Military charter flight safely lands in Taiwan's Dongsha Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A military chartered UNI Air flight has landed in Taiwan’s Dongsha Islands (東沙群島, Pratas Islands) after taking off from Kaohsiung early Monday morning (Oct. 26). ...

5 Thai crew members missing after ship sinks near southwest Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Five Thai crew members were still missing Saturday (Oct. 24) evening after their Tuvalu-registered freighter sank near Kaohsiung the previous evening. The ship’s ...

Chinese dredger forced to return sand to Taiwan's Matsu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After catching a Chinese vessel dredging sand off of Taiwan's Matsu Islands, Coast Guard Administration (CGA) officials arrested its crew and forced them to return the...

Holidaymakers flock to Xiaoliuqiu at start of long festival weekend

Visitors on Thursday arrived in droves at Taiwan's offshore Liuqiu Island, commonly called Xiaoliuqiu on the first day of the long Mid-Autumn Festival holiday. The number of passengers departin...

36 Vietnamese stowaways came from China, tested for coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As five more Vietnamese stowaways trying to illegally immigrate to Taiwan were captured on Wednesday (Sept. 16), news surfaced that they had transited from China and were ...

Update: Over 30 Vietnamese illegally land in south Taiwan, 23 arrested

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over 30 illegal Vietnamese immigrants reached the shores of southern Taiwan early Tuesday morning (Sept. 15), with 23 arrested on the spot and the rest still at large. ...

Filipino sentenced to life after 8 die on Taiwanese fishing boat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Filipino fishery worker was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday (Sept. 8) for his killing spree on the high seas last year that resulted in the death of eight crew me...

Chinese man swims seven hours to Taiwan's Kinmen for freedom

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese man claimed Sunday (Aug. 9) that he swam for seven hours from China to Taiwan's offshore Kinmen County in pursuit of the country's freedom and democracy....

Chinese sand dredging ships to serve as targets for Taiwanese military drills

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese ships impounded for illegal sand dredging could be handed over to the military for target practice, the Coast Guard Administration (CGA) said Tuesday (July 28). ...

Chinese sand dredger sinks killing 4, choppers cross Taiwan Strait's median line

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese sand dredging ship on Sunday (July 26) sank in waters off Taiwan's Penghu Islands, killing four, and Chinese helicopters crossed the median line of the Taiwa...

4 men drown after taxi falls off pier in C. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Four men perished when a taxi accidentally drove off a pier in Taichung early on Wednesday morning (July 15). At 1 a.m. on Wednesday morning, the Taichung Habor Fire Br...

2 Taiwanese fishermen busted for smuggling 30 Vietnamese

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two Taiwanese fishermen were arrested Wednesday (July 8) for attempting to smuggle 30 Vietnamese workers into Taiwan. The Kaohsiung branch of the Coast Guard Administra...

Dragon Boat Festival tourism on Taiwan's Orchid Island doubles

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An Orchid Island (Lanyu Township) resident mocked the sight of drink shelves quickly emptied by tourists at a local convenience store during the Dragon Boat Festival holid...

8 Taiwanese Coast Guard ships outfitted with 40mm guns

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ocean Affairs Council announced in a humorous Facebook post that eight Coast Guard ships have each been fitted with a 40mm gun, which has a maximum range of 12000 mete...

Taiwan defending fishing rights, sovereignty over Diaoyutai Islands: Coast Guard

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to media reports that the government does not send Coast Guard ships to protect the nation’s fishing fleet, the Coast Guard Administration (CGA) issued a...