Jiaoxi, Taiwan to open 'Hot Spring Night Market' in mid-December

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's famous hot spring haven Jiaoxi Township is slated to open a new night market in mid-December. Jiaoxi Township, which is situated in northeastern Taiwan'...

Thousands oppose mining application in N. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Water Source Conservation Anti-Mining Action Alliance was formally established on Friday (Nov. 8) in Yilan City, with 25,000 people signing up to protect the northeast...

Collapsed Taiwan bridge to be rebuilt within 3 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The bridge in Yilan County’s Nanfang’ao which collapsed last October 1, killing six migrant workers, will be rebuilt within three years, reports said Wednesday...

Forestry Bureau to promote 30 tour packages at Taipei travel fair

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Forestry Bureau will be participating in the Taipei International Travel Fair for the first time to promote its 30 one- to three-day tour packages to Taiwan...

Fire-ravaged Shuri Castle built with timber from Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Unesco World Heritage site Shuri Castle, which suffered extensive damage from a fire on Thursday (Oct. 31), had been reconstructed over the years using Taiwan Cypress timb...

Taiwan to continue empowering immigrants: interior minister

The government will continue to empower immigrants and their children through financial assistance and relaxation of immigration policies, Minister of the Interior Hsu Kuo-yung (徐國勇) said in a forum S...

Magnitude 4.3 earthquake rocks NE Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 4.3 earthquake struck Yilan County at 7:28 a.m. this morning (Oct. 28), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the temblor was 26.4...

Taiwan's Matsu Islands recognized as one of world's top 'Smart Communities'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Lienchiang County (連江縣), better known internationally as the Matsu (馬祖) Islands, has joined the ranks of the top “smart cities” according to the...

Taiwan High Speed Rail extension to Yilan could become a reality

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — It will take only 13 minutes to travel the 50-kilometer route from Nangang, Taipei, to the northeastern city of Yilan by Taiwan High Speed Rail (HSR) if a proposed extensi...

Taiwan to sue Japanese company for deadly train accident

On the eve of the one year anniversary of a deadly train accident, Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) announced it plans to sue the Japanese company that sold it the train. Puyuma Express train N...

Weekend traffic control implemented on Taiwan’s Taipingshan during beech-watching season

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Traffic control is in effect in Yilan County's Taipingshan every weekend until Nov. 17 as nature enthusiasts flock to the mountains to see the leaves of Taiwan's b...

Dismantling of Chinese ‘ghost ship’ in Taiwan will take one month

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The work to dismantle an empty Chinese freighter which ran aground in Yilan County in September will start next Tuesday (October 22) and take about one month, according to...

Magnitude 5.4 quake jolts Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A magnitude 5.4 quake struck under the Pacific east of Taiwan Thursday (October 17) evening, but most of the island except the southern end felt the tremor, the Central We...

Yilan International Art Festival gets underway in NE Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 2019 Yilan International Art Festival (丟丟銅蘭城國際音樂節) gets underway at the Yilan Performing Arts Center on Wednesday (Oct. 16) at 7 p.m. and runs for five days (Oct. 16-2...

Arch removed from collapsed Taiwan bridge which killed 6 foreign workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The hundreds of fishing boats trapped inside the port of Nanfang’ao in Yilan County were able to head for the open sea Thursday (October 10) with the removal of the ...