Tropical Storm Mekkhala brings rain to Taiwan, strikes China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —The periphery of Tropical Storm Mekkhala, the sixth tropical storm of the year, will bring rain to Taiwan today (Aug. 11), while China is bracing for more flooding as the s...

Taiwan issues sea, land warnings for Tropical Storm Mekkhala

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) issued sea and land warnings at 10:30 a.m. this morning (Aug. 10) after a tropical depression was upgraded to Tropical Storm Mekkhala (米克拉...

Typhoon brings heavy rain, winds to Shanghai, coastal China

BEIJING (AP) — A typhoon brought high winds and heavy rains to China's eastern coastal areas including the financial hub of Shanghai early Tuesday. China’s National Meteorological C...

Vulnerable eastern China areas evacuated ahead of typhoon

BEIJING (AP) — Vulnerable coastal areas are being evacuated before a typhoon brings heavy rains to eastern China late Monday while much of the country is still recovering from unusually summer heavy f...

US spy planes spotted near Taiwan flying toward China's coast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A U.S. Navy P-8A surveillance aircraft and a U.S. Navy EP-3E signals reconnaissance plane were spotted approaching the Chinese coastal provinces of Zhejiang and Fujian, re...

High-altitude US spy drones spotted flying to south of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Aircraft spotters reported two high-altitude U.S. military unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) flying towards the south of Taiwan on Wednesday (July 15), with one website appea...

Taiwan races against time to vaccinate cattle in Kinmen

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is rushing to inoculate cattle on the outlying island county of Kinmen amid an outbreak of lumpy skin disease (LSD) that poses a threat to the country’s beef ...

Lumpy skin disease expands on Taiwan island near China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Cattle infected with lumpy skin disease (LSD) on the outlying island county of Kinmen are twice as numerous as initially suspected, reports said Saturday (July 11). On ...

Taiwan reports first Lumpy skin disease cases in cattle, likely from China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has confirmed its first lumpy skin disease (LSD) cases in cattle on its outlying islands of Kinmen, and the authorities suspect the disease may have been imported f...

Mercedes to recall 660,000 vehicles in China for oil leak

BEIJING (AP) — Mercedes-Benz will recall more than 660,000 vehicles in China later this year for a possible oil leak. A seal between a high-pressure fuel pump and a low-pressure fuel...

Weekly update of news in Taiwan, Hong Kong, China 【June 28 - July 4】

【Taiwan & China】 1. Taiwan boots out two Chinese reporters Taiwan has expelled two Chinese journalists over their involvement in political talk shows produced illegally in the isla...

Taiwan boots out two Chinese reporters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has expelled two Chinese journalists over their involvement in political talk shows produced illegally in the island country. Two reporters from Fujian Province-...

US accuses 3 Taiwanese engineers of stealing Micron secrets for China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the first enforcement of Trump's "China initiative," a U.S. federal court has issued arrest warrants for three Taiwanese nationals accused of stealing tra...

Flood warning for much of south, central and eastern China

BEIJING (AP) — China has issued a warning for mudslides and flooding across a wide swath of south, central and eastern China, with heavy rain set to strike the area into Thursday. T...

Over 10 shrimp and crayfish farms in Taiwan report cases of mysterious virus from China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than 10 shrimp and crayfish hatcheries across Taiwan have reported cases of a mysterious new virus from China, resulting in tens of thousands of the crustaceans being...