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Magnitude 5.0 earthquake jolts northeast Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 5.0 earthquake rocked northeastern Taiwan at 10:36 p.m. on Tuesday evening (Jan. 25), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the te...

TSMC reportedly planning advanced packaging plant for southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) is reportedly planning to build an advanced packaging facility in Chiayi or Yunlin County. The potential move comes as TSM...

Taiwan’s F-16V jets up in the air again after fatal crash

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Air Force’s F-16V jets were cleared to join action against Chinese military aircraft intruding into Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) followi...

Taiwan president to skip LNY red envelopes due to COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) will break a tradition this Lunar New Year and not hand out red envelopes to the public due to the expanding COVID-19 outbreak, the Presidenti...

Think tank initiates 1st Taiwan-Lithuania sister school talks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan NextGen Foundation (NextGen), a Taipei and Chiayi-based think tank, has launched the nation’s first sister school initiative with Lithuania. The think tank...

Taiwan's fleet of F-16s to resume flights Jan. 20

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's F-16 jet fighters will resume flights on Wednesday, (Jan. 20), the Air Force said Tuesday (Jan. 18). The entire fleet of F-16s was grounded after one crash...

Taiwan military searching for downed F-16V's black box

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A private company commissioned by the military is now looking for the downed F-16V’s flight data recorder as salvage operations at the crash site continue. The Fo...

Magnitude 5.5 earthquake strikes eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 5.5 earthquake struck eastern Taiwan at 4:15 p.m. Sunday (Jan. 16), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the temblor was located ...

President orders Taiwan defense ministry to investigate cause of F-16 crash

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has instructed the Ministry of Defense (MND) to find the cause of last week's F-16 crash and to assist the pilot’s family. Presid...

Remains of F-16V pilot found in western Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Suspected remains of the crashed F-16V pilot were found by search and rescue teams on Thursday (Jan. 13). During a training exercise off Chiayi County's Dongshi Tow...

Taiwan military's search for downed F-16V continues

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The military on Thursday (Jan. 13) continued its search for Air Force Captain Chen Yi (陳奕), who piloted the F-16V fighter jet that crashed off the coast of Chiayi on Tuesd...

12 degrees Celsius on Wed lowest temp recorded by Taipei Weather Station so far this winter

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 12 degrees Celsius recorded by the Central Weather Bureau’s (CWB) Taipei Weather Station at 5:54 a.m. on Wednesday morning was the lowest recorded by the station...

Suspected wreckage from Taiwan's missing F-16V found

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A fisherman on Wednesday (Jan. 12) found pieces of an aircraft near where an F-16V fighter jet crashed into the ocean off the coast of southwest Taiwan the previous day. ...

F-16V crashes off west coast of Taiwan, pilot missing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An F-16V fighter jet crashed into the sea off the west coast on Tuesday (Jan. 11), and the search for the pilot is ongoing. During a training exercise off the coast of...

F-16V goes missing off west coast of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Air Force lost contact with an F-16V on Tuesday (Jan. 11) while it was flying off the west coast of Taiwan. During a training exercise off the coast of Chiayi Count...