Magnitude 4.7 earthquake jolts NE Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 4.7 earthquake rattled residents of northeastern Taiwan's Yilan County at 12:01 p.m. today, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of t...

Magnitude 5.2 earthquake rattles eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 5.2 earthquake jarred eastern Taiwan's Hualien County this afternoon at 12:32 p.m., according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the tembl...

Magnitude 5.1 earthquake rocks New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 5.1 earthquake awoke residents of New Taipei City early this morning at 4:19 a.m., according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the temblor wa...

A historic botanical garden hidden from hustle and bustle of Hsinchu City in N. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Well hidden from the hustle and bustle of Hsinchu City there is a peaceful "green library" presenting 100 species of welcoming trees for visitors to enjoy. Walking...

Taichung and Hsinchu selected as Taiwan Lantern Festival sites for 2020 and 2021, respectively

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taichung City and Hsinchu City have been selected as the Taiwan Lantern Festival sites for 2020 and 2021, respectively, Taiwan Tourism Bureau said in a news release on Jan...

Lantern festival activities across Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Many places in Taiwan have been holding activities to celebrate the traditional Lantern Festival, which falls on Feb. 19 this year. Here is a list of popular activities th...

Indulge yourself in the misty view of Taiwan’s Guanwu Forest Recreation Area

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Guanwu National Forest Recreation Area(觀霧國家森林遊樂區), which will be closed on Feb. 4 but reopen at 8 a.m. on Feb. 5, is an ideal place for people who like to watch seas o...

Lantern festival in Taiwan’s Hsinchu City features viral main lantern: ‘Cosmos Pig’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The viral “Cosmos Pig” along with other artistic lantern works are on display along the ancient city moat and the East Gate traffic circle in Taiwan's Hsin...

Taiwan's Hsinchu and Taoyuan cities offer generous travel subsidies of their own

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As the travel subsidies offered by Taiwan’s Tourism will expire at the end of January, Hsinchu and Taoyuan city governments have decided to offer generous travel sub...

Battle Pro Taiwan street dance competition to take place in Hsinchu City on Jan 27

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A street dance competition will take place at Hsinchu Train Station Plaza on Jan. 27, and the wining team will receive total sponsorship for representing Taiwan to compete...

Filipino 'Rapdutan' concert for charity to be held in Hsinchu, Taiwan Feb. 7

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A local Filipino group is organizing a rap concert that will feature popular rap artists from the Philippines, as well as tattoo artists over the Lunar New Year holiday in nort...

Taiwan's birthrate plunges to an 8-year low in 2018

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- With only 181,601 births last year, Taiwan's birthrate dropped to an eight-year low in 2018, announced the Ministry of the Interior (MOI) on Sunday (Jan. 6). According t...

Kaohsiung ranks as having worst PM2.5 levels in Taiwan in 2018

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Kaohsiung City was ranked as having the worst levels of PM2.5 air pollution out of all cities and counties in Taiwan last year, even though the city experienced a 24 decrease i...

Taiwan names deputy police chief as new head of the National Immigration Agency

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The government on Friday announced the appointment of Chiu Feng-kuang (邱豐光), the deputy chief of the National Police Administration, as the new head of the National Immigration ...

Woman dies after sitting in northern Taiwan sauna

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A woman who had no known health conditions suddenly died after using a sauna at a fitness center in Hsinchu City on Sunday (Dec. 22), reported Liberty Times. On Sunday, afte...