Over 800 kg of ghost nets removed from Penghu coral reefs

A volunteer cleanup effort to help protect the coral reefs around the offshore Penghu County yielded more than 800 kilograms of abandoned fishing nets on Thursday, the Marine National Park Headquarter...

Penghu Police Bureau welcomes cute additions to K-9 unit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Penghu County Police Bureau recently welcomed two adorable additions to its K-9 unit, “LuLu” and “YoYo,” who will be trained to become third-genera...

China to lift individual travel ban for Taiwan's offshore counties

China's ban on individual Chinese travelers visiting three of Taiwan's offshore counties will be lifted effective Sept. 20, the Kinmen County government announced Monday. Since Aug. 1, Beij...

Philippine Navy sailed through Taiwan Strait escorted by Coast Guard

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Two vessels belonging to the Philippine Navy sailed through the Taiwan Strait in mid-August, according to Taiwan’s Coast Guard Administration, which disclosed inform...

NDC works to make Taiwan a bilingual nation

Taipei, Aug. 19 (CNA) A series of activities that encourage members of the public to speak English are being held across Taiwan, as part of the National Development Council's (NDC's) efforts ...

Magnitude 4.6 earthquake jolts SW Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 4.6 earthquake rattled southwest Taiwan's Chiayi County this morning at 5:41 a.m., according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the temblo...

Taiwan mulls visa waiver for Vietnam, Indonesia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan is considering adding Indonesia and Vietnam to the list of countries granted visa exemption status as part of the island’s effort to offset the impact of Chin...

China silent on request for partial lifting of solo travel ban to Taiwan

Beijing (CNA) A Chinese official in charge of Taiwan affairs was non-committal on whether China will partially lift a ban on travel to Taiwan by independent travelers after being urged to do so by the...

Magistrates of Kinmen, Matsu, Penghu fly to Beijing to plea for travel ban lift

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The magistrates of Kinmen, Matsu, and Penghu county flew to Beijing on Monday (Aug. 12) to meet with Liu Jieyi (劉結一), the director of the Taiwan Affairs Office, and plead ...

8 cities, counties in Taiwan cancel work, classes for Typhoon Lekima today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As the periphery of Typhoon Lekima lashes northern Taiwan this morning, eight cities and counties have announced that they are halting work and classes today (Aug. 9). As of...

6.0 earthquake strikes Taiwan's Yilan, whole country feels shock waves

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck northeastern Taiwan's Yilan County at 5:28 a.m. this morning (Aug. 8), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of ...

Three Taiwan elementary schools make the most of collaborative learning

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- One of the most important elements of the “Urban-Rural Collaborative Learning Program” launched by the K-12 Education Administration, Ministry of Education, is that...

Oldest military dependents’ village in Taiwan’s Penghu reborn as resort

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A military dependents’ village on Magong, one of the outlying Penghu islands, has been given a new lease on life through its transformation into a hotel resort. P...

Extreme heavy rain alerts issued for southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (CNA) -- The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) issued heavy rain and extreme heavy rain alerts for southern Taiwan on Saturday because of the influence of a low pressure system. There is a chance...

Registration for Jibeiyu Beach Carnival in Taiwan’s Penghu begins now

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Jibeiyu Beach Carnival 2019 will take place on Penghu County’s Jibei Island (吉貝嶼) from August 15 – 25, Taiwan’s Tourism Bureau said on June 26. The island ...