Magnitude 5.7 earthquake jolts eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 5.7 earthquake rocked eastern Taiwan's Hualien County at 00:04 a.m. on Wednesday, with the shock waves felt across almost all of the island country, accord...

Taiwan's CPC Corp. offering full refund, free gas for substandard fuel 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- State-run oil refiner CPC Corp., Taiwan today pledged to provide a full refund and free fuel to customers who purchased 95 unleaded octane gasoline that was found to ...

Young Taiwanese pianist Chen Kuan-wei earns award at German music competition 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – 18-year-old Taiwanese pianist Chen Kuan-wei (陳冠偉) received third place at Germany's national music competition for children and adolescents, "Jugend musizier...

Man in drug-fueled rage decapitates mother, hurls head off 12-story building in northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In an apparent drug-fueled rage, a man decapitated his mother and tossed her head off the roof of their 12-story apartment in northern Taiwan's Taoyuan City last ...

Lala Mountain Giant Tree Zone in northern Taiwan closes due to road cave-in   

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Lala Mountain Nature Protection Zone (拉拉山自然保護區) in Fuxing District of Taoyuan City has been closed due to a road cave-in near the entrance, ac...

12 sailors saved from stranded ship off Taiwan’s west coast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – 12 sailors were successfully rescued from a stranded and flooded cargo ship off the coast of Taoyuan City (桃園市) by the Coast Guard Administration (CGA, 海巡署) during the nig...

Single mother and two sons in northern Taiwan commit suicide, older son survives

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—A single mother and her two sons in Taoyuan City committed suicide by burning charcoal in their closed house late Tuesday night, but the older son, who text messaged his cla...

Taiwan cracks down on sexual exploitation of Indonesian migrant workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A middle-aged Taiwanese man was arrested for operating a prostitution ring disguised as Thai massage parlors and for exploiting unregistered migrant laborers, CN...

Taiwan open to canning coal power plant reopening: Premier

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwan government is open to shelving the planned reopening of the Shenao coal-fired power plant (深澳電廠), if a planned liquefied natural gas terminal in Taoyuan City pa...

Taiwan Army Captain questioned over computer use, possible data breach

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Taiwan Army Captain was questioned and his home searched during an investigation into unauthorized access to the Ministry of National Defense's (MND) computer system...

Taiwan solar power leader Green Energy Technology to lay off 20% of workforce

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Solar power leader Green Energy Technology (綠能科技) announced Friday it was planning to lay off 203 employees, or about 20 percent of its global workforce. The Taiwanese compan...

Taiwan tug of war teams show strength at world championships

TAIPEI (Taiwan Today) -- Taiwan has walked away with five gold medals—one short of half the total medal haul—at the 2018 Tug of War International Federation Outdoor Club Championships Sept...

Clouds expected to obscure moon during Mid-Autumn Festival in north east Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Moon watchers across Taiwan are best to travel south, as the north east is likely to be covered in clouds throughout the Mid-Autumn Festival, said meteorologist Daniel Wu ...

Taiwanese company wins gold at 2018 Green World Awards

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Taiwanese hair product manufacturer dedicated to promoting a green lifestyle and creating products made from only environmentally friendly ingredients has been reco...

Mercury climbs to 37.4 degrees in Taipei City

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Temperatures reached 37.4 degrees Celsius in the Taipei City area of Shipai Tuesday afternoon, the Central Weather Bureau reported. After escaping the threat of Typhoon Mangk...