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 subsidy w...

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, eart...

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...

Additional fast trains to boost tourism for quake-hit Hualien

Taipei, Feb. 24 (CNA) The Taiwan Railway Administration (TRA) announced Saturday that it will be operating two additional Puyuma express train services each day to and from Hualien County starting Mar...

Taiwan declares day of remembrance for Hualien earthquake

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Executive Yuan has declared today a national day of remembrance for those injured and killed in the Hualien earthquake on Feb. 6, announced Executive Yuan Spokesperson...

Taiwan government to allocate NT$21 million for reconstruction of private properties damaged by Hualien quake

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A delegation from the Legislative Yuan visited Hualien in eastern Taiwan on Monday and said the government had allocated a budget of NT$21 million for reconstruction and r...

Tsai’s approval ratings bounce in wake of Hualien earthquake

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A new opinion poll released by the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) shows a spike in approval and satisfaction factions for President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) following the Governm...

President Tsai Ing-wen's Lunar New Year's eve address to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Feb. 15, at the start of the Lunar New Year holidays, President Tsai Ing-wen delivered a special address to her fellow Taiwanese citizens. The following is an Englis...

Body of Filipina caregiver killed in quake to return home Thursday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The body of a Philippine caregiver who perished in last week's deadly Hualien Earthquake will be arriving in her home town tomorrow (Thursday), according to her cousin in a...

Hotel owner in Taiwan’s Hualien: Coming to Hualien for a sightseeing visit is best help you can give to this place

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Not only several buildings but also the local tourism industry took a hard hit from the February 6 Hualien earthquake as tourists are refraining from visiting Hualien for si...

Papua New Guinea kowtows to China days after Taiwan earthquake

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Monday lodged a protest with the government of Papua New Guinea after it submitted to pressure from Beijing to remove "R...

Taiwanese commentator Wang Rui-de thanks Japan for quake rescue efforts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Famous Taiwanese TV commentator Wang Rui-de (王瑞德) yesterday (Feb. 12) afternoon on his Facebook page announced that he will carry a sign sign reading "Taiwan thanks Japan&...

Taiwan headline news

Taipei, Feb. 13 -- The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Tuesday are as follows: @United Daily News: CFS Chairman Chen Ching-nan indicted in Ching Fu scandal; prosecutors seek 30-year sentenc...