CWB issues extremely torrential rain alerts for southern Taiwan

Taipei (CNA) The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) on Friday morning issued torrential rain warnings for mountainous areas in Chiayi County and Kaohsiung City in southern Taiwan, forecasting accumulated ra...

3,566 evacuated, work, classes canceled in 5 districts in Kaohsiung due to torrential rain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In response to torrential rains in the mountains, 3,566 people have been evacuated from Kaohsiung's Namaxia, Taoyuan, Liugui, and Jiaxian districts, announced the Kaohsiung...

Magnitude 4.6 earthquake jolts SW Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 4.6 earthquake rattled southwest Taiwan's Chiayi County this morning at 5:41 a.m., according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the temblo...

Minxiong Ghost House ranked No.1 scariest haunted house in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Today (Aug. 15) is the Ghost Festival, the spookiest day of Ghost Month in Taiwan, and the creepiest place to visit on this day would be the Minxiong Ghost House (民雄鬼屋), which ...

Breaking News! Work, classes canceled in 5 Kaohsiung districts due to torrential rains

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Work and classes have been canceled in five districts as of noon today (Aug. 15) in Kaohsiung as torrential rain is causing treacherous conditions. As heavy rains continue t...

Taiwan’s National Palace Museum sets up guide training program for new immigrants

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Due to the rising number of visitors from the New Southbound Policy countries, the National Palace Museum is setting up a program to train guides in Southeast Asian langua...

Heavy rain alert issued in 11 counties, cities as SW Taiwan sees heavy flooding

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has issued a heavy rain advisory in 11 counties and cities in western and southern Taiwan this morning (Aug. 13) as nearly 280 mm of rain fell ...

Pro-China political party backs KMT's Han for Taiwan president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A political party that promotes Taiwan’s unification with China has expressed its support for Kuomintang presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) in the key election ...

8 cities, counties in Taiwan cancel work, classes for Typhoon Lekima today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As the periphery of Typhoon Lekima lashes northern Taiwan this morning, eight cities and counties have announced that they are halting work and classes today (Aug. 9). As of...

Breaking News: Taipei and north Taiwan to close down for Typhoon Lekima Friday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei, New Taipei, Keelung and Taoyuan were the first to announce the closure of schools and offices for Friday (August 9) as Typhoon Lekima was racing toward the norther...

Taiwan's CWB expands land warning for Typhoon Lekima

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As Typhoon Lekima approaches Taiwan from the southeast, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has expanded the scope of its land warning for the storm. At 8:30 a.m. this morning ...

Taiwan's CWB issues land warning for Typhoon Lekima

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) issued a land warning for Typhoon Lekima at 8:30 a.m. today (Aug. 8) as the storm continues to strengthen and head toward the waters off the co...

6.0 earthquake strikes Taiwan's Yilan, whole country feels shock waves

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck northeastern Taiwan's Yilan County at 5:28 a.m. this morning (Aug. 8), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of ...

4.9, 4.5 earthquakes rock eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 4.9 earthquake jarred residents in eastern Taiwan's Hualien County at 9:19 a.m. this morning (Aug. 6), and was quickly followed by a 4.5 quake at 9:31 a.m., acc...

Taiwan tourism workers in Yilan, Chiayi stand out in English proficiency

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In mid-July, Taiwan’s National Development Council (NDC) conducted a national survey of the English language ability among staff at tourist information booths and governm...