Photo of the Day: Mother of all melons spotted in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As the melon harvest is underway in Taiwan, images have surfaced on social media of a massive melon being hauled away in a blue flatbed truck. A video was recently...

Heavy rain alert issued for 12 cities, counties in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As southwesterly air flows and the periphery of a tropical depression continue to affect Taiwan, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has issued heavy rain advisories for 12 counti...

Tropical storm or tropical depression: Taiwan and Japan disagree

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Weather forecasters in Taiwan and Japan disagreed Friday, with Japan declaring Tropical Storm Gaemi (凱米) had formed, while the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) in Taipei said ...

32 sailors rescued from oil tankers stranded off Southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – 32 crew members from 2 oil tankers were rescued after extreme weather caused them to fall into trouble off the Kaohsiung coast last night, reported CNA.   All crew...

Taiwan to host International Chocolate Awards in September

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Asia Pacific Competition of the International Chocolate Awards will take place in Kaohsiung (高雄) during September 8-12, reported CNA.   This will be the first ...

Tropical depression bearing down on Taiwan may develop into typhoon

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A tropical depression barreling toward Taiwan may develop into a typhoon later today, bringing with it extremely heavy rain, especially in Tainan City, Kaohsiung City, Yilan Co...

Heavy rain alert issued for 12 counties, cities in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As a tropical depression approaches Taiwan, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has issued a special heavy rain alert this evening for 12 counties and cities in Taiwan. ...

British man apologizes for tossing banana peel from car in southern Taiwan 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A British man, who incurred the wrath of Taiwanese netizens for chucking a banana peel from the passenger side of a car while it drove through southern Taiwan, has issued ...

British man draws wrath of Taiwanese netizens for tossing banana peel out window

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A British man was confronted by a Taiwanese man for tossing a banana peel out the side of a car window in southern Taiwan, and once the incident was posted online, he also...

Third college closes as Taiwan's student population shrinks by 90,000 in 10 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Kaomei Junior College of Healthcare & Management in Kaohsiung City applied for a permanent closure from the school year 2018, set to become the third college in Taiwan optin...

Search team finds black box of crashed Taiwanese F-16

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Rescue teams on Tuesday reportedly found the black box of the F-16 jet which crashed in Northern Taiwan Monday, killing the pilot. The United States-made fighter jet to...

Taiwan President inspects missile launches during Han Kuang military exercises

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -After the second stage of the annual Han Kuang (漢光) military exercises started Monday across the country, President Tsai Ing-wen traveled to Pingtung County on Tuesday to in...

Marine mistakenly gunned down by gangsters in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Taiwanese marine was shot to death inside his car in southern Taiwan by a group of gangsters on scooters who thought he was another man, reported CNA.   At ...

Taiwanese quilt artist brings breathtaking ‘fabric paintings’ to exhibition in Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Visitors at the first Quilt Time Festival in Yokohama, Japan, gazed in awe at the painting-like, mosaic works by Taiwanese quilt artist Danny Amazonas (劉棟). Taking...

Taiwan's Paiwan craftswoman revitalizes tribal bead arts at Pingtung studio

Paiwan artisan Taruzaljum Remereman promotes traditional tribal arts and crafts at her studio in Sandimen Township of southern Taiwan’s Pingtung County. (Staff photo/Chin Hung-hao) Nestled in...