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Magnitude 5.8 earthquake rattles southeast Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 5.8 earthquake jolted southeastern Taiwan at 5:23 p.m. this afternoon (March 2), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the temblor...

Western Taiwan blanketed by 'unhealthy air' for second day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Western Taiwan is being shrouded by a thick layer of polluted air for the second day in a row today (Feb. 26), with 13 weather stations flashing red alerts and 37 showing ...

Western Taiwan to see stricter water rationing amid drought

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tighter water restrictions are set to be introduced in many areas of western Taiwan today (Feb. 25) amid severe water shortages across the country. Tainan City and Chia...

Whale installation in southern Taiwan wins US lighting award

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — "Greetings from the Whale," a public art installation in Tainan, was recently recognized by the LIT Lighting Design Awards, according to the Tainan Tourism Burea...

Photo of the Day: Southern Taiwan from space

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over the weekend, a Japanese astronaut drew praise from many Taiwanese netizens for posting a photo of southern Taiwan captured from the International Space Station (ISS)....

Taiwanese man fined NT$300,000 for leaving quarantine twice, caught with drugs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Tainan resident was fined NT$300,000 (US$10,748) for violating quarantine twice and could face criminal charges for possession of narcotics. A 38-year-old Taiwanese m...

Magnitude 5.2 earthquake rocks southeast Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 5.2 earthquake jolted southeastern Taiwan at 9:50 a.m. this morning (Feb. 22), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the temblor w...

Taiwan mourns ‘Uncle Kun-pin’ who put spotlight on plight of rice farmers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan mourned the passing Saturday (Feb. 20) of “Uncle Kun-pin” Huang Kun-pin (黃崑濱), whose appearance in a documentary focused public attention on the plight ...

Taiwan hit by magnitude 5.5, 5.7 earthquakes 2 minutes apart

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan was struck by magnitude 5.5 and 5.7 earthquakes only two minutes apart early this morning (Feb. 9), sending shockwaves across the country, according to the Central ...

Magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes northeastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck off the northeast coast of Taiwan at 1:36 a.m. this morning (Feb. 7), sending shockwaves across the country, according to the Central Wea...

Vice president praises Google at opening of New Taipei office

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vice President Lai Ching-te (賴清德) on Thursday (Feb. 4) attended the opening celebration for Google's new office in New Taipei City and thanked the tech giant for its t...

Foreign artists praise Taiwan’s epidemic prevention

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three foreign artists who performed at Christmas and New Year’s events in Taiwan's southwestern city of Tainan have praised the nation's epidemic prevention ...

Taiwan launches ‘Girls in CyberSecurity’ contest

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With the hope of attracting more women to the field of cybersecurity, the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) on Wednesday (Feb. 3) launched a “Girls in CyberS...

Austria Office in Taipei Director recaps 2020 cultural events held in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Director of the Austrian Office in Taipei Roland Rudorfer recapped some of the cultural events hosted by the organization last year, in an interview with Taiwan News. R...

Taiwan's Tainan to conduct self-driving bus tests with passengers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tainan City Government announced in a press release on Friday (Jan. 29) that the city’s self-driving buses have completed tests without passengers along the Shalun r...