Dam in China's Hangzhou opens all 9 floodgates for first time in history

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With torrential rain and massive flooding ravaging much of southern China, the Xin'anjiang Dam on Wednesday (July 8) opened all nine of its floodgates, causing 12 vill...

Japan floods increase risk of coronavirus spread

More than 1.2 million people have been forced to leave their homes across the southern island of Kyushu in the last five days and are being temporarily housed in schools, local community centers and o...

Red alert issued in Wuhan as floodwaters rise

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Authorities in Wuhan on Tuesday (July 7) released the highest level alert for torrential rain as floodwaters continue to rise in the city. Wuhan, which is where the cor...

Weekly update of news in Taiwan, Hong Kong, China 【June 28 - July 4】

【Taiwan & China】 1. Taiwan boots out two Chinese reporters Taiwan has expelled two Chinese journalists over their involvement in political talk shows produced illegally in the isla...

China announces 'No. 1 Flood' for Three Gorges Dam headwaters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As torrential rain ravages southern China for the second straight month, the government has issued a number for a massive flood of the Yangtze River Basin, which threatens...

Ancient town on tributary of China's Three Gorges flooded

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An ancient Chinese town that has over 2,000 years of history is the latest location to be inundated by the devastating floods ravaging southern China over the past few wee...

Flooding below China's Three Gorges raises questions about dam

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Massive flooding seen above and below the Three Gorges Dam is putting its purpose and stability into question. In addition to generating electricity, one of the major s...

Floods in western Ukraine leave 3 dead, one person missing

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Three people died and one person is missing after torrential rain caused floods across western Ukraine, the country's authorities said Wednesday. The floods aff...

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)....

Videos show massive flooding in S. China, Three Gorges Dam next

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As southern China sees some of its worst flooding in 80 years, videos have surfaced showing extreme quantities of water inundating 10 provinces and cities, threatening the...

Han Kuo-yu manipulates democracy to avoid recall vote humiliation

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — This time last week there was torrential rain in Kaohsiung and large areas of the city were underwater. Torrential rains are not unusual in the tropical south of Tai...

Torrential rain causes millions in agricultural losses in Taiwan

Agricultural losses caused by the torrential rainfall that drenched Taiwan over the past few days had risen to NT$19.80 million (US$657,552) around the country as of Sunday, according to the Council o...

Taiwan health minister promotes domestic travel with beach visit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Health and Welfare Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) headed to the Pingtung County beach resort town of Kenting on Saturday (May 23) to underline the safety of domestic trave...

Torrential rains to ease Saturday across Taiwan, but threat remains

The torrential rainfall that drenched Taiwan on Friday could ease up on Saturday (May 23), but heavy rainfall could still affect the central and southern parts of the country, the Central Weather Bure...

'Disastrous' rain hammering southern, central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau (CWB) today (May 22) issued heavy to torrential rain advisories for 20 out of Taiwan's 22 cities and counties, while school and off...