Rescued bear cub in S. Taiwan receives name at Bunun ceremony

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Local indigenous Bunun communities in Taiwan’s Taitung County that have been caring for an abandoned black bear cub have decided to name the cub after a village matr...

Extending the Taiwan High Speed Rail to Pingtung will do the DPP more harm than good

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – It is fair to say that Taiwan’s High Speed Rail (HSR) network can, broadly speaking, be judged a success. After years of losses, the HSR is now finally profita...

Taiwanese life expectancy reaches record 80.7 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The life expectancy of Taiwanese people took another leap forward to reach a record of 80.7 years, according to data released by the Ministry of Interior Wednesday (Septem...

Taiwan could see soggy weather over Moon Festival as 2 tropical storms loom

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Two tropical storms taking shape in the Western Pacific could put a damper on moon-viewing during the Mid-Autumn Festival in Taiwan, while a heavy rain warning has been issued ...

Taiwan promoting small town tourism in Seoul

Taiwan's Tourism Bureau launched a marketing campaign in Seoul on Sunday with the primary goal of attracting visitors to small towns, particularly during the upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival. The e...

It’s going to be H.O.T. in Okinawa!

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The annual H.O.T. Islands Music Festival 2019 featuring Taiwan’s East Coast musicians and an arts and crafts exhibition will take place in Japan’s Okinawa from...

Puyuma Express train catches fire in Eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Friday (Sept. 6), a Puyuma Express Train (No. 448) after departing Taitung and heading north, caught fire as it pulled into Shoufeng (壽豐) station in Hualien County arou...

Taiwan offers new incentives for domestic travel

The government on Friday introduced a second round of incentives to encourage domestic travel during the fall-winter period, under a NT$1 billion (US$3.2 million) package to boost tourism, as arrivals...

Update: Typhoon Lingling continues to dump rain on Taiwan today

Update: 09/05 5:30 p.m. The CWB said that Faxai was upgraded to a Tropical Storm today at 4 p.m., making it the 15th tropical storm of the year. Currently more than 3,000 kilometers away from Taiwa...

3 tropical storms forming, Lingling likely to affect Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As three tropical storms are taking shape in the Western Pacific today, Tropical Storm Lingling has been christened and is currently expected to come closest to Taiwan on Sept....

Taiwan develops new scrub typhus rapid test kit

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have developed a locally produced testing kit for quick and effective diagnosis of scrub typhus, a mite-borne infectious disease, the agency announced recently. ...

Magnitude 4.7 quake jolts southeast Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A magnitude 4.7 quake jolted Taitung County Saturday (August 31) afternoon, the Central Weather Bureau reported. The temblor struck at 3:50 p.m., 26.8 kilometers under ...

Heavy rain alert issued in 14 counties, cities in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Due to the impact of a powerful convective cloud system, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) today (Aug. 30) issued a heavy rain advisory for 14 counties and cities in Taiwan. ...

Periphery of Tropical Storm Podul to bring 3 days of rain to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The periphery of Tropical Storm Podul is likely to bring rain to Taiwan over the next three days, while a new cyclone could form by Monday (Sept. 2), according to the Central W...

Tropical Storm Podul poised to strike N. Philippines, periphery to lash Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A low-pressure system to the east of the Philippines is likely to transform into a tropical storm today, the periphery of which will likely bring wet weather to Taiwan from Thu...