Taiwan to boost renewable energy to 20% by 2025, introduce trillion-dollar investment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Although the Taiwanese voted in a 2018 referendum to abolish the earlier deadline of 2025 to denuclearize the country, the island nation continues its march toward a green...

Kinmen has worst air quality in Taiwan: IQAir

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kinmen has the worse air quality in Taiwan followed by Kaohsiung, according to a new report covered by the Liberty Times Net on Wednesday. 48 out of the world’s 1...

Eight endangered sea turtles found dead in northern Taiwan on single day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The bodies of eight sea turtles were found on the northeastern coast of Taiwan on Sunday (Feb. 23), and researchers believe fishing activities to be the cause of the endan...

Taiwan hotels shutter entire floors amid coronavirus outbreak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hotels in Taiwan have been shutting down entire floors to save on personnel and utility costs as their occupancy rates plummet due to the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) outb...

Cold Surge Advisory issued for most of Taiwan as mercury dips to 4.6 C in Miaoli

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As a cold snap peaks in Taiwan today (Feb. 18), the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has issued a Cold Surge Advisory for much of Taiwan, with Miaoli seeing the lowest tempera...

Cold surge to send mercury plunging in Taiwan to 7 degrees C tonight

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A cold air surge, which blew south into Taiwan on Sunday (Feb. 16), will cause temperatures to plunge to as low as 7 degrees Celsius by this evening (Feb. 17), as the Cent...

Magnitude 5.5 earthquake jolts E. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 5.5 earthquake rocked eastern Taiwan at 07:00 p.m. (Feb. 15), shortly followed by a 5.1 temblor five minutes later, according to the Central Weather Bureau (C...

Cold surge to send mercury plunging in Taiwan to 7 degrees C

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A cold air surge, which is set to blow south into Taiwan on Sunday (Feb. 16), will cause temperatures to plunge to as low as 7 degrees Celsius by Tuesday (Feb. 18) in much...

Taiwan emerges as 2nd largest face mask producer to fight epidemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is ramping up production of protective gear amid the threat of the Wuhan coronavirus, with factories going into overdrive manufacturing surgical masks and alcohol-b...

US Air Force sends anti-submarine aircraft from Okinawa to S. Taiwan and back

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A P-3C anti-submarine aircraft of the United States Air Force flew from Okinawa, approached southern Taiwan, and returned on Thursday (Feb. 13), just one day after three o...

Mercury rises slightly in Taiwan as cold front weakens

Temperatures across Taiwan will rise slightly Monday as a cold front begins to dissipate, with clear to sunny skies seen across most of the country, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). D...

Wholesaler Kuang Nan to release 500,000 free masks across Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Due to a severe shortage of face masks and in the wake of a new rationing system announced by the government, wholesale retailer Kuang Nan Fashion Shop (光南大批發-連鎖店) on Tues...

First batch of pineapples grown in S. Taiwan arrives in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first batch of pineapples grown in Taiwan’s southern county of Pingtung has successfully arrived in the Chinese city of Xiamen, CNA reported on Tuesday (Feb. 4),...

Yu Shyi-kun elected legislative speaker

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's new legislative session began Saturday (Feb. 1) when the ruling Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP) legislator-at-large Yu Shyi-kun (游錫堃) was elected leg...

Mercury plummets as cold spell grips Taiwan

Temperatures across Taiwan plunged Wednesday night into early Thursday morning (Jan. 30), setting records for this winter season in some parts of the country, according to the Central Weather Bureau (...