Collapsed Taiwan suspension bridge only independently inspected once

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Nanfang'ao Bridge in Yilan County’s Su'ao Township, which collapsed on Tuesday (Oct. 1), killing six and injuring 12, had only been independently inspect...

Update: Bridge collapses in NE Taiwan, 6 dead, 12 injured

Update: 10/03 1:00 p.m. The body of a sixth missing foreign migrant fisherman was recovered at 11 a.m. on Thursday (Oct. 3), 48 hours after the suspension bridge crushed the three fishing boats the...

Taiwanese school children set sail from eastern Taiwan for Japan's Ishigaki Island

TAIPEI (CNA) -- School children from an elementary school in Yilan, recently in the news after finding a camera lost by a Japanese student two years ago, set out in a sail boat from the county's S...

Taiwan leader inspects navy as China prepares drills

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's president has boarded a navy destroyer to review military drills ahead of planned war games by rival China. President Tsai Ing-wen boarded the destroye...

New section of Suhua Highway to open before Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The first section of the improved Suhua Highway (蘇花公路台) is expected to open before Lunar New Year, cutting down travel time by up to 20 minutes, according to the Ministry of Tr...

Late night toll-free policy to resume for Mid-Autumn Festival

Taipei, Sept. 1 (CNA) The late night toll-free policy on the nation's freeways over long holidays will resume during the Mid-Autumn Festival due to ongoing public opposition to a toll measure first la...

Heavy rain warning for nearly all of Taiwan

Taipei, June 5 (CNA) Heavy or extremely heavy rain warnings have been issued for all but one administrative area in Taiwan -- Hsinchu City -- the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Sunday. Th...

Temperatures in Taipei soar to highest this year

Taipei, May 6 (CNA) The temperature in Taipei rose to 36.1 degrees Celsius on Friday, the highest the city has seen so far this year, according to the Central Weather Bureau. The annual high...

Premier urges Japan to talk with Taiwan on Okinotori waters

Taipei, May 3 (CNA) Premier Simon Chang said Tuesday in Yilan County, northeastern Taiwan, that he hopes Japan and Taiwan can negotiate an agreement on fishermen's rights to operate in waters near a J...

Defending fishing rights necessary: fishermen

Taiwanese fishermen lauded and expressed their full support Sunday for the government's action in sending patrol ships to international waters near a Japanese-controlled atoll in the Western Pacific t...

Hong Kong bikers following navigation to freeway stopped by police

Taipei, April 28 (CNA) Six Hong Kong tourists riding heavy motorcycles who were following a navigation system were stopped Thursday by police on the National Freeway No.5, where motorbikes are not a...

Taiwan to introduce electronic VAT refund machines in May

Electronic machines designed to issue value added tax (VAT) refunds to foreign visitors will go into operation at nine airports and seven seaports in Taiwan on May 1, Finance Minister Chang Sheng-ford...

Greenpeace Taiwan reports on shark finning and worker mistreatment

Taipei, April 14 (CNA) Greenpeace Taiwan (GPT) released a report on Taiwan's fisheries on Thursday, suspecting the Fisheries Agency's willingness and capability to punish illegal shark finning and cla...

Yilan Green Expo opens

The annual Yilan Green Expo opened Saturday in Su'ao in the northeastern county and will run until May 15. The theme of this year's expo is food safety. Visitors will be able to find various int...

Freeway traffic control measures announced for tomb sweeping holiday

A series of traffic control measures and preferential toll fees will be implemented on all freeways throughout Taiwan on the weekend prior to and during the tomb sweeping holiday April 2-5 to help pre...