Southern Taiwan's Orchid Island to host pig-catching contest in September

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Orchid Island (蘭嶼) in Taitung County will host a hog-catching contest in an attempt to reduce its population of wild pigs, which are causing havoc for local residents. ...

Taiwan indigenous children’s choirs to perform in UK

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s indigenous children’s choirs will perform on stages across the U.K. from May 24-29, announced Ministry of Culture (MOC) at a press conference on May 1...

Visit ‘Trail of Ferns’ in Taiwan’s Yushan National Park

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Walami Trail is located within the eastern boundary of the Yushan National Park. Walami means ferns in Japanese, and the name reflects the abundance of the plants along the ...

Indigenous Taiwanese man tracks down father’s grave after 66 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With the help of the Transitional Justice Commission (TJC,促轉會), an indigenous man finally tracked down the grave of his father, a White Terror victim, at the Liuchangli Pu...

Taiwanese experts use indigenous term to name new termite species

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - For the first time, a new species of termite has been named by Taiwanese scientists, who used the Bunun indigenous term “halum” to register the “Stylotermes ha...

Taiwanese scholars reluctant to declare Formosan clouded leopard extinct

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The latest reported sightings of the Formosan clouded leopard are adding to the reluctance by scholars and indigenous tribes to remove the animal from the endangered species li...

Snow fall on Taiwan's Snow Mountain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Show has fallen on Taiwan’s Xueshan, also known as Snow Mountain (雪山) over the weekend, as shown by photos shared to social media. The head of the Bunun Climbers ...

Sightings of thought-to-be-extinct Taiwanese leopard need verifying, say officials

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Authorities are working to verify claims that the Formosan clouded leopard, a species native to Taiwan and thought to be extinct, was sighted in the wild in Taitung County, the Taitung...

'Extinct' Formosan clouded leopard spotted in E. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A leopard thought to be extinct, the Formosan clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa brachyura), has been spotted by several witnesses in the wilderness of southeast Taiwan, report...

Aboriginal students in southern Taiwan make invitation cards from millet and rice

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In preparation for an upcoming painting exhibition, aboriginal students at an elementary school in Taiwan's eastern county of Taitung composed special invitation cards...

Red Sox 'Tzunami' becomes 2nd Taiwanese player to win World Series ring

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- With the Boston Red Sox beating the Los Angeles Dodgers in 5 to 1 to win the World Series yesterday (Oct. 28), Red Sox player Lin Tzu-Wei (林子偉) has become the second Taiwanese ...

Taiwan to stage concerts celebrating ethnic music starting Oct. 19

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A series of performances celebrating the diverse music and cultures of Taiwan’s Hakka and indigenous groups will be held at the Taiwan Traditional Theater Center (台灣...

Joint Indigenous Harvest Festival in Hualien honors Taiwan’s tribal heritage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 2018 edition of the Joint Indigenous Harvest Festival, that took place between July 20 and 22, saw the participation of 60,000 performers from 26 indigenous troupes as...

Taiwan's Top 10 Theme Parks

Summer is here and that means the kids are on holiday and many people are looking for something fun and exciting to do. A theme park is an obvious place to head, and while some Taiwanese people may ch...

Taiwan’s Hngyang Na Atayal chorus wins three golds at Orientale Concentus 2018 in Singapore

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—The Hngyang Na Atayal chorus of Hsinchu County, Taiwan is a big winner of this year’s Orientale Concentus International Choral Festival, winning in three categories: M...