Magnitude 4.0 earthquake rocks southwestern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 4.0 earthquake shook southwestern Taiwan's Tainan City at 6:22 p.m. Sunday evening (Feb. 17), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of...

Lantern festival activities across Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Many places in Taiwan have been holding activities to celebrate the traditional Lantern Festival, which falls on Feb. 19 this year. Here is a list of popular activities th...

Taiwan, British gay couple, 51 years apart in age, wed amid blessings

A Taiwanese and British gay couple, who are 51 years apart in age, exchanged wedding vows Saturday in a ceremony in Miaoli County that welcomed the blessing of more than 500 Taiwanese guests, despite ...

All passengers from Vietnam entering Taiwan to be checked for pork products

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Taiwan has begun checking all passengers arriving in the country from Vietnam for possession of pork products after a pork sandwich brought into Taiwan by a traveler from Ho Chi Minh C...

2019 Taiwan International Orchid Show to grace Tainan in March

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 2019 Taiwan International Orchid Show (TIOS) will take place between Mar 2 and 11 in Tainan, promising to bring visitors a floral showcase infused with the traditional...

'Comfort women' still a thorny issue for Japan's relations with South Korea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The National Assembly Speaker of South Korea, Moon Hee Sang, has sparked anger in Japan because of recent comments regarding the ongoing debate over Japan’s use of &...

Taiwan’s Grand Matsu Temple rolls out love lottery poetry service in English

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With Valentine’s Day approaching, Tainan City Government is joining hands with Tainan's Grand Matsu Temple (大天后宮) to launch the temple’s “Yue Lao Bil...

Old British Consulate in Taiwan's Kaohsiung a remnant of a lost era

Perched on top of a hill overlooking Sizihwan in Kaohsiung, the former residence of the British Consulate established during the Qing Dynasty in 1879 is Taiwan's oldest remaining mansion of Wester...

16-year-old girl dressed in T-Rex costume attacked by thug in S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A 16-year-old young woman, who wears an inflatable T-Rex costume to raise funds, on Friday (Feb. 8) reported being assaulted while performing on the streets of Tainan. On Fr...

Magnitude 4.9 earthquake rocks southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 4.9 earthquake rattled residents of southern Taiwan at 12:52 a.m. this morning, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the temblor was 3...

Ex-Tainan County Council speaker extradited from Manila back to Taiwan

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Former Tainan County Council Speaker Wu Chien-pao (吳健保), who fled Taiwan in 2014 after being convicted of fixing professional baseball games, was extradited back to Taiwan from the Phi...

Taiwan's freeway bus fares to hike after March

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's freeway bus operators announced a hike in fares for medium- and long-distance routes starting in March and ranging between NT$5 (US$0.16) and NT$40 (US$1.3). To...

Taiwan's Tainan offers package tours for Yanshui Beehive Fireworks Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Tourism Bureau of Tainan City Government teams up with six travel agencies to offer package tours for attending this year’s Yanshui Beehive Fireworks Festival, w...

Woman in southern Taiwan murdered, dismembered by live-in boyfriend

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A 31 year old man, surnamed Wu (吳) in Tainan was arrested for the murder and dismemberment of his live-in girlfriend on Feb. 1, after investigators were able to locate her...

Tainan: Fire kills a grandmother, two grandchildren in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – At around 4:00 a.m. the morning of Feb. 1 in Tainan’s Xiaying District (下營區), a fire engulfed the third floor of a home and damaged other levels as well, resulting i...