Video shows fatal collapse of school stage in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- One 13-year-old student has died and 14 others were injured after a stage suddenly collapsed during a dance audition in China's Fujian Province on Saturday (May 25). It...

10 dead in workplace accident aboard tanker in China's Shandong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An accident aboard a Chinese tanker vessel in the Longyan Port (龍眼港) of Shandong resulted in the death of 10, and the hospitalization of 19 people on Saturday afternoon (M...

Next invasion of Taiwan from China could be fall armyworm

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In addition to fears of the spread of African swine fever, a new scourge from China could soon be threatening the livelihood of Taiwanese farmers, the fall armyworm. The fal...

Taiwan's Ex-Legislative Yuan speaker Wang Jin-pyng to visit China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former speaker of the Legislative Yuan and Kuomintang (KMT) presidential primary contender Wang Jin-pyng (王金平) has announced plans to visit China in May, sparking speculat...

Taiwan's Kinmen boasts wealth of fascinating military memorials, museums

Scattered across Taiwan’s outlying Kinmen County are memorials, museums and repurposed tunnels and fortifications spotlighting its unique military history. For decades, Kinmen was on the fron...

Temperature in N. Taiwan to drop by 5 degrees tomorrow

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Northeasterly winds and a cloud front will bring some respite on Friday (April 26) to the scorching temperatures seen in northern Taiwan over the past couple days. Meteorolo...

Australia political leaders use Chinese app to chase votes

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister and his political rival say they are not tailoring their political messages to suit Chinese censors as the politicians increasingly use Chinese so...

Taipei MRT and Airport MRT shut down temporarily after 6.1 earthquake

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - After a magnitude 6.1 earthquake hit the east coast region of Hualien Thursday, Taipei City's entire Mass Rapid Transit system was closed down for inspections, which were co...

Foxconn tycoon weighs advice from sea goddess Matsu over bid for Taiwan presidency

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Foxconn founder and chairman Terry Gou (郭台銘) said today that he will definitely follow the instructions given to him in a dream by the sea goddess Matsu (媽祖) to come out and do...

Taiwan faces rainy week ahead

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan, and especially the northern part, faces a cool and rainy week ahead, the Central Weather Bureau warned Saturday (April 13). The passage of a front and the strengtheni...

Taiwan expands pork export ban from Matsu to Kinmen due to African swine fever

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - One day after the island of Matsu saw a week-long pork export ban imposed, the outlying county of Kinmen was targeted with a similar measure due to the discovery of African swin...

Dead pig floating off Taiwan island of Matsu diagnosed with African swine fever

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The carcass of a hog found on the offshore island of Matsu earlier this month was diagnosed with African swine fever on Tuesday (April 9), leading to a week-long ban on the tran...

Taiwan fines Taiwanese for serving as officials in Chinese community

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The Ministry of Interior (MOI) fined two Taiwanese citizens last week for serving as assistants to the chair of a community in the Chinese city of Xiamen, while China decided to...

Free guided tours to explore charming village on Taiwan’s Matsu Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Matsu National Scenic Area Administration (MNSAA) has organized a series of guided tours in April for individual travelers to visit the most celebrated attraction on Taiwa...

China: Deathtoll surges in chemical plant fire

At least 44 people have been killed in a chemical plant explosion in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangsu, the local government said on Friday. Public anger has grown in China following several de...