Taiwan elder statesman donates NT$5.8 million to underprivileged families

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Koo Kwang-ming (辜寬敏), a 95-year-old former advisor to Taiwan's Presidential Office, has for the seventh straight year donated to disadvantaged families in Changhua Cou...

Taiwan’s Tri-Mountain certified as Muslim-friendly

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Tri-Mountain National Scenic Area (參山國家風景區) has had 12 of its facilities and businesses certified as Muslim friendly venues, in a bid to woo travelers from th...

Taiwan's Tainan confirms first case of imported dengue fever this year

Tainan in southern Taiwan reported its first case of imported dengue fever this year in a female patient who recently vacationed in Indonesia, the city's Public Health Bureau said Thursday. The...

Taiwan's 2020 Presidential Elections / Countdown - 3 days to go

Only three days are left until Taiwan's Jan. 11 presidential and legislative elections, and the candidates have been busy making their final appeals to voters. President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) of t...

Magnitude 4.4 earthquake jolts E. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 4.4 earthquake shook eastern Taiwan's Hualien County at 3:06 a.m. this morning (Jan. 9), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of...

Taiwan's 2020 Presidential Elections / Countdown - 4 days to go

With the presidential and legislative elections on Saturday, presidential candidates are traveling the country this week in a final attempt to sway undecided voters. President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) of...

4.7 magnitude earthquake rattles SW Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 4.7 earthquake jolted southwestern Taiwan this afternoon (Jan. 6) at 2:53 p.m., according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). Based on CWB data, the epicen...

Host families for sniffer puppies needed in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Finance's (MOF) Customs Administration is currently looking for host families who live between Changhua and Hsinchu Counties to adopt approximately 20 ...

Final section of W. Taiwan's Provincial Highway 61 to open Dec. 27

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The final section of Provincial Highway 61 along Taiwan’s west coast is expected to open for traffic on Dec. 27 after the project for the 9-kilometer stretch between...

2020 Elections: Hong Kong on the minds of Taiwan's first-time voters

The months-long democracy movement in Hong Kong will likely encourage more young Taiwanese first-time voters to cast ballots in January's presidential and legislative elections, scholars and stude...

Frequent Taiwanese media tours to China found before 2020 elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At least three Taiwanese media trips have been arranged in China each month in the lead-up to Taiwan's presidential and legislative elections on Jan. 11, 2020, sparkin...

Magnitude 5 earthquake jolts E. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 5 earthquake shook eastern Taiwan's Yilan County at 7:25 p.m. this evening (Dec. 16), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of th...

Cold surge advisory issued for 13 counties, cities in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As a continental cold air mass continues to blast into Taiwan, Hsinchu County saw the mercury dip down to 7.9 degrees Celsius Monday morning (Dec. 9) and the Central Weath...

Ban on disposable tableware at restaurants, food courts to start Jan. 1

A ban on the use of disposable tableware at restaurants and food courts in shopping malls will take effect in 10 municipalities in Taiwan next year, the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) s...

Taiwan's Paper Mill Theatre brings vintage comic series to life on stage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Paper Windmill Theatre will showcase its latest creation — a theatrical adaption of the beloved Taiwanese comic book series "JhugeShiro" (諸葛四郎) —...