Hiker faces NT$130,000 fine for 'escaping' from rescue team in Taiwan mountains

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A hiker was fined after he "escaped" from a team dispatched to rescue him from the mountains in central Taiwan during Typhoon Mangkhut, only to request a second rescu...

Container Starbucks cafe in Taiwan’s Hualien County to open Sep 26

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)— A highly touted special Starbucks café will open at “Hui-Lan” Bay (洄瀾灣) in  Ji'an Township, Hualien County on Sep 26, featuring container a...

Mercury climbs to 37.4 degrees in Taipei City

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Temperatures reached 37.4 degrees Celsius in the Taipei City area of Shipai Tuesday afternoon, the Central Weather Bureau reported. After escaping the threat of Typhoon Mangk...

Magnitude 4.3 earthquake rattles central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 4.3 earthquake rattled central Taiwan's Nantou County at 4:08 a.m. this morning, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).  The epicenter of t...

Typhoon Mangkhut's periphery likely to bring rain to parts of Taiwan

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Typhoon Mangkhut's periphery is expected to continue bringing rain to Taiwan on Sunday, although the sea warning for the typhoon was lifted Saturday night. People in Pingtung Co...

Wild weather lashes Taiwan as Typhoon Mangkhut makes landfall

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As Typhoon Mangkhut sweeps through northern Philippines, Taiwan is expected to see heavy rain, strong wilds and tall waves on Sept. 15. Mangkhut, the strongest typhoon ...

Hualien county chief sentenced to 8 months for stock speculation

The Supreme Court turned down Wednesday an appeal by Hualien Magistrate Fu Kun-chi against an eight-month prison term he was given for stock speculation last year, ruling that the case is now closed a...

Magistrate of Taiwan’s Hualien County handed 8 months in prison for insider trading

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Magistrate of Hualien County Fu Kun-chi (傅崐萁) has been sentenced to eight months in prison in a final verdict on charges of insider trading that violate the Securities...

Magnitude 4.4 earthquake jolts eastern Taiwan 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 4.4 earthquake rattled eastern Taiwan's Hualien County today at 12:43 p.m., according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).  The epicenter of the te...

Armed Forces holding military exercises defending Taiwan's east coast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –Joint-drills between all branches of Tawian’s Armed Forces are being held this week along Taiwan’s Pacific Coast, having begun on Sept. 10. Given the quickly...

Typhoon Mangkhut growing in strength, likely to affect Taiwan over weekend

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Typhoon Mangkhut is continuing to strengthen and is currently on a path to barrel just south of Taiwan, however due to its large size, its periphery is still anticipa...

Magnitude 4.4 earthquake rattles eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 4.4 earthquake struck eastern Taiwan’s Hualien County at 9:16 p.m. Sunday evening, according to the Central News Bureau (CWB).  The epicenter of ...

Extreme torrential rain advisory in affect for northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) issued an extreme torrential rain advisory for three cities in northern Taiwan, as well as an additional heavy rain warning for seven muni...

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...

Taitung County has Taiwan's best air, Taipei City sixth-best: academic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Tsuang Ben-jei (莊秉潔), Professor of Environmental Engineering at National Chung Hsing University has crunched the numbers and published Taiwan's air pollution results f...