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Taiwan to launch domestically made satellites into space

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two of Taiwan's domestically made mini-satellites will be launched into space from Florida on Jan. 21, according to Science and Technology Minister Wu Tsung-tsong (吳政忠...

Snow on Taiwan’s tallest peak visible from afar

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Just days after residents of Taiwan’s cities rushed to the mountains to witness snowfall, clear and sunny skies on Wednesday (Jan. 13) allowed people in Chiayi City ...

2020 was Taiwan’s hottest year on record: Central Weather Bureau

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Despite the onslaught of a cold front predicted for its final days, 2020 marked the hottest year since the keeping of records began, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said ...

First snow falls atop Taiwan's Yushan during Dongzhi

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Snow started falling on Taiwan's Yushan starting at 8:20 a.m. this morning (Dec. 21), marking the first winter snowfall and the first day of winter, which in Taiwan is...

Temperatures in North Taiwan dip to 13 C, rain expected over weekend

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Temperatures in northern Taiwan dropped to 13-14 degrees Celsius early Friday morning (Dec. 4) under the influence of northeasterly winds, but are forecast to bounce back ...

Taiwan Central Bank to issue South Penghu Marine National Park coins

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Bank on Nov. 12 will issue a set of coins to promote South Penghu Marine National Park in the south of the Penghu archipelago. Central bank Issuanc...

78-year-old conquers Taiwan's highest peak in 11 hours

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A 78-year-old man recently conquered Taiwan’s highest summit — Yushan Main Peak — reaching the altitude of nearly 4,000 meters after 11 hours. Chen Yu...

Beijing's warning to not refer to Taiwan as country 'backfires': Bloomberg

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Bloomberg on Sunday (Oct. 11) pointed out that China's warning to not refer to Taiwan as a country has been counterproductive and actually increased international supp...

Taiwan-Indian think tanks signs memorandum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan-Asia Exchange Foundation (TAEF, 台亞基金會) signed a memorandum with India’s National Maritime Foundation (NMF) Thursday (Oct. 8) in order to foster cooperatio...

Former Australian, Swedish prime ministers, NATO chief to participate in Taipei's Yushan Forum virtually

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Yushan Forum will kick off in Taipei on Wednesday (Oct. 8), with overseas speakers and guests taking part in the event virtually due to the ongoing pandemic. Presid...

Day hikers climbing Taiwan's highest mountain must heed ‘10 a.m. rule’

Taipei (Taiwan News) — People wishing to climb Jade Mountain (Yushan), the highest peak in Taiwan, in one day must heed the “10 a.m. rule” or their adventurous dreams could evaporate...

Photo of the Day: Taiwan NT$100 bill vs real Chungshan Hall

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A photographer captured this image matching an illustration of Chungshan Hall (中山樓) on the NT$100 (US$3.40) note with the real thing, which he found to be in a surprising ...

Grieving mother Taiwanese macaque seen carrying lost baby

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A grieving mother Formosan macaque has been observed carrying the body of her baby who was hit by a vehicle around Yushan National Park’s Tataka area, according to C...

Apple's new iMac processor rumored to be named after Taiwan's highest mountain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Apple's yet-to-be-released A14 processor for its iMac and Mac Pro products is rumored to be named after Yushan (Mt. Jade, 玉山), Taiwan's highest peak. Said to be...

New Taiwan passport design up for public vote

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Voting is now underway on a New Power Party (NPP) website for a series of new Taiwanese passport cover designs, which either minimize or entirely eliminate any mention of ...