Waters around Taiwan will become increasingly militarized: Defense analyst

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The waters around Taiwan — including the Miyako Strait, the Bashi Channel, the East China Sea, the South China Sea, and the Philippine Sea — run the risk of se...

China to dispatch 2 aircraft carriers near Taiwan for war games

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China is reportedly planning on deploying two aircraft carriers in waters near Taiwan as part of its war games in August to rehearse for a future assault on the Taiwan-con...

More rainfall forecast for Taiwan this week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will once again see heavy rains from Tuesday to Thursday (May 26-28), as the plum rain front that has brought much-needed water to reservoirs across Taiwan begins t...

Mudslide fears prompt evacuations in S. Taiwan following heavy rain

Over 3,000 people remained under evacuation orders from mountainous areas of Kaohsiung City Saturday amid fears of mudslides, after much of southern Taiwan was hit by downpours from a plum rain front ...

Torrential rains to ease Saturday across Taiwan, but threat remains

The torrential rainfall that drenched Taiwan on Friday could ease up on Saturday (May 23), but heavy rainfall could still affect the central and southern parts of the country, the Central Weather Bure...

'Disastrous' rain hammering southern, central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau (CWB) today (May 22) issued heavy to torrential rain advisories for 20 out of Taiwan's 22 cities and counties, while school and off...

Meteorologist warns of 'disastrous' rainfall in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Meteorologist Daniel Wu (吳德榮) on Wednesday (May 20) warned of increased chances of “disastrous” rainfall in Taiwan starting Thursday and continuing until Satur...

US Navy plane uses ‘Happy Day’ call sign on day of Taiwan presidential inauguration

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A United States Navy aircraft flew over the Bashi Channel separating south Taiwan from the Philippines using the call sign “Happy Day” Wednesday (May 20), the ...

Sea warning for Typhoon Vongfong lifted, heavy rains expected from Tuesday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) lifted a sea warning for Typhoon Vongfong on Sunday (May 17), as it continued to weaken, and downgraded it to a tropical storm. A plum ...

Taiwan issues sea warnings for Typhoon Vongfong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Weather Bureau issued sea warnings at 11:30 a.m. Saturday (May 16) as Typhoon Vongfong left the Philippines and headed into the Bashi Channel. At the time, ...

Taiwan to feel effects of Typhoon Vongfong Saturday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The periphery of the first typhoon of the year, which is currently battering the Philippines, is expected to reach Taiwan on Saturday (May 16), bringing rain and big waves...

Typhoon Vongfong nears Philippines, will come closest to Taiwan Sunday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A tropical storm that intensified into the first typhoon of the year on Wednesday (May 13) is poised to strike the Philippines and is predicted to come closest to Taiwan o...

Tropical Storm Vongfong will come closest to Taiwan this weekend: CWB

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A tropical depression that developed into a tropical storm on Tuesday night (May 12) will come closest to southern and eastern Taiwan over the weekend, according to the Ce...

Chinese military transport plane enters Taiwanese airspace

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese Shaanxi Y-8 military transport plane entered Taiwan’s Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) Friday (May 8), prompting a fighter jet from the island nation...

Cross-straits relations reaches cold stability amid coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Cross-straits relations have reached a status of “cold stability” as the two sides strive to tackle the Wuhan virus (COVID-19) threat, said a German expert on ...