Bikes, e-bikes to alter urban mobility & planning

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Taipei International Cycle Show, which opened on Tuesday, hosted a forum titled “Bike to the Future” at which panelists discussed the development of e-bikes and...

Foxconn to expand production for Xiaomi in India

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan’s Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd, trading as Foxconn, announced its partnership with Chinese handset maker Xiaomi to establish an assembly facility in India&r...

Taiwan unveils digital infrastructure improvement plan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Executive Yuan announced plans as part of the “Forward-looking Infrastructure Construction Project” on Tuesday to invest NT$46.056 billion (US$1.51 billion) ove...

Airline HSR ticket discounts to be reduced

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The price of discounted high-speed rail (HSR) tickets purchased through Taiwan’s three major airlines will increase 6-7 percent next month. The price of a regular fare...

Taichung ramen shop’s expired black pepper leads to food safety violations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Chain restaurant Hokkaido Ramen Santouka in Taichung was found to be in violation of the Act Governing Food Safety and Sanitation (食品安全衛生管理法) by serving black pepper that was t...

Taiwan dollar hits 2.5-year high

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The New Taiwan Dollar appreciated to its highest level in two and a half years on Tuesday, breaking the 30.5 threshold against the US dollar with its highest level reaching 30....

Kaohsiung seeks to increase cruise tourism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Kaohsiung seeks to attract more tourists from around East and Southeast Asia via cruise ships docking in Taiwan’s second-largest city, Kaohsiung City tourism official Tse...

Fraudulent applications cited in Taiwan’s travel agency subsidy program

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- DPP Legislator Huang Kuo-shu (黃國書) said in a Transportation Committee meeting on Monday that subsidies intended to support the tourism industry during the downturn in Chinese v...

Duck farm in Changhua tests positive for H5N2 bird flu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Another duck farm, this time in Taiwan’s Changhua County, has been struck by a high pathogenic strain of H5N2 avian influenza, according to the Animal Disease Control Cen...

China-Taiwan trade slips 0.7% in 2016: MAC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Trade between Taiwan and China fell 0.7 percent in 2016 from the previous year, according to a Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) report released Monday. The report says, based ...

Taiwan’s insurance industry could lose up to NT$150 bn in 1Q17: legislator

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Kuomintang Legislator and former chair of the Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) William Tseng (曾銘宗) said today at a Finance Committee meeting at the Legislative Yuan that ...

Amid data fabrication scandal, NTU president to finish term

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- National Taiwan University (NTU) President Yang Pan-chyr (楊泮池) said that he would step down from his position at the end of his term in June, following the university ethics co...

Taiwanese wins gold at World Marmalade Awards

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Ho Chia-wei (何家瑋), owner of marmalade company Bonjour! Bonheur 你好,幸福 手工天然果醬 in Taiwan, won multiple medals at the World’s Original Marmalade Awards, part of the Dalemain ...

Electrical problems are leading cause of fire deaths in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The number of fire deaths increased last year, with most of the deaths in fires caused by electrical fires, according to official data published by the National Fire Agency of ...

Taiwan companies to benefit from auto industry LED demand

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese LED manufacturers are set to benefit from the global automotive industry’s demand for LED lighting, according to a report by LEDinside, Trendforce’s LED i...