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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...

Crop-devouring caterpillars spreading across Taiwan

An invasive caterpillar species -- the fall armyworm -- has spread to almost every city and county across Taiwan, including several outlying islands. Since the first report of the crop-destructing ...

Volunteers' cleanup effort restores beach on Taiwan's Penghu to original beauty

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Longmen Back Bay Beach (龍門後灣海灘) on Taiwan’s outlying Penghu Islands has been restored to its original beauty after community volunteers took turns cleaning it up, Central...

Central Taiwan to conduct air raid drill on May 30

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Central Taiwan, including the city of Taichung and Penghu, will conduct an air raid drill from 1:30 to 2 p.m. on May 30. The drill, which has been titled Wan-An No.42, ...

New pro-Taiwan independence party forms, enters 2020 race

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A new pro-independence party officially formed on Sunday (April 28) and has announced its intention to enter the 2020 legislative elections. At a press conference on Sunday,...

Wind system forecast to lower temperatures in northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (CNA) -- With northeasterly winds moving in, daytime temperatures in northern Taiwan are forecast to fall to some extent on Saturday, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The CWB s...

New ferry between Penghu and Western Taiwan welcomes free passengers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A total of 500 passengers were invited for a free trip Wednesday on a new high-speed ferry which will soon ply the route between Penghu in the middle of the Taiwan Strait and Ta...

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...

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...

Marathon runners treated to local delicacies in Penghu, Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Over 2,000 participants of the Gaillardia Island Penghu Cross-sea Marathon were treated to local delicacies at supply stations during the marathon on Nov. 4, reported CNA....

Typhoon Yutu pouncing on Philippines, set to make U-turn toward Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Typhoon Yutu made landfall in the northern Philippine island of Luzon today, bringing heavy rains and strong winds to the region before reaching the South China Sea, where it w...

Heavy rain forecast for northern, eastern Taiwan on Monday

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Northern and eastern Taiwan can expect heavy rain on Monday due to the effects of northeasterly winds, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). CWB forecaster Chang Cheng-chua...

‘Formosa Taiwan’ designation adopted by US Postal Service

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In order to better facilitate customers' search of Taiwan, the United States Postal Services has recently included a new term of "Formosa (Taiwan)" along wit...

Taiwan's first island energy grid activated

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's newest smart electrical supply network, the Penghu Chimei Smart Microgrid, is up and running as of today in the Chimei township of Penghu Island. The new m...

Taipei City wins Global Traveler award for Best Leisure Destination in Asia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei City has for the first time won a Leisure Lifestyle Award, as the best leisure destination in Asia, reports said Thursday. Each year, Global Traveler Magazine or...