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). ...

Magnitude 4.1 earthquake rattles E. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 4.1 earthquake jolted eastern Taiwan's Hualien County at 11:26 p.m. on Monday evening (April 15), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicente...

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...

Magnitude 5.0 earthquake jolts eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 5.0 earthquake rocked eastern Taiwan's Hualien County this evening at 11:13 p.m., according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the temblor...

Video shows chaos when 'White Wolf' crashes Taiwan's Dajia Matsu Pilgrimage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A video has surfaced showing the complete chaos that ensued when notorious former gang leader and current head of the Chinese Unity Promotion Party (CUPP, 統促黨) Chang An-le (張安樂...

5 injured in melee after pro-China gangster 'White Wolf' shows up at Taiwan's Dajia Matsu Pilgrimage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Complete chaos and multiple injuries ensued when former gang leader and current head of the Chinese Unity Promotion Party (CUPP, 統促黨) Chang An-le (張安樂), who is nicknamed the &l...

Magnitude 4.4 earthquake rocks southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 4.4 earthquake jolted southern Taiwan's Pingtung County at 5:24 a.m. on Saturday (April 6), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of t...

Miaoli County Councilor says 'too many Leopard cats' cause highway deaths

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In the wake of two leopard cats (石虎) being killed on Taiwan's roads within 10 days in January, video footage yesterday surfaced of Miaoli County Councilor Han Mao-hsien (韓茂...

Magnitude 5.2 earthquake rocks SE Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 5.3 earthquake jolted southeastern Taiwan's Taitung County at 9:56 a.m., while much of the rest of the country felt its shock waves, according to the Central We...

All of Taiwan rocked by magnitude 5.6 earthquake in Taitung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 5.6 earthquake struck in Taiwan's Taitung County at 9:52 a.m. this morning, with all of Taiwan feeling the tremors, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB...

Taiwan’s Dajia Matsu Pilgrimage Procession to take place April 7 -16

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Dajia Matsu Pilgrimage Procession, hailed as one of the world’s three largest religious activities by Discovery Channel and included in the UNESCO Int...

Taiwanese teen commits suicide after father shuts off computer game

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In Changhua County, on March 23, a young boy, surnamed Cheng (鄭), committed suicide on the evening of his 15th birthday, by jumping from the third floor of his home onto t...

Taiwan legislative by-elections produce mixed results

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) held on to two legislative seats while the main opposition Kuomintang (KMT) kept one but lost another in legislative by-elections S...

Magnitude 5.2 earthquake rattles eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 5.2 earthquake jarred eastern Taiwan's Hualien County this afternoon at 12:32 p.m., according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the tembl...