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Two mountaineers make incredible trip through Taiwan’s Central Mountain Range

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A 10-minute video titled "Beyond Madness Beyond Beauty" posted on the Beast Runners’ YouTube channel documents two mountaineers’ incredible trip acro...

Taiwan officials address concerns about donations for train crash victims

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese government has dismissed speculation that it will use public donations for the victims of a tragic train accident in Hualien County earlier this month and th...

Death toll in Taiwan train derailment revised down to 49

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Hualien police said on Sunday (April 11) they had overcounted the death toll of the April 2 derailment accident due to complexity and are now revising the number down ...

'Indian Holi Taipei' event to donate funds to Hualien train crash victims

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The proceeds from the annual "Indian Holi Taipei" festival, which will be held at a riverside park in New Taipei on Saturday (April 10), will be donated to a rel...

Photo of the Day: Taiwan-shaped fried rice

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Nicaraguan businessman captured this photo of Taiwanese-style fried rice molded in the shape of Taiwan's main island over the Tomb Sweeping holiday weekend. The p...

Chinese aircraft carrier holds drills near Taiwan as US carrier steams into South China Sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese carrier group drilled in waters off Taiwan as a U.S. carrier group entered the South China Sea amid rising tensions over China's refusal to call back dozens ...

Wuhan cemeteries see 320,000 early mourners before Tomb Sweeping Festival: Chinese media

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over 320,000 Wuhan residents visited city cemeteries over just one weekend a full two weeks before the official Tomb Sweeping Festival. On March 22, China's Chutian...

Second American teacher killed in Hualien train derailment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Authorities have confirmed that a woman is the second U.S. citizen to be killed in the Hualien train derailment. At 9:28 a.m. on Friday (April 2), the Taiwan Railways A...

Blogger HandKevinSome dies in eastern Taiwan train derailment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A young blogger on Monday (April 5) was confirmed to be among those who perished in the deadly train derailment that took place at the start of the Tomb Sweeping Festival ...

Taiwan train derailment victim mistakenly blamed for accident

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A victim of the train derailment accident surnamed Yeh (葉) on Monday (April 5) cried foul at media allegations he was responsible for the fatal accident. On Friday (Apr...

Taiwan president, vice president, premier each to donate 1 month's salary to disaster relief fund

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Presidential Spokesperson Xavier Chang (張惇涵) said Monday (April 5) that President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), Vice President Lai Ching-te (賴清德), and Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) w...

Taiwanese woman loses daughter in train accident, mother to illness two days later

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese mother who lost her daughter in the Taiwan Railway train derailment accident on Friday (April 2) lost her mother to illness just two days later. The woman&r...

Taiwan investigators ask public for photos of train wreck

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Prosecutors investigating Taiwan's worst railway disaster in seven decades appealed to the public Monday for any photographs they may have taken of the crash that killed at least...

Taiwan transport minister offers resignation after deadly train crash

Taiwanese Transportation Minister Lin Chia-lung on Sunday offered to step down after a rail accident last week near the eastern city of Hualien left 48 people dead and nearly 200 injured. In a stateme...

Yuguang Island Art Festival begins in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2021 Yuguang Island Art Festival, which features the work of 13 artists, will run through April 18 in Tainan's Anping District. With the theme of "Dwelling...