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20 kg of trash gathered in two hours on south Taiwan island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over 20 kilograms of trash was collected in two hours by volunteers during a beach clean-up event on the southern islet of Xiaoliuqiu. Up to 50 volunteers hit the shore...

Taiwan's Green Island not living up to its name

Green Island may sound like something out of the movie "Moana," a lush islet of environmentally friendly bliss, but this eastern Taiwanese island is looking decidedly off-color. As a rene...

The Taitung Cozy Hot Spring Festival: The coziest place in Taiwan starting at the end of 2021

TAITUNG, TAIWAN - Media OutReach - 13 December 2021 - Taitung County, Taiwan, topped Booking.com's most welcoming regions list in 2021 because of its slow pace of life. As winter approaches, the Taitu...

Pumice from Japanese volcanic eruption reaches Taiwan's Green Island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Massive amounts of pumice that formed during Japanese submarine volcano Fukutoku-Okanoba’s eruption in August have drifted near Taiwan’s Green Island, promptin...

Taiwan caught between Typhoon Kompasu and northeastern monsoon

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Residents in Taiwan, especially those in northern and eastern areas, should brace for strong winds and torrential rain between Monday afternoon and evening (Oct. 11), as T...

Abandoned school-turned campsite in Taiwan's Penghu opens for test run

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Yuan Bei Campground, the first government-owned campsite in Penghu County will open for test operations starting Thursday (Oct. 7), welcoming the first batch of visitors t...

Taiwan's Green Island installs new batfish mailboxes

TAITUNG (Taiwan News) — Following the opening of the world’s deepest underwater mailbox in 2018, Green Island has built another underwater mailbox with an onshore counterpart, both shaped ...

Taiwan monitors Chinese missile frigates near southeast coast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense said it was monitoring a Chinese missile frigate close to Taiwan’s southeast coast Friday (Sept. 24), the day after 24 Chinese warpl...

Taiwanese travel to outlying islands at start of 4-day holiday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Thousands of travelers arrived at Taitung County’s Green Island and Orchid Island Saturday (Sept. 18) at the start of the four-day Mid-Autumn Festival holiday. Th...

Taiwan reports zero local COVID cases, no deaths

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan confirmed no new local COVID-19 cases, no deaths, and six imported cases Saturday (Sept. 18), according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC). As Saturda...

Taiwan to experience rain, winds from Typhoon Chanthu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the rain bands of Typhoon Chanthu begin to roll in, northern and eastern Taiwan will see winds and rain, particularly in the afternoon. At 8 a.m., Typhoon Chanthu wa...

Taiwan announces flight and rail cancelations, floodgates close as Typhoon Chanthu nears

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Typhoon Chanthu approaches, flight cancelations have been announced, some train lines suspended service, a few roads and ports closed, and floodgates shut. Taiwan Ra...

Taipei, New Taipei, Keelung, Yilan, Hualien, Taitung announce office, school closures ahead of Typhoon Chanthu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As a land warning for Super Typhoon Chanthu was issued by the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) at 5:30 p.m. Friday night (Sept. 10) and with the eye of the storm just 210 kilo...

Taiwan investigates beach cleanup ahead of Typhoon Chanthu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taitung County Government is opening an investigation into why the township of Taimali allowed 20 people to start picking up litter from beaches the same day Super Typhoon...

Update: Weather bureau expands land warning to 17 cities, counties in Taiwan

Update: 09/11 12:42 p.m. The CWB has expanded its land warning for Super Typhoon Chanthu to a total of 17 counties and cities now, including Nantou County, Chiayi County, Chiayi City, Yilan County,...