Photos of flooding in N. Taiwan start to flood in

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As torrential rain is falling across northern Taiwan, photos of the flooding have started to surface on social media. As a convective cloud system has formed over northern T...

Extremely heavy rain alert issued for N. Taiwan, flash floods reported

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As a convective cloud system has formed over northern Taiwan, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has issued a heavy rain advisory for five counties and cities and an extremely he...

Magnitude 3.4 earthquake jolts Taiwan’s east

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A magnitude 3.4 earthquake jarred eastern Taiwan’s Huanlien County at 9:35pm on Wednesday evening (May 15), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epi...

Heavy rain alert issued for 14 counties, cities in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Central Weather Bureau has issued a heavy rain advisory for 14 counties and cities in Taiwan this evening (May 15). A convective cloud system developed rapidly this afte...

Taiwan military readies for disaster relief as flood season looms

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With the flood season approaching, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) announced plans regarding the island’s disaster preparedness in a press conference on Tuesd...

Magnitude 4.9 earthquake jars NE Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 4.9 earthquake rattled northeastern Taiwan's Yilan County at 4:55 p.m. this afternoon (May 13), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter ...

Enjoy dreamy, red maple leaves at Taipingshan Villa in NE Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--The central stairway of Taipingshan Villa (太平山莊) is a dreamy place in northeastern Taiwan from now until Summer as during this time the special maple trees flanking the stairway ...

Taiwan to see temperatures hit 35 degrees over next week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is to experience summer-like weather from Sunday (May 12) through next week as temperatures hit 35-degree highs in some regions, according to the Central Weather Bu...

Architecture, handicrafts, performing arts draw 1 million visitors per year to NCTA in Taiwan's Yilan

The National Center for Traditional Arts is a spectacular showcase of Taiwan’s rich and diverse cultural heritage. Based in the northeastern county of Yilan, it is charged with fostering the pre...

Magnitude 4.9 earthquake jolts NE Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 4.9 earthquake shook northeastern Taiwan's Yilan County at 11:48 p.m. on Wednesday evening (May 8), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicen...

Taiwan announces freeway traffic control measures for Dragon Boat Festival

Traffic control measures on the nation's freeways will be introduced during the three-day Dragon Boat Festival holiday to help minimize traffic congestion, the Ministry of Transportation and Commu...

Rarely seen megamouth shark caught off E. Taiwan, sold for meat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A rare megamouth shark (Megachasma pelagios) was caught off the coast of eastern Taiwan early yesterday morning and after samples were taken for science, the leviathan was sold...

Heavy rain alert issued for N. Taiwan, mercury drops to 15 degrees Celsius

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) predicts that rain will be seen across Taiwan, with a heavy rain advisory issued in five cities and countries, while the mercury dipped to as l...

Taiwanese single mother raises tenant’s two kids like her own children

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Single mother Wang Su-zhu (王素珠), who decided to end her hairdressing career and dedicate herself to raising her tenant’s two children full time 13 years ago, was commende...

Taiwanese cellist performs solo at European Games' torch lighting ceremony

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese cellist Lin Jo-chan (林若禪) was invited to give a solo performance at the torch lighting ceremony of the European Games in Rome, Italy on Friday (May 3). The mu...