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Northern Taiwan to face cold front Sunday and Monday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following three days of mild and sunny weather, another cold front is moving into Taiwan from the north on Saturday (Jan, 15), according to the Central Weather Bureau. ...

Northern Taiwanese city uses AI to manage pedestrian flow at night market

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The northern Taiwanese city of Keelung has received international recognition for using A.I. technology to manage pedestrian movement at the Miaokou Night Market amid the ...

Cold wave to bring more snow to Taiwan today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Moisture combined with frigid temperatures from a second cold wave means that snow is likely in mountainous areas of northern and central Taiwan today (Jan. 11). As a c...

Magnitude 5.7 earthquake rocks eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 5.7 earthquake rattled Taiwan at 7:35 p.m. on Saturday (Jan. 9), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the temblor was 27.8 kilome...

18 people die overnight in Taiwan amid cold wave

Eighteen people died suddenly across Taiwan in 17 hours between late Thursday and early Friday amid a cold wave that has sent temperatures plunging below 10 degrees Celsius, according to local authori...

Taiwan coffee shop owner returns trash to litterbug by mail

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A coffee shop owner in the northern Taiwanese city of Keelung said Wednesday (Jan. 6) that he once sent a bag of trash back to the individual who left it near the Waimusha...

Apparent temperature in New Taipei to dip to zero tonight

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The apparent temperature could drop to 0 degrees Celsius in New Taipei City tonight (Jan. 7) and -1 in Hsinchu on Friday (Jan. 8) with the arrival of a cold wave. The C...

Mercury to drop below 6 degrees as cold wave hits Taiwan on Jan. 7

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has issued a cold surge advisory for 14 counties and cities as a wintry wave is poised to strike Taiwan on Thursday (Jan. 7), causing the ...

Select Taiwan bus routes to try out mobile payments

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Directorate General of Highways (DGH) on Tuesday (Jan. 5) opened five bus routes to mobile payments on a trial basis for six months in the run-up to a potential nation...

Taiwan launches pilot program for mobile payment on buses

A mobile payment system for bus rides kicked off Tuesday on a trial basis in Taiwan, allowing passengers to pay their fares with the use of cellphone apps, the Ministry of Transportation and Communica...

Apparent temperature in Taipei to drop to 3 degrees on Friday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A cold wave expected to arrive in Taiwan on Thursday (Jan. 7) will send temperatures plunging to between 7 and 10 degrees Celsius Friday and Saturday (Jan. 8-9), with the ...

Sailor from Myanmar dies after fight on tanker near Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A sailor from Myanmar died after a fight with fellow crew members on a foreign ship off the coast of Taiwan, reports said Saturday (Jan. 2). The incident occurred on th...

6 Taiwan cities close off New Year's Eve festivities to crowds

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With fears of a resurgence of the Wuhan coronavirus and its latest mutant strain from the UK reaching a fever pitch, multiple cities and counties across Taiwan are moving ...

Taiwan dispatches its first volcano drill alert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan issued a volcano warning for some residents of Taipei’s Beitou District Tuesday morning (Dec. 29) in the country's first drill to improve public awareness...

CWB warns mercury to drop below 6 degrees in Taiwan on Wednesday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has issued a cold surge advisory for Taiwan, including an orange signal for temperatures below 6 degrees Celsius in 16 counties and cities...