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11-vehicle pileup in northeast Taiwan leaves 16 injured

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An 11-vehicle pileup at an intersection in Dongshan, Yilan County left 16 people injured late Wednesday (Feb. 21) afternoon. A flatbed truck smashed into a car at 5:46 ...

Spicy shrimp chips pulled from shelves in Taiwan for prohibited additive

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Spicy shrimp chips, sold under the brand name Hsia Wei Hsien (蝦味先), produced by Yu Zong Foods (裕榮食品), were pulled from the shelves on Tuesday (Feb. 20) in Kaohsiung after ...

4 earthquakes strike east of Taiwan peaking at magnitude 5.6

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Four earthquakes of magnitude 4.9 or higher were recorded overnight in waters to the east of Taiwan with the strongest a magnitude 5.6, according to the Central Weather Ad...

Sweet potato, rice, and sugarcane: Local distillers promote Taiwanese flavors

Taiwan has long enjoyed an abundance of agricultural products. Moreover, rice, sweet potatoes, and sugarcane can do more than serve as foods: they can also be used to make alcoholic beverages. While o...

Lunar New Year's Day forecasted to dip to 7 C in north Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A "strong continental cold air mass" on Wednesday (Feb. 7) will send the mercury down to 7 C in north Taiwan by Lunar New Year's Day (Feb. 10), a meteorologi...

Magnitude 5.2 earthquake strikes eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 5.2 earthquake rocked east Taiwan at 2:11 a.m. on Monday (Jan. 29), according to the Central Weather Administration (CWA). The epicenter of the temblor was ...

By-elections set for five local government positions in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — By-elections are to be held for five local government positions following Taiwan’s general election on Jan. 13. Representatives cannot hold national and local ele...

Cold wave hits 21 counties, cities in Taiwan low of 4.6 C recorded

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Weather Administration (CWA) on Tuesday (Jan. 23) issued a cold surge advisory for 21 counties and cities in Taiwan It dropped to 4.6 C at 6:30 a.m. in Dah...

Woman rescued from 2nd-floor awning in northeastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Yilan County Fire Department received a report of a woman on an unstable awning on the second floor of her home around noon on Sunday (Jan. 21). The woman, surnamed...

Serviceman drowns at Taiwan naval base in Yilan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A navy serviceman of the 168th Fleet was found unresponsive in the harbor of the Suao Naval Base in Taiwan’s Yilan County on Friday (Jan. 19). The petty officer s...

Taiwan issues 17 cold surge advisories, Miaoli hits low of 7.2 C

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Weather Administration (CWA) has issued cold surge advisories in 17 counties and cities. The CWA said temperatures will be affected by a strong continental ...

Temperatures could drop below 8 C in north Taiwan next 2 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As a continental cold air mass arrives in Taiwan on Wednesday (Jan. 10), the mercury in the north could drop to 8 C on Thursday and Friday (Jan. 11-12). Meteorologist D...

Hsiao Bi-khim campaigns in Taiwan's Keelung and Yilan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) vice presidential candidate Hsiao Bi-khim canvassed Keelung and Yilan residents on Monday (Jan. 8) In Keelung, Hsiao said she hoped t...

Taiwan's skies mostly clear on New Year's Eve, low of 11 C

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will see mostly clear skies on New Year's Eve, but temperatures in flat areas could drop to 11 C. Meteorologist Daniel Wu (吳德榮) said on Thursday morning (Dec...

Kenting top spot to see 1st sunrise in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kenting is the best location to see the first sunrise of the year on Taiwan’s main island, according to the Central Weather Administration (CWA). The CWA mentione...