Taiwan News

Taiwan Power Crisis a Growing Concern for Local Industry: Opinion

I was having dinner with a friend in downtown Taipei on Tuesday night when the electricity went off for the second time that day. Workers accidentally shut off the supply of natural gas to a single power generator just a …

Taiwan Power Outages Disrupt Some Semiconductor Manufacturing

A blackout caused by a blunder at Taiwan’s biggest gas-fired plant is the latest challenge to an electricity grid recently pushed to its limit and to President Tsai Ing-wen’s efforts to reshape the island’s power mix. A combination of unusually …

Uber Suspends Service in Taiwan After Authorities Raise Fines

Uber Technologies Inc. said it will suspend its service in Taiwan from Feb. 10, firing the latest salvo in the ride-hailing service company’s long-running dispute with the island’s authorities. Uber’s move comes after Taiwan recently raised fines against unlicensed ride-sharing …

Typhoon Nepartak Lashes Taiwan, to Weaken Before Hitting China

Super typhoon Nepartak hit Taiwan on Friday, driving thousands of people from their homes, disrupting power supply and forcing the cancellation of more than 600 flights, emergency authorities said. Television showed images of tipped-over motorcycles and large signboards being ripped …

Taiwan Readies for Typhoon Nepartak; AIR Worldwide Comments

Taiwan told schools and offices along its eastern coast to close early Thursday as Typhoon Nepartak threatens to unleash strong winds and heavy rain across the island through Friday. Airlines canceled or rerouted flights in and out of Taiwan. The …

Zurich to Sell General Insurance Operations in Taiwan to Hotai Motor

Zurich Insurance will sell its general insurance operations in Taiwan to Hotai Motor Co. Ltd., with the business to become part of the Hotai Group, subject to approvals and conditions from the supervisory regulator. Hotai Motor Co. Ltd. has become …

Death Toll Rises from Taiwan Earthquake; Chip-Making Plants to Re-Open Quickly

The number of confirmed deaths in a weekend earthquake in Taiwan edged up to 37, with the final toll estimated to be much higher as more than a hundred people were still reported missing. Efforts to dig through collapsed buildings …

AIR Analyzes Taiwan, China Damages, Losses from Typhoon Dujuan

Catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide reports that Typhoon Dujuan made landfall on northeast coast of Taiwan with high winds and heavy rain near Nan’ao Township in Yilan County, late afternoon on Monday, September 28, at approximately 09:00 UTC. AIR described …

Typhoon Dujuan Nears Taiwan with Rain, Wind; Airlines Cancel Flights

Typhoon Dujuan lashed Taiwan with rain and wind as it neared the island on Monday, forcing schools to shut and disrupting land and air traffic. Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. canceled or delayed about 30 flights Monday and Tuesday, the airline …

Dujuan Strengthens; Threatens Ryukyu’s, Japan,Taiwan, China: AccuWeather

AccuWeather has reported that Tropical Storm Dujuan is on track to strengthen into a powerful typhoon with Japan’s Ryukyu Islands in its path and mainland Japan, Taiwan and eastern China on alert for potential impacts. “Dujuan has been steadily strengthening …