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Taiwan’s Keelung Islet to open to visitors soon

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Keelung Islet, located off Taiwan's north coast, will be open to tourists beginning next Monday (March 15), with the number of visitors per day to be capped at 1,200, ...

Taiwan's president calls for water conservation, warns of shortages

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Sunday urged people in Taiwan to conserve water and brace for shortages, as the country's reservoirs are at their lowest levels in decades due to scant rainfall in ...

Taiwan resorts to well drilling amid extreme water supply woes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Businesses in Taiwan are allowed to apply for a permit to drill wells as the country undergoes a severe drought due to a shortage of rainfall and no typhoons over the past...

Taiwan turns to Matsu for drought relief

Irrigation authorities in Taiwan are turning to Matsu on Sunday (March 7) for help to resolve the nation's drought, teaming up with Dajia Jenn Lann Temple in Taichung City, to pray to the deity fo...

Semiconductor project in north Taiwan held up by environmental concerns

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A project in Hsinchu Science Park’s Baoshan, which includes a 2 nanometer chip factory for Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), needs to supply more inform...

Southwestern Taiwan to face tougher water rationing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Stricter water rationing will be introduced on the Chiayi–Tainan Plain, or Jianan Plain, in the south central region of western Taiwan amid sparse rainfall. The Z...

Annong River Bikeway in Taiwan's Yilan provides safe haven for exercise

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A 13.5-kilometer bikeway that meanders along the banks of the Annong River in both Sanxiang and Dongshan townships, Yilan County, provides a safe and relaxing environment ...

Rainfall brings no relief to drought in central, southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Even though the Lunar New Year holiday started with rain, reservoirs in central and south Taiwan are still only 20 percent full, reports said Saturday (Feb. 13). The pr...

Tropical cyclones are nearing land more, except in Atlantic

Tropical cyclones across the globe, except Atlantic hurricanes, are moving closer to land in recent decades, a new study found. Also called typhoons, tropical cyclones generally have...

Strong earthquake shakes southern Philippines; no tsunami

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A powerful earthquake shook parts of the southern Philippines on Thursday night, but authorities said it was too deep to cause major damage and no tsunami warning was issued...

Coral reefs in Taiwan waters suffer mass bleaching

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The coral reefs in waters around Taiwan have suffered the worst bleaching in history, with one-third of them dying as a result, according to researchers. During a press...

North Korea ends party meeting with calls for nuclear might

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vowed all-out efforts to bolster his country's nuclear deterrent during a major ruling party meeting where he earlier laid out plans to work t...

From sushi to wine — wasabi goes with everything in Japan

Anyone who has consumed too much wasabi in one mouthful will be aware of the impact that it has on the senses. The eyes water, the nose burns, and the mouth and throat are fiery with every inhalation....

North Korea holds its biggest political event amid crises

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has opened the first full congress of its ruling party in five years, with leader Kim Jong Un admitting his previous economic development plans have failed. The c...

Mired in crises, North Korea's Kim to open big party meeting

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Coronavirus restrictions that have limited his public appearances. Warning signals for his country's fragile economy, which has been battered by pandemic-related border closi...