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...

Magnitude 3.8 earthquake jolts Eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 3.8 earthquake hit eastern Taiwan at 7:24 a.m. this morning (Aug. 9), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the temblor was locate...

Chunghwa Post features Nantou in new set of Taiwan stamps

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chunghwa Post is releasing a new set of stamps on Aug. 12. featuring scenery in Nantou, the only landlocked county in Taiwan, in a bid to promote tourism. Part of the F...

Taiwan's Hualien donates supplies to sister cities in US, S. Korea, Germany

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Medical supplies from Hualien County have arrived in its sister cities in the U.S., Germany, and South Korea in another example of how Taiwan can help contribute to global...

Daylily season begins in Taiwan’s Hualien County

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The daylily season on Chike Mountain (赤柯山) and neighboring Liushihdan Mountain (六十石山) in Taiwan’s eastern county of Hualien has begun and will last until Sep. 13, wi...

Cross-strait event held between Taiwanese and Chinese primary schools

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Tuesday (July 28) news broke that Heping Primary School in Taiwan’s Hualien County and Qiaotou Primary School in Guilin City, Guangxi Province, China recently too...

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...

Magnitude 6.1 earthquake jolts East Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 6.1 earthquake rocked eastern Taiwan at 8:52 p.m. this evening (July 26), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the temblor was lo...