Taiwan declares day of remembrance for Hualien earthquake

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Executive Yuan has declared today a national day of remembrance for those injured and killed in the Hualien earthquake on Feb. 6, announced Executive Yuan Spokesp...

Taiwan to see balmy Lunar New Year holiday 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The first day of the Lunar New Year in 2018 falls on Friday, February 16. After a cold start to the week, Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau (CWB) predicts a lot of sunshine ...

Magnitude 5.8 earthquake shakes eastern Taiwan's Hualien

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck off the coast of Hualien at 9:56 p.m. tonight (Feb. 4), with several aftershocks striking within minutes afterwards, punctuating a busy d...

Cold wave kills 53 in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As the latest cold wave blasts Taiwan causing temperatures to plummet to 10 to 12 degrees Celsius in all parts north of Tainan, 53 people have lost their lives to the...

Taiwan Railways Administration announces second increase of additional trains for Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) announced on Monday that it will increase the number of additional trains for the second time to meet unfulfilled demand for the Lunar N...

2018 Year of Bay Tourism campaign launched in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan Today) -- The 2018 Year of Bay Tourism campaign promoting Taiwan’s top 10 islands was launched Jan. 24 in Taipei City by the Tourism Bureau under the Ministry of Transportation an...

Penghu will hold "King Cabbage Competition" to find the largest cabbage in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Residents and farmers in Penghu are preparing for the “2018 Cabbage King Competition,” to find the largest head of cabbage in Taiwan. The large variety of c...

Taiwan Air Force to use C-130 planes during Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Air Force said Tuesday it would use C-130 transport planes to move travelers between Taiwan’s main island and the outer islands during next month’s Lunar N...

Fun map of 9 ways to divide Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Inspired by a similar satirical map of Europe, artist Taiwanball has created his own version showing nine ways to possibly divide Taiwan up. On Tuesday (Jan. 16), ...

Beach Running Carnival in Taiwan’s Penghu opens for registration

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—The 2018 Penghu Bay Beach Running Carnival, organized by Penghu National Scenic Area Headquarters (PNSAH), opens for registration from now till March 3, the PNSAH said in a ...

Tourism Bureau announces year-round schedule of recommended activities: ‘2018 Taiwan Tourism Events’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan’s tourism authority announced the “2018 Taiwan Tourism Events” on Tuesday morning in Taipei, including 47 international level events and 48 national...

Over 200 packages lost at sea after ship sinks, including NT$6,000 parcel 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A student in Taiwan's outer island of Penghu received a text message from the post office stating that her package valued at NT$6,000 was lost at sea along with 230 other p...

Taiwan’s government-owned postal company introduces 1,627 electric scooters for delivery service

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Chunghwa Post Co (中華郵政), Taiwan’s government-owned postal service provider, held a ceremony on Monday to introduce 1,627 electric scooters into the company&r...

Mandarin Airlines to introduce ATR planes ahead of Lunar New Year

Taipei, Jan. 11 (CNA) Mandarin Airlines, a subsidiary of China Airlines (CAL), announced Thursday it plans to deploy its three new ATR 72-600s in the run up to the Lunar New Year, to serve domestic tr...

Taiwan will not deploy IDF jets to Penghu year-round: Air Force

Taipei, Jan. 6 (CNA) The idea of deploying a fleet of Indigenous Defense Fighter (IDF) jets in the offshore county of Penghu throughout the year is purely speculative and unrealistic, Taiwan's Air...