Mercury to drop to 19 degrees Celsius in northern Taiwan on Saturday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A strong cold air mass is about to approach Taiwan Saturday and send the temperature down to 19 degrees Celsius at the lowest in northern and central regions together...

Cargo ship capsizes off Kaohsiung, all crew members rescued

Taipei, Oct. 18 -- A Honduras-registered cargo ship sank on Wednesday in waters off Kaohsiung, but all of the ship's 14 crew members have been rescued, according to the Coast Guard Administra...

Heavy rain advisory in effect as temperatures cool in northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As the strengthening northeasterly winds continue bear down on Taiwan, several locations in northern Taiwan are under heavy rain advisories and will see signific...

Organized-crime fighter to head Taiwan’s Agency Against Corruption

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A prosecutor known for his tough stance against organized crime will take over the lead at the Agency Against Corruption (AAC, 廉政署) amid an imminent shakeup at the Ministr...

Taiwan premier orders probe into hacking of Far Eastern International Bank

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After an attempt was made to hack into the Far Eastern International Bank (遠東商銀) system to steal money, Premier William Lai (賴清德) said Saturday that the authorities needed...

Strong wind advisory for Double Ten Holiday: CWB

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – At least 15 cities and counties will be subject to strong winds over land during the Double Ten Holiday, according to a warning issued by the Central Weather Bureau F...

China finalizes plan to invade Taiwan in 2020: researcher

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- According to a book published on Tuesday titled "The Chinese Invasion Threat" by Project 2049 think tank fellow Ian Easton, Beijing has finalized a secret p...

Taipei records hottest October day in history

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Despite summer being officially over, the first day of October felt like a hot summer day, and on Sunday the temperature even reached a high of 36.8 degrees Celsius, the hottest...

An amazing trip to Taiwan’s Penghu County in three days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--I decided to give myself a bit of time, which was only three days, to explore the Penghu archipelago after I had heard so much about its beauty. So there I went in earl...

Taiwanese Navy officers sentenced to prison for deadly missile misfire

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The three Taiwanese Navy officers prosecuted for a fatal misfiring of a supersonic missile that claimed the life of a fisherman in July 2016 were sentenced to up to two ye...

Is it a B&B or police station?

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Is it a new bed and breakfast? It looks pretty much like one, except for one thing—the symbol of a dove with open wings and the National Emblem of the Republic of...

Romanian beauty crowned as Miss Global Charity Queen 2017

The beauty from Romania was crowned as Miss Global Charity Queen 2017 in offshore Penghu County Saturday, a contest that saw representatives from more than 40 countries around the world. The final ...

Hsinchu wins title of Taiwan's happiest city

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Hsinchu retained the title of Taiwan's happiest city for the second year in a row, according to a survey released yesterday, which included factors such as approval ratings ...

All of Taiwan rocked by 5.7 quake

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck off the coast of Hualien at 10:29 p.m. last night, with residents in Changbin, Taitung County feeling an intensity level of 5, ...

Penghu prepares for finals of international beauty pageant

Taiwan’s outlying Penghu County welcomed Sept. 19 competitors from 40 countries and territories for the finals of a beauty pageant designed to promote the archipelago’s tourism resources a...