MOC crafts exhibition deepens cultural exchanges with Southeast Asia

TAINAN-- An exhibition highlighting Southeast Asian crafts kicked off May 17 at the National Tainan Living Art Center in southern Taiwan, underscoring government efforts to deepen cultural and people-...

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...

Taiwan president shoots down Terry Gou in war of words

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) rebutted criticism of Foxconn President Terry Gou (郭台銘) on Sunday (May 19) by referring to the alleged suicide cases at the tycoon’s fac...

Photos of flooding in N. Taiwan start to flood in

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As torrential rain is falling across northern Taiwan, photos of the flooding have started to surface on social media. As a convective cloud system has formed over northern T...

Heavy rain alert issued for 14 counties, cities in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Central Weather Bureau has issued a heavy rain advisory for 14 counties and cities in Taiwan this evening (May 15). A convective cloud system developed rapidly this afte...

Magnitude 4.9 earthquake jars NE Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 4.9 earthquake rattled northeastern Taiwan's Yilan County at 4:55 p.m. this afternoon (May 13), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter ...

Central Taiwan to conduct air raid drill on May 30

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Central Taiwan, including the city of Taichung and Penghu, will conduct an air raid drill from 1:30 to 2 p.m. on May 30. The drill, which has been titled Wan-An No.42, ...

To cut food waste, Taiwan to make school lunches more appetizing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- To cut down food waste the Ministry of Education is teaming up with the Full Foods Foundation (灃食公益飲食文化教育基金會) to host a school chef cooking competition and “make school l...

At least 7 days off for Lunar New Year beginning in 2020: Taiwan Premier

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Beginning next year, each Lunar New Year holiday period will last at least seven days, with one within the next decade even lasting 10 days, Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) said Fr...

Brawl breaks out in Taiwan legislature over appointment of CEC head

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A brawl broke out today in Taiwan's Legislative Yuan as lawmakers clashed over a vote for the selection of a new chairman of the Central Election Commission (CEC). A mee...

Mercury forecast to soar to 33 degrees in Taiwan on Monday

Daytime temperatures in most parts of Taiwan are expected to rise to 33 degrees Celsius on Monday as a weather front moves eastward, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). In the Taipei bas...

Breaking News: Magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck at 1:01 p.m. in eastern Taiwan's Hualien County, where an intensity level of 7 was felt, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). ...

Matsu pilgrimages spotlight Taiwan’s rich religious traditions

Every spring, throngs of worshippers parade through cities and counties across Taiwan alongside palanquins bearing statues of Mazu, goddess of the sea. These pilgrimages are among the most anticipated...

Magnitude 4.9, 4.7 earthquakes rock eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Magnitude 4.9 and 4.7 earthquakes rocked eastern Taiwan's Hualien County early this morning, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). CWB map of magnitude 4.9 qu...