Latest figures on China's coronavirus outbreak

Update: 2020-02-28 13:00 No. Country/Area Cases Deaths 1 Taiwan 32 1 2 China 78,824 2,788 3 Hong Kong 93 ...

First batch of Taiwanese evacuees from Wuhan finish quarantine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first batch of Taiwanese recently evacuated from the Chinese city of Wuhan completed their 14-day quarantine on Tuesday (Feb. 18) and is safe to return home. Out of...

Taiwan High Speed Rail, hotels work to cushion impact of Wuhan virus scare

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR) is joining partnering hotels in delivering 12 promises that will assure the safety of customers amid coronavirus fears expected to hurt the i...

High-speed train derails in Italy; 2 railway workers killed

MILAN (AP) — Italian authorities say a high-speed passenger train has derailed in northern Italy, killing two railway workers and injuring 27 people. Civil Protection chief Angelo B...

A guide to visiting attractions in central Taiwan via near-free bus services

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taichung City rolled out the near-free bus services on Lunar New Year’s Day, the ball is now in visitors’ court—they have to decide whether to take ad...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Jan. 28, the 28th day of 2020. There are 338 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 28, 1...

Mobile payment penetration in Taiwan exceeded 60% in 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The mobile payment penetration rate in Taiwan reached 62.2 percent in 2019, up more than 10 percent from the previous year, as the country works to create an environment c...

Map of new Taipei MRT Circular Line now up

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei Rapid Transit Corp. (TRTC) on Monday (Jan. 20) uploaded the official new map for Taipei's mass rapid transit (MRT) which now includes the Circular Line, or ...

New shopping outlet park to open in Taiwan’s Tainan 2022

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japanese real estate developer Mitsui Fudosan broke ground at the Mitsui Outlet Park Tainan on Monday (Jan. 20), the largest retail park of its kind in the southern Taiwan...

Section 1 of MRT Circular Line likely to open by month-end: Mayor Hou

New Taipei Mayor Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜) said Sunday his government is hoping that the first section of the Circular Line in Taipei's mass rapid transit (MRT) system will officially begin operations befor...

Taiwan High Speed Rail records 600 millionth passenger

Taiwan's bullet train service reached the milestone of carrying its 600 millionth passenger on Friday, 13 years after it was launched, the operator said Saturday. The 600 millionth passenger, w...

Taiwan High Speed Rail records 600 millionth passenger

Taiwan's bullet train service reached the milestone of carrying its 600 millionth passenger on Friday, 13 years after it was launched, the operator said Saturday (Jan. 18). The 600 millionth pa...

Michael Bloomberg outlines plans for cleaner buildings, cars

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg would push for all new cars to be electric by 2035 and new buildings to produce zero carbon emissions by 2025 as part of c...

Hong Kong steps up response to mystery disease from China

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong authorities activated a newly created “serious response" level as fears spread about a mysterious infectious disease that may have been brought back by visi...

Hong Kong steps up response to mystery disease from China

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong authorities activated a newly created “serious response" level Saturday as fears spread about a mysterious infectious disease that may have been brought back by visitors to ...