Heavy rain alert issued in 15 counties, cities as Tropical Storm Danas dances around Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Tropical Storm Danas has shifted east and no longer poses a direct threat to Taiwan, but a heavy rain alert has been issued for 15 counties and cities as its periphery lashes t...

Tropical Storm Danas to move further east off Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The threat posed to Taiwan by Tropical Storm Danas was less serious than assumed earlier as the Central Weather Bureau said Wednesday (July 17) evening that its route was ...

Taiwan finds 1,215 illegal hotels

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Investigations by local authorities during the first half of 2019 turned up a total of 1,215 illegal hotels, some of them in the most popular travel destinations, the Tour...

Breaking News: Taiwan's CWB issues land warning for Tropical Storm Danas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau (CWB) at 11:30 a.m. this morning (July 17) has issued a land warning for Tropical Storm Danas, while a second tropical storm is in the works...

International Chocolate Awards to take place in Taiwan for second year

The International Chocolate Awards officially announced on Monday (July 15) that the International Chocolate Awards 2019 Asia-Pacific -- Bean-to-Bar and Chocolatier Competition is to be held in Taiwan...

Filipino indicted for murder after 8 die on Taiwanese fishing boat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Filipino fishery worker was indicted on Friday (July 12) for murder after a killing spree on the high seas resulted in the death of eight members of a fishing vessel. The ...

Heat alert issued for 16 counties, cities in Taiwan as mercury soars to 36.9 degrees Celsius

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has issued heat hazard alerts for 16 counties and cities in Taiwan as the mercury has soared over 36.9 degrees Celsius in Taipei and Kaohsiung....

14 illegal immigrants from Vietnam nabbed off SW Taiwan coast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Fourteen Vietnamese on a Taiwanese fishing boat trying to enter Taiwan illegally were intercepted by the country’s Coast Guard off the coast of the southwestern city...

Videos show flooded streets in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Heavy thunderstorms dumped rain on Tainan City, Kaohsiung City, and Pingtung County on Wednesday (July 10) bringing flooding to central and western areas of Tainan City. As ...

CWB issues orange heat alert for Taipei

Taipei (Taiwan News) -- The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has issued orange and yellow alerts today (July 11) for four counties and cities in northern and eastern Taiwan, while it has also issued heavy...

Taiwan High Speed Rail launches discounted package tickets to Liuqiu Island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR) launched on Wednesday (July 10) two package tickets for round trips to Liuqiu Island (a.k.a. Little Liuqiu 小琉球), a coral island about 13 kilometer...

Taiwan finally to actively regulate betel nut tree planting

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Council of Agriculture (COA) Minister Chen Chi-chung (陳吉仲) announced on Wednesday (July 10) that the council will complete drafting regulations on safety management of bet...

Taiwan police find author of fake video about Premier Su Tseng-chang

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Police located the man accused of distributing a fake video online purporting to show Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) flinging away a pencil at the funeral of a murdered ...

Video shows mud volcano erupt in S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Pingtung County's famous Wandan mud volcano erupted again on farmland on Monday (July 8), but major agricultural losses were averted this year as crops had already been har...

Indigenous children’s choir from Taiwan shines in German chorus competition

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Puzangalan Children's Choir (屏東希望兒童合唱團) from Taiwan has delivered its best ever performance at the 11th International Johannes Brahms Choir Festival and Competitio...