Over 50% of seniors in Taiwan feel lonely

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than 50 percent of the elderly in Taiwan feel forlorn, with those living in Yunlin County expressing the highest degree of loneliness, according to the latest survey....

Taiwan’s TSMC the world’s top chipmaker by market cap

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is the world’s biggest semiconductor company in terms of market capitalization, eclipsing Samsung Electronics, acco...

Taiwanese teenager uses CPR to save woman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A teenager surnamed Yang (楊) knelt on a scorching hot road in Changhua County's Lukang Township on Monday (July 13) to perform CPR on a woman suspected of having a hea...

Taiwan issues heat alert for 12 cities, counties on Saturday

The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said on Saturday (July 11) that it has issued a heat alert for 12 cities and counties around Taiwan as a Pacific high pressure and a seasonal southwesterly wind system...

4.6 magnitude earthquake rocks N.E. Taiwan, 2nd within hour

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 4.6 earthquake struck off the coast of northeastern Taiwan at 12:12 p.m. today (July 9), less than an hour after a 4.8 quake struck the same area, according to...

4.8 magnitude earthquake jolts N.E. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 4.8 earthquake struck off the coast of northeastern Taiwan at 11:24 a.m. today (July 9), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the...

Taiwan chip giant TSMC places world’s largest wind power order with Ørsted

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (TSMC) is buying 20 years’ worth of offshore wind power from Denmark’s Ørsted in the world’s biggest ...

5 new Japanese encephalitis cases reported in Taiwan in past 2 weeks

Taiwan is currently in the peak season for Japanese encephalitis, with five new cases confirmed around the country recently, according to a statement issued Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control ...

Taiwan may give pupils 'heat days'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As large parts of Taiwan sweltered under the heat Saturday (July 3), education officials said they are preparing to meet in August to consider giving pupils days off durin...

Magnitude 5.2 earthquake strikes NE Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 5.2 earthquake struck off the coast of northeast Taiwan at 8:52 p.m. this evening (June 29), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of...

Taipei records 38.9 C, highest ever in June

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The mercury hit 38.9°C in Taipei Monday afternoon (June 29), the hottest the Taiwanese capital has ever recorded in the month of June, according to the Central Weather...

Northbound traffic on Taiwan's freeways smoother than expected as holiday ends

Northbound traffic was better than predicted on the nation's freeways Sunday evening, as the four-day Dragon Boat Festival holiday concluded, Freeway Bureau data showed. According to the bureau...

Magnitude 4.8 earthquake strikes S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 4.8 earthquake shook southern Taiwan's Kaohsiung City at 7:27 a.m. this morning (June 27), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter ...

Police nab 12 undocumented workers in W. Taiwan's ASEAN Plaza

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — During patrols of ASEAN Plaza over the weekend in western Taiwan's Taichung City, police apprehended 12 Indonesian and Vietnamese unaccounted for workers. Situated ...

Body of missing snorkeler found on Taiwan's Green Island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The body of a man who went missing in the island township of Liuqiu (小琉球, Xiao Liuqiu) while snorkeling was found dead by the Coast Guard on a shore of Green Island Saturd...