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Taichung, Taiwan Power Company at odds over coal-fired units at power plant

The Taichung City government and the state-owned electricity supplier, Taiwan Power Co. (Taipower), were at loggerheads Sunday on whether some of the Taichung Power Plant's coal-fired units should...

Migrant workers in Taiwan gain confidence by sharpening their Mandarin skills

An annual free Chinese language program kicked off Saturday in central Taiwan to help migrant workers sharpen their conversation skills so that they can gain confidence assimilating into Taiwanese soc...

Taiwan family loses four members in two fatal road accidents a month apart

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two people who died in a burning car on the coastal highway Saturday (March 20) were relatives of a family involved in another fatal crash last month, according to media r...

1st batch of AstraZeneca vaccine sent out to 57 medical institutions across Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first batch of Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 was being delivered to 57 medical institutions across Taiwan on Friday (March 19). Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC)...

Taiwanese man horrified to learn new name 'Salmon Dream' is permanent

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid the "salmon chaos" that is gripping Taiwan, a Taiwanese man changed his name to "Salmon Dream" only to later realize it was his last allowable nam...

133 Taiwanese have been 'salmonized' to get free sushi

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over 100 Taiwanese citizens have had their names legally changed to contain the word "salmon" or a homophone in order to be eligible for free sushi at a popular ...

Taiwan prepares 'sports bubble' for Tokyo Olympics final baseball qualifier

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) is considering setting up a "sports bubble" for the upcoming final baseball qualifier of the Tokyo Olympics, ...

Central Taiwan city to set plans for possible water rationing this week

The central Taiwan city of Taichung, among those hardest hit by an ongoing drought, will begin to finalize plans for possible water rationing this week, Taichung City Mayor Lu Shiow-yen (盧秀燕) said rec...

Man arrested for murder threats at Taipei MRT station

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man was arrested Friday afternoon (March 12) in Taichung for making murder threats at a Taipei MRT station and warning he would bomb Taichung City Government. At 11:1...

38 red alerts issued for air pollution in western Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Western Taiwan was hit by heavy pollution this morning (March 12), triggering red alerts at 38 weather stations across the country. On his Facebook page at 6 am Friday...

Taiwan's Taichung MRT line gets rid of China-made couplers, launch set for April 25

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Having replaced faulty Chinese-made couplers, the Taichung mass rapid transit (MRT) system's Green Line is set to resume trial operations on March 25 and to commence o...

Taiwan turns to Matsu for drought relief

Irrigation authorities in Taiwan are turning to Matsu on Sunday (March 7) for help to resolve the nation's drought, teaming up with Dajia Jenn Lann Temple in Taichung City, to pray to the deity fo...

Magnitude 4.7 earthquake jolts northeast Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 4.7 earthquake jolted northeastern Taiwan at 10:24 p.m. this evening (March 4), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the temblor ...

Magnitude 5.8 earthquake rattles southeast Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 5.8 earthquake jolted southeastern Taiwan at 5:23 p.m. this afternoon (March 2), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the temblor...

Western Taiwan blanketed by 'unhealthy air' for second day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Western Taiwan is being shrouded by a thick layer of polluted air for the second day in a row today (Feb. 26), with 13 weather stations flashing red alerts and 37 showing ...