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Taiwan's fleet of F-16s to resume flights Jan. 20

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's F-16 jet fighters will resume flights on Wednesday, (Jan. 20), the Air Force said Tuesday (Jan. 18). The entire fleet of F-16s was grounded after one crash...

Indonesian fishery worker diagnosed with COVID in Taiwan’s Penghu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An Indonesian fishery worker who flew to Penghu County after completing his quarantine period tested positive for COVID-19, reports said Friday (Jan. 14). The 33-year-o...

Repeat DUI offenders across Taiwan denied commuted sentences, sent to jail

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Several prosecutors’ offices across Taiwan have recently denied repeated DUI offenders’ petitions for commutation of imprisonment to fines and sent them to jai...

Taiwan's population shrank in 2021 with record-low births, marriages

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's population shrank again last year with record-low births and marriages, an increased mortality rate, and an exodus of 1 million people moving overseas. On ...

Lab evidence confirms cause of mysterious rash in Taiwan’s Penghu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A lab investigation into a mysterious rash that took hold in the outlying island county of Penghu last year has confirmed a previous suggestion that caterpillars are the c...

Magnitude 6.0 earthquake strikes eastern Taiwan

Update: 9:30 a.m. 01/04/2022 As of 9 p.m. on Monday, Taipei had received 31 reports of damage resulting from the quake, such as broken water pipes, fallen tiles, warped doorways, malfunctioning str...

Taiwan to resume domestic cruises Dec. 31

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As domestic cruises resume on Dec. 31, the city of Keelung will welcome travelers with a free bus trip around the harbor town’s sights until Jan. 28, reports said Tu...

2022 Penghu fireworks festival to kick off April 25

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2022 Penghu International Fireworks Festival will feature 24 shows from April 25 to June 30, according to a press release by the Penghu County Tourism Department. T...

Indonesian worker tests positive for COVID after flying to Taiwan's Penghu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An Indonesian migrant worker flew to Penghu County without waiting for the results of his COVID-19 test, which came back positive, potentially exposing 53 people to the vi...

Defense minister says all of Taiwan will be battlefield in conflict with China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Defense Minister Chiu Kuo-cheng (邱國正) on Wednesday (Dec. 8) said that the situation in the Taiwan Strait has recently become extremely severe as the Chinese military conti...

Unexploded naval mine washes up on shores of Taiwan’s Penghu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A bomb disposal team from the Army on Friday (Nov. 26) will detonate an unexploded naval mine recently found washed up on the shore of Penghu’s Huxi Township, CNA re...

Butterfly released in Japan flies 2,277 km to Taiwan's Penghu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A blue tiger butterfly released in Japan’s Toyama Prefecture on Sept. 25 was captured in Taiwan’s outlying island county of Penghu after flying over 2,277 kilo...

Taiwan calls on China to cooperate on eradication of illegal sand dredging

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China should cooperate with the Taiwanese government on eradicating illegal sand dredging by Chinese ships, Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Minister Chiu Tai-san (邱太三) said...

Taiwan’s Penghu banks on fireworks festival to bring back tourists next year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Penghu County is banking on next year’s fireworks festival to bring back tourists after experiencing a sharp decline this year due to the pandemic. According to s...

Magnitude 6.5 earthquake strikes northeast Taiwan

Update: 2021/10/25, 1:30 a.m. Several people were injured by the magnitude 6.5 quake, including a woman who was struck by falling rocks while hiking with a group of nine in Taroko National Park in...