Magnitude 3.4 earthquake jolts Taiwan’s east

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A magnitude 3.4 earthquake jarred eastern Taiwan’s Huanlien County at 9:35pm on Wednesday evening (May 15), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epi...

Taiwan's Taitung International Balloon Festival fires up on June 29

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Eastern Taiwan's 2019 Taitung International Balloon Festival will take off on June 29 in Luye Township and will be extended an extra week to last a total of 45 days, accord...

South Korean woman injured as rock hits bus after Taiwan earthquake

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A South Korean woman was taken to hospital after a falling rock hit her tour bus in Hualien County Saturday (April 20), just two days after a magnitude 6.1 earthquake hit ...

Jailed ex-magistrate returns to Hualien same day earthquake rocks Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The former magistrate of Hualien County, Fu Kun-chi (傅崐萁), was released from prison and returned to Hualien on Thursday, April 18, just hours before a magnitude 6.1 earthq...

President Tsai meets Guatemala Defence Minister in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President Tsai Ing-wen hosted the Defence Minister of allied nation Guatemala at the Presidential Office on Friday, March 15. General Luis Miguel Ralda Moreno is visiti...

A year on, Hualien earthquake victims still coping with disaster

TAIPEI (CNA) -- An earthquake that struck the city of Hualien on Feb. 6, 2018, claiming the lives of 17 people and causing the partial collapse of four buildings, left many of the survivors traumatize...

Google releases top 10 search terms in Taiwan for 2018

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Google yesterday (Dec. 12) released its Year in Search for 2018, including the results for Taiwan, which revealed that the World Cup, Chinese TV dramas, 2018 Taiwanese local el...

Taiwan's National Day fireworks display shatters records in Hualien

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The fireworks display for Taiwan's National Day held in Hualien yesterday set the record for the longest and largest display in the history of the annual pyrotechnic extrav...

Magnitude-4.2 quake hits Taiwan east coast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A magnitude-4.2 earthquake struck eastern Taiwan’s Hualien County Saturday afternoon, but no damages or casualties were immediately reported. The epicenter was lo...

Philippines office in Taiwan launches app and connection service

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Philippines’ representative office in Taiwan has launched an app to improve connections with and between Filipino citizens on the island, the Central News Agency...

Chinese journalist denied entry to Taiwan due to fake reports: MAC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s top office handling cross-strait affairs, the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC), explained Wednesday that a Chinese reporter had been denied entry to Taiwan du...

Jeremy Lin intimately discusses career in eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — NBA basketball player Jeremy Lin hosted a sharing symposium titled "Never Done" (永不止息) on the evening of June 2 in Hualien as part of the star's 7-day trip i...

TRA announces ticket exchange program with Japanese railway

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) and the Shinano Railway Co., Ltd. announced a ticket exchange program today between the two railways to boost tourism. Beginnin...

Haitian Minister, French Senator visit Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) announced April 29 that the Haitian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chancellor Antonio Rodrigue and French Senator, Alain Richard, will...

Magnitude 4.5 earthquake rattles southeastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 4.5 earthquake shook southeastern Taiwan's Taitung County at 1:55 p.m. this afternoon (April 27), reported the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of...