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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...

Taiwan tests first two indigenous Brave Eagle jet trainers to replace F-5s

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The chairman of the Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC, 漢翔航空工業) was a passenger on board one of two indigenous “Brave Eagle” Advanced Jet Train...

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)....

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 indigenous drone crashes in Taitung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An indigenous unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) crash-landed in Taitung Forest Park on Thursday night (Feb. 18) at around 6:33 p.m. Eyewitnesses spotted the drone flying at...

Photo of the Day: 'The Depth of Danger' in eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — This ominous-sounding sign was photographed in eastern Taiwan over the weekend by a Canadian writer. On Sunday (Feb. 14), John Groot captured this image while traveling...

Magnitude 4.4 earthquake shakes southeast Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An earthquake registering a 4.4 on the Richter scale struck the coast of Taitung County in southeast Taiwan. The tremblor hit at 12:25 p.m., 52.5 kilometers northeast o...

Train No. 422 from Taipei to Kaohsiung boasts ‘unparalleled sea views’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A train service that takes passengers more than halfway around Taiwan and treats them to “unparalleled sea views” is proving popular, CNA reported Saturday (Fe...

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 ...

Air quality drops to unhealthy levels in large parts of Taiwan

Poor air quality was recorded in many areas of Taiwan on Saturday, due to ozone molecules and high concentrations of fine particulate matter, according to the Environmental Protection Administration (...

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...

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. ...

Admission tickets to Duoliang train station in eastern Taiwan sell briskly

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The now-defunct Duoliang train station on Taitung County’s southern coastline began to charge an entrance fee of NT$10 (US$0.35) to help pay for the upkeep of the si...

Update: Building collapses in Taiwan's Kaohsiung after 5.0 quake

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An old building suddenly collapsed in Kaohsiung on Thursday afternoon (Jan. 28), shortly after an earthquake struck southern Taiwan. On Thursday afternoon, an old struc...

List of Taiwan targets for China's bombers revealed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid China's show of force last weekend featuring eight bombers and reports that this is a "dress rehearsal" for war, China affairs analyst Ian Easton has pr...