Taiwan Headline News

TAIPEI —  The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Friday are as follows: @United Daily News: Minimum pension for retired civil servants at NT$31,260 per month. @China Times:...

Pilot fined for leaving TransAsia Airways after crashes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A co-pilot was sentenced Wednesday to pay TransAsia Airways (復興航空) NT$1.3 million (US$42,650) because he left three years into a 10-year contract following two crashes inv...

A glimpse of Taiwan in 1896

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Scans of 55 photographs of Taiwan from famed Japanese photographer Ogawa Kazumasa's publication "Souvenirs de Formose et des Îles Pescadores" (Oga...

Penghu sea urchin harvesting opens today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Penghu sea urchin harvesting opens today, but the number was significantly reduced than last year, as there were only a couple of stands in the island's Magon...

Taiwan’s Tourism Bureau announces ‘2017 Taiwan Fun on the Tropic of Cancer’ activities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Continuing the success of last year’s edition, Taiwan’s Tourism Bureau has announced “2017 Taiwan Fun on the Tropic of Cancer” activities, starting on Jun...

Twister hovers off Taiwanese island for 6 minutes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A twister hovered off the island of Dongji (東吉) in the Penghu (澎湖) archipelago for six minutes Tuesday morning, the local weather station said. As the country was facin...

Photo of the Day: Basalt landscape of Penghu's Siji Islet

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The basalt landscape of Siji Islet (西吉嶼) is pictured from the air, featuring the fascinating Penghu, the second smallest county in Taiwan. The Four Islands of Southern ...

More cities and counties in Taiwan introduce gay partnership registry

Six more cities and counties in Taiwan have recently decided to allow same-sex partnership registration in the wake of a ruling by the Constitutional Court in favor of gay marriage on May 24, a Cabine...

CWB issues torrential rain alert for 9 counties in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—After being swamped by unprecedented plum season rainfall the last three days, Taiwan is far from seeing sunny blue skies. The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) issued an extr...

‘Swimming across the most beautiful bay in the world’ to take place in Taiwan's Penghu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--The competition of “swimming across the most beautiful bay in the world” will take place in Taiwan's offshore Penghu County in the early morning on...

Mandarin Airlines triples number of flights between Taiwan and Penghu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Mandarin Airlines (華信航空) will triple its number of flights between Taiwan and the Penghu archipelago, beginning on June 1 this year, according to the airline. Penghu is the na...

Long weekend edition: Events around Taiwan 5/26-5/30

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Time to enjoy the four day weekend. Whether its outdoors or indoors, there's fun to be had. Dragon Boat races (Northern Taiwan) 28 - 30 May, Taipei Internatio...

Taiwan holds war games simulating Chinese island attack

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's military has practiced repelling a simulated Chinese assault on an outlying island group as part of annual military drills addressing the threat from across the Taiwan S...

Top 5 dragon boat racing spots in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Dragon Boat Festival is one of the three major celebrated festivals in Taiwan, together with Lunar New Year and the Mid Autumn Festival. Besides eating ...

CWB issues heavy rain alert for 19 counties and cities in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- All counties and cities in Taiwan proper have been issued a heavy rain warning by the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) on Tuesday morning, with the bureau describing south cen...