Taiwan express train derailment kills 22, injures over 130

Asia Pacific Oct 21, 2018

Taiwan express train derailment kills 22, injures over 130

Twenty-two people were killed and at least 132 others injured Sunday when one of Taiwan's newer, faster trains derailed on a curve along a popular weekend route, officials said. The Puyuma express train was carrying more than 366 passengers from a suburb of Taipei toward ...

Michelin guide set to boost Taipei's foodie creds even further

Business Nov 16, 2017

Michelin guide set to boost Taipei's foodie creds even further

From street-side stalls dishing out $1 bowls of braised pork rice to upscale eateries tucked away in quiet alleyways, Michelin inspectors are scouring the Taiwanese capital selecting restaurants for its first-ever Taipei guide. The island's reputation as a foodie paradise among in-the-know travelers will be ...

National Mar 31, 2016

Japan urges Taiwan to relax restrictions on food imports

Japan's de facto embassy in Taiwan has urged the country to relax restrictions placed on food from certain prefectures after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. The Interchange Association, which is responsible for bilateral relations in the absence of diplomatic ties, said in a statement that ...

Crashed Taiwan plane hoisted from river; 26 confirmed dead

World Feb 5, 2015

Crashed Taiwan plane hoisted from river; 26 confirmed dead

Rescuers used a crane to hoist the fuselage of a wrecked TransAsia Airways plane from a shallow river in Taiwan's capital late Wednesday as they searched into the night for 17 people missing in a crash that killed at least 26 others. Flight 235 with ...

The back story to Taiwan's treasures

Art Aug 7, 2014

The back story to Taiwan's treasures

by C.B. Liddell

The artworks and objects on display at the Tokyo National Museum's latest show, "Treasured Masterpieces from the National Palace Museum, Taipei," have had something of checkered history. A large part of this was due to the efforts of the Japanese Imperial Army to get ...