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Rockslides, falling shelves reported after twin quakes strike eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Key highways in eastern Taiwan were hit by rockslides, and residents reported falling bookshelves after magnitude 5.8 and 6.2 earthquakes struck the region Sunday night (A...

Taiwan train derailment victim mistakenly blamed for accident

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A victim of the train derailment accident surnamed Yeh (葉) on Monday (April 5) cried foul at media allegations he was responsible for the fatal accident. On Friday (Apr...

Visitors to eastern Taiwan's Fengbin Skywalk encouraged to wear helmets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Fengbin Township Office in Hualien County has drawn up measures to lend helmets to people visiting the Fengbin Skywalk for free to increase their safety. Touted as ...

Taiwan's Hualien experiencing alarming coral bleaching

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Conservationists in Taiwan have confirmed there has been intense coral bleaching in the waters off the east coast of Hualien. Shitiping (石梯坪), with its coastal terraces...

Mobile convenience stores pop up in remote areas around Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Convenient store and supermarket operators have begun to send out mobile convenience stores in an attempt to meet the shopping needs of people living in remote areas aroun...

Taiwanese dies from eating toads, 5 injured

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man living in eastern Taiwan's Hualien County died from poisoning after eating central Formosan toads that he and his friends mistook for frogs. Hualien Tzu Chi M...

Eastern Taiwan hit by three earthquakes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three earthquakes struck eastern Taiwan on early Sunday morning (August 11), with the biggest one reaching a magnitude of 5, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB)....

Kavalan shamaness of Taiwan’s Hualien County dies at age 94

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan has lost yet another of the country’s rare tribal shamans when Ibay died on Thursday morning at the age of 94. Ibay, a female shaman of the Kavalan Tribe, ...

Taiwan's Top 5 Skywalks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Everyone enjoys a stunning view. Indeed, people travel all over the world to seek them out. But some views require a little bit more fortitude than others. In recent years...

Torrential rain for Yilan expected through Sunday morning

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)-- The Central Weather Bureau issued an extremely heavy to torrential rain advisory for Yilan County from late Friday through Sunday morning due to impact from this year's 16th...

Skywalk traversing cliff face overlooking Pacific Ocean in eastern Taiwan opens July 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--A skywalk in eastern Taiwan’s Hualien County(花蓮豐濱天空步道) that allows visitors to overlook the Pacific Ocean under their feet opened on July 1 (Saturday), attracting many tour...

Heavy rain alert issued for 10 cities, counties

Taipei, Aug. 11 (CNA) The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) issued a heavy rain warning for 10 cities and counties around the country Thursday, and predicted that the rainy weather could last for a week un...