Rare western marsh harrier sighted in S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Birdwatchers near the resort town of Kenting have spotted a western marsh harrier, a bird of prey never officially seen in Taiwan before, reports said Saturday (Nov. 9). ...

Indian influencers praise Taiwan's freedom

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Popular travel blogger and influencer Aakash Malhotra and his girlfriend Aparajita Misra became the fourth group to participate in the "Spend a Night @ Taiwan's P...

American behind fatal RC glider crash in S. Taiwan released on bail

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An American who was piloting a remote-controlled (RC) glider suspected of fatally striking a Taiwanese woman on Saturday (Nov. 2), has been released on bail. A competit...

Forestry Bureau to promote 30 tour packages at Taipei travel fair

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Forestry Bureau will be participating in the Taipei International Travel Fair for the first time to promote its 30 one- to three-day tour packages to Taiwan...

RC glider kills woman holding toddler in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A competition for radio-controlled gliders in Pingtung County’s Kenting went fatally wrong Saturday (Nov. 2) when a competitor from the United States team hit and ki...

Migratory bird species over Taiwan Pingtung hit record highs

A migratory bird count commissioned by Kenting National Park Headquarters has recorded 31-year highs in the number of both Chinese sparrowhawks and grey-faced buzzards. Unofficial results from the ...

Migratory birds over S. Taiwan hit record high in 31 years

More than 250,000 Chinese sparrowhawks have been observed migrating south over the Hengchun Peninsula in Pingtung County this season, the most since records on the birds' movements were first kept...

Forest recreation areas in Taiwan offer half-price admission for Double Ten Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan’s Forestry Bureau said it will offer half-price admission to 13 national forest recreation areas during the four-day, Double Ten Day holiday from Oct. 10-13. ...

MOTC criticized by Taiwan public over THSR extension plan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following the announcement last week from the Ministry of Transportation and Communication (MOTC) that the Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR) system will be extended from Zuoyi...

Chinese family investigated for vandalism in S. Taiwan

A Chinese family is under investigation for allegedly vandalizing a wall on the National Sun Yat-sen University campus in Kaohsiung on which messages supporting Hong Kong's democratic movement are...

42 illegal migrants arrested on tour bus in Taiwan's Tainan: NIA

A total of 42 illegal migrants from Vietnam on board a tour bus bound for Nantou in central Taiwan were arrested in Tainan Thursday, according to the National Immigration Agency (NIA). The Tainan b...

An end in sight for Taiwan’s third nuclear power plant

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A forum about Taiwan’s third nuclear power plant on Tuesday (Sept. 24) highlighted issues surrounding its decommissioning by 2025, according to a United Daily News r...

Extending the Taiwan High Speed Rail to Pingtung will do the DPP more harm than good

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – It is fair to say that Taiwan’s High Speed Rail (HSR) network can, broadly speaking, be judged a success. After years of losses, the HSR is now finally profita...

Taiwan’s HSR extension unlikely to boost local growth

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwanese government's plan to extend the island’s High Speed Rail (HSR) line to Pingtung County can hardly generate local growth without the promotion of in...

Taiwan promoting small town tourism in Seoul

Taiwan's Tourism Bureau launched a marketing campaign in Seoul on Sunday with the primary goal of attracting visitors to small towns, particularly during the upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival. The e...