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Taiwan Coast Guard receives two offshore patrol vessels

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Coast Guard Administration (CGA) received the fourth and fifth of 12 planned Anping-class offshore patrol vessels on Friday (April 8) as well as a new patrol boat. ...

Birthday turns deadly for teen pressured to jump into river in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A birthday party turned deadly for a high school student after he was reportedly encouraged to jump into the Tamsui River in New Taipei City on Friday (March 25). The b...

Taiwan Army conducts combat readiness exercise ahead of Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Army’s Guandu Area Command held a reconnaissance and patrol exercise to maintain combat readiness ahead of the Lunar New Year on Wednesday (Jan. 26). T...

New Taipei NYE fireworks attract more than 60,000 spectators

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei's fireworks display to ring in 2022 attracted more than 60,000 people this year, according to the New Taipei City Government. The fireworks began shootin...

New Taipei announces 10 best spots to watch Tamsui fireworks on NYE

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The New Taipei City Government on Monday (Dec. 21) announced the 10 best spots to watch the fireworks display near the estuary of the Tamsui River on New Year's Eve. ...

New Taipei mayor hopes New Year fireworks will supplant Taipei's as nation's best

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The New Taipei City Government will hold a fireworks display lasting 13 minutes and 14 seconds over the Tamsui River on New Year's Eve, with a view to replace the Taip...

Global warming could see Taiwan Presidential Office submerged

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In under 30 years we may see the Tamsui River flood central Taipei and inundate the Presidential Office if sea levels rise in line with predictions. Taipei Main Station...

Taiwan jets fight off simulated enemy on final day of Han Kuang exercise

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Air Force conducted a counterattack drill on Friday (Sept. 17), the last day of the Han Kuang military exercise, which involved Indigenous Defense Fighters (IDF) drivi...

Taiwan announces flight and rail cancelations, floodgates close as Typhoon Chanthu nears

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Typhoon Chanthu approaches, flight cancelations have been announced, some train lines suspended service, a few roads and ports closed, and floodgates shut. Taiwan Ra...

Taiwan’s Hualien County takes action to remove invasive African sacred ibis

TAIPEI (Taiwan Newes) — The Hualien Forest District Office has taken action to remove African sacred ibises sighted in Shoufeng Township, it said in a statement on Tuesday (Aug. 17). The offi...

Interactive map shows companies that pollute Taipei's Tamsui River

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An investigation showed that in 2020, at least 126 companies were polluting the Tamsui River, the longest river in northern Taiwan, with total fines surpassing NT$12 milli...

Taiwan Army Special Forces conduct drills in Tamsui

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2nd battalion of the Army’s Special Forces Command on Friday (March 12) conducted drills in Tamsui as part of a 21-day tactical march in northern Taiwan. The ...

China expands its 2 air force bases closest to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid dramatically more frequent incursions by Chinese military planes into Taiwan's air defense identification zone (ADIZ), China appears to be expanding its two airba...

Photo of the Day: Lone fisherman on smoggy river in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A 25-year-old Indonesian software engineer on Saturday (Feb. 6) captured this haunting photo of a lone fisherman plowing through a thick layer of smog as dusk descended on...

British national cleans up Taipei’s rivers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — British national, Peter Lowe, was stuck in Taiwan due to pandemic travel curbs but decided to do something meaningful with his time and clean up Taipei’s rivers. ...