Heavy rain alert issued in 16 counties, cities in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Due to the effects of a plum rain front and northeasterly winds, the Central Weather Bureau has issued a heavy rain alert for 16 counties and cities in Taiwan. As a plum rai...

Heavy rain alert issued for 9 counties, cities in Taiwan, rains to last till Sat.

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has issued a heavy rain advisory for nine counties and cities in Taiwan today (June 12) as a plum rain front is set to pummel Taiwan for four m...

Heavy rain alert issued for 18 counties, cities as plum rains pummel Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As a massive plum rain front begins to pummel Taiwan today (June 11), the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has issued extremely heavy and heavy rain advisories for 18 counties and ...

Magnitude 4.5 earthquake jolts eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 4.5 earthquake rocked eastern Taiwan's Hualien County at 3:27 a.m. this morning (June 6), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the...

Magnitude 5.6 earthquake rocks SE Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 5.6 earthquake shook southeastern Taiwan's Taitung County at 5:46 p.m. this afternoon (June 4), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter ...

Heavy rain advisory issued for 16 counties, cities in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As a weather front blasts all of western Taiwan, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has issued a heavy rain advisory for 16 counties and cities across the nation. At 10:55 a.m...

Man drowned while trying to cross swift-flowing river in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A man holding a bucket was carried away by current and drowned while trying to cross a swift-flowing river in Taiwan’s central county of Nantou on Sunday, Central Ne...

Magnitude 4.6 earthquake rocks southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 4.6 earthquake jarred Kaohsiung City at 11:53 p.m. this evening (May 31), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the temblor was 43.4 ki...

Taiwan to no longer compensate daredevils who suffer accidents on mountains

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Minister Without Portfolio Chang Ching-sen (張景森) on Facebook on Wednesday (May 29) announced that a draft amendment to the State Compensation Law (國家賠償法) calls for the governme...

Update: CWB issues heavy rain advisory for 15 counties, cities in Taiwan

Update: 05/28 12:00 p.m. As of noon today, the CBW has issued a heavy rain advisory for 15 counties and cities in Taiwan. The bureau has issued an extremely heavy rain advisory for Taoyuan City, M...

Magnitude 4.1 quake jars northeast Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 4.1 quake jolted the counties of Yilan and Hualien on Taiwan’s northeast coast Monday (May 27) evening, the Central Weather Bureau reported. The temblor st...

Taiwan revegetates landslide areas by using drones to drop seeds

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Forestry Bureau has revegetated three landslide areas, using a highly mobile unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), along with seeding materials and a variety of se...

Video, photos of today's Chinese missile attack drill in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The 41st annual Wan An exercise (萬安演習), a drill simulating an air attack by Chinese military forces, was held today (May 27) in the pouring rain in northern Taiwan. Today...

Wan An drill simulating air raid by China to held in Taipei today from 1:30-2 pm

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The 41st annual Wan An exercise, a drill simulating an air attack by Chinese military forces, will be held today (May 27) in northern Taiwan, with drills to be held in other pa...

Dead body begins to move, causes scare in Taiwanese funeral parlor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Early Friday morning (May 24), a citizen of Puli in Nantou County spotted a dead body floating in a canal, and immediately called the police around 5:30 a.m. After auth...