Magnitude 4.9 earthquake rocks E. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 4.9 earthquake shook eastern Taiwan's Hualien County at 1:02 a.m. on Tuesday morning (Feb. 4), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicen...

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...

Poultry farmers in Taiwan support leopard cat protection despite losses

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s poultry farmers have demonstrated their unwavering support for leopard cat conservation despite suffering losses inflicted upon by the endangered species. ...

Cold surge advisory issued in N. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As a continental cold air mass blasts into Taiwan, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) issued a cold surge advisory today (Jan. 17) for parts of northern Taiwan, where the me...

Taiwan’s Tri-Mountain certified as Muslim-friendly

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Tri-Mountain National Scenic Area (參山國家風景區) has had 12 of its facilities and businesses certified as Muslim friendly venues, in a bid to woo travelers from th...

Mercury could drop to 10 degrees C in N. Taiwan, snow falling in mountains

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has issued a cold surge advisory for parts of northern Taiwan, as the mercury could dip to as low as 10 degrees Celsius, and snow has begu...

Taiwan voters arrested for damaging election ballots

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two Taiwanese citizens have been detained after destroying their ballots while another was arrested for trying to sneak his presidential vote out of a polling station. ...

Young leopard cat found dead in northwest Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In Miaoli County, the new year began with the find of a dead leopard cat near a school, possibly a victim of hunger and cold weather. Last year, the region recorded at ...

Taiwan indigenous village delays rocket launch

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The launch of a space exploration rocket from Taitung County scheduled for December 27 has been postponed because of opposition from a nearby indigenous village, reports s...

Magnitude 5 earthquake jolts E. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 5 earthquake shook eastern Taiwan's Yilan County at 7:25 p.m. this evening (Dec. 16), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of th...

Taiwan’s marquee Miaoli Music & Dine Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Culture and Tourism Bureau of central Taiwan’s Miaoli County aims to establish the Miaoli Music & Dine Festival, according to a recent press release from the...

Taiwan’s Far Eastern Air Transport suspends all flights from Dec.13

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — For the second time in its history, Far Eastern Air Transport (FAT) announced it was suspending flights from Friday (December 13). The sudden announcement on Thursday (...

Miaoli first municipality in Taiwan to pass law protecting leopard cats

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Miaoli County passed legislation protecting leopard cats on Tuesday (Dec. 10), becoming the first municipality in Taiwan to enact a law dedicated to the conservation of a ...

Cold surge advisory issued for 13 counties, cities in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As a continental cold air mass continues to blast into Taiwan, Hsinchu County saw the mercury dip down to 7.9 degrees Celsius Monday morning (Dec. 9) and the Central Weath...

Snow likely in mountains today as cold air mass blasts Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A combination of a northeast monsoon and a continental cold air mass will bring cold and wet weather to Taiwan today (Dec. 6), with snow likely in the mountains today and ...