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Man's 'explosives' on Taiwan high speed train just black tea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man frightened passengers on Thursday evening (Feb. 25) when he claimed to be carrying "explosives" — which turned out to be black tea — aboard a T...

Artworks of canceled Taiwan Lantern Festival to be displayed elsewhere

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the 2021 Taiwan Lantern Festival was scrapped due to pandemic concerns, the Tourism Bureau has decided to display the event’s painstakingly crafted artworks elsew...

Taiwan to lift eating ban on HSR trains March 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Feb. 22) announced that all of its epidemic prevention regulations would remain in place in March, with the exception...

Taiwan to consider lifting some COVID prevention measures after February

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Some coronavirus (COVID-19) prevention measures, including the ban on eating on high-speed rail trains, are likely to be relaxed after Feb. 28, but most restrictions shoul...

Train No. 422 from Taipei to Kaohsiung boasts ‘unparalleled sea views’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A train service that takes passengers more than halfway around Taiwan and treats them to “unparalleled sea views” is proving popular, CNA reported Saturday (Fe...

Latest rail plan would put tunnel under Long Island Sound

President Joe Biden’s promise to improve the nation’s infrastructure has renewed interest in the decades-old idea of a high-speed railroad connecting New York and Boston, possibly through a 16-mile tu...

Top 10 Taiwanese Lunar New Year traditions

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — Lunar New Year is nearly here and Taiwan’s success in managing the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic means that celebrations will largely be continuing as nor...

A glance at Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's incendiary words

WASHINGTON (AP) — Freshman Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Georgia Republican, was likely to be stripped of her committee assignments by the House Democratic majority Thursday over racist remarks, her ...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Feb. 3 The Miami Herald on the deaths of two FBI agents while serving a warra...

Taiwan High Speed Rail to verify student ID cards for discounts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation (THSRC) will on March 22 begin to tighten the identification requirements for passengers using university student discounts, according t...

Reassigned Taiwan High Speed Rail non-reserved seats sell briskly

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In line with the government’s efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19, Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation (THSRC) announced Friday (Jan. 29) the company would suspend...

Taiwan's Tainan to conduct self-driving bus tests with passengers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tainan City Government announced in a press release on Friday (Jan. 29) that the city’s self-driving buses have completed tests without passengers along the Shalun r...

Photo of the Day: Taipei's manhole covers get a makeover

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Fancy manhole covers are now part of the magical mystery Taipei tour, after a city government drive to spruce up the metropolis and provide tourists with some fun culture ...

Taiwan to ban eating on trains starting Feb. 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to a fresh outbreak of Wuhan coronavirus cases in northern Taiwan, the government on Friday (Jan. 29) announced an eating and drinking ban on Taiwan High-Speed...

Taiwan restricts train ticket sales to prevent spread of Covid

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) during the Lunar New Year holiday, trains will introduce restrictions on the types of tickets they sell, repor...