Opposition Kuomintang (KMT) candidate Wei Chia-hsien (魏嘉賢) on Saturday declared victory in the Hualien mayoral by-election race before the final tally was announced.
Chants of political slogans and appeals for votes rang out in Hualien City on Friday as the vehicles carrying candidates running in Saturday's mayoral by-election shuttled through the city's streets on the final day of campaigning.
A tourist enjoys hot springs at a resort in Ruisui Township, Hualien County. Resorts in the hot spring town are taking advantage of the area's lush, green surroundings, giving city-dwellers a welcome respite from the urban jungle.
A murder suspect surnamed Wu stands beside a car after he was apprehended by the police in Hualien on Wednesday, Aug. 17. Wu allegedly strangled his girlfriend and left her corpse at her apartment for two days before her family found her, according to the police.1 Comment
Fighter jets are seen at the Hualien Air Force Base in this photo taken in the eastern county on Thursday, Aug. 11. The base will be open to the public in an exhibition on Aug.
Former President Ma Ying-jeou smiles cheerfully while biking on a trail in Eastern Taiwan, Wednesday, Aug. 10. Ma, a sports enthusiast, began his bike tour from Hualien's Shoufeng Township, riding along County Road No. 193.
A precautionary measure to ban nighttime traffic on a section of the Central Cross-Island Highway will be put into practice Tuesday, one day after a falling rock hit a tour bus on the highway, killing one passenger and injuring two.
A tour bus with more than 30 local people aboard was hit by a falling boulder while traveling across the Central Cross-Island Highway Monday afternoon, leaving one dead and three injured, according to the police.1 Comment
A charitable hospital that accepts public donations is undergoing a massive change in medication that is mainly "profit oriented," internal documents leaked Monday showed.
Two cyclists were hit and killed on the Suhua Highway in Eastern Taiwan Saturday by a taxi that lost control at high speed, apparently because its driver was drunk, police said.