8 cities, counties in Taiwan cancel work, classes for Typhoon Lekima today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As the periphery of Typhoon Lekima lashes northern Taiwan this morning, eight cities and counties have announced that they are halting work and classes today (Aug. 9). As of...

Breaking News: Taipei and north Taiwan to close down for Typhoon Lekima Friday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei, New Taipei, Keelung and Taoyuan were the first to announce the closure of schools and offices for Friday (August 9) as Typhoon Lekima was racing toward the norther...

Canadian tourist arrested third time for sexual assault in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Canadian tourist who has previously been arrested for sexually harassing two women, stalking a female TV news anchor and has relentlessly badgered Taiwan News, was arrested f...

Taiwan News Weekly Roundup - July 14

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Top news this week includes Typhoon season is to move into higher gear; Typhoon holiday timing causes havoc on Taipei MRT; Son of Malaysian ex-leader spotted dining with a...

New Taipei, Taoyuan, Hsinchu, Yilan, Miaoli declare typhoon holiday, business as usual in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As Typhoon Maria lashes northern Taiwan, New Taipei City, Taoyuan City, Hsinchu City, Hsinchu County, Yilan County, Miaoli County, and Lienchiang County have declared a typhoon...

Northeast Taiwan’s Yilan, offshore island Matsu declare Wednesday a typhoon holiday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –Yilan County and the offshore island of Matsu still declared Wednesday a typhoon holiday, but Taipei City and its surrounding areas of New Taipei and Keelung delayed the an...

Typhoon holiday timing causes havoc on Taipei MRT

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The start of the typhoon holiday in Taipei City at 4 p.m. Tuesday led to massive traffic chaos in the Taiwanese capital, with enormous crowds pouring into Mass Rapid Train...

Update: Super Typhoon Maria poised to pounce on Taiwan Tuesday

Update: 07/11 9:56 a.m. - The tail end of Typhoon Maria should be leaving the country by noon today (July 11), according to the CWB. Update: 07/10 10:22 p.m. - New Taipei City, Taoyuan City, Hsinc...

Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau to help local authorities with typhoon holidays

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Beginning this typhoon season, the Central Weather Bureau will communicate with local government leaders by videoconferencing to provide them with the latest information n...

Yilan school announces 2.5 day typhoon closure

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Though the Central Weather Bureau has forecast that Typhoon Talim will likely veer north and not directly make landfall in Taiwan and even before an sea warning had been issued...

Taipei and Tainan Mayors apologize for typhoon day miscues

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei City mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) apologized to Taipei citizens for having a "fake" typhoon day off on Sunday while Tainan's mayor received intense criticism...

Taiwan takes Sunday off for two storms

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Most of Taiwan, including the major population centers of Taipei, Kaohsiung and Taichung, announced that offices and schools would remain closed Sunday due to the double o...

Taiwan’s southeast to shut down for Typhoon Nesat Saturday afternoon

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taitung County became the first part of Taiwan to announce a shutdown of schools and offices for Saturday afternoon as tropical storm Nesat was upgraded to typhoon status ...

Taipei region on typhoon holiday for Saturday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei, New Taipei, Keelung and Hualien County announced schools and offices would be closed due to the expected passage of Typhoon Malakas Saturday after Yilan County did so ea...

Typhoon holiday expands across Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Most local governments in Taiwan declared Friday a day off from work and school due to the expected onslaught of Super Typhoon Nepartak, which was supposed to cross the island o...