Chinese warship sails past Taiwan’s east coast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese warship sailed just 24 nautical miles (44 km) from Taiwan’s east coast on Wednesday (Sept. 16), according to the Ministry of National Defense. The milit...

Magnitude 4.9 earthquake rocks southeast Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 4.9 earthquake rattled southeastern Taiwan at 9:37 a.m. this morning (Sept. 17), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the temblor...

Visitors to eastern Taiwan's Fengbin Skywalk encouraged to wear helmets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Fengbin Township Office in Hualien County has drawn up measures to lend helmets to people visiting the Fengbin Skywalk for free to increase their safety. Touted as ...

Residents in Taiwan’s Hualien urged to install smoke alarms as home fires increase

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Hualien County Fire Department on Monday (Sept. 14) urged residents to install smoke alarms, as the county saw more than 70 home fires from January to August this year...

Chinese military reconnaissance ship appears east of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese navy reconnaissance ship appeared in the Pacific east of Hualien County, as three United States Navy vessels passed near Orchid Island further down Taiwan’...

Top 10 favorite scenic tourist spots in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The results of a survey of foreign visitors recently released by the Tourism Bureau of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) has revealed the 10 most-vi...

4.6 magnitude earthquake jolts southeast Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 4.6 earthquake rocked southeastern Taiwan at 4:44 p.m. this afternoon (Sept. 2), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the temblor...

TRTC to hold holiday fair at Maokong Gondola

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation (TRTC) has announced that it will hold a trial run of a holiday fair at the plaza beside the Maokong Gondola’s Taipei Zoo Station fr...

Buddha statue in Taiwan’s Taroko National Park vandalized

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The tourism authorities are hunting down vandals who intentionally damaged a century-old Buddha statue on an old trail in Taroko National Park (太魯閣國家公園) in eastern Taiwan....

Taiwan issues sea warning as Tropical Storm Bavi takes shape

Update: 08/22 4:14 p.m. The CWB has added Taichung City and Taitung City to its heavy rain advisory list. It said 80 millimeters of rainfall or more is expected over a period of 24 hours. Meanwh...

4.7 magnitude earthquake rattles southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 4.7 earthquake rocked southern Taiwan's Tainan County at 11:13 a.m. Wednesday morning (Aug. 19), the third quake in excess of magnitude 4.0 to be felt that...

Taiwan conducts 4 days of live-fire missile tests off east coast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid rising tensions and reports of large-scale military maneuvers by China, Taiwan is conducting four days of live-fire missile tests off its east coast, reports said Fri...

Taroko's Mountain-Moon suspension bridge opens in E. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hualien County’s latest attraction, the Mountain-Moon suspension bridge (山月吊橋) in Taroko National Park, officially opened Wednesday (Aug. 12), but its daily quota of...

4.7 magnitude earthquake rattles northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 4.7 earthquake jolted northeast Taiwan at 9:01 a.m. today (Aug. 11), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the temblor was located...

Scooter sharing service to launch in Taiwan's Hualien from Aug. 15

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Hualien County Government and Yamaha Motor Taiwan Co. have teamed up to roll out the YATOGO scooter sharing service, which is set to launch on Aug. 15. The joint in...