Taiwan expects 3 to 5 typhoons but with shorter warning times

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Weather Bureau expects the usual three to five typhoons to hit Taiwan this summer, but the warning time will be shorter because they are expected to originate ...

Dragon Boat Festival tourism on Taiwan's Orchid Island doubles

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An Orchid Island (Lanyu Township) resident mocked the sight of drink shelves quickly emptied by tourists at a local convenience store during the Dragon Boat Festival holid...

Typhoon saved S. Taiwan's coral reefs from bleaching: Researcher

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A French researcher at Academia Sinica has shared the results of five years of research conducted in southern Taiwan, demonstrating a connection between extreme weather an...

Taiwan Water Corp. foresees no water shortages for 3 months, no tariff increases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — There will be no water shortages and no tariff increases on water for three months this summer, Taiwan Water Corporation Chairman Hu Nan-tzer (胡南澤) said Tuesday (June 23)....

Highest, longest suspension bridge in Taiwan now open

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The highest, longest suspension bridge in Taiwan, located near the magnificent Shuanglong Waterfall (雙龍瀑布), a popular tourist attraction in central Taiwan, opened Saturday...

Tropical Storm Nuri to bring abundant rain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With Tropical Storm Nuri (鸚鵡) heading toward Hong Kong, its periphery will bring heavy rain to six cities and counties in south Taiwan, the Central Weather Bureau said Sat...

Senior engineer to be appointed acting Kaohsiung mayor after pro-China mayor ousted: Report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Less than a week after China-leaning Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) was recalled in a vote, the Executive Yuan is reportedly poised to designate a senior Kaohsiung gover...

Taipei councilor suggests shorter Maokong Gondola operation time

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei's Maokong Gondola could reduce its operation time if Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) accepts a city councilwoman's suggestion that the gondola only operat...

Business Highlights

___ NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street closed higher as hopes for economic recovery overshadow worries over the coronavirus pandemic. The S&P 500 jumped to a nearly three-month high, re...

Sea warning for Typhoon Vongfong lifted, heavy rains expected from Tuesday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) lifted a sea warning for Typhoon Vongfong on Sunday (May 17), as it continued to weaken, and downgraded it to a tropical storm. A plum ...

Taiwan issues sea warnings for Typhoon Vongfong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Weather Bureau issued sea warnings at 11:30 a.m. Saturday (May 16) as Typhoon Vongfong left the Philippines and headed into the Bashi Channel. At the time, ...

Typhoon leaves 1 dead, extensive damage in Philippine towns

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Typhoon Vongfong’s ferocious wind and rain left at least one dead and damaged hundreds of coronavirus isolation facilities and homes, along with rice and corn fi...

5 things to know today - that aren't about the virus

Your daily look at nonvirus stories in the news: 1. WHO’S KEY TO TRUMP’S REELECTION The president’s advisers are concerned about a drop in support among seniors, a group vital to hi...

Virus hot spots flare, hospitals tested as economies reopen

Fresh coronavirus outbreaks are testing public health networks and the resolve of planners to reopen from pandemic shutdowns. Japan pushed ahead with relaxing its state of emergency ...

Philippines riding out typhoon after virus slows evacuations

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — More than 150,000 people were riding out a weakening typhoon in emergency shelters in the Philippines on Friday after a mass evacuation that was complicated and slowed by th...