Taiwan faces cool week ahead

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following a sunny and warm four-day Double Ten holiday, Taiwan is facing a cold and humid week ahead, the Central Weather Bureau forecast Saturday (October 12). The nor...

Foreign tourist in Taiwan charged for harassing protected turtle

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A foreign teenage tourist visiting Taiwan was charged by Pingtung County authorities on Thursday (Oct. 10) for disturbing a wild turtle in its natural habitat. The Germ...

42-minute firework display to wow crowd at National Day celebration in S Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The longest-ever National Day fireworks display will take place at the Riverside Park in Pingtung County on Oct. 10 at 8 p.m., with a number of performances taking place f...

Record 200,000 people show up on opening day of Taiwan Design Expo

A total of 200,000 people attended the Taiwan Design Expo in Pingtung County on its opening day Saturday, the most ever on the first day of the annual design exhibition since its inception in 2003, ev...

Tropical Storm Hagibis not expected to directly affect Taiwan

A tropical depression east of Guam was upgraded to Tropical Storm Hagibis on Sunday morning, but it is not expected to directly affect Taiwan, according to Central Weather Bureau (CWB) projections. ...

Migratory birds over S. Taiwan hit record high in 31 years

More than 250,000 Chinese sparrowhawks have been observed migrating south over the Hengchun Peninsula in Pingtung County this season, the most since records on the birds' movements were first kept...

Twin earthquakes over magnitude 4 jolt Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 4.4 earthquake rocked Kaohsiung, Taiwan at 1:12 this morning (Oct. 1), followed by a magnitude 4.2 quake an hour and a half later at 2:42 a.m., according to th...

42 illegal migrants arrested on tour bus in Taiwan's Tainan: NIA

A total of 42 illegal migrants from Vietnam on board a tour bus bound for Nantou in central Taiwan were arrested in Tainan Thursday, according to the National Immigration Agency (NIA). The Tainan b...

Taiwan’s Pingtung high-speed rail line to avoid airport and open in 2029

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The new high-speed rail route from Kaohsiung to Pingtung will avoid the center of Taiwan’s largest southern city as well as its airport when it opens by the end of 2...

Taiwan's Presidential Office set to light up for Double Tenth National Day celebrations

A light show is set to be projected onto the Presidential Office in Taipei City Oct. 4-10 as the country begins its Double Tenth National Day celebrations. Organized by the Taipei-based General Ass...

An end in sight for Taiwan’s third nuclear power plant

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A forum about Taiwan’s third nuclear power plant on Tuesday (Sept. 24) highlighted issues surrounding its decommissioning by 2025, according to a United Daily News r...

Yunlin County Taiwan's top agricultural producer for fourth year running

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — According to data recently reported by the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics of the Executive Yuan, Taiwan’s highest agricultural yield in 201...

Homeless American English teacher allegedly sets fire to bar in S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A homeless American English teacher allegedly set fire to a bar in a campground in southern Taiwan on Friday (Sept. 20) and was arrested today (Sept. 23) for driving a motorcyc...

Tetris Challenge: Taiwan Edition

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In recent weeks, the #Tetrischallenge has been spreading across the internet, prompting people in countries across the globe to photograph themselves with their vehicle an...

Burning smell forces Taiwan P-3C anti-submarine aircraft back to base

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After the crew smelled burning, a P-3C anti-submarine aircraft returned immediately to base in Pingtung County, the Air Force said Wednesday (September 18). This was th...