State-owned Taiwan Power Company said that, due to continuous high temperatures, the electriciy usage has hit a record high on Wednesday. (CNA Photo)
Changhua County police seized a large number of weapons as well as arrested 21 suspects in the latest violent clash that involves members of the Bamboo Union. (CNA Photo)
The opposition Kuomintang (KMT) has announced lawmaker Lu Hsiu-yen as their candidate to run for mayor in Taichung. (CNA Photo)
President Tsai Ing-wen (right) shakes hands with Haiti's president Jovenel Moise after they decorated each other with medals. (CNA photo)
Offshore island Penghu's deputy county chief, Lin Jie-shin dots the eyes of the dragon on a dragon boat to kick off the practice for the upcoming dragon boat races. (CNA photo)
The Ji An Branch of the Hualien County Police Bureau provides reflector strips to be put on safety helmets as a measure for strengthening road safety. (CNA photo)
White lotus flowers are becomeing more rare in Taiwan. (CNA file photo)
Since 1961, Houli's horse ranch held horsebacking riding youth camps. (Taichung City Government photo)
Houli's horse ranch was established in 1951. (photo from Taichung City Government)
Taiwan broke off ties with the West African nation on Thursday. (CNA photo)
Wu said Taiwan's diplomacy has never been defeated.
Dan Brown is the author of The Da Vinci Code.
Taiwanese mobile phone maker HTC's U12 offers 4 lenses on its mobile camera. (CNA photo)
Taiwanese dancer Chien Pei-ru poses in front of Taiwanese installation art in Manhattan. The art piece is a part of the Rebirth series by Kang Mu-xiang that turned retired Taipei 101 elevator cables into art.
pic by Green Peace
The Ministry of Education has launched a new pamphlet that aims to educate the public on healthy nutrition intake. (CNA Photo)
Key members of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) are scheduled to hold a discussion on choosing a candidate for the upcoming mayoral election. (CNA Photo)
Police in Hualien County patrols around watermelon farm in harvest season. (CNA Photo)
Though often associated with the waters near the outlying Matsu Islands, the bioluminescent phenomenon called "blue tears" in Chinese can also be found around the outlying island of Kinmen. To celebrate this strange blue spectacle and spread the word, the local tourism bureau is offering a chance to win a prize for those who post pictures of Kinmen's "blue tears" on Instagram. (CNA photo provided by photagrapher Hsu Chin-hsi)
An example of the rare and protected Taiwanese insect species Formotosena seebohmi. (CNA photo provided by Chiayi Forest District Office)
Taiwan continues to swelter. Meteorologists say an approaching front is unlikely to bring much relief in the form of rain. (Photo by CNA)
The owner of the last snake meat shop on Huaxi Street, aka Snake Alley, gave out snake wine that he had fermented for 10 years as he closed his snake meat business. (CNA photo)
The last shop selling only snake meat on Huaxi Street, aka Snake Alley, closed on Monday. The shop is reinventing itself as a hotpot restaurant. (CNA photo)
Taiwan's stock exchange soared over 11,000 points on Monday. (CNA photo)