Magnitude 4.1 earthquake jars NE Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 4.1 earthquake shook northeastern Taiwan's Yilan County at 2:56 a.m. on Monday morning (Nov. 18), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epi...

Norwegian triathlete receives new ‘lucky cap’ in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Norwegian triathlete Gustav Iden, who sparked a "lucky cap" fad in Taiwan, said during a press conference in Changhua County on Monday (Nov. 11) that he was happ...

Norwegian triathlete treated to lobsters during Changhua marathon in central Taiwan

Norwegian triathlete Gustav Iden, who sparked a "lucky cap" trend in Taiwan, said after the Changhua County marathon on Sunday that he was most surprised to see lobsters being offered at the...

Norwegian athlete famous for lucky temple hat visits Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Norwegian athlete who went viral for wearing a “lucky cap” with the name of a Taiwanese temple on it arrived in Taiwan Saturday (Nov. 9). Gustav Iden be...

90-year-old Taiwanese man helps those less fortunate than himself

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An unnamed 90-year-old Taiwanese man has been lauded for his generosity after taking a trip from his hometown in the southwestern city of Tainan to Changhua County in cent...

Instagrammers go cuckoo over Taiwan's Kochia field

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A field of fuzzy Kochia plants (Bassia scoparia, 波波草) in western Taiwan has become so popular with Instagrammers that its owner has had to construct a fence to reduce dama...

Google gets green light to infuse NT$26 billion into Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. search engine giant Google received the Taiwanese government's approval on Monday (Oct. 28) to invest NT$26 billion (US$852 million) in the country. The Minist...

Taiwan's Matsu Islands recognized as one of world's top 'Smart Communities'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Lienchiang County (連江縣), better known internationally as the Matsu (馬祖) Islands, has joined the ranks of the top “smart cities” according to the...

Taoyuan slaughterhouse hit by avian flu, 1,453 chickens destroyed

A total of 1,453 frozen chickens from a slaughterhouse in Taoyuan have been destroyed after they were confirmed to be infected with the highly pathogenic H5 avian influenza virus, the city's Anima...

Athlete who made 'lucky cap' famous to visit Taiwan soon

A Norwegian triathlete who inadvertently set off a craze in Taiwan for a "lucky" baseball cap will visit the country in November, the Changhua County government said Tuesday. Gustav Iden,...

Taiwan completes first pin piles assembly for offshore wind turbines

A ceremony to mark the completion of Taiwan's first underwater pin piles assembly for its offshore wind turbines was held at the port in Bali District, New Taipei, on Saturday. Speaking at the ...

2,500 race to the finish in Taiwan's 2019 Cycling96 Series – Changhua! event

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An estimated 2,500 professional cyclists from around the world competed in the 2019 Cycling96 Series – Changhua! Road Bicycle Race (96自転車系列賽-彰化讚!) at the Automotive ...

Magnitude 4.0 earthquake jars NE Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A magnitude 4.0 earthquake rattled northeastern Taiwan's Yilan County at 10:34 p.m. tonight (Oct. 5), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter ...

Twin earthquakes over magnitude 4 jolt Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 4.4 earthquake rocked Kaohsiung, Taiwan at 1:12 this morning (Oct. 1), followed by a magnitude 4.2 quake an hour and a half later at 2:42 a.m., according to th...

Taichung wants green light on MRT Green Line extension project

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Transportation Bureau of Taichung City Government on Monday (Sept. 30) resubmitted a report on the feasibility of a project to extend the Taichung MRT’s Green Li...