of demonstrations in Hong Kong's sweltering heat, memories of the burning sensation ar...

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...

Hong Kong protesters aim to take message to Chinese people

HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters in Hong Kong are taking their message to visitors from mainland China. A late Sunday afternoon march is to go through a popular shopping area for Chinese tourists ...

Hong Kong protesters aim to take message to mainland Chinese

HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters in Hong Kong are taking their message to visitors from mainland China. A late Sunday afternoon march is to go through a popular shopping area for Chinese ...

Latest Hong Kong protest focuses on high-speed rail station

HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters in Hong Kong have chosen a new high-speed railway station that connects the city with mainland China as the destination for their latest march to protect the freedoms of th...

Hong Kong protesters: Desperation led to legislature attack

HONG KONG (AP) — It was almost noon on Monday when hundreds of protesters outside Hong Kong's legislature voted to break in. Watching from the side, one protester disagreed. They wer...