Mercury could drop by 10 degrees tonight in N. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Temperatures in northern Taiwan are expected to plummet today by up to 10 degrees Celsius, as a weather front arrives and a northeast monsoon strengthens, according to the Cent...

Mercury in Taiwan could drop to 13 degrees over weekend

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Although Taiwan will see balmy weather today, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) predicts that temperatures could dip down to 13 degrees Celsius over the weekend as a weather fro...

Russian travel bloggers say Taiwan is 'completely different' from China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Two popular travel bloggers from Russia have described Taiwan as "completely different" from China and the "heart of Asia," CNA reports. Alexander Belenk...

Swedish envoy seeking Taiwanese investment in Sweden

Sweden's new representative to Taiwan Håkan Jevrell pledged Monday to increase his country's profile in Taiwan to encourage more Taiwanese investment and vice versa, as he sees great pot...

Spring Break on the Beach 2019 returns to southern Taiwan in April

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The 2019 Spring Break on the Beach (夏都春宴) music festival has invited international DJs, jugglers, acrobats, and a well known Japanese internet celebrity to perform this year at...

Customer bleeds after biting 'needle' buried in Taiwan McDonald's burger

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A “needle”-like object caused significant bleeding after a man bit into his burger at a McDonald's in southern Taiwan on Tuesday (March 19). After leavi...

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen to transit in Hawaii after visit to Pacific allies

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) will embark on a visit to three Pacific allies Thursday, a trip that will include a stopover in Hawaii on her way home, according to the itinerary released by the Ministry...

Taiwanese psychiatrist warns of dangers of 'claw machine addiction'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A psychiatrist in southern Taiwan says that many Taiwanese have begun to become addicted to the promise of "cute dolls" inside claw machines, disrupting both their pr...

Taiwan High Speed Rail announces specially priced ‘spring tour’ package

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation (THSRC) on March 14 announced a specially priced “spring tour” package that includes a round-trip bullet train ticket plus one ni...

3 indicted for abusing, killing 1-year-old girl in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Three adults have been indicted for the alleged fatal beating of a one-year-old baby girl, while her mother is to be tried in a juvenile court, reported CNA. A toddler died ...

CDC dengue fever workshop deepens Taiwan-Indonesia medical cooperation

A Taiwan-Indonesia dengue fever prevention workshop kicked off March 11 in Taipei City, underscoring the government’s commitment to strengthening regional infectious disease networks. Organiz...

First Asia-Pacific Wind Energy Expo held in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The first Asia-Pacific Wind Energy Expo opened at the Kaohsiung Exhibition Center on Wednesday, and will run through Friday, March 15. The Expo, which is reportedly the...

China panda offer requires further discussion: Kaohsiung tourism head

A much-debated proposed offer of pandas from China to Kaohsiung will not be easy to become reality, because it would require the approval of at least three official bodies, an official in the southern...

A time of magic light in the air – firefly season in Taiwan’s Chiayi

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With April marking the start of firefly season in Taiwan, Chiayi County will be holding a range of activities for the public to learn more about the lightning bugs between...

The Dalai Lama should be invited back to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan bore witness to two important events over the past few days regarding religious freedom. The “Civil Society Dialogue on Securing Religious Freedom in the I...