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Photo of the Day: Southern Taiwan from space

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over the weekend, a Japanese astronaut drew praise from many Taiwanese netizens for posting a photo of southern Taiwan captured from the International Space Station (ISS)....

Magnitude 5.2 earthquake rocks southeast Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 5.2 earthquake jolted southeastern Taiwan at 9:50 a.m. this morning (Feb. 22), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the temblor w...

Taiwan's indigenous artists spread the word in Vancouver

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)— LunarFest in Vancouver features installations from Taiwan's indigenous artists and will run through February. Hosted by the Asian-Canadian Special Events Association...

Filipino man finds his long-lost Taiwanese father

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Filipino man on Thursday (Feb. 19) was able to find his long-lost Taiwanese father, who had not been seen or heard from for 26 years. On Wednesday, Chou Eh-chen, 27, ...

Filipino man searching for long-lost Taiwanese father

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Filipino man is trying to find the whereabouts of his long-lost Taiwanese father who he has not seen or heard from for 26 years. Chou Eh-chen, 27, is currently search...

20-year-old Taiwanese wins NT$1 million playing scratchcards

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A 20-year-old man in Pingtung County recently won a NT$1 million (US$35,730) prize on a Lunar New Year scratchcard after deciding to try his luck in the lottery. The ma...

Coal-fired power plants cut output amid poor air quality: Taiwan EPA

Five coal-fired power plants in Taiwan have significantly reduced their output this weekend, due to unhealthy levels of air pollution in large parts of the country, the Environmental Protection Admini...

Air quality drops to unhealthy levels in large parts of Taiwan

Poor air quality was recorded in many areas of Taiwan on Saturday, due to ozone molecules and high concentrations of fine particulate matter, according to the Environmental Protection Administration (...

Taiwan premier: No cabinet reshuffle after Lunar New Year holiday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) reiterated on Saturday (Feb. 6) that there is no plan for a partial cabinet reshuffle, amid rumors that two top positions relating to pandemic...

Taipei department store customer buys NT$54 pen, wins NT$10 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Thursday (Feb. 4), the Ministry of Finance (MOF) announced the complete list of winners of the November-December edition of the Taiwan receipt lottery, which included a...

Taiwan sets bail for DPP lawmaker accused of accepting Sogo bribes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) lawmaker Su Chen-ching (蘇震清) will go free after he pays bail set at NT$10 million (US$360,000), the Taipei District Court announced Frid...

List of Taiwan targets for China's bombers revealed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid China's show of force last weekend featuring eight bombers and reports that this is a "dress rehearsal" for war, China affairs analyst Ian Easton has pr...

US official lauds Taiwan’s public health prowess, vibrant food scene

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An American diplomat posted in Kaohsiung has shared his insights into U.S.-Taiwan relations and commented on Taiwan’s disease prevention success as the world continu...

Taiwan's Pingtung aims to create 'giant picture book' in festival of light

A total of 20 installations have been lit up along the Wannian Creek in Pingtung City for the annual Pingtung Festival of Lights, according to the local authorities. Despite more than a dozen domes...

20 stations flash red alert for 'unhealthy' air in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) issued an air pollution warning today (Jan. 21) for southern Taiwan, with 20 monitoring stations flashing red warnings in...