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Taiwan reports 25,521 local COVID cases, 28 deaths

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 25,521 local COVID cases on Wednesday (July 27), a 2.9% increase from the previous day. CDC Director-General Chou J...

Taipei FamilyMart customer buys NT$15 chocolate cake, wins NT$10 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A customer of a FamilyMart in Taipei City who bought a chocolate cake for only NT$15 (US$0.50) has been confirmed as one of the winners of the NT$10 million special prize ...

Chinese 'Twin-Tailed Scorpion' drone detected off east coast of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In addition to intruding on Taiwan's air defense identification zone (ADIZ) with manned military aircraft on Monday (July 25), China also dispatched a drone off the ea...

Air raid drill simulating Chinese attack to held in Taipei today from 1:30-2 pm

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A drill simulating a Chinese air attack will be held on Monday (July 25) in northern Taiwan, with air raid sirens going off in other parts of Taiwan through Thursday. T...

Magnitude 5.2 quake hits eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 5.2 earthquake struck eastern Taiwan at 8:32 a.m. Sunday morning (July 24). The quake’s epicenter was 65.8 kilometers north-northeast of Taitung Count...

Taiwan east coast swelters under 40-degree heat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Even though townships along the east coast in Hualien County recorded maximum temperatures of 40 degrees Celsius, no records were broken Saturday (July 23). On Friday (...

Eastern Taiwan reports record-searing 41.4 C

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) at 2:20 p.m. today (July 22) reported a high temperature of 41.4 degrees Celsius (106.52 F), setting the record for the hottest temperatur...

Taiwan reports 23,813 local COVID cases, 86 deaths

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 23,813 local COVID cases on Friday (July 22), a 4.3% decrease from the previous day. CDC Director-General Chou Jih-...

Chinese navy ship spotted off Taiwan east coast ahead of wargames

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese navy reconnaissance ship sailed past Hualien County early Friday (July 22) morning as Taiwan prepares for annual wargames scheduled for next week, according to m...

Mercury hits 40.7 C in Hualien, red heat alert issued for Taipei, New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The mercury in eastern Taiwan soared to a scorching 40.7 degrees Celsius in eastern Taiwan on Thursday (July 21) and the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) today (July 22) has i...

Taiwan reports 24,907 COVID cases, 74 deaths

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 24,907 local COVID cases on Thursday (July 21), a 7.5% decrease from the previous day. CECC Spokesman Chuang Jen-hs...

Taiwan records 38.5 C, with hottest weather to hit during weekend

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The hottest place in Taiwan on Wednesday (July 20) was Zhuoxi Township in Hualien County at 38.5 degrees Celsius, but temperatures are likely to rise to reach a peak durin...

Man drowned after rescuing daughters in eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man drowned on Tuesday (July 19) after going into a river in Hualien County to save his two daughters who had fallen into deep water. Police said a 43-year-old man su...

Taiwan reports 26,943 local COVID cases, 57 deaths

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 26,943 local COVID cases on Wednesday (July 20). Chou Ji-haw (周志浩), head of the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control,...

Taiwan reports 26,779 local COVID cases, 37 deaths

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 26,779 local COVID cases on Tuesday (July 19), a 52.5% increase from the previous day. Chou Ji-haw (周志浩), head of t...