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Taiwan to increase budget for pandemic relief

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan on Monday (May 31) passed an amendment bill to increase the maximum budget for COVID-19 pandemic relief to NT$840 billion (US$29 billion), ...

Taiwan Navy orders new radar system from domestic manufacturer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid continued forays by Chinese military aircraft and warships into areas close to Taiwan, the Navy has ordered a new mid-to-long-range radar system from the National Chu...

UNI Air plane makes emergency landing in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A UNI Air aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing in Taipei Monday morning (May 10) after two of its tires ruptured. UNI Air Flight B79091 took off from Taipei...

Cloud Gate takes a bow at National Taiwan University

TAIPEI(Taiwan News) — Cloud Gate Dance Theater of Taiwan recently performed at the National Taiwan University (NTU) campus to celebrate the university's art festival — having had to po...

Photo of the Day: Mother's Day 'painting' seen in Taiwan rice field

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With Mother's Day rapidly approaching, a farmer's association famous for promoting rice field "paintings" has created a work dedicated to mothers. The...

Taiwan’s Matsu turns off street lights to see ‘blue tears’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the “blue tears” season has come to Taiwan’s outlying Matsu Islands, local townships have implemented measures to regulate evening lighting in order t...

Uncle of boy abused by judo coach in central Taiwan says condition improving

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The uncle of a seven-year-old boy who was relentlessly thrown by his classmate and judo coach last week said that he is showing some signs of improvement but is still in a...

Periphery of Typhoon Surigae to bring rain to eastern Taiwan, Greater Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Although Typhoon Surigae is turning away from Taiwan today (April 23), easterly winds are still likely to bring rains from the cyclone to the east coast, Geater Taipei, an...

Heavy rain alert issued as Typhoon Surigae comes closest to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has issued a heavy rain alert for two cities and one county in northeast Taiwan as Typhoon Surigae comes closest to the country today (Apr...

Parents whose kids died in central Taiwan fire investigated for criminal responsibility

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Authorities are investigating whether the parents of three children who died in a house fire on Sunday (April 18) are criminally responsible. Taichung’s Fire Bure...

Taiwan defense minister inspects Matsu Defense Command

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Minister of Defense Chiu Kuo-cheng (邱國正) on Saturday (April 17) inspected Matsu’s defense force and encouraged troops to continue protecting the nation. Minister ...

Taiwan launches shipbuilding program amid China threats

KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan launched an amphibious transport ship Tuesday that's the first from its new naval shipbuilding program begun as China escalates its threats to use military force to ann...

Taiwan's annual Dajia Matsu pilgrimage begins

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2021 Dajia Matsu Pilgrimage Procession got underway without a hitch on Friday (April 9) in the central city of Taichung. Every year Matsu, the patron goddess of sea...

Starting ceremony of Taiwan’s Dajia Matsu Pilgrimage to be broadcast in 11 languages

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The starting ceremony of the Dajia Matsu Pilgrimage Procession, the largest religious activity in Taiwan, will be broadcast in 11 languages for the first time this year. ...

Taiwan's army 'ill-prepared' for potential Chinese attack

Those who have been following the news about China's threats toward Taiwan might be surprised to see how little visible impact the situation seems to be having on the everyday lives of the island&...