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Taiwan’s Hualien to deliver library books free of charge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Hualien City Library plans to deliver books to people’s homes free of charge from Friday (July 2), Hualien Mayor Wei Chia-hsien (魏嘉賢) said on Thursday, per CNA. ...

Funeral service to be held for Orrin Hoopman in east Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A funeral service will be held on Saturday morning (April 17) for Orrin Hoopman, an American who lived in Taiwan for 17 years. The former Taiwan News editor passed away...

2021 firefly season begins at Taiwan’s Danongdafu Forest Park

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Firefly season at the Danongdafu Forest Park in Hualien County's Guangfu Township began last weekend and will last until April 11, the Hualien Forest District Office a...

Taipei department store customer buys NT$54 pen, wins NT$10 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Thursday (Feb. 4), the Ministry of Finance (MOF) announced the complete list of winners of the November-December edition of the Taiwan receipt lottery, which included a...

Photo of the Day: US dollar 'ghost money' seen in eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An American living in Hualien, Taiwan, came across ghost money with US dollars printed on them at a small shop in Hualien City and bought a pack to burn as a gesture of go...

Video shows cobras feasting on rice in E. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Video captured in eastern Taiwan surfaced on Friday (July 24) showing the rare spectacle of cobras scarfing down rice. On Sunday, Hualien County Councillor Wu Tung-shen...

New Zealand Office showcases indigenous connections with Taiwan

The New Zealand Commerce and Industry Office (NZCIO), the country's de facto embassy in Taiwan, on Thursday (July 16) celebrated Matariki Māori New Year in Taipei, showcasing the connections betwe...

Natchan Rera to resume N.E. Taiwan cruises from July

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Natchan Rera (麗娜輪) passenger ship will resume sailing along the northeast coast of Taiwan between Suao in Yilan County and Hualien City from July 4, offering to ferry ...

4.8 magnitude earthquake shakes NE Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — 4.8 magnitude earthquake shook northeast Taiwan at 9:49 a.m. Sunday (June 7), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the quake was 15.4 kilomet...

Magnitude 5.3 earthquake jolts E. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 5.3 earthquake shook eastern Taiwan's Hualien County at 7:36 p.m. Sunday (April 12), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the...

Cold front to bring low temperatures, rain over the weekend

The arrival of a continental cold air mass on Saturday will bring cold and wet weather to much of Taiwan over the weekend, with temperatures to drop to as low as 10 degrees in the north from Sunday ni...

Taiwan denies BBC report British woman 'incarcerated' in quarantine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a British woman alleged her daughter was being held in "prison-like conditions" during her quarantine, Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) ...

2 Taiwanese teens skip quarantine to buy oyster omelets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two Taiwanese teens could be facing a NT$1 million (US$33,000) fine after they shirked their 14-day quarantine to get lunch. The pair of unnamed exchange students had r...

Magnitude 4.6 earthquake rocks eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 4.6 earthquake jolted eastern Taiwan at 1:27 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 19), the fourth major tremor to hit Hualien County since Saturday (Feb. 15). The latest qu...

Wholesaler Kuang Nan to release 500,000 free masks across Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Due to a severe shortage of face masks and in the wake of a new rationing system announced by the government, wholesale retailer Kuang Nan Fashion Shop (光南大批發-連鎖店) on Tues...