U.S. representative in Taiwan promotes travel to quake-hit region

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – American Institute in Taiwan Director Kin Moy (梅健華) posted a picture of himself in Hualien on Facebook Wednesday in an effort to promote tourism in the region following it...

Magnitude 4.3 earthquake rattles central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 4.3 earthquake jolted central Taiwan's Nantou County at 12:02 a.m. Monday morning (April 2), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).  The epicent...

Taiwan President Tsai spends big on mochi in Hualien market 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first stop of President Tsai Ing-wen's (蔡英文) media tour around Hualien was the market this morning to buy mochi from Amis Mochi (阿美麻糬).  The Pres...

Taiwan businesses donate PHP600,000 to family of Filipina caregiver killed in Hualien quake

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- On behalf of the Taiwanese business community in the Philippines, Taiwan's representative to the country Gary Lin (林松煥) yesterday (March 27) presented a check for PHP6...

Canada Trade Office in Taipei makes donation to recovery efforts in Hualien, Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On March 26, Canada’s representative to Taiwan, Mario Ste-Marie led a group to Hualien, to make a donation to the city’s recovery efforts, and also to thank th...

Wife of TSMC founder takes 700 staff to quake-struck Taiwan region

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The wife of Morris Chang (張忠謀), founder of the world’s largest contract chipmaker, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC, 台積電), on Saturday took 700 members o...

Hualien, Taiwan receives over NT$2 billion in donations for earthquake relief

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- On Wednesday the government of Hualien revealed that the county had received generous amount of donations for its quake relief campaign, following the 6.0 earthquake that occur...

Yomiuri Giants donate to Taiwan earthquake reconstruction

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Japan’s Yomiuri Giants baseball team donated 2 million yen (NT$547,800 or US$18,800) to help fund reconstruction after the February 6 earthquake which killed 17 peop...

Hualien’s Dragon Boat Race draws 800 athletes to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than 800 athletes competed in the 2018 Hualien Pacific International Dragon Boat Race over the weekend. Teams from 20 countries traveled to Taiwan to compete in Hu...

Taiwan thanks Japan for donations and assistance in Hualien relief

Taipei, March 9 (CNA) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) expressed its appreciation to Japan on Friday for its generous donations and assistance after a deadly magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck Hual...

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...

Taiwan Tourism Bureau offering NT$500 incentive for travelers to Hualien

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In order to help restore tourism and boost the local economy after the deadly the Hualien Earthquake struck on Feb. 6, the Taiwan Tourism Bureau is offering a lodging...

Treatment of Filipino quake victim exposes problems facing migrant workers in Taiwan

TAIPEI (CNA) -- A month has passed since a magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck Hualien and left 17 people dead, but Taiwan's Ministry of Labor has yet to deliver on its promise of compensation to the ...

Taiwan News Weekly Roundup – March 2

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Top stories this week included the great Taiwan toilet paper panic of this year, the 2018 Taipei Lantern Festival, Yangmingshan flower festival begins with cherry blossom,...

Last of the earthquake victims' bodies recovered in Hualien, Taiwan

TAIPEI (CNA) -- The last two bodies of people killed in the magnitude 6.0 earthquake in Hualien on Feb. 6 were finally recovered Sunday from the rubble of a collapsed building that is being razed to t...