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Taiwan's Kinmen Marathon postponed until autumn due to COVID-19 outbreak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kinmen County’s Magistrate Yang Cheng-wu (楊鎮浯) announced on Thursday (Jan. 13) that the Kinmen Marathon has been postponed, citing a recent outbreak of COVID-19. ...

12 degrees Celsius on Wed lowest temp recorded by Taipei Weather Station so far this winter

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 12 degrees Celsius recorded by the Central Weather Bureau’s (CWB) Taipei Weather Station at 5:54 a.m. on Wednesday morning was the lowest recorded by the station...

Taiwan issues low temperature alert for 17 cities, counties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) issued a yellow low temperature alert for all cities and counties north of Tainan as well as the outlying Kinmen County on Monday (Jan. 10...

Taiwan's Mandarin Airlines to launch Kaohsiung-Kinmen route

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Mandarin Airlines, a subsidiary of China Airlines, will launch its Kaohsiung-Kinmen route on Jan. 27, with an initial plan to operate two flights a day, the Kinmen County ...

Taiwan shuts down Kinmen's cross-strait flight plans before Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) on Friday (Nov. 19) shut down Kinmen’s call for the central government to resume cross-strait flights before the Lunar ...

Taiwan’s Kinmen Ocean Art Festival to begin on Saturday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The opening ceremony for the Kinmen Ocean Art Festival will take place on Saturday (Oct. 23), with 10 installations that redefine Kinmen’s culture, the Kinmen County...

Taiwan-Malaysia online shopping fest gets underway

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 10-day 2021 Mycybersale Asia shopping festival began on Friday (Oct. 1), offering products from new cross-border e-commerce businesses in Taiwan and Malaysia to consum...

Chinese man caught entering Taiwan waters in rubber boat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese man in a rubber dinghy was picked up by Coast Guard officers in Taiwanese waters on Sunday (Sept. 12). The rubber boat was spotted by a Coast Guard patrol nea...

Taiwan Navy to boost defense, patrol capabilities with Kinmen port renovation project

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Navy has said it is planning to renovate the Wuchiu Port in Kinmen County in order to boost defense and patrol capabilities. In the Ministry of National Defe...

Taiwan border concerns mount as wave of stowaways from China arrive in Kinmen

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A rising tide of illegal boat crossings is impacting border security in Kinmen County, the latest arrival being a Chinese man who tried to paddle his way into Taiwanese te...

Tropical Storm Lupit could richochet and impact Taiwan on Sunday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tropical Storm Lupit's (盧碧) projected course has altered overnight with the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) saying the possibility that it will ricochet and impact the na...

Magnitude 6.1 earthquake rocks northeast Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck off the coast of northeastern Taiwan at 5:50 a.m. on Thursday morning (Aug. 5), sending shockwaves across the country, according to the C...

Taiwan's Kinmen County to hand out cash, vouchers as COVID relief

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In an effort to boost the local economy in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the government of the outlying island of Kinmen said Thursday (July 29) it will hand out NT$3...

Taiwan’s island of Kinmen promotes takeout with iPhone prize

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In order to attract more restaurant business during the COVID-19 pandemic, the outlying island county of Kinmen will gift an iPhone to a customer who spends at least NT$10...

Penghu the only municipality in Taiwan to allow indoor dining from July 13

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The outlying county of Penghu will be the only one of Taiwan’s 22 municipalities to allow indoor dining starting July 13, when a slightly relaxed COVID-19 prevention...