CWB issues sea warning as Tropical Storm Danas makes beeline for Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has issued a sea warning for Tropical Storm Danas and a land warning is expected before noon today. Tropical Storm Danas, which in Tagalog m...

12 Taiwan national forest recreation areas accept EasyCard and iPASS

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Twelve of Taiwan’s national forest recreation areas will begin to accept payment of admission fees by EasyCard and iPASS on Monday (July 15), Taiwan's Forestry B...

Eastern Taiwan continues to see scorching temperatures

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Taiwan's hot summer weather continued Sunday, with eastern Taiwan experiencing temperatures of more than 37 degrees Celsius, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said. The highest t...

Government considers extending Taiwan High Speed Rail to Yilan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) raised a proposal to extend Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR) northward to Yilan County last month, in additi...

CWB issues orange heat alert for Taipei

Taipei (Taiwan News) -- The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has issued orange and yellow alerts today (July 11) for four counties and cities in northern and eastern Taiwan, while it has also issued heavy...

Canadian man flying to Taiwan on July 14 to find missing brother

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Canadian man who has been searching for the whereabouts of his brother, who has been missing for over two years and was last seen in eastern Taiwan, will travel to Taiwan fro...

Heavy rain alert issued in 16 counties, cities in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Due to the effects of a plum rain front and northeasterly winds, the Central Weather Bureau has issued a heavy rain alert for 16 counties and cities in Taiwan. As a plum rai...

World's largest Buddha painting unveiled in eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An internationally recognized painter and calligrapher, Hong Qizhen (洪啟嵩) has completed a massive painting of the Buddha, which he began 17 years ago. The "Great B...

Xiazhi, summer solstice, brings scorching 40-degree heat to N. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As Taiwan experiences Xiazhi (夏至), the peak of summer based on the lunisolar calendar today (June 21), the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has issued an orange heat alert for five...

Orange heat alert issued for 8 counties, cities, E. Taiwan to soar to 38 degrees

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has issued an orange heat hazard advisory for eight counties and cities in Taiwan, while Taitung is expected to see the mercury climb to 38 deg...

Plum rains to soak Taiwan this weekend

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) predicts that a new plum rain front will bring heavy precipitation to Taiwan from Saturday (June 22) to Monday (June 24). Wu Der-rong (吳德榮),...

Female motorcyclist dies after hitting water buffalo on highway in eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A female motorcyclist died after hitting a water buffalo on a highway in Donghe Township in Taiwan’s eastern county of Taitung on Sunday night (June 16), Central New...

Elementary school on Green Island holds graduation under water

TAIPEI (CNA) -- This year's 12 new graduates of Gungguan Elementary School on Green Island, a volcanic islet off the eastern coast of Taiwan, received their diplomas in an unusual underwater gradu...

'One country, two systems' in Taiwan 'over my dead body:' Han Kuo-yu

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Kaohsiung mayor and presidential hopeful Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) vowed Saturday that China's "one country, two systems" formula for unification with Taiwan will never be put in ...

Plum rain front storms toward Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Much of Taiwan will see rain today (June 10), as a plum rain front gathers steam and prepares to hover over the country and potentially bring "disastrous precipitation&quo...