The Nangang high-speed rail station started operations Friday, becoming the 12th stop on the line.
The Navy said that a supersonic anti-ship missile was accidentally fired Friday morning during a regular inspection.
The Republic of China (Taiwan) Navy said that one of its 500-ton patrol boats based in southern Taiwan launched a supersonic anti-ship missile by mistake early Friday.
Premier Lin Chuan on Thursday justified the Cabinet's decision to eliminate seven public holidays, saying that keeping the days would adversely affect stock market trading and the economy.
Human error was the main cause of last year's TransAsia Airways (復興航空) crash, an Aviation Safety Council (ASC, 飛安會) investigation has concluded.
As cross-Taiwan Strait relations have cooled under the administration of President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), the number of tourist groups traveling from eastern China to Taiwan is set to see a 33 percent decrease year-on-year for the second half of the year, according to travel industry estimates.
More than 30 shark pups rescued earlier this month from two separate dead pregnant female tiger sharks found off the coast of Taitung County are growing well, and 20 of them were released into the sea Thursday. Two of the tiger sharks were given microsatellite markers to record their movement patterns, according to a marine biology expert.
The National Pension Reform Committee concluded Thursday to resolve agenda issues through consensus, amid squabbling among committee members over meeting guidelines and other topics at hand.
Taiwan Power Company's (Taipower) labor union, whose 25,000 members have authorized union leaders to take "all sorts of actions" to deal with the management, said Thursday it would not plan any strike action for now after getting a "good will"
Industrial giant Formosa Plastics Group (FPG, 台塑集團) may face a fine of US$500 million from the Vietnamese government, after investigations revealed toxic wastewater discharged from its steel complex was to blame for mysterious mass fish deaths in early April.