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Snow falls on Taiwan Yushan’s Main, North peaks on Christmas Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — It began snowing on Yushan’s Main and North peaks at 6:37 a.m. on Saturday (Dec. 25), the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) reported. As a cold air mass moves southwar...

Yushan National Park warns visitors of food-snatching monkeys

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Visitors, especially those on scooters, should beware of Formosan rock monkeys in the Tataka area, as they have learned to steal food and open vehicle compartments, said t...

Taiwan's Yushan, Xueshan, Hehuanshan likely to have white Christmas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) predicts that mountains over 3,000 meters in altitude are likely to see snow on Christmas Day. The strongest cold air mass thus far thi...

Woman falls to death while climbing Yushan South Peak in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A 42-year-old woman surnamed Hu (胡) is presumed to have fallen to her death while climbing central Taiwan's Yushan by herself on Tuesday (Dec. 14). On Monday (Dec. ...

Hunting the Leonard A1 Comet in Taiwan

The Leonard A1 Comet (LA1C) has taken the internet by storm lately — not to be confused with Leonardo the movie star or the A.1. steak sauce — and lived up to astronomy fans’ “...

Hiker carried down Taiwan’s highest mountain after suffering stroke

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a hiker showed symptoms of a stroke at Paiyun Lodge near Yushan’s Main Peak, rescue team members carried the individual down 8.5 kilometers in the middle of th...

Snow falls on Taiwan’s Yushan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Yushan, Taiwan’s highest peak, saw 2 centimeters of snow on Saturday morning (Nov. 13) as seasonal northeasterly winds brought wet, cold weather to the country. S...

Taiwan boosts incentive to woo foreign academic talent

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Education (MOE) has announced an increased budget for the Yushan Scholar Program in 2022 to attract top-notch international academics. Launched in 2017,...

Panelists assess Taiwan's New Southbound Policy at Yushan Forum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A panel of international leaders and experts on Friday (Oct. 8) shared their perspectives on increasing Taiwan’s presence in the Indo-Pacific via the country’s...

Taiwan to adjust New Southbound Policy after COVID-19 pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Manufacturing, public health and education will become even more important for Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy once the COVID-19 pandemic is over, Minister without Po...

Former Australian PM Abbott calls for solidarity with Taiwan

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A former Australian prime minister accused China of being a bully and expressed enthusiastic support for Taiwan while visiting the democratically ruled island on Friday. ...

Tony Abbott urges Australia to 'do everything it can' to support Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has said that it is vital that Australia does everything it can to support Taiwan during a press conference at the 2021 Yushan...

President seeks larger role for Taiwan in Indo-Pacific

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has said that Taiwan is ready to assume a larger regional role and work with its Southeast Asian partners to ensure stability in the Indo-Paci...

Yushan Forum in Taiwan gets underway

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The annual Yushan Forum, hosted by the Taiwan-Asia Exchange Foundation (TAEF), is set to begin Friday (Oct. 8) morning at 9 a.m., with a multitude of international speaker...

MOFA under fire over ‘Alps’ footage in Taiwan’s national day promo video

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) is in hot water after a Double Ten Day video released last month was found to have erroneously depicted Yushan, Taiwan’s highe...