Plum rain to start pounding Taiwan tonight

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) is predicting that a plum rain front will bring precipitation across Taiwan this evening (May 26) and continue to do so for the next coupl...

Magnitude 5.2 earthquake rocks NE Taiwan Monday morning

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 5.2 earthquake jolted northeastern Taiwan's Yilan County at 6:31 a.m. this morning (May 25), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicente...

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...

Taiwan state-owned liquor company to halt rubbing alcohol production

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's state-owned liquor company will stop making rubbing alcohol for emergency domestic use as the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is being brought under control i...

Ex-firefighter saves boy's life on Taiwanese highway

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A former firefighter administered CPR to a boy who was thrown from a car during an accident on Saturday (May 9), later saying she was oblivious to the danger of oncoming t...

Hong Kong Film Awards winner Ip Man 4 back to Taiwan Friday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three award-winning Hong Kong blockbusters will return to Taiwan's cinemas on Friday (May 15). The 39th Hong Kong Film Awards announced the winners via a virtual ce...

Temperature in Nantou, central Taiwan rises to record 40 degrees Celsius Sunday

Nantou County in central Taiwan on Sunday recorded its hottest day of the year, so far, as the mercury rose to 40 degrees Celsius, which was also a nationwide high, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) sa...

Photo of the Day: 3D map of Taiwan's population density

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A British professor on Monday (May 4) created this fascinating three-dimensional map of Taiwan depicting its population density. The map's creator, Alasdair Rae, 43...

Magnitude 5.9 earthquake jolts E. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 5.9 earthquake rocked eastern Taiwan at 11:24 a.m. this morning (May 3), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the temblor was loc...

Taiwan prosecutors appeal after second commutation for fatal train stabbing

Prosecutors filed an appeal Saturday after Chiayi District Court decided for a second time to commute the sentence of a man who fatally stabbed a railway police officer last July, on grounds of dimini...

Taiwan High Court scraps bail decision in police killing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following a wave of public indignation, the High Court in Tainan on Friday (May 1) scrapped the decision to leave the suspect in the killing of a railway police officer fr...

Temperatures forecast to hit over 30 C on Taiwan's Labor Day weekend

Most parts of Taiwan are expected to see highs of 30 degrees Celsius or more, along with partly cloudy to sunny weather this weekend, the Central Weather Bureau said Friday. Daytime highs are forec...

Parents of slain Taiwanese cop fume at not-guilty verdict

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The parents of railway police officer Lee Cheng-han (李承翰), who was stabbed to death by a passenger, are reportedly furious at the not-guilty verdict handed down by Chiayi ...