EVA Air sues union for 'illegally' striking

EVA Airways on Friday sued the Taoyuan Flight Attendants Union (TFAU), alleging that it illegally mobilized its flight attendants to go on strike. The company asked for a compensation of NT$34 mill...

Netflix releases viewing trends in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Netflix released viewer data from Nov. 1, 2016 - Dec. 1, 2017 on Thursday revealing Taiwan’s binge-watching prowess, reported Inside. "Cheating" on your...

Giant water lilies exhibition in Taipei extended to September 30

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--In light of the popularity of the giant Victoria water lilies, Taipei’s Parks and Street Lights Office (PSLO) announced on Wednesday that it had decided to extend the exhib...

Sizzling temps send power use in Taiwan to all-time high

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Scorching hot weather on Tuesday forced Taiwan's residents to crank up the air conditioning resulting in a record peak usage of 36,266,000 kilowatts (kW) at 1:54 p.m. that ...

Government may lift controversial air conditioning order

TAIPEI, (Taiwan News)-- Cabinet spokesman Hsu Kuo-yung ( 徐國勇 ) said a temporary government order requiring public agencies and organizations to turn off their air conditioning systems every afternoon...

Twin balloon festivals in Taiwan lift spirits after typhoons

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) --- Cancellations of outdoor events caused by Taiwan's twin typhoons a week ago led to twin hot air balloon festivals being held this past weekend, with Hsinchu and Taitung bo...

Taichung Power Plant shut down for emergency troubleshooting

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taichung Power Plant Unit 1 was shut down for emergency troubleshooting due to abnormal sounds in the generator, but the operation of the unit would resume at 6 a.m. M...

Taiwan News Weekly Roundup - August 4

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The top stories this week included two typhoons hit Taiwan within one weekend, 500 EVA Air crew members taking leave Monday, 15 iced drinks in Taipei test positive for har...

Sweating the small stuff, AC off in admin offices

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) --The energy-saving policy demanded by the Executive Yuan and implemented by Taiwan's hapless government offices is making the public break out in a (hot) sweat. Typhoon Ne...

Agricultural losses from twin typhoons stand at NT$300 million: COA

TAIPEI, (Taiwan News)-- Agricultural losses following the two recent weather events on July 29-30 have reached NT$280.5 million (US$9.27 million), according to the Council of Agriculture (COA). Typ...

Rain forecast to ease up in central, southern Taiwan

Taipei, Aug. 1 -- Days of heavy rain in central and southern Taiwan are expected to ease up on Tuesday as the southwesterly air flow brought in by Typhoon Nesat and Tropical Storm Haitang begins to we...

Typhoons Nesart, Haitang inflict NT$176 million in damages to agriculture

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's agricultural sector has suffered an estimated NT$176 million (US$5,800,000) in losses after Typhoons Nesat and Haitang barreled through the island within less than...

Taipei and Tainan Mayors apologize for typhoon day miscues

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei City mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) apologized to Taipei citizens for having a "fake" typhoon day off on Sunday while Tainan's mayor received intense criticism...

Double trouble: 1 missing and 131 injured after twin typhoons rip through Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The combination of Typhoon Nesart and Typhoon Haitang tearing through Taiwan within 24 hours of each other, has resulted in one person missing and 131 injuries thus far, with 5...

Haitang, second typhoon to hit Taiwan in 24 hours, already in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The eye of Typhoon Haitang, the second of a one-two punch, and the first time two typhoons have hit Taiwan within 24 hours in 50 years, is now over China's Fujian Province,...