400-year-old property records show the first town in Taiwan as a diverse society

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Dutch came to Taiwan in the 17th century and built the first fortress on the island in what is currently Anping District of Tainan City. Research of the town that was ...

Man falls to his death from Tainan HSR station, 1st of its kind in Taiwan history

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A 20-year-old man fell 13 meters off the High Speed Rail (HSR) platform to his death in Tainan early this morning (July 13), the first such fall from one of the railway's s...

Photo of the Day: Digital reconstruction of 'Koxinga Hunting the Tiger'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A young Mexican artist has seamlessly digitally reconstructed a 19th century woodblock print of the 17th century leader of Taiwan Koxinga (Cheng Cheng-kung, 鄭成功) hunting a tige...

Exhibition at NMTH presents Taiwanese religious landscape

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The National Museum of Taiwan History (NMTH) is holding a special exhibition titled “The Changing Image of the Deity in Heaven and on Earth” from January 9 to ...

Island named 'Formosa' by Portuguese may not be Taiwan: Scholar

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In textbooks and tourist brochures, the standard line is that upon first sight, Portuguese sailors in 1542 dubbed Taiwan "Ilha Formosa" or "Beautiful Island,&quo...

28 earthquakes felt in central Taiwan sign of big one? Hard to say: experts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- At 8:38 a.m. a magnitude 3.8 earthquake struck near Nantou County's Zhushan Township, the 28th temblor to strike the same spot since late Saturday (Nov. 11) evening, but ex...

Update: Magnitude-5.1 quake is largest in series of tremors in Central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A magnitude-5.1 earthquake Saturday evening was the worst of 11 tremors which struck Central Taiwan near the township of Zhushan (竹山) in Nantou County during the day. N...

Free admission to 147 museums nationwide on Oct. 17 in celebration of Taiwan Culture Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As Taiwan’s Ministry of Culture is celebrating the Taiwan Culture Day, as well as the 96th anniversary of Taiwan Cultural Association (TCA), on Tuesday, October 17, ...

Visit museums for free on Taiwan Culture Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – To celebrate Taiwan Culture Day, two national museums of history, located in Taipei and Tainan respectively, will offer free admission for all citizens on October 17. M...

NTM holds earthquake disasters exhibition of Taiwan and Japan in history

For in-depth coverage of the earthquake histories of Taiwan and Japan, visit the “In the Same Seismic Zone” exhibition running at Tainan’s National Museum of Taiwan History from June...

Taipei mayor opposes DPP’s purge of Chiang Kai-shek

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Incumbent Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) openly criticized ruling Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) removal of former President Chiang Kai-shek’s (蔣介石) legacy...

The View from Taichung: PRC: We will assimilate you

On the evening of February 27, 1947, a tobacco vendor clashed with agents of the Tobacco Monopoly Bureau in Taipei. A crowd gathered. Angered and sick to death of the one-party government’s corr...

Editorial: China tries to use the 228 Incident

One of the darkest pages in Taiwan history was opened in February 1947, when Kuomintang leader and President Chiang Kai-shek sent in his troops to help his local governor, Chen Yi, put down an uprisin...

China to commemorate Taiwan's 228 incident

Taipei (Taiwan News) -- China's Taiwan Affairs Office spokesman An Fengshan (安峰山) said on Wednesday that the Chinese government will officially commemorate the 70th anniversary of Taiwan's 22...

Is Taiwan ready to play the Trump card?

Taiwan was no different from the rest of the world Wednesday. When Donald Trump steamed toward victory in the United States presidential election Taiwan time, reactions ranged from shock to disbelief ...