Heavy rain alert issued in 16 counties, cities in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Due to the effects of a plum rain front and northeasterly winds, the Central Weather Bureau has issued a heavy rain alert for 16 counties and cities in Taiwan. As a plum rai...

Kaohsiung mayor dodges question about 2 million HK protestors, dengue fever spreads

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- When asked to comment about the two million protestors who turned up in Hong Kong on Sunday (June 16), itinerant Kaohsiung Mayor and full-time presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu...

'One country, two systems' in Taiwan 'over my dead body:' Han Kuo-yu

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Kaohsiung mayor and presidential hopeful Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) vowed Saturday that China's "one country, two systems" formula for unification with Taiwan will never be put in ...

Heavy rain alert issued for 9 counties, cities in Taiwan, rains to last till Sat.

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has issued a heavy rain advisory for nine counties and cities in Taiwan today (June 12) as a plum rain front is set to pummel Taiwan for four m...

Two Indian students drown at university in Southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Two Indian exchange students drowned in a pond at Nanhua University in Chiayi County early Tuesday (June 11) morning. The two men, both 21 years old, spent one semester...

Heavy rain alert issued for 18 counties, cities as plum rains pummel Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As a massive plum rain front begins to pummel Taiwan today (June 11), the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has issued extremely heavy and heavy rain advisories for 18 counties and ...

Magnitude 4.5 earthquake jolts eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 4.5 earthquake rocked eastern Taiwan's Hualien County at 3:27 a.m. this morning (June 6), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the...

Enterovirus cases continue to rise: Taiwan CDC

Taiwan's weekly enterovirus case reports continued to increase last week, breaching the 11,000 mark, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Tuesday, which suggests that the epidemic might have...

Magnitude 5.6 earthquake rocks SE Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 5.6 earthquake shook southeastern Taiwan's Taitung County at 5:46 p.m. this afternoon (June 4), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter ...

Heavy rain advisory issued for 16 counties, cities in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As a weather front blasts all of western Taiwan, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has issued a heavy rain advisory for 16 counties and cities across the nation. At 10:55 a.m...

Schedule of Eid al-Fitr celebrations in Taiwan this week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Muslims will be celebrating Eid al-Fitr (開齋節) across Taiwan, starting with an event at the Taipei Main Station on Wednesday (June 5). Eid al-Fitr is a Muslim festival that m...

Magnitude 4.6 earthquake rocks southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 4.6 earthquake jarred Kaohsiung City at 11:53 p.m. this evening (May 31), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the temblor was 43.4 ki...

Taiwan lawmakers brawl during vote for Central Election Commission chair

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Lawmakers from the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) tore down voting booths and brawled with colleagues from the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in order to prevent v...

Update: CWB issues heavy rain advisory for 15 counties, cities in Taiwan

Update: 05/28 12:00 p.m. As of noon today, the CBW has issued a heavy rain advisory for 15 counties and cities in Taiwan. The bureau has issued an extremely heavy rain advisory for Taoyuan City, M...

Video, photos of today's Chinese missile attack drill in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The 41st annual Wan An exercise (萬安演習), a drill simulating an air attack by Chinese military forces, was held today (May 27) in the pouring rain in northern Taiwan. Today...