One attempted suicide, one dead in car accident as election tension mounts in southern Taiwan 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As the 2018 Taiwanese local elections are about to take place across the country, stress and misfortune have found some candidates with one attempting suicide and ano...

Pingtung in southern Taiwan turns city into ‘street art galleries’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Streets in Pingtung City and Kenting have been given a makeover, with the Pingtung County Government inviting local and international artists to reimagine common objects, ...

Magnitude 5.7 earthquake jolts eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 5.7 earthquake rocked eastern Taiwan's Hualien County at 00:04 a.m. on Wednesday, with the shock waves felt across almost all of the island country, accord...

Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival in southern Taiwan with a SE Asian Cultural Event

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Pingtung County Government is going to hold a "Southeast Asian Culture Festival" on Sept. 16 to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival. Cooperating with the Ministry of...

HSR extension should reach Hualien, eastern Taiwan: minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Minister of Transport and Communications, Wu Hong-mo (吳宏謀) said that Taiwan's plans for a High Speed Rail (HSR) extension to Pingtung City (屏東市) should go even further...

Pingtung County begins preparations for 2019 Taiwan Lantern Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Pingtung County government on Monday, July 16 began preparations for the 2019 Taiwan Lantern Festival which will be held in the county next year from Feb. 19 to March ...

Earthquake rattles Southern Taiwanese city of Tainan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A magnitude-4.3 earthquake rattled Tainan City Wednesday evening, but no immediate damage or casualties were reported. In February 2016, 117 people died in the city, mo...

Video shows dramatic rescue of 4-year-old boy from 5th floor in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A four-year-old boy, who had been left to fend for himself at home alone, was rescued after he dangled through security bars from a fifth story balcony in southern Taiwan&...

Flamegold rain trees bring golden blossoms to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – One of the few yellow-flowered trees that bloom early in summer, the flame-gold rain tree, has begun to bloom in regions across Taiwan. The flamegold rai...

Heavy rain advisory issued for cities and counties in southern Taiwan  

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The current weather forecast suggests that the temperature across Taiwan is unstable and a heavy rain advisory has been issued for several cities and counties in the centr...

Club Med holiday resort comes to Taiwan 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Renown worldwide for creating all-inclusive vacation experiences, Club Med will begin construction of their first Taiwan "vacation village" in Dapeng B...

Photo of the Day: Green man gets girlfriend in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The solitary green man on pedestrian crossing signs in Taiwan's southern county of Pingtung were changed just one day before Valentine's Day two show that he now has a ...

Not alone anymore! Southern Taiwan's little green man gets a girlfriend

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)- On Valentine's Day eve, Southern Taiwan's little green man gets a girlfriend, making him not single while crossing the road anymore. The Pingtung County Police Bu...

Pingtung makes great strides in solar power development

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The County Commissioner of Pingtung County, Pan Meng-an (屏東縣長潘孟安), today that if restrictions on green power ease up, around 285,000 homes in Pingtung&...

Man shot 3 times over road rage in Pingtung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A man driving a scooter in Pingtung City was shot by another man on a scooter three times at noon yesterday (Nov. 15), in an apparent act of road rage, reported UDN.  T...