Taiwan News

Magnitude-6.0 Quake Hits Taiwan; at Least 6 People Killed, More Than 200 Injured

Hundreds of rescuers are searching for people still missing after a magnitude-6.0 earthquake struck the east coast of Taiwan late Tuesday, killing at least six people and injuring more than 200 others. The Central Emergency Operation Center said 76 people …

Explosion at Refinery Operated by Taiwan Energy Firm CPC Hits Diesel Output

Taiwanese state-owned energy company CPC said diesel production would be hit at its refinery in the northwestern city of Taoyuan after an explosion at the site on Monday morning, but added that there were no reports of injury. The accident, …

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 …