Taiwan president drops by beverage shop to order 150 cups of tea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The employees of a beverage store in the island county of Penghu received a surprise Tuesday (Sept. 22) when a guest dropping by to order 150 cups of winter melon lemon te...

Suspected Chinese naval mine found on offshore islet of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An object suspected to be an old Chinese naval mine was found during a beach cleanup on the uninhabited Chutou Islet (鋤頭嶼) in Taiwan's offshore Penghu County last week...

Magnitude 4.9 earthquake rocks southeast Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 4.9 earthquake rattled southeastern Taiwan at 9:37 a.m. this morning (Sept. 17), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the temblor...

High-speed vessel to ply Taiwan's Taichung-Penghu route

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Natchan Rera (麗娜輪) passenger ship will sail from Taichung to the outlying county of Penghu on Thursday (Sept. 10) in a trial run before operating the route in the near...

Cruises around Taiwan to set sail Oct. 22

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hong Kong-based Genting Cruise Lines announced on Thursday (Sept. 3) that it will begin a cruise line around Taiwan that passes through four ports of call beginning Oct. 2...

Taiwan's Penghu sees 90% increase in visitors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's offshore archipelago of Penghu said Tuesday (Sept. 1) that nearly 300,000 local travelers have visited the islands in August, a 90 percent increase over the s...

PLA does not yet have ability to invade Taiwan: MND

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to a controversial statement about Taiwan's vulnerability to an attack from China, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) on Monday (Aug. 31) said that the...

Fireworks show to take place in New Taipei tonight at Tamsui Fisherman's Wharf

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei City will hold a fireworks display that will last five minutes and 20 seconds at Tamsui Fisherman's Wharf at 8 p.m. tonight (Aug. 30), and the public is adv...

TRTC to hold holiday fair at Maokong Gondola

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation (TRTC) has announced that it will hold a trial run of a holiday fair at the plaza beside the Maokong Gondola’s Taipei Zoo Station fr...

Taiwan’s island county of Penghu to host kite festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kite enthusiasts are invited to take part in the Penghu International Kite Festival 2020 between Sept. 7 and 13 at Longmen Beach. The event will boast a variety of kite...

Mason Yu assumes chief role at American Institute in Taiwan's southern office

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Mason Yu has assumed the top position at the American Institute in Taiwan’s (AIT) Kaohsiung office. AIT made the announcement in a press release on Wednesday (Aug...

4.7 magnitude earthquake rattles southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 4.7 earthquake rocked southern Taiwan's Tainan County at 11:13 a.m. Wednesday morning (Aug. 19), the third quake in excess of magnitude 4.0 to be felt that...

4.5, 4.2 magnitude earthquakes rock southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Southern Taiwan's Tainan County was jolted by two earthquakes in quick succession on Wednesday (Aug. 19), with the first registering as a magnitude 4.5, followed by a ...

Taiwan’s Gogoro plans to exceed 1,900 charging stations by 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As domestic demand for electric scooters continues to rise, Gogoro says it plans to have over 1,900 battery swapping stations in its Gogoro Network throughout Taiwan by th...

Divers in Taiwan set Guinness World Record for ocean cleanup

A group of 591 divers in Taiwan set a Guinness World Record for participating in an ocean cleanup activity held off the coast of Keelung City on Saturday. Organized by the Discovery Channel in coll...