Foreign envoys see the sights of Penghu, Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs hosted a tour of Penghu County (澎湖縣) this weekend to help showcase all that Taiwan has to offer to 32 foreign envoys, reported CNA...

Registration for 2018 Penghu Cross-sea Marathon begins now 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--The 2018 Gaillardia Island Penghu Cross-sea Marathon, which will take place on November 4 in Taiwan’s outlying county of Penghu, will feature creative cheerleaders, creativ...

Heavy rain alert issued for 12 cities, counties in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As southwesterly air flows and the periphery of a tropical depression continue to affect Taiwan, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has issued heavy rain advisories for 12 counti...

Taiwan’s Penghu Airport crowded with outbound travelers after boat services suspended for five days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Penghu Airport is extremely crowded with nearly 5,000 passengers waiting for a vacancy to fly back to Taiwan on Monday in addition to passengers who have already booked...

5 traditional taboos during Dragon Boat Festival 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Today (June 18) is the official day of the Dragon Boat Festival on the lunisolar calendar and in addition to the dragon boat races and the eating of zongzi, there are five tabo...

Funeral mass held in Taiwan for revered Italian missionary

A funeral mass was held in Taiwan Sunday in tribute to Father Antonio Didone, who passed away last week after dedicating decades of his life to help underprivileged patients in Taiwan since he came as...

Declassified archives show Taiwan's missile project in the '70s

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Academia Historica has published the archives related to late President Yen Chia-kan (嚴家淦), revealing a blue print on Taiwan's missile development in the 1970s. Yen, born i...

Taoyuan Airport Access MRT artistic makeover unveiled 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Tourism Bureau unveiled the new look of the Taoyuan Metro Airport Access MRT today, June 17.  The Bureau invited Taiwanese indigenous artist, Yo...

Tropical depression bearing down on Taiwan may develop into typhoon

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A tropical depression barreling toward Taiwan may develop into a typhoon later today, bringing with it extremely heavy rain, especially in Tainan City, Kaohsiung City, Yilan Co...

Heavy rain alert issued for 12 counties, cities in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As a tropical depression approaches Taiwan, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has issued a special heavy rain alert this evening for 12 counties and cities in Taiwan. ...

D-Day: 'Disastrous deluge' set to strike Taiwan today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Later today (June 13), the beginning of what Taiwanese meteorologist Wu Der-rong (吳德榮) yesterday described as a "disastrous deluge" (致災豪雨) will begin to impact Taiwan...

Air Force leads clean-up of beach in Penghu County, Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Air Force Service Squadron of Magong Air Base (馬公基地) lead a party of volunteers to clean Peiliao beach (北寮海灘) in Huxi Township (湖西), Penghu County (澎湖縣) in a demonstra...

Japanese actress Masami Nagasawa recommends places for travel in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Dressed in a traditional-style red dress covered in gold embroidery, Japanese actress and model Masami Nagasawa (長澤雅美) said it was a privilege to assume the role as the sp...

Taiwan’s outlying island of Kinmen cleans up beaches ahead of World Ocean Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Nearly 400 residents and volunteers engaged in beach and harbor cleaning activities in Taiwan’s outlying island of Kinmen on Monday to mark the first World Ocean ...

Video and photos of Wan An air raid drill today in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The 40th annual Wan An exercise (萬安演習), a drill simulating an air attack by Chinese military forces, was held today in northern Taiwan. Today's drill, code-nam...