Temperatures drop to new lows amid cold snap

Temperatures in Taiwan plummeted to the lowest this winter on Wednesday (Jan. 28), with lows of 10 degrees Celsius recorded in many parts of the country in the early hours of morning, the Central Weat...

Weather front arrives, bringing rain, lower temperatures

A weather front that arrived in Taiwan on Sunday has sent temperatures lower and brought rain to most of the country, with snow likely in mountainous areas, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CW...

Another Chinese ship caught stealing sand from Taiwanese waters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Sunday (Oct. 27), the Taiwan Coast Guard in Lienchiang (連江) County intercepted a Chinese sand dredging vessel and commandeered the ship for engaging in the illegal acti...

Taiwan to adopt color-coded alert system for cold weather

Starting November, a user friendly color-coded alert system will be introduced to warn of low temperatures across Taiwan, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Friday. There will be yellow, orange ...

Taiwan's Matsu Islands recognized as one of world's top 'Smart Communities'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Lienchiang County (連江縣), better known internationally as the Matsu (馬祖) Islands, has joined the ranks of the top “smart cities” according to the...

Tropical storm periphery to bring downpours to northern Taiwan: CWB

Due to the effects of the severe tropical storm Tapah, heavy and even torrential rain are forecast to affect northern and northeastern Taiwan on Saturday, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB)...

President Tsai crosses paths with Ma Ying-jeou in Kinmen on 823 anniversary

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Friday (Aug. 23) morning, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) made a trip to Kinmen island in order to commemorate the Second Taiwan Strait Crisis, which began on Aug. 23, 195...

Ko Wen-je spotted with Terry Gou, Wang Jin-pyng at Taipei 823 memorial

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Friday morning (Aug. 23), Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) was spotted alongside Foxconn tycoon Terry Gou (郭台銘) and former Kuomintang (KMT) legislative speaker Wang Jin-pyn...

Chinese caught dredging in Taiwan's Matsu deported by Coast Guard

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The captain and crew of a Chinese dredger seized by the Coast Guard in January were deported yesterday (Aug. 7) after having completed their prison sentences, according to...

Woman fined NT$200,000 for bringing Chinese pork pastries into Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An unnamed woman traveling from China to Taiwan was fined NT$200,000 (US$6,400) for attempting to bring foreign pork products into the country on Sunday (July 21). The woman...

Rare bird spotted on Taiwan's Matsu Islands

TAIPEI (CNA) -- The Chinese crested tern (Thalasseus bernsteini), a rare bird on the brink of extinction, has been spotted again this year on the Taiwan-held Matsu Islands -- its original habitat -- r...

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...

Chinese submarine spotted near Taiwan’s Matsu Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Chinese submarine has been spotted by a ferry during a routine passage from the Matsu Islands to Keelung. The submarine was seen at around 1:15 p.m. on Thursday (July 4). ...

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. ...

'Blue tears' not toxic: Taiwan researcher

Fluorescent blue sparkles, dubbed "blue tears," that glow around Taiwan's offshore Matsu Islands are not caused by toxic algae and a sign of environmental deterioration, a Taiwanese rese...