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Fraud ring led by Vietnamese woman busted by Taiwan authorities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Immigration Agency’s (NIA) Yulin County Service Center recently busted a fraud ring that was accused of scamming foreigners out of large sums of money b...

Monkeys intrude into rural community in southwestern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A group of Formosan macaques entered a rural community in Yunlin County to search for food on Tuesday (March 1), causing residents to arm themselves with sticks, clubs, an...

Taiwanese woman recovers NT$70,000 from landfill

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Yunlin County woman on Tuesday (Oct. 26) beamed with joy and thanked the cleaning crew for digging out her NT$70,000 (US$2,414) in cash that had been mistakenly thrown i...

Taiwan reports 75 local COVID cases, 20 deaths

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (June 21) reported 75 new local COVID-19 cases, marking the first time the country has recorded less than 100 cases in...

Taiwan reports 187 local COVID cases, 21 deaths

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Friday (June 18) reported 187 new local COVID-19 cases, marking the sixth straight day that fewer than 200 cases were reporte...

Taiwan's Yulin County defends KMT politician accused of skipping COVID vaccination line

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Yunlin County Government on Monday (June 7) refuted claims that local Kuomintang (KMT) branch chairwoman Hsu Yu-chen (許宇甄) received a vaccine illegally, asserting that...

3 injured in Taiwan's second bloody pit bull attack in 2 weeks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three men living in Taichung were assaulted and injured by a pair of pit bulls on Thursday (Sept. 3), marking the second serious attack by the dog breed in Taiwan within t...

Wholesaler Kuang Nan to release 500,000 free masks across Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Due to a severe shortage of face masks and in the wake of a new rationing system announced by the government, wholesale retailer Kuang Nan Fashion Shop (光南大批發-連鎖店) on Tues...

Magnitude 5 earthquake jolts E. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 5 earthquake shook eastern Taiwan's Yilan County at 7:25 p.m. this evening (Dec. 16), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of th...

Price to pay for drinking three beers in Taiwan: NT$67,500

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—A Taiwanese man had never thought of the big price he would have to pay for drinking beer, until he was stopped by police after drinking three beers, according to a news rel...

Candy parachutes from the sky at Yunlin, Taiwan's Children's Day picnic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The "Yunlin Children's Concert" celebration was held at Nongbo Park on Sunday afternoon. The day quaintly overflowed with festivities, including a giant ...

Mercury to hit 14 degrees Celsius in northern Taiwan on Christmas Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Another continental cold air mass arrived Sunday evening and will send the mercury down to 13 or 14 degrees Celsius in Northern Taiwan on Monday, Dec.25, and early Tuesday, acco...