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...

Han’s primary victory is exactly what the DPP needed

So, the stage is now set for what could well be the most significant election in Taiwan’s short democratic history. Sitting President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) will be up against KMT firebrand...

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's Foxconn tycoon cries after thanking sea goddess for his presidential bid

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Foxconn tycoon and Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Terry Gou (Kuo Tai-ming, 郭台銘) on Wednesday broke down into tears after thanking the sea goddess Matsu (媽祖) and the go...

Palau vice president embarks on i-Ride in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Palau Vice President Raynold B. Oilouch was offered a rare opportunity to learn about Taiwan through a thrilling i-Ride at Breeze NanShan department store's flying the...

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). ...

World Dream sets sail from Kaohsiung, Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – World Dream, a luxury cruise ship operated by Genting Cruise Lines, set sail from the Port of Kaohsiung Monday (July 1) on the first of three voyages that are expected to ...

Lukang shines as living showcase of Taiwan’s cultural heritage

Lukang in central Taiwan’s Changhua County was formerly one of the nation’s leading commercial hubs. From the 1780s through the 1840s, the harbor settlement grew wealthy from access to sea...

Plum rains to soak Taiwan this weekend

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) predicts that a new plum rain front will bring heavy precipitation to Taiwan from Saturday (June 22) to Monday (June 24). Wu Der-rong (吳德榮),...

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...

Crop-devouring caterpillars spreading across Taiwan

An invasive caterpillar species -- the fall armyworm -- has spread to almost every city and county across Taiwan, including several outlying islands. Since the first report of the crop-destructing ...

Premier Su rebukes Han Kuo-yu for calling Taiwan a 'region'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – At a meeting at the Executive Yuan on Thursday (June 13) attended by Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), Taiwan’s Premier, Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌), chided Han over remark...

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...

High temperature warning issued for 3 areas in Taiwan

Hot weather will prevail in parts of Taiwan on Monday, with three municipalities experiencing temperatures of over 36 degrees Celsius, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said, issuing a "yellow&quo...