An armed fugitive took three students hostage in Taitung, resulting in a standoff with police that was still ongoing as of press time on Monday, Dec. 21.
World surfing champions such as Taylor Jensen and Chelsea Williams are part of the 70-odd surfers from around the world who have been attracted to the 2015 Taiwan Open of Surfing that will take place in Taitung County in eastern Taiwan, which boasts stable and beautiful waves that are recognized by the World Surfing League (WSL) as among the best in the world.1 Comment
A woman in Taitung said Thursday that she thinks eight cats at an animal shelter where she works may have saved her from the poisonous fangs of a cobra near her dormitory.1 Comment
A total of 1,734 tourists were evacuated from Green Island off southeastern Taiwan Thursday in anticipation of Typhoon Goni, which is expected to bring severe weather to the region starting Friday.
Rabies has continued to spread in Taitung after a new case of the viral disease in an infected ferret badger was confirmed in the eastern county, animal disease control officials said yesterday.
A chicken farm in Taitung, Eastern Taiwan has been confirmed to have been infected with the highly pathogenic H5N2 avian influenza virus, and the farm's chickens, as well as ducks and geese, were set to be culled later Monday.
An environmental evaluation meeting held by the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) to decide the fate of Taitung's Shanyuan Palm Beach Resort (杉原棕櫚濱海渡假村) was postponed yesterday.
Dozens of stones were brought back to a beach in Eastern Taiwan where they were taken from 10 years ago after the person who gathered them up decided to atone for the mistake.
A college student was carried away by a rogue wave Thursday in outlying Green Island southeast of Taiwan as Typhoon Chan-hom approaches the country.
An aboriginal pupil at the coastal Hoping Elementary School in Taitung County, southeastern Taiwan, had a very unique graduation ceremony Friday in that not only was he the only graduate, but the event turned into a tourist attraction with over 300 .............