Magnitude 4.5 earthquake jolts southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 4.5 earthquake rattled southern Taiwan at 10:05 a.m. this morning (Oct. 5), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the temblor was ...

Taiwanese B&B owner finds homes for dog family

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A bed and breakfast (B&B) owner in Chiayi County has successfully found homes for a stray dog and her eight puppies after the stray moved her litter near the inn as a ...

Magnitude 5.9 earthquake strikes northeastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 5.9 earthquake rattled northeastern Taiwan at 12:37 p.m. this afternoon (Sept. 30), with all of Taiwan proper feeling its shockwaves, according to the Central ...

Magnitude 5.3, 5.0 earthquakes rock eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two earthquakes in excess of magnitude 5.0 struck eastern Taiwan's Taitung County this morning (Sept. 29), with four lesser quakes striking in between, according to th...

Activists urge government to join United Nations under ‘Taiwan’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan United Nations Alliance (TAIUNA) on Monday (Sept. 28) suggested that the country should return to the UN under the name "Taiwan" and said it intends to pu...

Taiwan ranked No. 1 on Agoda 2020 travel wish list

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has been ranked number one among the top 10 most-searched destinations in the second half of 2020, according to Agoda, an online travel agency and metasearch engine...

Whitemen Toothpaste in brush with law for labeling Chinese tubes as Taiwanese

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kaohsiung prosecutors have indicted the head of Whitemen Toothpaste (白人牙膏) for falsely labeling over 3 million tubes of its toothpaste products as being made in Taiwan whe...

Magnitude 4.9 earthquake rocks southeast Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 4.9 earthquake rattled southeastern Taiwan at 9:37 a.m. this morning (Sept. 17), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the temblor...

Naturalized Taiwanese citizen from Iran accused of funding banned group

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A naturalized Taiwanese citizen originally from Iran and his wife have been charged with funding an Iranian group listed as banned by the Ministry of Justice, reports said...

Chiayi to be first among Taiwan municipalities to clash with US pork policy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chiayi City has become the first municipality in Taiwan to decide to take action against the central government’s new policy of opening the country to U.S. pork cont...

Taiwan to feel impact of China's pollution this week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Air pollution drifting down from China is expected to result in unhealthy air quality for western Taiwan well into Friday (Sept. 11), according to WeatherRisk Explore Inc....

Kuomintang launches referendum over US pork imports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Johnny Chiang (江啟臣) on Sunday (Sept. 6) announced that he has officially launched a referendum on the import of U.S. pork containing ractopamine,...

6 face hefty fines for hiking Taiwan’s Mianyue Line trail without permits

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Six people were caught hiking the Mianyue Line trail on Chiayi County's Alishan without permits on Friday (Sept. 4), and each is facing a fine of NT$30,000 (US$1,023)-...

Top 10 favorite scenic tourist spots in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The results of a survey of foreign visitors recently released by the Tourism Bureau of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) has revealed the 10 most-vi...

4.6 magnitude earthquake jolts southeast Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 4.6 earthquake rocked southeastern Taiwan at 4:44 p.m. this afternoon (Sept. 2), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the temblor...