China urges caution after Taiwan tour bus crash injures Chinese

TAIPEI A Taiwan bus carrying Chinese tourists crashed into a bridge on Saturday, authorities said, wounding some passengers and prompting a call from China for "greater security safeguards". The accident in the southern city of Kaohsiung follows a grisly ... ( read original story ...)

The vet who 'euthanised' herself in Taiwan

A new law banning animal euthanasia is set to take force in Taiwan. It comes almost a year after the shocking suicide of a vet overwhelmed by grief at the plight of stray animals. The BBC's Cindy Sui explores this tragedy. Perhaps veterinarian and animal ... ( read original story ...)

Where are property prices rising along the new airport MRT?

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- With the commercial opening of the Taoyuan International Airport MRT looming, property prices have risen modestly along some areas the line traverses, according to realtor data released Monday. Taiwan Realtor statistics indicate that ... ( read original story ...)

Greater Taipei forum to be held in March: Eric Chu

New Taipei City Mayor Eric Chu announced Monday that his city would ... thanking them for their efforts. The mayor said that the project's first stage was nearly 80 percent complete and would be finished on schedule in 2018. He said that progress on ... ( read original story ...)

Smartphone maker Xiaomi set to open 6 new repair stations

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Xiaomi users take note — the Chinese smartphone maker announced the opening of six new repair stations across Taiwan starting Monday, bringing the total to nine. The six new "speedy repair stations," set up in partnership with local 3C ... ( read original story ...)

Taiwan stocks, currency jump on Wall St; financials up

TAIPEI Feb 6 Taiwan stocks and currency rose on Monday following gains on Wall Street and regional bourses, with financial firms such as Cathay Financial Holding leading the gainers. As of 0226 GMT, the main TAIEX index rose 0.6 percent to 9,514.77 ... ( read original story ...)

Taiwan bans euthanasia of stray animals

Taiwan has banned euthanising animals in shelters, which follows the tragic suicide last year of a vet burdened with the task of putting down animals. The law came into effect Saturday, two years after it was passed by parliament -- a period meant to ... ( read original story ...)

Taipei Lantern Festival opens with 'West Side Story' theme

lighting technology has been adopted to show old historical buildings in the Xibenyuan Temple Square in the hope of reviving the area, the city government said. In the light sculpture area around the North Gate and Zhongshan Hall, the Taipei City story ... ( read original story ...)

Comics and animation festival kicks off in Taipei

A woman decorates a toy booth during the Taipei International Comics and Animation Festival in Taipei, Taiwan, Feb 2, 2017. The festival opened on Thursday, and will last until Feb 6. [Photo/Xinhua] ( read original story ...)

V Apartment

Since the house was just newly built, the condition of the house is good. Also, the house is great square, no fractional spaces, so it’s comparably easy to plan the layout. In addition, despite there is a large window, the view and natural lighting are ... ( read original story ...)

Taipei Lantern Festival takes inspiration from Broadway musical

TAIPEI -- The 2017 Taipei Lantern Festival opened Saturday with a theme of "West Side Story, Taipei Glory" borrowing from the title of an American musical to highlight the development of the western area of the city. The main theme lantern in the Year of ... ( read original story ...)

Wistron plant in Indian tech hub solely for iPhone: source

MUMBAI/TAIPEI (Reuters) - An assembly plant that Apple's Taiwanese manufacturing partner Wistron Corp is setting up in Bengaluru will focus solely on assembling iPhones, a source familiar with the matter said on Friday. The source, who asked not to be ... ( read original story ...)