Mercury forecast to soar to 33 degrees in Taiwan on Monday

Daytime temperatures in most parts of Taiwan are expected to rise to 33 degrees Celsius on Monday as a weather front moves eastward, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). In the Taipei bas...

Taiwan’s Penghu archipelago promotes bicycle tourism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s offshore Penghu County is promoting bicycle tourism by making the county bicycle friendlier and by offering a free guided bike tour to any bike group of mor...

Taiwan plans new forward bases for Army Frogmen on Kinmen and Penghu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Taiwanese military has reportedly begun accepting bids from contractors for the development of two forward operating bases and equipment upgrades for the Taiwan Army’...

Rain warnings issued for western Taiwan

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Weather throughout Taiwan will be unstable and wet on Sunday, with rain warnings issued for western Taiwan and offshore islands, according to the Central Weather Bureau. Brief showe...

Penghu fireworks festival lights up the night sky in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The opening ceremony of the Penghu International Fireworks Festival concluded Thursday night (April 18) after a spectacular display that lit up the sky for over 30,000 onl...

Taiwanese Coast Guard ship fires stun grenade at rock-throwing Chinese fishermen

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After Chinese fishing boats crossed the maritime boundary between China and Taiwan in the waters off of Matsu, crews threw rocks at a Coast Guard vessel, which retaliated by fi...

Breaking News: Magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck at 1:01 p.m. in eastern Taiwan's Hualien County, where an intensity level of 7 was felt, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). ...

Wan An Air Raid Drills planned across Taiwan for late May

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) will be conducting air raid drills at the end of May, a spokesperson for the ministry has announced. From May 27 to Ma...

Taiwan faces rainy week ahead

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan, and especially the northern part, faces a cool and rainy week ahead, the Central Weather Bureau warned Saturday (April 13). The passage of a front and the strengtheni...

Taiwan, China cooperate to stop major drug shipment

At the end of last year, Taiwanese and Chinese investigators prevented a major shipment of narcotics from entering Taiwan via Southeast Asia, the Keelung District Prosecutors Office said Tuesday. T...

Magnitude 5.2 earthquake rocks SE Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 5.3 earthquake jolted southeastern Taiwan's Taitung County at 9:56 a.m., while much of the rest of the country felt its shock waves, according to the Central We...

Taiwan’s South Penghu Marine National Park

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The South Penghu Marine National Park (澎湖南方四島國家公園) is Taiwan’s ninth national park and the second marine national park. The South Penghu Marine National Park consists ...

All of Taiwan rocked by magnitude 5.6 earthquake in Taitung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 5.6 earthquake struck in Taiwan's Taitung County at 9:52 a.m. this morning, with all of Taiwan feeling the tremors, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB...

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...

Mercury could drop by 10 degrees tonight in N. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Temperatures in northern Taiwan are expected to plummet today by up to 10 degrees Celsius, as a weather front arrives and a northeast monsoon strengthens, according to the Cent...