61 year old Taiwanese man wins ‘most beautiful bay’ swimming race

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – 61 year old Taiwanese man Chu Ming-chuan (朱明全) won the men's 5000m open water swim during the "2018 Most Beautiful Bay Carnival" by the minute margin of 0.08...

Taiwan's Penghu seizes opportunity of hosting MBBW World Congress to promote tourism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Penghu County Government is gearing up for the World Congress (the annual meeting) of "The Most Beautiful Bays in the World Club" and at the same time is grasping the o...

Taiwan’s new Taichung – Penghu ferry on trial, open to public in April 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After an eight year hiatus, the Taichung – Penghu sea route should re-open to the public in April 2019, in a bid to foster greater tourism. The ferry is expected ...

Taitung County has Taiwan's best air, Taipei City sixth-best: academic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Tsuang Ben-jei (莊秉潔), Professor of Environmental Engineering at National Chung Hsing University has crunched the numbers and published Taiwan's air pollution results f...

Extremely heavy rain warning in affect for southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) predicts that Taiwan will continue to see unstable weather with heavy rain in southern and southeastern Taiwan due to the affects of ...

Heavy, torrential rain advisory in 10 counties, cities as 'rain bomb' blasts Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As a tropical depression and moist southwesterly winds lash southern Taiwan, what is being described as a "rain bomb" is blasting Kaohsiung with up to 216 millimeters...

Crowds gather to buy fruit after sea freight resumes in Penghu County, Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Sea freight and other water-based services to Penghu County (澎湖縣) have resumed, after services were canceled due recent wild weather brought on by the slow-moving tropical...

Heavy rain warning issued for every municipality of Taiwan proper

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau (CWB) issued a heavy rain warning for every municipality on Taiwan proper, as well as Penghu County, at 3.50 p.m. on Aug. 25. A...

Hsinchu County has highest level of young adult home ownership in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – According to recent statistics by the Ministry of the Interior, the highest ratio of young adult home ownership in Taiwan is Hsinchu County, and the lowest ratio is Taipei...

Magnitude 4.7 earthquake shakes central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 4.7 earthquake struck central Taiwan's Nantou County at 9:38 p.m. yesterday evening (Aug. 2), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of...

Red alert heat warning issued for northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) issued the highest possible "red light" heat warning for Yilan County, as well as eight other heat warnings for northern and cen...

Air ambulances stationed in Taiwan’s Penghu inaugurated on August 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—A brand new AgustaWestland AW169 helicopter carrying part of its medical flight crew took off from Taichung Airport in central Taiwan on Tuesday (Ju...

Heat warning issued for northern and central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) issued a heat warning for four municipalities in northern and central Taiwan today (July 27), with hot temperatures and high ultravio...

Taiwan state oil company fined for Penghu oil leak cover-up

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - State oil company CPC Corp., Taiwan (中油) was fined NT$6.5 million (US$211,800) for covering up a leak at a plant in Penghu and for polluting underground water reserves, reports ...

Emergency medevac aircraft to be stationed on Taiwan's outlying islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A new charter medevac flight service for Taiwan’s outlying islands will be launched in August this year, which will station aircraft on the islands wh...