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Fast ferries best way to chase ‘blue tears’ at Taiwan’s Matsu: Travel agency

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New fast ferries present the best solution to the problem of canceled flights to Taiwan’s outlying Matsu Islands during fog season, which often overlaps with “...

Video shows Taiwan guns blaze in live-fire drill off China's coast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Army on Friday (March 25) held live-fire exercises on the Matsu Islands amid the heightened alert over the Russian invasion of Ukraine and increased incursions by Chin...

Ukraine war reverberates on Taiwan's 'frontline of democracy'

DONGYIN/NANGAN, Taiwan, March 25 (Reuters) - Lin Jih-shou was brewing tea last month in his popular breakfast joint when he heard the buzz of a plane – a rare sound on the remote Taiwanese-held ...

11 foreign representatives to Taiwan attend Matsu Biennial

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Ambassadors and representatives from 11 countries arrived in Taiwan’s outlying Lienchiang County to attend the inaugural Matsu Biennial, an art event running from Fe...

Taiwan says Chinese plane flew close to remote island

A small Chinese civilian aircraft flew very close to a remote Taiwanese-controlled island next to China's coast earlier this month, Taiwan's defence ministry said on Tuesday, adding China may ...

Promotional video for Taiwan’s Matsu Islands released

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A short film featuring the breathtaking beauty of attractions on the Matsu Islands was released on Tuesday (Jan. 11). The film, titled “Island Brew,” was ma...

New ferry between Taiwan and Matsu sells out tickets fast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In just five days following the announcement of a new fast ferry that will go between Taiwan and the Matsu Islands beginning in April, over 80% of the tickets for April an...

Submarine cable problems cause internet outage on Taiwan's Matsu Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Residents on Taiwan’s outlying Matsu Islands woke up to no internet connection and a spotty cellphone signal on Saturday (Dec. 4) morning following a submarine commu...

New ferry takes only 3 hours to travel between Taiwan and Matsu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Maritime transport between Taiwan and the Matsu Islands will enter a new era as early as April next year, when the trip will be shortened to only three hours one way by fa...

Taiwan’s Matsu partially reopens to tourism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Matsu has allowed indoor dining and partially reopened its tourist attractions, such as beaches, though it has retained tight border controls, CNA reported....

Video from family, friends encourages Taiwan boxer to go for gold at Olympics

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Friends and relatives of Taiwanese boxer Chen Nien-chin (陳念琴) have created a video encouraging her to go for the gold at the Tokyo Olympics, which will open on July 23. ...

Taiwan Army conducts live-fire drills in Matsu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese Army recently carried out a nighttime live-fire exercise on Taiwan’s outlying island of Matsu. The Army on Tuesday (June 29) posted photos of the dr...

Taiwan monitors impact of Chinese wind turbine project

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan People’s Party Legislator Tsai Pi-ru (蔡壁如) has expressed concern the Chinese offshore wind turbines under construction 7 nautical miles (13 kilometers) south ...

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...

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&...