Magnitude 4.9 earthquake rattles NE Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 4.9 earthquake struck off the coast of Taiwan's Hualien County at 2:19 p.m. this afternoon, but was more strongly felt in Yilan County, according to t...

Magnitude 4.3 earthquake jolts NE Taiwan, tremors felt in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 4.3 earthquake rocked northeast Taiwan's Yilan at 10:01 this morning, with greater Taipei and much of northern Taiwan feeling the tremors, while another qu...

Taiwan HSR now offering discount 'winter warmer' travel packages

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan High Speed Rail (HSR) announced today that it will collaborate with 19 luxury hotels to provide discount “winter warmer” domestic holiday packages for c...

Red air pollution warning still in place for central, southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- While northeasterly winds have brought some respite from the frightening levels of air pollution seen in northern Taiwan over the past few days, a red warning is still in ...

Taiwan’s Mandarin Airlines announces NT$999 domestic flight discounts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Mandarin Airlines announced on Thursday that on November 11 it will offer unlimited opportunities for purchasing domestic flight tickets at a discount of NT$999 per ticket, accor...

Taiwan to host 2018 Indigenous Peoples Economic Development Forum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 2018 Indigenous Peoples Economic Development Forum will take place at the Parkview Hotel in Hualien between Nov. 9 and 11. The event will seek to promote Taiwan&rsq...

Taiwan's National Fire Agency calls for considerate use of ambulances

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The National Fire Agency (NFA) released statistics on ambulance use in Taiwan today, and urged the public to only call for an ambulance in times of emergency, reporte...

Hualien is Taiwan’s top tourist destination for domestic travelers: survey

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – According to a recent survey by online hospitality company Airbnb, Hualien is Taiwan’s top tourism hotspot for domestic travelers. The survey found that interest ...

Taiwan weather warms up, nearing 30 degrees during daytime

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Weather Bureau says most of Taiwan will experience daytime highs of near 30 degrees Celsius over the next few days, as warm weather temporarily picks up again....

Winning ticket for NT$1.65 billion Taiwan 'Power Lottery' jackpot sold in Taiwan's Hualien

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A single winning ticket for the Taiwan 'Power Lottery' (威力彩) of  jackpot of NT$1.65 billion (US$53 million) was sold yesterday at a lottery store in...

Keelung-Taipei light rail proposal set for government review next year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A feasibility study for a proposed Keelung-Taipei City rail link has been completed and is expected to be sent to the Executive Yuan for consideration in the new year, rep...

Typhoon Yutu kills 15 in Philippines, work and classes canceled on Taiwan's Orchid Island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- At least 15 were killed when Typhoon Yutu lashed the Philippines yesterday, while the storm sets its sights on Taiwan, Orchid Island has announced that offices and schools...

Chiayi City, Taipei, Hualien County in Taiwan most friendly to seniors: survey

Chiayi City in southern Taiwan outshone 21 other cities and counties to be crowned the most friendly city to seniors in Taiwan, according to an evaluation of living environments for senior citizens pu...

Typhoon Yutu buries 31 in Philippine landslide, now winding its way toward Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Typhoon Yutu, which has been downgraded to a tropical storm, but is expected to strengthen into a typhoon again, has killed six people in the Philippines and is now spiraling o...

Magnitude 4.2 earthquake jolts eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) --  At 8:11 a.m. this morning, a magnitude 4.2 earthquake rocked eastern Taiwan's Hualien County, where an intensity level of 4 was recorded, accordin...