Portuguese energy firms replace CEOs amid corruption probe

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Shares in Portugal’s blue-chip national energy provider EDP and its international renewable energy division rose Tuesday after the companies replaced their CEOs amid a corrupti...

Red alert issued in Wuhan as floodwaters rise

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Authorities in Wuhan on Tuesday (July 7) released the highest level alert for torrential rain as floodwaters continue to rise in the city. Wuhan, which is where the cor...

Trading halted in Portugal energy firm amid corruption probe

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The Lisbon stock exchange suspended trading in Portugal’s national energy provider EDP and its international renewable energy division Monday after media reports said a magistr...

Heavy rain, flood warnings issued for Wuhan, Shanghai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Heavy rain warnings have been issued for Anhui, Wuhan, Shanghai, and many areas along the Yangtze River Basin, further menacing the Three Gorges Dam and threatening the re...

Weekly update of news in Taiwan, Hong Kong, China 【June 28 - July 4】

【Taiwan & China】 1. Taiwan boots out two Chinese reporters Taiwan has expelled two Chinese journalists over their involvement in political talk shows produced illegally in the isla...

China announces 'No. 1 Flood' for Three Gorges Dam headwaters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As torrential rain ravages southern China for the second straight month, the government has issued a number for a massive flood of the Yangtze River Basin, which threatens...

Earthquake sparks fears of landslides above Three Gorges Dam

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An earthquake that struck Sichuan early on Thursday morning (July 2) has sparked fears that it could cause landslides that could further imperil China's Three Gorges D...

Ancient town on tributary of China's Three Gorges flooded

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An ancient Chinese town that has over 2,000 years of history is the latest location to be inundated by the devastating floods ravaging southern China over the past few wee...

China admits to 'floodwater discharge' from Three Gorges Dam

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After videos of flooding in cities below the vaunted Three Gorges Dam surfaced over the weekend and residents complained that they were being sacrificed to save the dam, t...

Flooding below China's Three Gorges raises questions about dam

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Massive flooding seen above and below the Three Gorges Dam is putting its purpose and stability into question. In addition to generating electricity, one of the major s...

At least 12 killed in flooding in southwestern China

BEIJING (AP) — Authorities in southwestern China’s Sichuan province say at least 12 people have died and 10 are missing following heavy rains, adding to a grow toll from summer flooding across the cou...

3 dead, thousands evacuated in south China flooding

BEIJING (AP) — Flooding and mudslides in southern China have killed at least three people and forced evacuations for thousands of people, official media reported Tuesday. China’s na...

Videos show massive flooding in S. China, Three Gorges Dam next

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As southern China sees some of its worst flooding in 80 years, videos have surfaced showing extreme quantities of water inundating 10 provinces and cities, threatening the...

Expert warns China's Three Gorges Dam in danger of collapse

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As torrential rains in China continue to wreak havoc on more than 24 provinces, notable Chinese hydrologist Wang Weiluo (王維洛) has questioned the safety of the massive Thre...

Five dead in latest flooding in southern China rainstorms

BEIJING (AP) — Rainstorms have killed five more people in a southern Chinese region already reeling from heavy flooding over the past week. The government of Zunyi city, south of the...