Taiwan concerned about expansion of Japanese encephalitis

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Concern was growing about the expansion of Japanese encephalitis as three new cases were reported Tuesday (June 25) in three different areas of the northwest and south. ...

Taiwan sees over 1,000 same-sex couples marry, 2 divorce since May

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Since Taiwan became the first country to legalize same-sex marriage in Asia on May 24, 1,173 same-sex couples have wed, including 28 transnational couples, and two have already...

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...

Two college students drown at Shenshen Waterfall in Taiwan’s Pingtung County

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Two college students died after being rushed to local hospitals after drowning in the pool under Shenshen waterfall (神山瀑布) in Wutai Township in Taiwan’s southern cou...

Rain expected across most of Taiwan on Sunday

TAIPEI (CNA) -- A new plum rain front approaching Taiwan is forecast to bring rainfall across most of the country Sunday, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). Northern, central and southe...

Orange heat warning issued for 9 counties, cities in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has issued an orange heat alert for nine counties and cities today where the mercury is expected to soar up to 37 degrees Celsius. Warming c...

First Japanese encephalitis death reported as it spreads in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on Tuesday (June 18) announced that there have been three new reported cases of Japanese encephalitis in Taiwan, including one death, the ...

Orange heat alert issued for 8 counties, cities, E. Taiwan to soar to 38 degrees

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has issued an orange heat hazard advisory for eight counties and cities in Taiwan, while Taitung is expected to see the mercury climb to 38 deg...

Taiwan sees first same-sex divorce less than 1 month since legalization

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A couple in southern Taiwan had the dubious distinction of being the first in Taiwan and Asia to file for a same-sex divorce, a little over three weeks after same-sex marriage ...

Crop-devouring caterpillars spreading across Taiwan

An invasive caterpillar species -- the fall armyworm -- has spread to almost every city and county across Taiwan, including several outlying islands. Since the first report of the crop-destructing ...

Snorkeler busted for stomping on endangered sea turtle in S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A snorkeler was arrested on Monday (June 10) for stomping on an endangered green sea turtle on an island in the far south of Taiwan, announced the Southern Branch of the Coast ...

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 ...

Plight of Taiwan's rare Formosan black bear covered by CNN

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The 23-year effort to document and protect the Formosan black bear by a Taiwanese conservationist was covered by CNN on Sunday (June 9). In an interview with CNN published o...

DPP presidential primary polls for Tsai, Lai start in Taiwan today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Five days of public opinion polls to select whether President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) or former premier William Lai (賴清德) will represent the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in Ta...