Temperatures in N. Taiwan dip to 12 degrees C on Friday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Temperatures in northern Taiwan dropped to 12 degrees Celsius on Friday (Dec. 27) under the influence of a continental cold air mass, with a cold surge advisory being issu...

Temperatures in N. Taiwan dip to 8.6 degrees C on Sunday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Temperatures in northern Taiwan dropped to 8.6 degrees Celsius on Sunday (Dec. 8) under the influence of a continental cold air mass, setting a new record low for flat are...

Rural school in E. Taiwan celebrates 120th anniversary with murals

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An elementary school in Taiwan’s eastern county of Hualien has recently completed some attractive murals to welcome its 120th anniversary next year, according to a C...

Tourism to Taiwan from S. Korea on steady rise as Korean airlines add routes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Interest in Taiwan among South Korean tourists has continued to grow steadily over the past year, with several airlines boosting their flight offerings between Taiwan and ...

Free music festival to kick off in eastern Taiwan Oct. 26

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taroko National Park Headquarters (TNPH) held a press conference on Tuesday (Oct. 8) introducing the lineup for the 2019 Taroko Music Festival, which includes dance gr...

Free and fabulous Taroko Music Festival in October

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The free annual Taroko Music Festival organized by Taroko National Park Headquarters (TNPH) will take place at Taroko Terrace (太魯閣台地) on Oct. 26 this year. According t...

Two Taiwan elementary schools team up to provide unique learning experiences

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Xilin Elementary School (西林國) in Wanrung Township (萬榮鄉), Hualien County, has teamed up with Pai-Yun Elementary School (白雲國小) in Xizhi District (汐止區), New Taipei City, under the...

To cut food waste, Taiwan to make school lunches more appetizing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- To cut down food waste the Ministry of Education is teaming up with the Full Foods Foundation (灃食公益飲食文化教育基金會) to host a school chef cooking competition and “make school l...

Update: Deadly Portuguese Man o’ War spotted on Hualien, Taiwan beach

Update: 01/03 11:30 p.m. Hualien County Bureau of Agriculture Director-General of the bureau Lo Wen-lung (羅文龍) said that upon inspection of the photos in this case, the specimens are likely the sma...

Taiwan’s ex-Premier Simon Chang plants thousands of trees in Hualien

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With a towel on his shoulders and a pair of rubber boots, Taiwan's ex-Premier Simon Chang (張善政) looks like an authentic farmer. Indeed, he has been steadily planting t...

Taiwan Association in the Philippines raises NT$3.7 million for Hualian quake recovery

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan Association Inc. Philippines (TAP) donated a total amount of NT$3.7 million (US$126,500) for disaster relief work, in the aftermath of the earthquake that struck ea...

33 foreigners injured in Taiwan quake, one Chinese tourist in critical condition

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After a magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck eastern Taiwan's Hualien last night (Feb. 6), 33 foreign nationals are reported to have sustained injuries, including a Chinese tour...

Chiang Kai-shek look-alike spotted at train station

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- While on duty, a trainee of the Hualian Railway Police Bureau, Yuli Station surnamed Kuo (郭) recently encountered an elderly gentleman moving on the platform very slowly and to...

Taiwan traditional seed shop run by fourth generation of same family

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--The seed shop is filled with rows of neat wooden boxes, filled with all kinds of sizes and colors of seeds, with a long-handled stainless steel spoon, specifically used to scoop ...

Typhoon Nesat cancels weekend fun around Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Typhoon Nesat intensifies 540 kilometers off the coast of Taiwan, storm warnings are heeded and events are being canceled. Northern Taiwan The HO-HAI-YAN Gong...