Taiwan faces three days of rain as Tropical Storm Hagupit takes shape

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A tropical depression east of the Philippines could turn into Tropical Storm Hagupit on Sunday (Aug. 2), leading to sea warnings later the same day, followed by three days...

Taiwan's Penghu mulls travel charge for visitors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's offshore archipelago of Penghu saw an overwhelming number of visitors over the last few weeks and in response the local government said Friday (July 31) it is...

Book flights to Taiwan's offshore islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) announced on Thursday (July 23) that airline tickets to the nation's offshore islands for this year's Mid-Autum...

Taiwan mulls deploying airships to outlying islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is considering plans to deploy military dirigibles to offshore islands against the backdrop of the Chinese People's Liberation Army's (PLA) intensifying air...

Taiwan planning to allow foreign tourists in October

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is planning to gradually reopen transportation and tourism in three stages, the last of which will allow foreign tourists to visit the country in October, according...

India, Bangladesh brace for cyclone in the midst of pandemic

NEW DELHI (AP) — A strong cyclone was moving toward India and Bangladesh on Tuesday as authorities were trying to evacuate millions of people while maintaining social distancing. Amp...

Taiwan shuts down 'small three links' from China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Lienchiang County Government said Friday (Feb. 7) it will halt access to the Matsu Islands from China as a preventive measure against the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). ...

Cold snap causes snowfall in Taiwan's mountain areas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Snow has fallen on Yushan (玉山), Xueshan (雪山) and Hehuanshan (合歡山) mountains, carpeting Taiwan's tallest peaks in up to 15 centimeters of wintry whiteness, according to...

Weather front arrives, bringing rain, lower temperatures

A weather front that arrived in Taiwan on Sunday has sent temperatures lower and brought rain to most of the country, with snow likely in mountainous areas, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CW...

Mid-range radar station in Kaohsiung opened to media

The mid-range radar station in Shoushan (Long Life Mountain) in Kaohsiung City was opened to the media on Thursday in a rare move by the government to display Taiwan's combat readiness in the run-...

First election results come in from Taiwan’s offshore islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s offshore islands were the first to reveal results of the 2020 Taiwan legislative elections, as Kuomintang (KMT) candidates Chen Yu-jen (陳玉珍) and Chen Hsueh-...

Taiwan military to produce Hsiung Feng II B anti-ship missile in 2021

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese military will begin manufacturing the Hsiung Feng II B anti-ship missile, an improved version of the Hsiung Feng II, in 2021, UDN reported Thursday (Jan. 2)....

Temperatures in N. Taiwan dip to 12 degrees C on Friday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Temperatures in northern Taiwan dropped to 12 degrees Celsius on Friday (Dec. 27) under the influence of a continental cold air mass, with a cold surge advisory being issu...

Temperatures in N. Taiwan dip to 8.6 degrees C on Sunday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Temperatures in northern Taiwan dropped to 8.6 degrees Celsius on Sunday (Dec. 8) under the influence of a continental cold air mass, setting a new record low for flat are...

Endangered green sea turtle found dead on North Taiwan beach

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Experts confirmed a turtle which was found dead on a beach in New Taipei City’s Sanzhi District was an endangered green sea turtle, the eighth such casualty in the a...