Traffic spikes forecast on nation's freeways as holiday ends

Traffic congestion is likely on most northbound sections of the nation's freeways from Sunday afternoon as the four-day Mid-Autumn Festival holiday concludes, the National Freeway Bureau said that...

Taiwan activists sail to Diaoyutai Islands ahead of Japanese name change

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese activists set sail Wednesday (Sept. 30) for the Diaoyutai Islands as a name change approved by Japan was set to take effect the following day. The Japanese ci...

Taiwanese fishermen swept into sea by rogue waves

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Four fishermen have died while one in critical condition, and four others are wounded after they were swept into the sea by rogue waves while angling at the Daxi Fishery P...

Unclaimed body of Taiwanese teenager identified after 3 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The unclaimed body of a Taiwanese teenager was finally identified after three years, during which time it drifted 300 kilometers from Taichung to waters around Turtle Isla...

Photo of the Day: 'Shell' spotted over Taiwan's Turtle Island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An unusually low cloud was spotted covering Turtle Island (龜山島, Guishan Island) over the weekend, prompting some to deem it the turtle's "shell," while older...

Japan passes name change for Diaoyutai Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan's Ishigaki City Council passed the proposal to change the administrative designation of the Diaoyutai Islands from Tonoshiro to Tonoshiro Senkaku on Monday (June...

Rare iridescent cloud appears in NE Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An iridescent cloud appeared in the sky over Yilan County on Sunday (June 14). The curator of the Lanyang Museum, Chen Bi-ling (陳碧琳), captured the natural phenomenon at...

Taiwan opposition party asks President Tsai to visit Diaoyutai Islands to claim jurisdiction

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the dispute between Taiwan and Japan over the Diaoyutai Islands continues, Taiwan's main opposition party, the Kuomintang (KMT), is calling on President Tsai Ing-we...

E. Taiwan county councilor opposes Japanese name change for Diaoyutai Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Yilan County Councilor Tsai Wen-i (蔡文益) said on Saturday (June 14) that if Japan insists on changing the name of the Diaoyutai Islands (釣魚臺島), immediate action will be tak...

Indians praise Taiwan as safe haven during coronavirus pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Indians residing in Taiwan expressed their gratitude for the island nation’s handling of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic by organizing a motorcade in the n...

E. Taiwan county council passes name change for Diaoyutai Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Yilan County Council on Thursday (June 11) approved a motion to change the official name of the disputed Diaoyutai Islands to “Toucheng Diaoyutai”(頭城釣魚台) i...

People with names containing ‘turtle’ free to join trip to Taiwan’s Turtle Island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Does your name contain the character for "turtle" (龜)? If it does, you are eligible to visit Turtle Island off the coast of Taiwan's Yilan County on Aug. 1 w...

Officials in E. Taiwan push to change name of Diaoyutai Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Local officials in Yilan are calling for the government to change the name of Taiwan's Diaoyutai Islands to the Toucheng Diaoyutai Islands (頭城釣魚台) on Monday (June 8) t...

Taiwan legislative speaker calls for joint development of Diaoyutai Islands with Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Legislative Speaker You Si-kun (游錫堃) on Tuesday (June 9) called for Taiwan and Japan to put the Diaoyutai Islands dispute aside and to jointly develop the uninhabited arch...

Missing Taiwanese diver found dead in Chinese ‘ghost ship’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The diver who went missing near a Chinese “ghost ship” on Wednesday (Dec, 25) around noon was found dead Wednesday night. Lu (呂), 47, was reportedly one of ...