Gang that attempted to extort half a million from a Taiwan health spa arrested

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- On Monday January 8, six members of the criminal gang that tried to extort money from a health spa in Hengchun Township in Pingtung County were arrested by a local police ...

Middle-aged man crushed by oncoming train in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On the evening of Jan. 6 in Pingtung County, a middle aged man crossing the train tracks was struck and killed. The accident occurred southern Taiwan, in eastern Pingtu...

Expectant parents in eastern Taiwan place their faith in Mennonite Christian Hospital

While Taiwan faces a shortage of obstetricians nationwide, the problem is especially acute in the eastern and southeastern counties of Hualien and Taitung, respectively. In Hualien, about 75 percen...

Formosan black bear caught on camera stealing honey from bee farm

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Video was released on Monday (Jan. 1) on Facebook by the Taiwan Black Bear Education Center showing a Formosan Black Bear breaking into a farmer's bee hives to get some tas...

H5N2 bird flu confirmed in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Pingtung and Yunlin County government confirmed Tuesday an outbreak of avian influenza subtype H5N2 in over 15,000 chickens, reported CNA. Assoc...

Passenger falls off platform, killed by express train in northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (CNA) -- A passenger who was waiting on the platform at Hsinchu Station on Monday fell onto the tracks and was killed by a northbound express train, Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) said. ...

New Year's Eve countdown events in Taiwan 

TAIPEI(Taiwan News) - Here Taiwan News collates a list of New Year's Eve countdown concerts held in Taiwan at the end of 2017 to welcome 2018.  【Keelung】 Keelung Rocker T...

Taitung, Pingtung best spots in Taiwan to view first sunrise of 2018

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The best spots in Taiwan to view the last sunset of 2017 are Guanshan in Pingtung County, Sizhiwan in Kaohsiung City, and Angping District in Tainan City, while the b...

Overlooked scenic gems along Taiwan's coastal railroad

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)  — There are many pristine pockets of nature along Taiwan's railway system but it's easy to overlook a few. See something new on the way to your next adventure,...

COA showcases Taiwan's Pingtung cocoa products

An event showcasing quality cocoa products grown and manufactured in southern Taiwan’s Pingtung County kicked off last Thursday at Songshan Cultural and Creative Park in Taipei City.  ...

Traffic light man in southern Taiwanese city to get a girlfriend 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —Everyone hates waiting at red lights when it seems to take forever to turn green. To save drivers from the boredom of waiting, Pingtung County Police Bureau is plannin...

Taiwanese doctor suggests exercising before 7 a.m. or indoors to shun poor air 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—As Pingtung County is one of the areas in Taiwan that have been severely affected by smog during winters, doctor Lin Chien-liang (林健良) at Pingtung Christian Hospital suggest...

Temp to drop to 15 degrees in northern Taiwan next Monday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Another set of northeasterly winds will approach northern Taiwan and send the mercury down again to 18 degrees Celsius at the lowest on Sunday and 15 degrees Celsius on Mon...

Thankful Taiwanese foster daughter finally finds her foster parents after 20 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Twenty-nine-year-old Lin Ching-mei (林靜玫) walked into the Pingtung office of Taiwan Fund for Children and Families (TFCF) in early November and told social work sup...

Magnitude 5.5 quake jolts southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 5.5 earthquake struck Chiayi County late Wednesday evening (Nov. 22) at 10:20 p.m., with an intensity level of 5 being felt in Chiayi, according to the Ce...