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Strong earthquake hits Taiwan

A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck Taiwan on Monday morning. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The quake had an estimated depth of 10 kilometers (6.2 miles), according to the US G...

Indonesian mourning for mother leaps from 3rd floor of Taiwan quarantine hotel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An Indonesian migrant worker on Tuesday (May 10) was restrained by police after he leaped out of the third floor of a quarantine hotel following news that his mother had d...

Taiwan confirms 183 local COVID cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan announced 183 local COVID-19 infections and 97 imported cases on Sunday (April 3), and the death tally remained unchanged at 853, according to the Central Epidemic ...

Video shows steam billowing from southern Taiwan generator

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a power plant shut down in southern Taiwan due to an equipment malfunction Thursday (March 3), video has surfaced showing plumes of steam spewing out of its power ge...

Blackouts hit 5 million households in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over five million households have been affected by widespread blackouts across Taiwan, with the government pledging to restore power to northern Taiwan before noon. At ...

Taiwan blackout caused by malfunction at Kaohsiung power plant

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Power Company (Taipower, 台電) says that the widespread power outages experienced across Taiwan on Thursday morning (March 3) appear to have been caused by an equipme...

Blackouts reported across Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Counties and cities across Taiwan began reporting unexplained power outages on Thursday morning (March 3) and Taiwan Power Company (Taipower, 台電) personnel are currently i...

Taiwan’s Keelung sees 47 rainy days from Jan. 1-Feb. 21, wettest since 2012

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s northern port city of Keelung saw 47 rainy days from Jan. 1 to Feb. 21, which is the longest rainy period the city has seen since 2012, the Central Weather ...

COVID case imported from Indonesia drove around east Taiwan region

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese woman recently confirmed as a COVID-19 case imported from Indonesia visited popular tourist spots in Hualien County last week, reports said Thursday (Jan. 6). ...

Powerful earthquake shakes northern Taiwan

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A powerful earthquake struck Taiwan on Monday evening, shaking buildings in the capital and across much of the northern part of the island. There were no immediate reports of ser...

Anonymous tourist returns ‘stolen’ stone to Taiwan beach

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A tourist recently sent back a stone they picked up from Qixingtan Beach in Hualien County with a letter expressing remorse for taking the souvenir. Hualien City cleani...

Drunk driver bites off police officer's thumb in east Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In an intoxicated rage, an elderly man bit off part of a police officer's thumb on Monday evening (Nov. 15), necessitating surgery to reattach the severed digit. On...

East Taiwan hotel topples into street during demolition

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A 40-year-old hotel in Hualien City toppled into the street during its demolition on Friday (Oct. 1), but nobody was reported injured. The hotel had been closed since 2...

Military Police armored vehicles protect Taipei telecom center during night-time drill

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Military Police sent Clouded Leopard armored vehicles rolling through the streets of Taipei City early Tuesday (Sept. 14) morning, simulating the defense of a telecommunic...

Taiwan’s newest train for east coast service arrives from Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s first EMU3000 train from Japan was unloaded at Hualien on Friday (July 30), with service along the east coast set to begin by the end of the year. Reside...