Heavy flooding shifts to central, southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) observed that as rainfall in northern Taiwan is starting to diminish this afternoon (May 20), it has started to increase rapidly in southern an...

CWB issues extremely heavy rain advisory for N. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Due to the arrival of a weather front today (May 20) the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has issued a heavy rain advisory for 21 of Taiwan's 22 counties and cities. The CWB...

Extremely heavy rain alert issued for N. Taiwan, flash floods reported

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As a convective cloud system has formed over northern Taiwan, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has issued a heavy rain advisory for five counties and cities and an extremely he...

New top-shell species discovered on Taiwan’s Kinmen islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A new species of top-shells (Trochidae) was discovered around the Leiyu Township in Taiwan’s Kinmen County – Kinmen Top-shell (金門鐘螺), the first to be named aft...

Taiwan's Kinmen boasts wealth of fascinating military memorials, museums

Scattered across Taiwan’s outlying Kinmen County are memorials, museums and repurposed tunnels and fortifications spotlighting its unique military history. For decades, Kinmen was on the fron...

Photo of the Day: Sunset in Kinmen, Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An Indian IT professional took this spectacular photo of a sunset on April 5 during a visit to Taiwan's Kinmen County. The photographer, Senior Technical consultant Sund...

3rd dead pig found on Kinmen shore tests positive for ASF

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A pig carcass which washed up on the shore in Kinmen County has tested positive for African swine fever (ASF), the third such case reported in the county, announced Taiwan'...

'Blue tears' phenomenon becomes tourist hit in Taiwan's Kinmen

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Dubbed "blue tears" by local residents, the mysterious sparkling blue light that can be spotted along the shore of Kinmen during spring, has become a major tourist attraction...

Dead piglet found on New Taipei beach amid fears of African Swine Fever

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Amid the continuing fear over a possible outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) virus reaching the shores of Taiwan, another dead pig, this time a piglet, was discovered on...

First Vietnamese tourist denied entry to Taiwan for not paying NT$200,000 fine over illegal pork import

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A Vietnamese passenger was denied entry at the airport on Feb. 27 after being caught trying to bringing pork products into the country but failing to pay a NT$200,000 fine. T...

Taipei Maokong Gondola offers region-based specials: NT$50 per ride

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Maokong Gondola has launched a hot deal program, offering rides on the recreational aerial lift system at what is billed as the “coin price”-- NT$50 a ride...

Taiwan investigates 4 following online rumors about African swine fever

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine (BAPHIQ) said they are investigating four suspects in relation to false information spread online regarding...

Taiwan authorities investigate online rumors surrounding African swine fever

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine (BAPHIQ) said they are looking into false information and rumors spread online relating to two p...

2nd dead hog floats onto Taiwan's Kinmen, heightens fears of ASF spread

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A dead hog was reported to have washed up on a beach in Taiwan's Kinmen County this morning, a day after a dead pig which had also washed up on the island county's shor...

Dead hog found on beach in Taiwan's Kinmen County

TAIPEI (CNA) -- A dead hog was found Monday on a beach in Kinmen County just kilometers away from China's southeastern coast, but officials urged the public not to panic, saying it was likely an i...