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Magnitude 5 earthquake rattles east, central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 5 earthquake struck off the coast of Hualien County in Taiwan on Saturday (Feb. 24) at 12:37 p.m., jolting most of central Taiwan, according to the Central Wea...

4 earthquakes strike east of Taiwan peaking at magnitude 5.6

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Four earthquakes of magnitude 4.9 or higher were recorded overnight in waters to the east of Taiwan with the strongest a magnitude 5.6, according to the Central Weather Ad...

Taiwan to conduct live-fire drills, UAV flight trials next month

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST) will conduct a live-fire drill and a UAV test flight next month, the Maritime Port Bureau (MPB) announced ...

Cleansing by fire: Han Dan celebration in eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The annual “Bombing of Master Han Dan” (炸寒單), a rite of passage for men who stand bare-chested aboard a palanquin as the audience pelts them with firecrackers,...

Pangolin walks into Taiwan convenience store ahead of World Pangolin Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A pangolin walked into a convenience store in Taitung County on the eve of World Pangolin Day, reports said Saturday (Feb. 17). A shop assistant in Kuanshan Township he...

Indigenous voters tipped Taiwan's legislative race to the KMT

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — In January’s legislative elections, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) got the most votes by a fair margin, yet they still lost to the Kuomintang (KMT). The...

Man dies hiking on Taiwan's Chiaming Lake Trail

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A 52-year-old man collapsed and died while hiking solo on the Chiaming Lake Trail in Taitung County on the first day of the Lunar New Year (Feb. 10). The man, surnamed ...

Jade the obscure: The prehistoric workshops of Ciyakang

Ciyakang might not leave a big impression on the uninitiated. Yet visitors may be surprised to learn that 2,000 years ago its workshops were the largest producers of jade in all of Southeast Asia. ...

President visits Army units in northern Taiwan ahead of Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) visited Army brigades in Hsinchu on Tuesday (Feb. 6) to boost morale amongst troops ahead of the Lunar New Year. Tsai observed close combat...

Taiwan man pulls emergency train break after missing his station

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man pulled the emergency brake on a Taiwan train on Friday (Feb. 2) and said it was because he overslept and missed his station. The express service came to a stop cl...

Passenger pulls emergency brake on Taiwan Railways express train

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An express train jolted to an abrupt and unplanned stop on Friday (Feb. 2) after a passenger pulled a conductor’s valve, which acts as an emergency brake. Taiwan ...

Taiwan Army carries out joint exercise in Taitung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Army’s Taitung Area Command conducted a joint exercise consisting of target protection and anti-infiltration drills on Wednesday (Jan. 31) to enhance combat read...

Sanxiantai Bridge to reopen on Feb 5 in eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After being closed for over a year, the Sanxiantai Arch Bridge will be reopened to the public early next month. Due to the impact of a strong earthquake, the footbridge...

'Green Tunnel’ in eastern Taiwan nearly cut down

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taitung County’s Luye Township one-kilometer "Green Tunnel" of Madagascar almond trees has been a popular tourist attraction, though complaints by farmers ...

Magnitude 5.2 earthquake strikes eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 5.2 earthquake rocked east Taiwan at 2:11 a.m. on Monday (Jan. 29), according to the Central Weather Administration (CWA). The epicenter of the temblor was ...