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...

Former student returns compass stolen from SW Taiwan school decades ago

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An alumnus of an elementary school in the southwest Taiwan city of Chiayi has returned a compass he or she stole from the school as a child along with a monetary donation ...

Rain subsides, temperatures rise in Taiwan as tropical storm moves away

With severe Tropical Storm Tapah moving away from Taiwan, rain is expected to subside in the northern parts of the country on Sunday and the weather will likely turn stable, with temperatures to rise,...

Foreign tourists to enjoy 'buy 1, get 1 free' deal on Taiwan's HSR until Jan. 20, 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A special "buy one, get one free' discount for foreign tourists who take Taiwan's High Speed Rail (HSR) trains to Taichung and areas further south will run until J...

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...

DPP lawmaker who forgot cash on train may face charge of 'structuring'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Last week on Sept. 3, Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) lawmaker Chen Ming-wen (陳明文) accidentally left NT$3 million (US$95,500) in cash aboard a Taiwan High Speed Railway...

Taiwan prosecutors to investigate son of legislator who forgot millions on train

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Chiayi District Prosecutors Office will investigate allegations of money laundering against the son of legislator Chen Ming-wen (陳明文) after he said the NT$3 million (U...

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...