Taiwan’s Penghu County Government goes to China to promote firework festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As the 2019 Penghu International Firework Festival will kick off a month from now, Penghu County Government today (March 17) went to Xiamen City in China’s southeast...

Taiwan Coast Guard seizes Chinese fishing boat near Penghu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwanese Coast Guard in Penghu seized a Chinese fishing boat this morning that crossed into Taiwan’s territorial waters, and which refused to obey commands of c...

Taipei Maokong Gondola offers region-based specials: NT$50 per ride

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Maokong Gondola has launched a hot deal program, offering rides on the recreational aerial lift system at what is billed as the “coin price”-- NT$50 a ride...

Photo of the Day: 1960s tourist map of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A copy of this vintage 1960s tourist map of Taiwan went viral on social media yesterday (Feb. 9). The map, which was published in 1969 and is titled "Tourist's Map ...

Magnitude 4.9 earthquake rocks southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 4.9 earthquake rattled residents of southern Taiwan at 12:52 a.m. this morning, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the temblor was 3...

Taiwan Coast Guard releases 2 Chinese fishing boats impounded since December

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following several incidents involving Chinese fishing boats trespassing into Taiwan’s territorial waters, and with the added threat of African Swine Fever, legislato...

New Ferry connecting Penghu with western Taiwan to begin in April

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A new ferry running between Budai Township, Chiayi County and Magong, Penghu County will commence in April, reported CNA. The new ferry will take about one hour, and wi...

New Taipei suffers steepest fall in urban land prices in Taiwan

New Taipei saw the steepest fall in urban land prices in the six months from April to September 2018 among the 22 cities and counties in Taiwan, according to data released by the Ministry of the Inter...

New Taipei suffers steepest fall in urban land prices in Taiwan

New Taipei saw the steepest fall in urban land prices in the six months from April to September 2018 among the 22 cities and counties in Taiwan, according to data released by the Ministry of the Inter...

Taiwan finds 10 kilograms of pork on Chinese ship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The coast guard found 10 kilograms of pork on a Chinese ship which entered Taiwanese waters near Penghu Saturday. Taiwan has been on the alert for Chinese pork and other meat...

Taiwan citizens traveling to Penghu for tourism to receive double benefits in January

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan citizens traveling to Penghu for tourism in January are eligible to receive both the hotel subsidies offered by the country’s Tourism Bureau and the free gift sets...

Local passion for heritage helps preserve iconic tidal traps in Penghu, Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan Today) -- Around 50 kilometers off the west coast of Taiwan proper in Penghu County, a heritage renaissance led by residents in tandem with central and local governments is underway. Re...

Chinese ships fishing illegally near Taiwan’s Penghu islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Penghu wanted the coast guard to remove more than 20 Chinese fishing trawlers which entered its area, reports said Saturday. In theory, the ships had been seeking shelter fro...

Three scenic areas from Taiwan make ITB Top 100 of Green Destinations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Three scenic areas from Taiwan made the Top 100 Green Destinations for the ITB travel fair in Berlin, tying with the Philippines for the highest number of an Asian country, repo...

Chinese vessel caught fishing in Taiwanese waters, bumps into coast guard

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Chinese fishing vessel was intercepted by the Taiwan coast guard for illegally fishing in Taiwanese waters in the early hours of Dec. 20, with the event leaving the coas...