National Central University ranked third in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – According to the 2020 edition of the annual Best Global Universities Rankings published by U.S. News and World Report on Tuesday (Oct. 22), Taiwan's top three universi...

Taiwan consumer confidence improves in September

Consumer confidence improved in September as domestic demand grew, in particular for durable goods, at a time when more Taiwanese companies were investing at home to avoid the impact of trade friction...

Taiwan to see Moon during Mid-Autumn Festival, Tropical Storm Peipah waiting in wings

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As a tropical depression east of the Philippines has stalled and has yet to become a full-fledged tropical storm, conditions in Taiwan during the Mid-Autumn Festival on Friday ...

Update: Typhoon Lingling continues to dump rain on Taiwan today

Update: 09/05 5:30 p.m. The CWB said that Faxai was upgraded to a Tropical Storm today at 4 p.m., making it the 15th tropical storm of the year. Currently more than 3,000 kilometers away from Taiwa...

Periphery of Tropical Storm Podul to bring 3 days of rain to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The periphery of Tropical Storm Podul is likely to bring rain to Taiwan over the next three days, while a new cyclone could form by Monday (Sept. 2), according to the Central W...

Tropical storm with Taiwan track could form tomorrow

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A tropical storm is expected to take shape on Wednesday (Aug. 21) and early models have it on tracks anywhere from the Ryukyu Islands to Taiwan. Wu Der-rong (吳德榮), an adjunc...

Taoyuan's Zhongli District has worst acid rain in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taoyuan's Zhongli District has the dubious distinction of having recorded the highest level of acid rain in Taiwan last year. The average pH value of the rain in Zhongli...

Lekima could become first typhoon to strike Taiwan this year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Wu Der-rong (吳德榮), an adjunct associate professor of atmospheric sciences at National Central University, said today (Aug. 6) that Tropical Storm Lekima could soon develop into...

70% probability Tropical Storm Lekima will impact Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- There is a 70 percent chance that Tropical Storm Lekima will strike Taiwan by the end of the week and will come closest to the country on Thursday and Friday (Aug. 8 and 9), ba...

Typhoon could form south of Taiwan by Tuesday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Pacific high-pressure area which has formed to the south of Taiwan could develop into a typhoon by Tuesday (July 16), according to Wu Der-rong (吳德榮), an adjunct associate pro...

High temperature warning issued for parts of Taiwan

The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) on Sunday issued a high temperature warning for some parts of Taiwan, with an "orange" alert issued for Taitung County. The orange warning means temperatu...

Taiwan to include 7 Southeast Asian languages in basic education

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A total of seven Southeast Asian languages will be included in the curriculum of schools at primary and secondary education levels in Taiwan coming August, as part of the ...

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...

Xiazhi, summer solstice, brings scorching 40-degree heat to N. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As Taiwan experiences Xiazhi (夏至), the peak of summer based on the lunisolar calendar today (June 21), the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has issued an orange heat alert for five...

11 Taiwan institutions rank among top 500 in latest QS World University Rankings

A total of 11 Taiwan universities are among the top 500 globally, according to the latest QS World University Rankings released June 19. Taipei City-based National Taiwan University leads the way ...