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Penghu International Fireworks Festival begins with a bang

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 20th Penghu International Fireworks Festival opened as scheduled on Monday (April 25) despite the nation's recent surge in local COVID-19 cases. The opening fea...

Penghu International Fireworks Festival set to launch as scheduled

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 20th Penghu International Fireworks Festival will proceed as scheduled on April 25 despite the recent surge in local COVID-19 cases. Penghu County Commissioner Lai ...

2022 Penghu fireworks festival to kick off April 25

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2022 Penghu International Fireworks Festival will feature 24 shows from April 25 to June 30, according to a press release by the Penghu County Tourism Department. T...

Taiwan’s Penghu banks on fireworks festival to bring back tourists next year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Penghu County is banking on next year’s fireworks festival to bring back tourists after experiencing a sharp decline this year due to the pandemic. According to s...

Rural schools on Taiwan's Penghu Islands hold rare sports meet

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Students from eight schools on Taiwan's Penghu Islands on Wednesday (April 28) competed in a joint sports event, the first of its kind ever held in the archipelagic co...

2021 Penghu fireworks festival to kick off April 22

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2021 Penghu International Fireworks Festival featuring 23 shows will run from April 22 to June 28, according to a press release by Penghu County’s Tourism Depart...

Airports on small Taiwanese islands show growth for 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — While air travel became one of the coronavirus pandemic’s main victims, airports on four small Taiwanese islands recorded growth in 2020, reports said Tuesday (Feb. ...

Taiwanese researchers rescued at sea by Chinese fishing boat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Four scuba divers have been rescued by a Chinese fishing boat after being reported missing while conducting an underwater research survey on Thursday (Nov. 19). Accordi...

Chinese sand dredger sinks killing 4, choppers cross Taiwan Strait's median line

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese sand dredging ship on Sunday (July 26) sank in waters off Taiwan's Penghu Islands, killing four, and Chinese helicopters crossed the median line of the Taiwa...

2-month firework festival in Taiwan’s Penghu to begin July 6

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The two-month long 2020 Penghu International Firework Festival featuring 21 shows will kick off on July 6 after being pushed back from April due to novel coronavirus conce...

Taiwan Coast Guard clashes with illegal Chinese sand dredgers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese Coast Guard on Wednesday (June 3) intercepted a flotilla of illegal Chinese sand dredgers, including a 7,539-ton vessel larger than any of the Taiwanese ship...

Taiwan to enhance airports on outlying islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s aeronautics regulator pledged to breathe fresh life into the country’s four outlying island airports on Monday (Jan. 20) as it marked its 73rd anniver...

Chinese crew fined for illegal sand pumping off Taiwan's coast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Two Chinese sand-pumping vessels have been seized and 28 crew members have detained by Taiwan port authorities on suspicion of illegally pumping sand in Taiwan’s Exclusiv...

Indonesian man loses leg in Taiwanese fishing boat accident

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An Indonesian man is in critical condition after he lost his leg in an accident on a Taiwanese fishing boat off the coast of Penghu on Tuesday (Sept. 10). Three Indonesian c...

Taiwan finds 10 kilograms of pork on Chinese ship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The coast guard found 10 kilograms of pork on a Chinese ship which entered Taiwanese waters near Penghu Saturday. Taiwan has been on the alert for Chinese pork and other meat...