Cold Surge Advisory issued for most of Taiwan as mercury dips to 4.6 C in Miaoli

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As a cold snap peaks in Taiwan today (Feb. 18), the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has issued a Cold Surge Advisory for much of Taiwan, with Miaoli seeing the lowest tempera...

Cold surge to send mercury plunging in Taiwan to 7 degrees C tonight

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A cold air surge, which blew south into Taiwan on Sunday (Feb. 16), will cause temperatures to plunge to as low as 7 degrees Celsius by this evening (Feb. 17), as the Cent...

Cold surge to send mercury plunging in Taiwan to 7 degrees C

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A cold air surge, which is set to blow south into Taiwan on Sunday (Feb. 16), will cause temperatures to plunge to as low as 7 degrees Celsius by Tuesday (Feb. 18) in much...

Cold front coming for N. Taiwan

The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has issued cold temperature warnings for five cities and counties, as northern Taiwan is expected to face a strong continental cold front until Monday. A yellow col...

Taiwan shuts down 'small three links' from China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Lienchiang County Government said Friday (Feb. 7) it will halt access to the Matsu Islands from China as a preventive measure against the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). ...

New Taipei couple fined NT$300,000 for breaking quarantine rule

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese man and his Chinese wife were fined NT$300,000 (US$10,000) by the Department of Health of New Taipei City on Friday (Feb. 7) for failing to comply with the 14-...

First election results come in from Taiwan’s offshore islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s offshore islands were the first to reveal results of the 2020 Taiwan legislative elections, as Kuomintang (KMT) candidates Chen Yu-jen (陳玉珍) and Chen Hsueh-...

Taiwan's Kinmen seen through eyes of Australian artist

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Australian artist Penelope Cain has photographs featuring the landscapes and residents of Taiwan's outlying county of Kinmen. Cain told CNA that while staying at Tr...

PRC flags taken down from Kinmen street after Taiwan passes Anti-Infiltration Act

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese flags have been removed from a street popular among tourists in Taiwan's Kinmen, as the men who had originally placed them there feared they could be in violat...

Taiwan's Matsu Islands recognized as one of world's top 'Smart Communities'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Lienchiang County (連江縣), better known internationally as the Matsu (馬祖) Islands, has joined the ranks of the top “smart cities” according to the...

Taiwan police arrest 5 in largest drug bust in Kinmen's history

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Fuchien Kinmen District Prosecutors Office announced Tuesday (Oct. 15) at a press conference that it has solved the largest drug trafficking case in the history of Kin...

China to lift individual travel ban for Taiwan's offshore counties

China's ban on individual Chinese travelers visiting three of Taiwan's offshore counties will be lifted effective Sept. 20, the Kinmen County government announced Monday. Since Aug. 1, Beij...

Brunei-Kinmen charter flights scheduled for November

The Kinmen Tourism Department announced earlier this week that four international charter flights will fly from Brunei to Kinmen in November, as part of efforts to promote tourism to Taiwan's outl...

President reviews progress of Taiwan's Kinmen Bridge project

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Friday (Aug. 23), President Tsai was in Kinmen to attend a memorial service commemorating the 823 bombardment campaign and to review progress on the construction of Kin...

Taiwan mulls visa waiver for Vietnam, Indonesia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan is considering adding Indonesia and Vietnam to the list of countries granted visa exemption status as part of the island’s effort to offset the impact of Chin...