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iPhone found 44 days after being dropped into Sun Moon Lake

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An iPhone belonging to a lucky college student was recently found over a month after it was accidentally dropped into Sun Moon lake. Firefighter Chen Chang-hung (陳長紅) f...

Video shows heavy rainfall in parched central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Typhoon Surigae came closest on Thursday (April 22), the storm's periphery brought badly needed rain to drought-stricken central Taiwan. The country continues to...

Taiwan struck by magnitude 6.2, 5.8 earthquakes 3 minutes apart

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — East Taiwan was struck by magnitude 6.2 and 5.8 earthquakes three minutes apart on Sunday evening (April 18), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The first e...

Photo of the Day: Before-and-after images show effects of Taiwan’s drought

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Nantou County Government on Thursday (April 15) shared a series of before-and-after photos of its lakes and dam to highlight the seriousness of the ongoing drought in ...

Two mountaineers make incredible trip through Taiwan’s Central Mountain Range

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A 10-minute video titled "Beyond Madness Beyond Beauty" posted on the Beast Runners’ YouTube channel documents two mountaineers’ incredible trip acro...

Foodpanda driver survives delivery to Taiwan's Hehuanshan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese netizens are getting a kick out of a fatigued Foodpanda delivery driver after he made an epic journey from Taipei to deliver beverages to the towering peak Hehua...

Volunteer group extends house repair activities across Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A volunteer group organized by Tainan’s Labor Affairs Bureau to repair houses has been expanding its free services beyond the city limits as evidenced by work done f...

Hail falls on Taiwan’s tallest peak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hail fell for several minutes on Taiwan’s tallest peak, Yushan, on Saturday (April 10) around noon, according to the Central Weather Bureau. Even so, the predicti...

Hiker robbed, carjacked, and abandoned in central Taiwan mountains

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A hiker found himself lost for nine hours in a remote mountainous area of central Taiwan after being robbed, carjacked, and left tied to a tree by two assailants over the ...

1st batch of AstraZeneca vaccine sent out to 57 medical institutions across Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first batch of Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 was being delivered to 57 medical institutions across Taiwan on Friday (March 19). Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC)...

Falling water level in scenic Central Taiwan lake threatens power generation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — If the water level in Central Taiwan’s scenic Sun Moon Lake falls by another 5 meters, local power generation will be threatened, reports said Saturday (March 13). ...

Keelung mayor touring half of Taiwan on scooter

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Keelung Mayor Lin Yu-chang (林右昌) is on his way to the southernmost part of the country after taking on the challenge to travel around half of Taiwan on a scooter in 24 hou...

Taiwan’s Aowanda Forest Recreation Area urges visitors to come during flower season

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Nantou Forest District Office is urging the public not to miss Aowanda National Forest Recreation Area while the park is resplendent with colorful blooming flowers. ...

Nantou-based comic artist wins Japanese manga award

Taiwanese comic book artist Yu Wei-te (余韋德) recently won a prestigious Japanese prize for a work based on his childhood in Nantou County. Yu was awarded the Prize for Excellence for a narrative com...

Taiwan funds civilian patrols to protect endangered leopard cats

The Council of Agriculture (COA) on Friday shared the results of a pilot program in central Taiwan's Nantou County, in which local residents can receive government grants to form patrols to help p...