Magnitude 4 quake jolts Taiwan east coast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A magnitude 4.0 quake struck the town of Xiulin in Hualien County Tuesday (December 10) noon, the Central Weather Bureau announced. No damage or casualties were immedia...

Filipino OFW shoots video showing 63 scenic sites in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Filipino migrant worker vlogger has created a video documenting his travels to 63 scenic spots across Taiwan over the course of a year. Marc Peter Uy, 25, hails from ...

Taiwan KOM Challenge welcomes cyclists from around the world

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 2019 Taiwan King of the Mountain (KOM) Challenge will get underway on Friday (Oct. 25), has attracted local and international professional riders to compete. Estab...

Direct flights open between Taiwan's Hualien and S. Korea's Ulsan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than one hundred South Koreans arrived in Hualien Thursday morning (Oct. 17) while the mayor of the east coast city headed in the other direction on the first direct ...

Free music festival to kick off in eastern Taiwan Oct. 26

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taroko National Park Headquarters (TNPH) held a press conference on Tuesday (Oct. 8) introducing the lineup for the 2019 Taroko Music Festival, which includes dance gr...

Cliffside trail in Taiwan's Taroko National Park to be closed through October

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The famous Shakadang Trail (砂卡礑步道) at Hualien's Taroko Gorge National Park will be closed to visitors for five weeks while it undergoes maintenance to improve drainage...

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...

Tsai video promoting Taiwan draws cheers from Mets crowd

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A video featuring Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen and Taiwan Youtuber Tsai Aga (蔡阿嘎) received enthusiastic cheers from the crowd at a New York Mets game on Saturday (Sept. 7). ...

Taiwan to issue postage stamps featuring east coast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A new set of postage stamps featuring the picturesque landscape of Hualien County in eastern Taiwan will go on sale Aug. 28 in a bid to promote tourism, announced Chunghwa...

Taiwan News interviews outgoing Israeli envoy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Israeli envoy to Taiwan, Asher Yarden, has been serving as the chief of the Israel Economic and Cultural Office (ISECO) in Taipei since summer of 2015. After four years of ...

Jiuqudong Trail in Taiwan's Taroko National Park reopens to public on June 24 after six years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After being closed for six years for renovation, Jiuqudong Trail (九曲洞步道) in Taroko National Park will reopen to the public on June 24, Central News Agency (CNA) reported o...

South Korean woman injured as rock hits bus after Taiwan earthquake

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A South Korean woman was taken to hospital after a falling rock hit her tour bus in Hualien County Saturday (April 20), just two days after a magnitude 6.1 earthquake hit ...

Video shows boulder barely miss car during quake in E. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Dashcam video has surfaced showing a massive boulder barely missing a motorist driving through Taroko Gorge as the powerful magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck eastern Taiwan at 1:...

17 injured by magnitude 6.1 earthquake in E. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A total of 17 people have been reported as suffering significant injuries in greater Taipei and Hualien after a magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck eastern Taiwan's Hualien Cou...

2 tourists injured in rockfall after magnitude 6.1 quake strikes E. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After a magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck eastern Taiwan's Hualien County, two tourists have been reported injured in Taroko Gorge, including a Malaysian man who is currently...