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Taiwan Music Festival slated for April in Kenting

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Music Festival (台灣祭) will take place over the Tomb Sweeping holiday weekend in Kenting on April 4–6. With fewer holiday weekends this year, the Pingtung Co...

Taiwan plans 3 Harpoon anti-ship missile bases in south

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense plans to complete three bases for land-based anti-ship missiles in south Taiwan by the end of 2027, reports said Thursday (Feb. 29). A ...

Prosecutors charge Taiwan council speaker with buying signatures for Foxconn founder

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Prosecutors on Thursday (Feb. 22) charged Pingtung County Council Speaker Chou Tien-lun (周典論) for spending NT$5 million (US$158,000) on signatures to help the presidential...

Spicy shrimp chips pulled from shelves in Taiwan for prohibited additive

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Spicy shrimp chips, sold under the brand name Hsia Wei Hsien (蝦味先), produced by Yu Zong Foods (裕榮食品), were pulled from the shelves on Tuesday (Feb. 20) in Kaohsiung after ...

9,583 chickens culled in bird flu outbreak in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Pingtung County Livestock Disease Control and Prevention Center culled 9,583 black feather native chickens in Yanpu Township on Thursday (Feb. 15). County authorities w...

Man dies in ATV accident in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A 27-year-old surnamed Gu (古) died after an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) he was riding overturned and crushed him in Pingtung’s Hengchun Township on Tuesday night (Feb ...

Pangolins pictured in Pingtung pineapple plot

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Pingtung County has collaborated with a local farm and students on an installation artwork by created by placing colored “hats” on 100,000 pineapples to promot...

Taiwan fisherman lands 102 kg giant grouper

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A fisherman caught a 102 kg giant grouper off the coast of southern Taiwan that sold for nearly NT$70,000 (US$2,200). A fisherman surnamed Hung (洪) from Pingtung County...

Taiwan Good Friends customer buys stationary for NT$50, wins NT$10 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Finance (MOF) announced the person who was the biggest winner of the latest draw of the Taiwan receipt lottery purchased only NT$50 (US$1.59) at a departme...

Southern Taiwan university art project becomes new local landmark

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Students from I-Shou University in Kaohsiung completed a 3D art project on Monday (Feb. 5). According to the university’s press release, third-year students raced...

Taiwan's Pingtung wins 'Best Tourism Film' at Cannes World Film Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A promotional film released at the end of 2023 by the Pingtung County Government, "Multidimensional Pingtung," (屏東多向度) won the Best Tourism Film at the Cannes Wo...

Magnitude 5.2 earthquake strikes eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 5.2 earthquake rocked east Taiwan at 2:11 a.m. on Monday (Jan. 29), according to the Central Weather Administration (CWA). The epicenter of the temblor was ...

Taiwan PX Mart customer buys wet wipes for NT$55, wins NT$10 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A PX Mart customer who spent NT$55 (NT$1.75) won the NT$10 million (US$319,000) Special Prize in the latest edition of the Taiwan receipt lottery, while 7-Eleven and Famil...

Cold wave hits 21 counties, cities in Taiwan low of 4.6 C recorded

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Weather Administration (CWA) on Tuesday (Jan. 23) issued a cold surge advisory for 21 counties and cities in Taiwan It dropped to 4.6 C at 6:30 a.m. in Dah...

Taiwan county council speaker faces interrogation on election eve

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Pingtung County Council Speaker Chou Tien-lun (周典論), a known supporter of Foxconn Technology founder Terry Gou (郭台銘), faces an investigation after an online comment, his d...