First Vietnamese tourist denied entry to Taiwan for not paying NT$200,000 fine over illegal pork import

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A Vietnamese passenger was denied entry at the airport on Feb. 27 after being caught trying to bringing pork products into the country but failing to pay a NT$200,000 fine. T...

Taipei Maokong Gondola offers region-based specials: NT$50 per ride

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Maokong Gondola has launched a hot deal program, offering rides on the recreational aerial lift system at what is billed as the “coin price”-- NT$50 a ride...

Taiwan investigates 4 following online rumors about African swine fever

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine (BAPHIQ) said they are investigating four suspects in relation to false information spread online regarding...

Taiwan authorities investigate online rumors surrounding African swine fever

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine (BAPHIQ) said they are looking into false information and rumors spread online relating to two p...

2nd dead hog floats onto Taiwan's Kinmen, heightens fears of ASF spread

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A dead hog was reported to have washed up on a beach in Taiwan's Kinmen County this morning, a day after a dead pig which had also washed up on the island county's shor...

Dead hog found on beach in Taiwan's Kinmen County

TAIPEI (CNA) -- A dead hog was found Monday on a beach in Kinmen County just kilometers away from China's southeastern coast, but officials urged the public not to panic, saying it was likely an i...

Taiwan's Tourism Bureau extends scope of travel subsidies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan’s Tourism Bureau on Tuesday announced in a news release another travel subsidy program to benefit Taiwanese citizens who will stay overnight at a hotel in any of 1...

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...

Magnitude 5.6 quake jars Hualien, all of Taiwan proper feels tremors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 5.6 earthquake rocked eastern Taiwan's Hualien County early this morning at 5:21 a.m., while all of Taiwan proper and many outlying islands felt the shock waves...

After Taiwan saw 4 earthquakes yesterday, more above magnitude 5 could occur: CWB

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After Taiwan's outer island of Penghu was jolted by four earthquakes yesterday, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said that aftershocks over magnitude 4 or 5 are also possib...

Magnitude 6.1 earthquake rattles Taiwan's Penghu County

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck off the coast of Taiwan's Penghu County at 7:57 a.m. this morning, while an aftershock of magnitude 4.7 quake originated in the same area ...

Taiwan's Lienchiang County Commissioner Liu Tseng-ying reelected

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Lienchiang County Commissioner Liu Tseng-ying (劉增應) of the Kuomintang (KMT) won reelection in Taiwan's 2018 local elections, with the area becoming the first out of 22 whose...

Two artworks from Taiwan’s Kinmen Design Project win Red Dot awards 2018

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's Kinmen Island is hosting an artwork exhibition at the county's Cultural Affairs Bureau from Nov. 19 to 23 in order to honor several outstanding design submissi...

Taiwan reports second anomaly in flu vaccines in one week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An anomaly has been found in an influenza vaccine produced by Adimmune Corporation (國光生技) for children, the second case about problematic flu shots being administered in T...

A look at Taiwan’s smallest military post

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's Kinmen County, which consists of a number of outlying islands, is well-known for its status as both a hub of tourism and a strategic battlefront. Among the...