Nurse first to register as Taiping Island resident

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A female nurse has become the first citizen to register as an official resident of Taiping Island in a disputed part of the South China Sea, reports said Saturday. The island,...

Minister inspection of Taiping Island no other countries' business

Taipei, Dec. 13 (CNA) Interior Minister Chen Wei-zen's inspection of an island in the Spratlys of South China Sea was an exercise of Taiwan's sovereignty over its territory and was none of the busine...

Dengue fever situation severe in Kaohsiung

Taipei, Nov. 22 (CNA) The number of dengue fever cases in Kaohsiung hgas reached 13,293, with 285 new cases reported there Saturday, showing the outbreak of the disease remains at its peak in the so...

Dengue fever cases top 9,000 in Taiwan

Taipei, Sept. 13 (CNA) The number of dengue fever cases recorded since May has increased to 9,103, with 98.41 percent occurring in Tainan and Kaohsiung, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said on...

Kaohsiung takes dramatic step to fight dengue fever

Kaohsiung, Nov. 10 (CNA) Desperate to exterminate mosquitoes spreading the dengue virus, the Kaohsiung Department of Health on Monday flooded drainage systems in two dengue fever-affected wards wit...

Residents seek compensation from state oil firm after spill

Taipei, Sept. 1 (CNA) Residents of an area affected by a chemical spill were seeking compensation from CPC Corp., Taiwan, Monday whose facility had been suspected of causing the spill that sent more t...

Ruptured pipeline on CPC chemical tanker poisons 170

A pipeline rupture during the transfer of chemical materials to a CPC chemical tanker at the Port of Kaohsiung spilled six tons of oleoresin into the ocean and polluted surrounding waters Thursday. A ...

Four rescued after oil tanker runs aground during typhoon

Kaohsiung, July 23 (CNA) A rescue helicopter overcame strong gusts and heavy rain brought by Typhoon Matmo Wednesday afternoon to carry four oil tanker crewmen to safety after their ship ran aground...