Museum in S. Taiwan takes in stray dog with public's blessing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With the public's backing, a museum in southern Taiwan has decided to take in a stray dog as a member of its staff. A mixed-breed dog was seen wandering around the ...

SW Taiwan promotes popular lake for break from coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tainan City in southwestern Taiwan is promoting its popular Hutoupi (Tiger Head Lake) in Xinhua District as a good place to visit during the COVID-19 outbreak. It's...

Tainan in SW Taiwan shines with the Yuejin Lantern Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2020 Yuejin Lantern Festival in Tainan's Yanshui District opened on Jan. 18 and will continue until Feb. 16, CNA reported. Under the theme of “mirage,&rdq...

Xinhua in S. Taiwan officially recognized as 'classic' town

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tainan City's Xinhua District has been selected as one of “Taiwan’s 30 classic towns” for 2020, according to a Tainan City Government press release o...

Plum blossoms on Meiling in S.W. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — About 30-40 percent of the season's plum blossoms have emerged in the Meiling Scenic Area, a popular tourist attraction in Tainan’s hilly district of Nanxi, with...

Heavy rain alert issued in 11 counties, cities as SW Taiwan sees heavy flooding

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has issued a heavy rain advisory in 11 counties and cities in western and southern Taiwan this morning (Aug. 13) as nearly 280 mm of rain fell ...

Irwin mangoes grown in Taiwan’s Jingmian Reservoir area are highly sought after

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Irwin mangoes (愛文芒果) grown around Jingmian Reservoir (鏡面水庫) in Nanhua District (南化), Tainan City are hotly sought-after items during mango season every summer. The ...

'You can't choose your family': DPP brother of KMT Taiwan TV host

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After news broke that his estranged sister, Kuomintang (KMT) Taiwan TV commentator Huang Chih-hsien (黃智賢), called for "Taiwan to be returned to China," Democratic Pro...

Taiwanese want TV host's citizenship revoked after calling for 'Taiwan's return to China'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese netizens are calling for having Kuomintang (KMT) Taiwan TV commentator Huang Chih-hsien's (黃智賢) citizenship revoked after she called for "Taiwan to be return...

Taiwan ex-Premier Lai accepts President Tsai’s DPP primary victory

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Ex-Premier William Lai (賴清德) said he accepted President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) victory in the Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) presidential primaries announc...

2019 Tainan May Jam to take place at Hutoupi in SW Taiwan on May 4 - 5

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 2019 Tainan May Jam will take place at Hutoupi Scenic Area (虎頭埤風景區) in Sinhua (新化), Tainan City from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. on May 4 – 5, and there will be 30 bands ...

Taiwan’s Grand Matsu Temple rolls out love lottery poetry service in English

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With Valentine’s Day approaching, Tainan City Government is joining hands with Tainan's Grand Matsu Temple (大天后宮) to launch the temple’s “Yue Lao Bil...

Anping Canal in S. Taiwan offers new landscape

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A magnificent work of land art has enhanced the landscape in the Anping Canal area, Tainan City’s Tourism Bureau said in a news release on Jan. 21. Since Anping C...

New Year's Day sunrise in Taiwan encounters gentle gray skies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Three popular places for watching New Year’s first sunrise in southern and eastern Taiwan were not graced by a glowing sun at the dawn of New Year’s Day due to thic...

Taiwan to hold 3 legislative by-elections on March 16

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Legislative by-elections necessary to fill up three seats vacated by winners in the November 24 local elections will take place on March 16, the Central Election Commission (CEC...