New Taipei resident to face severe punishment for avoiding quarantine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei city resident Kuo Fu-wen (郭富文), who had escaped from home quarantine since his return from China Feb.7, has been found in a hotel in Taoyuan City and will face ...

Concerns emerge about reports of coronavirus quarantine at Taiwan air force base

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — National security concerns have emerged amid unconfirmed reports that Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) patients will be quarantined at the Hsinchu Air Force Base housing Mirag...

Cold Surge Advisory issued for most of Taiwan as mercury dips to 4.6 C in Miaoli

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As a cold snap peaks in Taiwan today (Feb. 18), the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has issued a Cold Surge Advisory for much of Taiwan, with Miaoli seeing the lowest tempera...

Cold surge to send mercury plunging in Taiwan to 7 degrees C tonight

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A cold air surge, which blew south into Taiwan on Sunday (Feb. 16), will cause temperatures to plunge to as low as 7 degrees Celsius by this evening (Feb. 17), as the Cent...

Magnitude 5.5 earthquake jolts E. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 5.5 earthquake rocked eastern Taiwan at 07:00 p.m. (Feb. 15), shortly followed by a 5.1 temblor five minutes later, according to the Central Weather Bureau (C...

Cold surge to send mercury plunging in Taiwan to 7 degrees C

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A cold air surge, which is set to blow south into Taiwan on Sunday (Feb. 16), will cause temperatures to plunge to as low as 7 degrees Celsius by Tuesday (Feb. 18) in much...

Magnitude 4.8 earthquake rattles E. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 4.8 earthquake rocked eastern Taiwan at 1:49 a.m. this morning (Feb. 14), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the temblor was lo...

Lupine flower festival in N. Taiwan to offer outdoor enjoyment amid virus outbreak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2020 Taoyuan Lupinus Festival will open on Saturday (Feb. 15) and run through March 8, providing good opportunities for people to enjoy the outdoor amidst fear for the...

Wholesaler Kuang Nan to release 500,000 free masks across Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Due to a severe shortage of face masks and in the wake of a new rationing system announced by the government, wholesale retailer Kuang Nan Fashion Shop (光南大批發-連鎖店) on Tues...

Magnitude 4.9 earthquake rocks E. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 4.9 earthquake shook eastern Taiwan's Hualien County at 1:02 a.m. on Tuesday morning (Feb. 4), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicen...

Mercury plummets as cold spell grips Taiwan

Temperatures across Taiwan plunged Wednesday night into early Thursday morning (Jan. 30), setting records for this winter season in some parts of the country, according to the Central Weather Bureau (...

Taiwan's StarLux launches first flights

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After three years of planning and preparation, Taiwan's newly established StarLux Airlines launched its first flights on Thursday (Jan. 23), the first day of the week-...

Cold surge advisory issued in N. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As a continental cold air mass blasts into Taiwan, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) issued a cold surge advisory today (Jan. 17) for parts of northern Taiwan, where the me...

Plum blossoms at Jiaobanshan Residence in N. Taiwan enter best viewing season

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The numerous plum trees at Jiaobanshan Residence in Taoyuan’s Fuxing District have been blossoming since Dec. 27, emitting a delicate fragrance, according to a press...

New Taipei mayor receives highest approval rating: Excellence magazine poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of 79 percent of people recently polled by Excellence Magazine approve of the way Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜) is handling his job as New Taipei City mayor, the highest approva...