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Taiwan resident’s hope of striking gold dashed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chiayi man’s hope of discovering gold in eastern Taiwan has been shattered following fierce opposition from a local Indigenous community. The resident surnamed ...

Indigenous village protests man digging for gold in east Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man digging for “hidden gold” in Zhiben, Taitung, has caused controversy by excavating despite protests from an Indigenous village. The 69-year-old man, s...

Whale shark found dead after beaching on Taiwan's east coast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A whale shark found dead on the beach near Taitung’s Zhiben River (知本溪) has been buried, CNA reported on Tuesday (Aug. 31). The Coast Guard received a report abou...

Eastern Taiwan looks for 'blue gold' from ocean

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Water Resources Agency (WRA) is close to launching a NT$400 million (US$14.33 million) plan to acquire “blue gold,” or water rich in minerals to be used in...

List of Taiwan targets for China's bombers revealed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid China's show of force last weekend featuring eight bombers and reports that this is a "dress rehearsal" for war, China affairs analyst Ian Easton has pr...

2020 National Disabled Games open in Taiwan’s Taitung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2020 National Disabled Games opened in the eastern county of Taitung on Friday (Nov. 27). The biennial sporting event, postponed from May due to the COVID-19 pandem...

Puyuma train completes first run through Taiwan’s Central Mountain Range

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Puyuma Express train departing from Fangliao Station in Taiwan’s southern county of Pingtung on Saturday night (Oct. 31) became the first electric train in the cou...

Taitung University library in Taiwan celebrates international architecture award

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The National Taitung University Library and Information Center has been celebrated for winning yet another architectural award, the Central News Agency reported Thursday (...

Taiwanese boy blows off his hand in fireworks explosion in Taitung County

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –On a bridge near the Zhiben Hot Spring (知本溫泉) in Taitung County’s Beinan Township (卑南鄉), on the evening of Jan. 29, a teenage boy lost his right hand due to careless ...

Australian Hayden Quinn completes 'Taiwan on 2 Wheels' 9-day bike trek

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Tourism Bureau is promoting the country as a destination for those who love cycling in the outdoors with the “Taiwan on 2 Wheels” promotional ca...

Taiwan Tourism Bureau hands out iPhone X handsets in hot springs contest

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Tourism Bureau will hand out iPhone X handsets in its latest hot springs action after the new phone won rave reviews, reports said Wednesday. The new and expensive ...

Rain Apocalypse 2.0: Taiwan reservoirs flooded with 267.68 million tons of water

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After a bone dry fall, thanks to the periphery of Tropical Storm Khanun, Taiwan saw a repeat performance of the Plum Rain Apocalypse four months ago over the weekend, wreaking ...

One dead, two injured as rains continue to hammer Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – One person was reported dead and two injured as rains in the wake of Tropical Storm Khanun continued to hammer Taiwan for a third day Sunday. While the storm was moving...

Landslide hits hot springs hotel in Southeast Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A landslide caused by the torrential rain brought on by Tropical Storm Khanun flooded the Hoya Hot Springs Resort and Spa in the Taitung County resort town of Zhiben (知本),...