FamilyMart customer buys 2 drinks for NT$45, wins NT$10 million Taiwan receipt lottery jackpot

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A lucky convenience store customer who bought two drinks for NT$45 (US$1.40) was one of 16 winners of the NT$10 million special prize in the May-June draw of the Taiwan uniform...

Photo of the Day: Lightning strike over Hualien, Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On the evening of Saturday (July 27), as lighting storms rolled across Taiwan’s eastern seaboard, a photographer in Hualien was anxiously watching the skies to captu...

Taiwan's Hualien Harvest Festival to take place July 19 - 21

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Hualien County aboriginals’ united harvest festival will take place at Hualien Stadium's Meilun Track and Field (美崙田徑場) from July 19 – 21. The theme for...

Crowds rally in eastern Taiwan for Kaohsiung mayor's presidential bid

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Tens of thousands of people crowded Hualien City in eastern Taiwan Saturday to support Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo- yu's (韓國瑜) 2020 presidential bid. Despite temperatures of over 30...

Video shows night market fire burn down 50 stalls prior to Han rally in E. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A massive fire broke out in eastern Taiwan's biggest night market less than a week before Kaohsiung Mayor and presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) was scheduled to hold ...

Historic TRA building in Hualien seeks private sector investment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The official residence of the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) Hualien Regional Office chief, a registered, historically important, Japanese-style building, has been r...

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...

17 injured by magnitude 6.1 earthquake in E. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A total of 17 people have been reported as suffering significant injuries in greater Taipei and Hualien after a magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck eastern Taiwan's Hualien Cou...

Taipei MRT and Airport MRT shut down temporarily after 6.1 earthquake

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - After a magnitude 6.1 earthquake hit the east coast region of Hualien Thursday, Taipei City's entire Mass Rapid Transit system was closed down for inspections, which were co...

Historic prosecutor general’s dormitory in Taiwan’s Hualien opens to the public

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An 83-year-old county-level heritage site, the “prosecutor general’s dormitory,” which is the only historic evidence of the former “Taipei District...

Taiwan's MOFA pokes fun at People's Daily tweet that Hualien is part of China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs mocked a tweet posted by China's state-run mouthpiece the People's Daily that listed Hualien as a part of China on Tuesday nigh...

Photo of the Day: Super worm moon spotted in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- For the first time since 1905, the appearance of a "super worm moon" coincided with the spring equinox, on Thursday (March 21) evening. In Taiwan, the spring equin...

Kavalan shamaness of Taiwan’s Hualien County dies at age 94

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan has lost yet another of the country’s rare tribal shamans when Ibay died on Thursday morning at the age of 94. Ibay, a female shaman of the Kavalan Tribe, ...

Indigenous Sweety & Warrior to present free musicals in Hualien, Taiwan Dec 22 – 23

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Indigenous Sweety & Warrior, a Hualien-based indigenous performance group, will present their 2018 annual exhibition in musical form at Hualien County Taiwan Indigenou...

Explore Taiwan's colonial history in Hualien with a stay at an authentic Japanese Ryokan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Hualien County may not be the first place most tourists think of when they think of Taiwan’s colonial past under the Japanese. Most probably think ...