Fishing boat owner mourns deaths of foreign crew in Taiwan bridge collapse, prays for survivors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese owner of the three fishing boats that were crushed when a suspension bridge suddenly collapsed on Tuesday expressed his sadness over the loss of crew members...

Filipino, Indonesian fishermen among injured in bridge collapse in NE Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Filipino and Indonesian migrant fishery workers, as well as a Taiwanese truck driver, were among the 20 people injured when a landmark bridge in northeastern Taiwan's ...

Video shows moment bridge collapsed in NE Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Video has surfaced showing the precise moment the Nanfang'ao Bridge in northeastern Taiwan's Yilan County suddenly collapsed on Tuesday (Oct. 1). At approximate...

Update: Bridge collapses in NE Taiwan, 6 dead, 12 injured

Update: 10/03 1:00 p.m. The body of a sixth missing foreign migrant fisherman was recovered at 11 a.m. on Thursday (Oct. 3), 48 hours after the suspension bridge crushed the three fishing boats the...

South Korean visitors to face heavy fine for importing pork into Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan will impose tighter border controls on visitors from South Korea starting at 1 p.m. on Tuesday (Sept. 17), as the Northeast Asian country has confirmed its first ca...

Philippine visitors to Taiwan banned from importing pork

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan will impose tighter border controls for visitors from the Philippines starting 4 p.m., Monday (Sept. 9), as the Southeast Asian country has confirmed its first outb...

Travelers to Taiwan warned against importing meat mooncakes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With the Mid-Autumn Festival fast approaching, visitors are being urged not to import mooncakes that contain meat to Taiwan, due to African swine fever (ASF) prevention me...

Philippines yet to verify any cases of African swine fever

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Although Taiwan has taken the precautionary measure of inspecting carry-on baggage of all travelers from the Philippines, there have yet to be any confirmed cases of African sw...

Taiwan to begin checking all carry-on bags from Philippines for African swine fever

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — All travelers from the Philippines will have their carry-on baggage checked during entry to Taiwan starting Monday (Aug. 19) as a precaution against African swine fever (A...

Myanmar travelers to Taiwan to be fined NT$200,000 for importing pork

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Visitors from Myanmar who bring pork products with them will be fined NT$200,000 (US$6,312) starting Thursday (Aug. 15), said Taiwan’s disease prevention authorities...

1 death, 7 injuries, blackouts reported from Typhoon Lekima in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As the periphery of Typhoon Lekima lashes northern Taiwan today (Aug. 9), there has been one death and seven injuries in Taipei attributed to the storm and another death from T...

Taiwan expands hand luggage checks to arrivals from Russia

Taipei (CNA)--Passengers arriving at Taiwan airports and seaports from Russia are now subject to hand luggage checks, as part of the government's efforts to prevent the entry of African swine feve...

Record amount of rain falls in Taipei's Da'an District

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taipei's Da'an Forest Park saw a record amount of rainfall within a half-hour on Monday afternoon as thunderstorms drenched the city. The Central Weather Bureau (CWB...

First African swine fever outbreak confirmed in Laos

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Laos has reported its first outbreak of African swine fever (ASF), in the southern province of Saravane, according to a World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) report o...

7 pig carcasses found in Taiwan's coastal areas detected with ASF

Ninety-eight pig carcasses found abandoned in Taiwan or drifted in its coastal areas have been tested for African swine fever (ASF) over the past nine months, seven of which were positive, Taiwan'...