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...

China silent on request for partial lifting of solo travel ban to Taiwan

Beijing (CNA) A Chinese official in charge of Taiwan affairs was non-committal on whether China will partially lift a ban on travel to Taiwan by independent travelers after being urged to do so by the...

Sea, land warnings in place for 10 counties, cities as Typhoon Lekima lashes Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Central Weather Bureau (CBW) still has sea and land warnings in place for 10 counties and cities in Taiwan as the effects of Typhoon Lekima are expected to reach their peak...

450 flights disrupted at Taiwan Taoyuan airport due to Typhoon Lekima

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As the southern periphery of Typhoon Lekima lashes northern Taiwan, 450 flights have been canceled or delayed at the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport. As of 8 a.m. this ...

8 cities, counties in Taiwan cancel work, classes for Typhoon Lekima today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As the periphery of Typhoon Lekima lashes northern Taiwan this morning, eight cities and counties have announced that they are halting work and classes today (Aug. 9). As of...

Taiwan tourism magnet of Matsu hosts summer concert series

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Matsu Islands are hosting a summer music fest between July 12 and Aug. 17 to mark the 20th anniversary of the Matsu National Scenic Area Administration and the half-ce...

Taiwan sees over 1,000 same-sex couples marry, 2 divorce since May

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Since Taiwan became the first country to legalize same-sex marriage in Asia on May 24, 1,173 same-sex couples have wed, including 28 transnational couples, and two have already...

Taiwan's Matsu Islands set up homeland security platform

Law enforcement authorities on the Matsu Islands set up a platform Monday as part of their efforts to crack down on criminal activities, according to the Liangchiang District Prosecutor's Office. ...

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...

Taiwan’s Matsu offers tourists free kayaking activities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Athletic Association on Taiwan’s Matsu Islands is offering tourists free kayaking coaching activities at the Qinbi seaport (芹壁澳口) on Beigan Island during the Dra...

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'...

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...

Heavy rain alert issued for 14 counties, cities in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Central Weather Bureau has issued a heavy rain advisory for 14 counties and cities in Taiwan this evening (May 15). A convective cloud system developed rapidly this afte...

Taiwan Coast Guard seizes 2 Chinese fishing boats in 1 day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- On Sunday (May 12), two Chinese fishing boats, the Qianlian yu (閩連漁) No. 2016 and an unmarked vessel, trespassed in the waters near Taiwan’s Matsu Islands, of Lienchang C...