Freeway No. 5 to be toll-free Sept. 21, 25 for Moon Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Freeway No. 5 (Chiang Wei-shui Memorial Freeway) will be toll-free on Sept. 21 and 25 to coincide with the Mid-Autumn Festival falling on the three-day weekend startin...

Magnitude 4.3 earthquake rattles central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 4.3 earthquake rattled central Taiwan's Nantou County at 4:08 a.m. this morning, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).  The epicenter of t...

Lifesaving hero buried Monday, girlfriend committed suicide days ago

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—The funeral of Yilan County resident Wu Dong-hua (吳東樺), who died from rescuing a little girl on a Yilan beach on Sep 2, took placed on Sep 17 (Monday), but three days before...

‘Bong Bong’ tourist train on Mt. Taiping in NE Taiwan to resume service after 6 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--The once very popular Bong Bong tourist train on Mt. Taiping in northeast Taiwan will resume service on the morning of Sept. 19 (Wednesday), and half price train tickets will be ...

Typhoon Mangkhut's periphery likely to bring rain to parts of Taiwan

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Typhoon Mangkhut's periphery is expected to continue bringing rain to Taiwan on Sunday, although the sea warning for the typhoon was lifted Saturday night. People in Pingtung Co...

Body of woman swept away by waves found on Taiwan east coast beach

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The body of a 30-year-old woman who was swept away by a three-meter wave off the coast of Yilan Country Friday turned up on another beach Saturday, as the outer rim of Typhoon M...

Woman swept away on Taiwan east coast amid Typhoon Mangkhut sea warning

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A woman was swept away by a three-meter wave off the coast of Yilan County Friday after sea warnings were issued as Super Typhoon Mangkhut (山竹) moved closer. While the storm ...

TAIFEX: Food bank serves the underprivileged in more ways than one

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan Futures Exchange (TAIFEX) and several financial institutions jointly announced Friday that the Food Bank program will continue this year for underprivileged families acro...

Taiwan CWB issues sea warning for Super Typhoon Mangkhut

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As Super Typhoon Mangkhut rapidly closes in on the Philippines, Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau (CWB) issued a sea warning for the Category 7 tyhpoon at 11:30 a.m. thi...

Super Typhoon Mangkhut to bring heavy rain to eastern, southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Central Weather Bureau (CWB) forecaster Liu Pei-teng (劉沛滕) says that though Super Typhoon Mangkhut will not strike Taiwan directly, because the radius of the category 7 ty...

Typhoon Mangkhut could be strongest of year, Taiwan within 'margin of error'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After Typhoon Mangkhut lashed Guam yesterday, it now appears on a path bound for the waters south of Taiwan, could soon develop into the strongest typhoon of the year and ...

Magnitude 4.4 earthquake jolts eastern Taiwan 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 4.4 earthquake rattled eastern Taiwan's Hualien County today at 12:43 p.m., according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).  The epicenter of the te...

Armed Forces holding military exercises defending Taiwan's east coast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –Joint-drills between all branches of Tawian’s Armed Forces are being held this week along Taiwan’s Pacific Coast, having begun on Sept. 10. Given the quickly...

Magnitude 4.4 earthquake rattles eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 4.4 earthquake struck eastern Taiwan’s Hualien County at 9:16 p.m. Sunday evening, according to the Central News Bureau (CWB).  The epicenter of ...

Extreme torrential rain advisory in affect for northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) issued an extreme torrential rain advisory for three cities in northern Taiwan, as well as an additional heavy rain warning for seven muni...