Top 10 Google news searches for Taiwan in 2017

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Google last week released its Year in Search for 2017, including the results for the top news-related searches in Taiwan, which revealed that sporting events, mobile games, cra...

Top 10 Alternative Places to visit in Kaohsiung

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) Taichung may have now officially snuck past Kaohsiung to become Taiwan’s second largest city in terms of population, but in the hearts and minds of most Taiwanese people,...

Taiwan News Weekly Roundup - August 4

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The top stories this week included two typhoons hit Taiwan within one weekend, 500 EVA Air crew members taking leave Monday, 15 iced drinks in Taipei test positive for har...

Agricultural losses from twin typhoons stand at NT$300 million: COA

TAIPEI, (Taiwan News)-- Agricultural losses following the two recent weather events on July 29-30 have reached NT$280.5 million (US$9.27 million), according to the Council of Agriculture (COA). Typ...

Govt. stops AC two hours a day to compensate for power loss after twin typhoons

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) --- Due to the damage inflicted to the country's power supply by the recent twin typhoons, government offices will switch off all air conditioners for two hours per day during...

Rain forecast to ease up in central, southern Taiwan

Taipei, Aug. 1 -- Days of heavy rain in central and southern Taiwan are expected to ease up on Tuesday as the southwesterly air flow brought in by Typhoon Nesat and Tropical Storm Haitang begins to we...

Typhoons Nesart, Haitang inflict NT$176 million in damages to agriculture

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's agricultural sector has suffered an estimated NT$176 million (US$5,800,000) in losses after Typhoons Nesat and Haitang barreled through the island within less than...

Taipei and Tainan Mayors apologize for typhoon day miscues

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei City mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) apologized to Taipei citizens for having a "fake" typhoon day off on Sunday while Tainan's mayor received intense criticism...

Mass evacuation in Kaohsiung due to torrential rain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The remnants of Typhoon Haitang, now a tropical depression, has caused heavy rainfall and strong winds to Taiwan's southern city Kaohsiung. About 5,137 people were ...

Double trouble: 1 missing and 131 injured after twin typhoons rip through Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The combination of Typhoon Nesart and Typhoon Haitang tearing through Taiwan within 24 hours of each other, has resulted in one person missing and 131 injuries thus far, with 5...

4.1 magnitude earthquake shook Taitung while Typhoon Haitang struck

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)— A 4.1 magnitude earthquake hit Taitung County at 8:58 p.m. on Sunday, just as Typhoon Haitang was ripping through the southern part of Taiwan. The earthquake jolted Gree...

Work and classes canceled today in Tainan, Kaohsiung and Pingtung County

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)-- All Schools and offices are closed in Kaohsiung, Pingtung and Tainan counties on Monday due to the coming heavy rain brought by Typhoon Haitang, according to information release...

Haitang, second typhoon to hit Taiwan in 24 hours, already in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The eye of Typhoon Haitang, the second of a one-two punch, and the first time two typhoons have hit Taiwan within 24 hours in 50 years, is now over China's Fujian Province,...

Taiwan government official warns of dengue fever after typhoon

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Typhoon Nesat left many puddles on the streets and objects filled with rain water in Taiwan, which could increase the possibility of dengue fever outbreaks, said Chuang Je...

Taiwan takes Sunday off for two storms

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Most of Taiwan, including the major population centers of Taipei, Kaohsiung and Taichung, announced that offices and schools would remain closed Sunday due to the double o...