Photo of the Day: Giant Dragon Spruce, Taiwania trees found in Hualien

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A forest of giant Dragon Spruce and Taiwania trees has been spotted during a survey recently carried out deep in the mountains of eastern Taiwan's Hualien County. A team...

Canadian man calls on public to help find missing brother in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Canadian man is searching for the whereabouts of his brother, who has been missing for over two years and was last seen in eastern Taiwan. David Allan Broderick "Dave...

Bookings for viewing fireflies in E. Taiwan’s Danongdafu Forest Park available now

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Danongdafu Forest Park (大農大富平地森林園區) in Taiwan’s eastern county of Hualien offers the earliest opportunities for viewing fireflies, and this year the organized viewing act...

Swallow Grotto Trail in Taroko National Park

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Swallow Grotto Trail is the most easily accessible trail in the world-famous Taroko Gorge of Hualien County, Eastern Taiwan. The Swallow Grotto Trail in Taroko National Par...

Magnitude 5.0 earthquake rattles eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 5.0 earthquake shook eastern Taiwan's Hualien County at 10:08 p.m. Friday evening (Feb. 15), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of ...

Travelers stuck over New Year praise kindness of Taiwanese police

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — 12 travelers recently met with unfortunate circumstances were rescued by the kindness of local police in Hualien County (花蓮縣). The troupe had come from the Philippines ...

Magnitude 4.1 earthquake rattles eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 4.1 earthquake jolted eastern Taiwan's Hualien County at 2:23 a.m. this morning, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the temblor ...

Instructor dead, Chinese tourist injured after parachute hits power line in E. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Tragedy struck on the last day of the Lunar New Year holiday early this morning when a tandem skydiving instructor was killed and his Chinese student was injured after their pa...

Magnitude 4.9 earthquake rocks southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 4.9 earthquake rattled residents of southern Taiwan at 12:52 a.m. this morning, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the temblor was 3...

A year on, Hualien earthquake victims still coping with disaster

TAIPEI (CNA) -- An earthquake that struck the city of Hualien on Feb. 6, 2018, claiming the lives of 17 people and causing the partial collapse of four buildings, left many of the survivors traumatize...

Magnitude 4.3 earthquake rattles east Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 4.3 earthquake struck off the coast of northeastern Taiwan at 7:32 p.m. this evening (Feb. 5), according to the Central Weather Bureau. The epicenter of the temb...

Northeast monsoon to bring colder temperatures and rain to Taiwan on Lunar New Year's Eve

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Temperatures will start to drop on Lunar New Year's Eve after a northeast monsoon arrives, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). It will become colder and wette...

Magnitude 4.0 earthquake rattles NE Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 4.0 earthquake struck off the coast of northeastern Taiwan at 6:14 a.m. this morning, according to the Central Weather Bureau. The epicenter of temblor was locat...

Magnitude 5.7 earthquake jolts Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck off the coast of Hualien County at 1:21 p.m. Wednesday, but no immediate damage or casualties were reported. The epicenter of the quake was ...

Well-known defector, Chinese Communist Party member permitted to visit Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A member of China’s National People’s Congress, and the wife of a fellow Taiwanese defector has reportedly traveled on several occasions between Taiwan and Chi...