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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...

Taiwan pro baseball league to start preseason

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL) will launch its 2021 preseason Friday (Feb. 26) as players get ready for the regular season. Entering its 32nd ...

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 ...

Heavy air pollution hammers northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Northern and western Taiwan were hit by a thick layer of smog today (Feb. 25), triggering a red alert at 13 weather stations and an orange alert at 26. Air quality toda...

Western Taiwan to see stricter water rationing amid drought

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tighter water restrictions are set to be introduced in many areas of western Taiwan today (Feb. 25) amid severe water shortages across the country. Tainan City and Chia...

Southwestern Taiwan to face tougher water rationing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Stricter water rationing will be introduced on the Chiayi–Tainan Plain, or Jianan Plain, in the south central region of western Taiwan amid sparse rainfall. The Z...

Magnitude 5.2 earthquake rocks southeast Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 5.2 earthquake jolted southeastern Taiwan at 9:50 a.m. this morning (Feb. 22), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the temblor w...

20-vehicle crash on Taiwan highway caused by heavy fog: Police

A highway traffic accident involving 20 vehicles on Sunday morning that caused two deaths and injured eight others was caused by heavy fog in the area, according to police. The fatal accident occur...

Taiwan leads Asia in green energy: President Tsai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan leads Asia in green energy transformation, with the development of green power the most important task of the next decade, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said Friday ...

Cold front hitting Taiwan today, dropping mercury to 9 degrees

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A continental cold air mass is poised to strike Taiwan, dropping temperatures for the rest of the week to as low as 9 degrees Celsius in the north by Friday (Feb. 19) whil...

Taiwan hit by magnitude 5.5, 5.7 earthquakes 2 minutes apart

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan was struck by magnitude 5.5 and 5.7 earthquakes only two minutes apart early this morning (Feb. 9), sending shockwaves across the country, according to the Central ...

Coal-fired power plants cut output amid poor air quality: Taiwan EPA

Five coal-fired power plants in Taiwan have significantly reduced their output this weekend, due to unhealthy levels of air pollution in large parts of the country, the Environmental Protection Admini...

Magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes northeastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck off the northeast coast of Taiwan at 1:36 a.m. this morning (Feb. 7), sending shockwaves across the country, according to the Central Wea...

Vice president praises Google at opening of New Taipei office

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vice President Lai Ching-te (賴清德) on Thursday (Feb. 4) attended the opening celebration for Google's new office in New Taipei City and thanked the tech giant for its t...

Cold air mass to strike Taiwan on Thursday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A continental cold air mass set to arrive on Thursday (Jan. 28) will send the mercury plunging to as low as 9 degrees Celsius by Friday and Saturday (Jan. 29 and 30). M...