City and county representatives attend Strait Forum in China despite Taiwan government's warning

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Four city and county representatives traveled to China to attend the Strait Forum, which includes week-long conferences and events aiming at promoting exchanges and &ldquo...

Heavy rain alert issued for 18 counties, cities as plum rains pummel Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As a massive plum rain front begins to pummel Taiwan today (June 11), the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has issued extremely heavy and heavy rain advisories for 18 counties and ...

Taipei bans Kinmen pork products due to possible ASF contamination

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Taiwan's government has suspended the export of pigs and pork products from Kinmen County for a minimum of one week after another two dead pigs that drifted to the coasts of the ou...

Video, photos of today's Chinese missile attack drill in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The 41st annual Wan An exercise (萬安演習), a drill simulating an air attack by Chinese military forces, was held today (May 27) in the pouring rain in northern Taiwan. Today...

Wan An drill simulating air raid by China to held in Taipei today from 1:30-2 pm

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The 41st annual Wan An exercise, a drill simulating an air attack by Chinese military forces, will be held today (May 27) in northern Taiwan, with drills to be held in other pa...

7 pig carcasses found in Taiwan's coastal areas detected with ASF

Ninety-eight pig carcasses found abandoned in Taiwan or drifted in its coastal areas have been tested for African swine fever (ASF) over the past nine months, seven of which were positive, Taiwan'...

Heavy flooding shifts to central, southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) observed that as rainfall in northern Taiwan is starting to diminish this afternoon (May 20), it has started to increase rapidly in southern an...

CWB issues extremely heavy rain advisory for N. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Due to the arrival of a weather front today (May 20) the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has issued a heavy rain advisory for 21 of Taiwan's 22 counties and cities. The CWB...

Extremely heavy rain alert issued for N. Taiwan, flash floods reported

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As a convective cloud system has formed over northern Taiwan, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has issued a heavy rain advisory for five counties and cities and an extremely he...

New top-shell species discovered on Taiwan’s Kinmen islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A new species of top-shells (Trochidae) was discovered around the Leiyu Township in Taiwan’s Kinmen County – Kinmen Top-shell (金門鐘螺), the first to be named aft...

Taiwan's Kinmen boasts wealth of fascinating military memorials, museums

Scattered across Taiwan’s outlying Kinmen County are memorials, museums and repurposed tunnels and fortifications spotlighting its unique military history. For decades, Kinmen was on the fron...

Photo of the Day: Sunset in Kinmen, Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An Indian IT professional took this spectacular photo of a sunset on April 5 during a visit to Taiwan's Kinmen County. The photographer, Senior Technical consultant Sund...

3rd dead pig found on Kinmen shore tests positive for ASF

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A pig carcass which washed up on the shore in Kinmen County has tested positive for African swine fever (ASF), the third such case reported in the county, announced Taiwan'...

'Blue tears' phenomenon becomes tourist hit in Taiwan's Kinmen

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Dubbed "blue tears" by local residents, the mysterious sparkling blue light that can be spotted along the shore of Kinmen during spring, has become a major tourist attraction...

Dead piglet found on New Taipei beach amid fears of African Swine Fever

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Amid the continuing fear over a possible outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) virus reaching the shores of Taiwan, another dead pig, this time a piglet, was discovered on...