Motorcyclist thrown from bike into rocky ravine in S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Saturday (Oct. 12) in a mountainous area along Provincial Road No. 3 (台3線) in Chiayi County, a motorcyclist was thrown from his cycle into a ravine after a collision on...

Treasures of 17th century literati featured in Taiwan NPM exhibition

An exhibition featuring artifacts from 17th century China kicked off Sept. 28 at the National Palace Museum in Taipei City. “The Literati’s Ordinaries - A Proposal of Life from the 17th...

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...

Typhoon Mitag could make landfall in NE Taiwan today, bring 'crazy wind explosive rain' tonight

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Weather Bureau has issued a sea and land warning for 13 counties and cities, as Typhoon Mitag is expected to come closest to Taiwan this afternoon (Sept. 30), ...

Filipino factory worker to receive second literary award in Taiwan

Filipino factory worker Melinda Babaran will collect her second award at the Taiwan Literature Award for Migrants Sunday following her win at last year's awards. Babaran will be presented with ...

Taiwan should take further measures on climate change: scholars

Local scholars on Thursday urged the government to adopt further measures to address climate change, while recognizing that Taiwan has proved itself adept at dealing with climate change-driven natural...

Taiwan could see soggy weather over Moon Festival as 2 tropical storms loom

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Two tropical storms taking shape in the Western Pacific could put a damper on moon-viewing during the Mid-Autumn Festival in Taiwan, while a heavy rain warning has been issued ...

New figures show Taiwan society is aging quickly

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The percentage of Taiwan’s population aged 65 or more now stands at 15 percent in 15 of the country’s municipalities, with fewer births than deaths recorded is...

Taiwan legislator explains origin of millions in cash he left on train

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Legislator Chen Ming-wen (陳明文) showed video footage Thursday (September 5) to prove he had brought the NT$3 million (US$95,500) in cash he forgot on a train from his home....

Update: Typhoon Lingling continues to dump rain on Taiwan today

Update: 09/05 5:30 p.m. The CWB said that Faxai was upgraded to a Tropical Storm today at 4 p.m., making it the 15th tropical storm of the year. Currently more than 3,000 kilometers away from Taiwa...

Typhoon Lingling brings rain to SW Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As the periphery of Typhoon Lingling (玲玲) starts to lash Taiwan, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has issued a heavy rain alert for five counties and cities, while a tropical d...

Taiwan legislator forgets NT$3 million in cash on high-speed train

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A suitcase containing NT$3 million (US$95,500) in cash was left unattended on a high-speed train to Taipei and turned out to belong to Democratic Progressive Party lawmake...

Daughter of Vietnamese immigrant receives desk after testing into top Taiwan school

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The daughter of a Vietnamese immigrant who lives in a makeshift home has received a new desk and container house after news broke of her plight and her successful entrance to a...

Gunman takes hostages, throws grenades in standoff with police in S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In Chiayi County’s Minxiong Township (民雄鄉) on Friday (Aug. 30), a burst of gunfire startled local residents at around 8:00 a.m. in the morning, sparking a standoff b...

Heavy rain alert issued in 14 counties, cities in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Due to the impact of a powerful convective cloud system, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) today (Aug. 30) issued a heavy rain advisory for 14 counties and cities in Taiwan. ...