German chemicals giant BASF opens global footwear innovation center in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — German chemicals giant BASF opened its first Footwear Innovation Center in the world in Changhua County Tuesday (Aug. 11). The facility, a 650-square-meter area within ...

Central Taiwan farm culls 16,031 chickens over H5N5 avian flu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A farm located in Changhua County’s Erlin Township was found to have chickens infected with the highly pathogenic H5N5 avian influenza. According to Tung Meng-chi...

Coronavirus antibodies found in all target groups in W. Taiwan study

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The preliminary results of an ongoing study between Taiwan's top university and Changhua County have found some positives out of approximately 3,000 residents of the c...

Positive cases found in mass local COVID-19 antibody test: experts

An ongoing mass testing program for COVID-19 antibodies in Changhua County has seen positive cases, suggesting there have been previous infections in the central Taiwan county, experts said Saturday. ...

Taiwan confirms two new imported coronavirus cases from Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two new imported cases of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) from the Philippines were confirmed Saturday (Aug. 8), bringing the total number of cases to 479, as Taiwan recorded...

Chinese medicine doctors, dealer detained in lead poisoning case

A court has ordered two traditional Chinese medicine practitioners and one medicine dealer based in Taichung to be detained and held incommunicado for their part in a heavy metal poisoning case that h...

CECC shoots down National Taiwan University professor's speculation about Belgian case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) spokesman Chuang Jen-hsiang (莊人祥) has shot down speculation by National Taiwan University (NTU) professor Tony Chen (陳秀熙) that the B...

441 Taiwan contacts of Belgian being tested for coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of 441 people in Taiwan who came in contact with a Belgian man who tested positive for the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) are undergoing testing for the virus and an...

CIP to set up wind power operation, maintenance center in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) is teaming up with Taiwanese companies to build a wind power operation and maintenance center in Changhua. CIP, Reiju Construct...

Belgian engineer tests positive for coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Belgian engineer has become the focus of fears that 110 days in Taiwan without any local transmissions of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) have come to an end. In an ...

Taiwan's TAIFEX Food Bank helps underprivileged hit hard by COVID-19

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Futures Exchange (TAIFEX) announced Friday (July 31) the Food Bank program will continue to serve underprivileged families, helping out during the coronavirus pande...

Taiwan’s Gogoro, Re-Think beach cleaning event collects over 7,800 kg of trash

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A summer beach clean-up event organized by electric scooter maker Gogoro and environmental group Re-Think collected 7,825 kg of trash from five different beaches around th...

Magnitude 6.1 earthquake jolts East Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 6.1 earthquake rocked eastern Taiwan at 8:52 p.m. this evening (July 26), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the temblor was lo...

Magnitude 4.1 earthquake hits central Taiwan

A magnitude 4.1 earthquake hit central Taiwan before dawn on Sunday and was felt in several parts of the country, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). No damage or injuries were reported ...

Man allegedly kills self, 3 children in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man living in Changhua County has allegedly taken his own life and those of his three children by burning charcoal in his house. The Changhua County Fire Bureau said ...