1 dead, 8 injured from Typhoon Maria in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- One person has reportedly died and eight people have been injured as the result of Typhoon Maria, according to TVBS and the Central Emergency Operation Center.   A...

The Philippines plans 'a green, smart city' to remedy Manila's traffic and air pollution

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In order to get rid of Manila's traffic and choking air pollution the Philippines government is looking to create a green and high tech "smart city" which wi...

Vietnam calls for mass evacuations after Storm Tembin leaves 120 dead in Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Government of Vietnam has advised a rapid mass evacuation as Typhoon Tembin is approaching after it wreaked havoc in the southern Philippines, killing more than 1...

Double trouble: Typhoon Tembin poised to hit Philippines as Kai-Tak leaves

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Typhoon Tembin or "Vinta" as it is known the Philippines has picked up its pace as it bears down on the Philippines northern area of Mindanao, according to the Philip...

Taiwan donates $100,00 to Vietnam for victims of Typhoon Damrey

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan made a donation of US$100,000 to the Vietnamese government in support of disaster relief after Typhoon Damrey slammed into the central and southern parts of the Sou...

Taiwan’s Top 10 man-made marvels

Last week, I put together a list of the top ten natural wonders in Taiwan. It could easily have been a Top 50 or longer. But for all of Taiwan’s natural beauty, there is no denying the...

Typhoon Lan to bring back rogue waves to Taiwan coast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Warning announcement came on Saturday from the Central Weather Bureau for residential areas close to the coastal regions to watch out and be prepared for strong winds as Typ...

Taiwan News Weekly Roundup - August 4

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The top stories this week included two typhoons hit Taiwan within one weekend, 500 EVA Air crew members taking leave Monday, 15 iced drinks in Taipei test p...

Agricultural losses from twin typhoons stand at NT$300 million: COA

TAIPEI, (Taiwan News)-- Agricultural losses following the two recent weather events on July 29-30 have reached NT$280.5 million (US$9.27 million), according to the Council of Agriculture (COA). Typ...

Premier inspects typhoon damage in Kinmen

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Premier Lin Chuan paid a rare visit to the offshore island of Kinmen Friday to inspect the damage caused by Typhoon Meranti. The storm left a trail of destruction to homes and...

WorldDesignCapital2016,Taipei| Students showcase 4,000 innovative design projects at YODEX

Over 9000 students gathered to exhibit more than 4000 undergraduate design projects at the 2016 edition of the annual YODEX (Young Designers’ Exhibition), which wrapped up on Monday, May 16, in Taipei...

ROC 'flag man' to keep flag-raising rite despite typhoon damage

Taipei, Oct. 9 (CNA) A devotee to the national flag of the Republic of China living in the northern municipality of Taoyuan has decided to continue this year an annual flag-raising ritual he has ma...

Typhoon damage to agriculture reaches NT$3 billion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Damage to agriculture from last weekend’s Typhoon Soudelor was estimated at more than NT$3 billion (US$94.7 million), the sixth highest of the past decade, reports said Wednesda...

Over 2,000 schools damaged by Typhoon Soudelor

Taipei, Aug. 11 (CNA) A total of 2,006 schools sustained damage when Typhoon Soudelor swept through Taiwan Aug. 8, according to Ministry of Education statistics released Tuesday. The damage tot...

Vegetable prices up as Typhoon Soudelor approaches

Taipei, Aug. 6 (CNA) Vegetable prices in local retail markets in Taiwan rose Thursday as Typhoon Soudelor approached the island, amid fears that the bad weather will cut supplies, market statistics s...