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Grandfather, grandson killed in New Taipei apartment fire

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A fire that broke out in an apartment building in New Taipei City early on Wednesday morning (June 29) killed a grandfather and his grandson, while the child's mother ...

Taiwan reports 44,379 local COVID cases, 103 deaths

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 44,379 local COVID cases on Tuesday (June 28), a 55% increase from the previous day. CECC Spokesperson Chuang Jen-h...

Abandoned train tunnel in New Taipei set to be popular cycling route

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An old railroad tunnel in New Taipei City will reopen this coming Sunday (July 3) after being closed for 37 years, but this time it will be used as a bike trail. New Ta...

New Taipei, British Office in Taipei join hands to grow coral reefs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei City Government joined the British Office in Taipei and the National Taiwan Ocean University to launch a coral reef restoration project on Saturday (June 25) in...

Taiwan reports 28,489 local COVID cases, 91 deaths

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 28,489 local COVID cases on Monday (June 27), a 28% decrease from the previous day. CECC Spokesperson Chuang Jen-hs...

Taiwan reports 40,293 local COVID cases, 151 deaths

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan announced 40,293 local COVID-19 infections Saturday (June 25), as well as 105 imported cases and 151 deaths, taking the total death tally to more than 6,000, accord...

20-meter-tall tree crushes 2 cars and traffic light during Taipei storm

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Greater Taipei was hammered with heavy rain on Friday (June 24) and a 20-meter tree collapsed on a Taipei City street, damaging two vehicles and a traffic light. The Ce...

Taipei hit by rare hailstorm as mercury drops by 10 C

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Greater Taipei experienced a rare hailstorm Friday (June 24) as the temperature plunged by 10 degrees Celsius. Due to a powerful convective cloud system, Taipei and New...

Taiwan reports 45,678 local COVID cases, 152 deaths

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 45,678 local COVID cases on Friday (June 24), a 5.3% decrease from the previous day. Chou Ji-haw (周志浩), head of the...

Record high temperature of 38.5 C recorded in Taiwan's Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After issuing a series of high temperature alerts, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) recorded a record high temperature of 38.5 degrees Celsius in Kaohsiung City on Thursda...

Taiwan reports 48,283 local COVID cases, 166 deaths

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 48,283 local COVID cases on Thursday (June 23), a 7.5% decrease from the previous day. Philip Lo (羅一鈞), deputy head...

High temperatures in Taiwan to continue for another week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hot, sunny weather will continue across Taiwan until next Wednesday (June 29), according to a weather forecast. The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) on Wednesday issued a h...

Taiwan reports 52,213 local COVID cases, 171 deaths

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 52,246 local COVID cases on Wednesday (June 22), a 7.3% increase from the previous day. Philip Lo (羅一鈞), deputy hea...

Taiwanese volunteer traffic mirror cleaner passes away

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese man who had volunteered to clean convex traffic mirrors along highways has passed away. When he retired from the construction industry, then 68-year-old C...

Taiwan reports 56,339 local COVID cases, 115 deaths

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 56,339 local COVID cases on Tuesday (June 21), a 58.2% increase from the previous day. Philip Lo (羅一鈞), deputy head...