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Magnitude 5.6 earthquake strikes central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 5.6 earthquake rocked central Taiwan at 6:41 p.m. on Monday evening (Sept. 13), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the temblor ...

Magnitude 4.9 earthquake rattles southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 4.9 earthquake rocked southern Taiwan at 6:27 a.m. Wednesday morning (Sept. 1), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the temblor ...

Tourists return to Taiwan's Penghu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tourism is once again flourishing for Taiwan’s Penghu County since the pandemic has slowed, with crowds of tourists returning to attractions across the archipelago. ...

Ex-Coast Guard officer held on cat smuggling charges

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A former Coast Guard officer and his accomplice were held incommunicado on Thursday (Aug. 26) for their suspected role in the attempted smuggling of 154 cats into Taiwan, ...

Taiwan Navy disposes of 2 unexploded projectiles in Penghu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two unexploded projectiles found underwater in Penghu County Wednesday (Aug. 25) were safely detonated and disposed of on Thursday (Aug. 26) A group of people had been ...

Taiwan’s Penghu islands suffer from COVID's impact on tourism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The number of travelers visiting Penghu, an island county that sits in the middle of the Taiwan Strait, plummeted to fewer than 4,000 in June due to the COVID-19 pandemic,...

Four wonderful seawalls in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Four scenic seawalls in Taiwan have become popular tourist destinations, with two located on the main island of Taiwan and the other two in Penghu County. The sea obser...

Taiwan's Penghu lifts more restrictions on indoor dining

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Consistent with his liberal approach towards COVID-19 restrictions, Penghu County Commissioner Lai Feng-wei (賴峰偉) announced on Monday (Aug. 16) that several COVID-19 rules...

Tropical Storm Lupit could richochet and impact Taiwan on Sunday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tropical Storm Lupit's (盧碧) projected course has altered overnight with the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) saying the possibility that it will ricochet and impact the na...

Magnitude 6.1 earthquake rocks northeast Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck off the coast of northeastern Taiwan at 5:50 a.m. on Thursday morning (Aug. 5), sending shockwaves across the country, according to the C...

Taiwan's Penghu to reopen all tourist spots from July 27, with swimming still banned

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — All tourist attractions and tourist centers under the jurisdiction of the Penghu National Scenic Area Administration (PNSAA) will reopen with a maximum number of visitors ...

Taipei, New Taipei maintain ban on indoor dining for a week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After the central government announced it was lifting a nationwide ban on indoor dining from Tuesday (July 27), Taipei City and New Taipei City said Friday (July 23) they ...

New Taipei City mulls phased easing of COVID restrictions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With hopes rising that Taiwan may end the Level 3 COVID alert next week, New Taipei City is urging caution, reports said Wednesday (July 21). The Central Epidemic Comma...

New Taipei City hopes new COVID cases dwindle to zero

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the number of new local COVID-19 transmissions in New Taipei City fell to two Wednesday (July 14), Mayor Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜) voiced hopes for zero new cases. Wednesday&r...

Sparse crowds seen on 1st day of eased restrictions in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first day of loosened restrictions on Tuesday (July 13) saw few takers across Taiwan, with many still erring on the side of caution. On July 8, Health Minister and ...