Earthquake of 4.8 magnitude strikes Hualien, Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 4.8 earthquake struck eastern Taiwan's Hualien County on Sunday (Aug. 18) shortly after noon, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of...

Hong Kong’s divide: Protests for democracy, rally for China

HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy protesters marched on one side of Hong Kong’s famous harbor on Saturday to demand the government heed their demands. Across the water, a pro-government rally...

Events held across Taiwan to show solidarity with Hong Kong

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Hong Kong Outlanders, a group comprised of Hong Kongers in Taiwan, organized events across Taiwan Saturday to support the anti-extradition bill protests in the financial capital. Th...

Countdown 145 days: 2020 Taiwan Presidential Election

2020 Taiwan Presidential Election Last updated: Aug. 18, 2019 01:15 => Presidential candidates: party nominees Tsai Ing-wen, Han Kuo-yu => Presidential candidate qualifications => El...

Hong Kong teachers’ rally starts another weekend of protests

HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of schoolteachers in Hong Kong marched to the official residence of the city’s leader on Saturday as another weekend of protests got underway in the Chinese terr...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, Aug. 17, the 229th day of 2019. There are 136 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 1...

China flexes muscle near Hong Kong amid more weekend rallies

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Members of China's paramilitary People's Armed Police marched and practiced crowd control tactics at a sports complex in Shenzhen across from Hong Kong in what som...

Upcoming events in Taipei: August 16-30

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Apart from the many exhibitions, festivals, and performances introduced last week (most are still ongoing), there is also an array of one-day events coming up in the secon...

Fire destroys 28 ha on Taiwan’s Green Island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – While torrential rain was causing landslides and floods in southwestern Taiwan, a fire was raging on Green Island in the southeast, destroying 28 hectares of forest land. ...

3,566 evacuated, work, classes canceled in 5 districts in Kaohsiung due to torrential rain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In response to torrential rains in the mountains, 3,566 people have been evacuated from Kaohsiung's Namaxia, Taoyuan, Liugui, and Jiaxian districts, announced the Kaohsiung...

Taiwan Coast Guard dismisses report on radar falling off Chinese navy vessel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwan Coast Guard on Thursday (Aug. 15) released a statement addressing a news report that a Chinese warship had accidentally lost some military equipment in a collis...

Flights restart at Hong Kong airport as protesters apologize

HONG KONG (AP) — Flights resumed at Hong Kong's airport Wednesday after two days of disruptions marked by outbursts of violence that highlight the hardening positions of pro-democracy protes...

Update: Crash knocked Chinese mystery warship's secret tech onto Taiwan freighter

Update: 08/15 12:40 p.m. The Coast Guard in a press release issued today denied that any such "light detection and ranging radar (Lidar)" or "gun fire-control radar" had been fo...

Women: Opera’s Domingo sexually harassed them, hurt careers

For decades, Placido Domingo, one of the most celebrated and powerful men in opera, has tried to pressure women into sexual relationships by dangling jobs and then sometimes punishing the women profes...

Scrutiny of Epstein’s death and co-conspirators intensifies

NEW YORK (AP) — Amid revelations about the circumstances around Jeffrey Epstein’s death, federal authorities have intensified parallel inquiries into what went wrong at the Manhattan jail ...