Magnitude 5.0 earthquake rattles eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 5.0 earthquake shook eastern Taiwan's Hualien County at 10:08 p.m. Friday evening (Feb. 15), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of ...

Magnitude 4.1 earthquake rattles eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 4.1 earthquake jolted eastern Taiwan's Hualien County at 2:23 a.m. this morning, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the temblor ...

Public anger arises in Taiwan after compensation to family of a nurse who died on duty was stalled

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In response to public anger arising from media reports that the government has refused to make pecuniary compensation to the family of a public health nurse who died in a ...

Over NT$1 million worth of gold found in discarded cabinet in E. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Just before Lunar New Year, over NT$1 million (US$1 million) worth of gold was found in a discarded wooden cabinet in eastern Taiwan. On the evening of Feb. 3, two days befo...

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...

Garden cosmos flowers blooming in southeastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (CNA) -- In the Taitung rift valley in southeastern Taiwan, field after field of garden cosmos flowers are blooming at the start of the nine-day Lunar New Year holiday. The pink and white bl...

Magnitude 5.7 earthquake jolts Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck off the coast of Hualien County at 1:21 p.m. Wednesday, but no immediate damage or casualties were reported. The epicenter of the quake was ...

Taiwanese boy blows off his hand in fireworks explosion in Taitung County

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –On a bridge near the Zhiben Hot Spring (知本溫泉) in Taitung County’s Beinan Township (卑南鄉), on the evening of Jan. 29, a teenage boy lost his right hand due to careless ...

Cosmos flowers blooming beside a picturesque bridge in E. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Cosmos flowers are blooming on massive plots of land near a picturesque bridge in Luye Township of Taitung County, according to media reports on Tuesday, The cosmos flo...

Places in Taiwan most likely see traffic jams during Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Tourism Bureau on Jan. 14 issued a warning to travelers about places in Taiwan which will most likely see traffic congestion during the nine-day Lunar New Y...

Magnitude 4.8 quake rocks eastern Taiwan

Taipei, Jan. 22 (CNA) A magnitude 4.8 earthquake jolted eastern Taiwan at 11:19 a.m. Tuesday, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the quake was located at sea about 63.4...

4-meter python cut in half by train in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- While working on an electrification project in southern Taiwan on Wednesday evening (Jan. 16), workers stumbled upon the body of a massive python which had been cut in half by ...

Many theme parks across Taiwan offer special prices during Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Many theme parks across Taiwan offer visitors special prices or discounts during the Lunar New Year holiday, Tourism Bureau said in a news release on Wednesday. In nort...

Wet, cool weather forecast in Taiwan

Taiwan will see wet and cool weather Wednesday due to increased moisture in the air accompanied by northeasterly winds and a cloud system from southern China moving eastward, the Central Weather Burea...

Rogue tourists among 11 Vietnamese caught hiding in back of truck in E. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Some of the missing tourists were among the 11 illegal Vietnamese migrant workers found hiding in the back of a cargo truck on Thursday (Jan. 10), announced Taitung County Poli...