4 dead, 1 injured in Central Taiwan gas explosion and fire

Four people were killed and one injured in a gas explosion and ensuing fire in Taichung City's Longjing District early Saturday, the city's fire bureau said. Firefighters found four charred...

Taiwan mulls total ban on pit bulls

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a recent spate of attacks by American pit bull terriers, Taiwan is considering imposing an outright ban on owning the dogs. In the latest incident, a pit bull mau...

Taipei owner of pit bull that fatally attacked poodle faces hefty fine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The owner of a pit bull that fatally attacked a poodle in a Taipei park on Sunday (Sept. 13) is facing a hefty fine for violating the Animal Protection Act, the Taipei Cit...

Taipei upstages Wuhan with huge EDM festival after coronavirus success

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Having brought local cases of the Wuhan coronavirus under control over four months ago, Taipei threw a huge two-day electronic dance music (EDM) festival over the weekend,...

Top 10 favorite scenic tourist spots in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The results of a survey of foreign visitors recently released by the Tourism Bureau of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) has revealed the 10 most-vi...

Photo of the Day: Ducks chilling in New Taipei convenience store

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Photos showing ducks hanging out in a convenience store in New Taipei and a sign explaining that they were just there to enjoy the air conditioning during the sweltering T...

Michelin announces 2020 Taipei, Taichung Bib Gourmand winners

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Michelin on Tuesday (Aug. 11) announced 75 winners of its 2020 Bib Gourmand awards in Taipei and Taichung. Michelin's prestigious Bib Gourmand award is given to res...

Face masks uncommon sight at Taiwan night markets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Huge unmasked crowds were seen swarming local night markets across Taiwan Saturday (Aug. 8) on the first weekend following the Central Epidemic Command Center's (CECC)...

Night market in N. Taiwan to hold eco-event on Sunday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An eco-party will take place at Keelung Miaokou Night Market — one of the most popular tourist night markets in Taiwan — on Sunday (Aug. 9), featuring a variet...

Taiwan's Minister of Interior rejects 'one China' principle

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Minister of the Interior Hsu Kuo-yung (徐國勇) on Sunday (July 18) said that there is no such thing as the so-called one China principle that stipulates Taiwan is part of Chi...

Take Keelung Shuttle Bus to explore Taiwan’s northern port city

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Most people's impression of Taiwan's northern port city of Keelung is limited to the Miaokou Night Market and the mammoth cruise ships that anchor near the busy do...

Taipei’s Ningxia Night Market introduces voucher scheme to woo visitors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With the nationwide stimulus voucher scheme soon to kick off, one of Taipei’s most famous night markets has rolled out its own voucher deals to attract visitors. ...

Taiwanese flood into Kenting as CECC lifts restrictions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over 20,000 vehicles and 500,000 visitors flooded into southern Taiwan's resort town of Kenting over the weekend as the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) lifted m...

Taiwan's local governments roll out hot deals to boost stimulus voucher spending

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Cities and counties in Taiwan are rushing to launch hot deals that encourage consumer spending, in line with the central government’s stimulus plan that is set to ki...

Taiwan CECC head promotes 'epidemic prevention lifestyle'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Health and Welfare Minister and Central Epidemic Command Center head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) traveled south to the Pingtung County beach resort town of Kenting over the week...