Retired diplomat tapped as Taiwan’s new deputy representative to Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Deputy Representative Kuo Chung-shi (郭仲熙) of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in Japan has been appointed the Secretary General of the...

Tropical depression 'Butterfly' forming east of the Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has reported that a potential typhoon may be forming just east of the Philippines, with a possible northward trajectory. The depression...

Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport warns of 4-hour delays during Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport warned Saturday that delays of up to four hours were possible during the February 2-10 Lunar New Year holiday as each day would see an avera...

2018 was 5th hottest year in Taiwan's history

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As balmy temperatures continue through the winter, Taiwan saw the fifth hottest year in recorded history in 2018, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). On a Faceboo...

Oil Tanker explodes near Hong Kong, one dead, three missing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An oil tanker transporting petrochemical products to Hong Kong exploded around mid-day Tuesday, Jan. 8, killing at least one crew member with three more still missing. ...

Plum blossom season set to begin in Taiwan's Taitung

Following a period of constant rainfall and cool temperatures, plum trees in the southeastern Taiwan county of Taitung are expected to come into full bloom after Jan. 5, said local farmer He Jie-chen ...

Photo of the Day: Giant Taiwan red cypress discovered in Taitung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- During a survey of forests in the Dapu Mountain area, the Taitung Forest District rangers discovered over 100 Taiwan red cypress (chamaecyparis formosensis) trees well over 1,0...

Taiwan donates US$500,000 to Indonesia for tsunami relief

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan will donate US$500,000 (NT$15.4 million) to Indonesia, following the catastrophic tsunami which stuck the Sunda Strait on Dec. 22, reported CNA. The Ministry of ...

Hsinchu retains title of Taiwan's happiest city

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Hsinchu retained the title of Taiwan's happiest city for the third year in a row, according to a survey released yesterday. The survey, implemented jointly by Economic Da...

Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs finds verdict about Kansai airport rumor hard to accept

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Saturday it found hard to accept a court decision not to fine a Taiwanese student for spreading false rumors about the situation of T...

Spain plans to spend $8 billion on military hardware upgrade

MADRID (AP) — Spain's government has announced a plan to spend 7.3 billion euros ($8.2 billion) over the next 10 years on improving its military defense capabilities. Defense Ministe...

Taiwan a model of disaster preparedness in Indo-Pacific region: AIT deputy director

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Speaking at the opening ceremony of a Taiwan-U.S. cooperative workshop on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, Deputy Director of the American Institute in Taiwan ...

N. Taiwan to see low of 17 degrees Celsius by Wednesday as northeasterly winds howl

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Northern and central Taiwan will see wetter and cooler weather this week as a southern cloud system arrives and northeasterly winds strengthen, with low temperatures dipping do...

Heavy rain alert in effect for northern Taiwan, Typhoon Man-Yi's gains strength

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has issued a heavy rain advisory for parts of northern Taiwan as a northeast monsoon brings cold and wet weather to the country, meanwhile Tropical...

Monsoon brings cold, wet weather, 2 tropical storms could later impact Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan is currently feeling the impact of a northeastern monsoon, which will bring cool wind and rain through election day, while Tropical Storm Man-Yi (萬宜) has tilted toward T...