Chinese vessel suspected of collecting data from Taiwan's Han Kuang military drills

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese vessel that has appeared near Taiwan’s east coast is suspected of collecting data from the island nation’s annual Han Kuang military drills that bega...

Taiwan to invest NT$4.2 billion in smart transportation

Taiwan will invest NT$4.2 billion (US$145 million) in developing smart transportation in the next four years so that it can better serve disadvantaged people, the Ministry of Transportation and Commun...

Number of illegal Vietnamese immigrants to Taiwan increases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The number of Vietnamese attempting to illegally enter Taiwan has increased this year, with the Coast Guard having intercepted boats attempting to smuggle them in on two s...

Taiwan may give pupils 'heat days'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As large parts of Taiwan sweltered under the heat Saturday (July 3), education officials said they are preparing to meet in August to consider giving pupils days off durin...

Taiwan's Pingtung County begins installing 99MW solar power station

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A solar power company on June 23 began installing a 99MW photovoltaic (PV) solar power station in Jiadong Township, an area of Pingtung County severely affected by subside...

School principal from S. Taiwan seeking 'wonton mama'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An elementary school principal from southern Taiwan came all the way to Taipei City to look for a woman who ran a noodle stall and always gave him extra wontons 35 years a...

Magnitude 4.8 earthquake strikes S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 4.8 earthquake shook southern Taiwan's Kaohsiung City at 7:27 a.m. this morning (June 27), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter ...

Taipei bakes in 38.4-degree heat, hottest day of year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The mercury in Taipei climbed to a scorching 38.4 degrees Celsius (101 degrees Fahrenheit) this afternoon (June 23), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). At 2...

Body of missing snorkeler found on Taiwan's Green Island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The body of a man who went missing in the island township of Liuqiu (小琉球, Xiao Liuqiu) while snorkeling was found dead by the Coast Guard on a shore of Green Island Saturd...

Skies in Taiwan mostly clear for tomorrow's eclipse

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) predicts that weather conditions will be fair on Sunday (June 21), when residents of southern Taiwan will be able to catch a glimpse of a ...

Taiwanese guides receive NT$1 million each for finding missing hiker

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The two mountain guides who found hiker Yang Hsin-cheng (楊欣正) after he went missing for 10 days during a hike in Pingtung County on June 6 have received a reward of NT$2 m...

Coca-Cola launches four Taiwan-themed bottles

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Four new Coke bottles specifically designed for Taiwanese consumers are now available for purchase. The Coca-Cola Company has worked with celebrated graphic art designe...

Hospital official missing for 10 days found alive in S. Taiwan mountains

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A senior hospital official was found alive in the mountains of Pingtung County Tuesday morning (June 16), 10 days after disappearing during a group hike. Yang Hsin-chen...

Taiwan Railways Administration restarts rail cruise tours from July

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) announced on Sunday (June 14) that its rail cruise tour schedule for the summer will include a great variety of options. Among ...

Magnitude 6.0 earthquake strikes NE Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck off the coast of northeast Taiwan at 4:19 a.m. this morning (June 14), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of...