Mar 4, 2015

Japanese geologist warns of coming tsunami to hit Taiwan

A Japanese geologist said Tuesday that a massive earthquake-generated tsunami originating in Japan and capable of affecting Taiwan is likely to occur every 1,000 years, a prediction likely to worry antinuclear activists who have been campaigning for the abolition of nuclear energy on the ...

Feb 27, 2015

Taiwan says it may fly military planes in civil airspace set by China

A ranking Taiwan transport official on Thursday reiterated opposition to China’s planned corridors for commercial flights above the Taiwan Strait, suggesting the use of military planes for interception after the new airspace is implemented. Tseng Dar-jen, deputy transportation minister, said Taiwan would warn with ...

Feb 18, 2015

Taiwan wants to send nuclear waste overseas for reprocessing

Taiwan has unveiled a plan to process nuclear waste overseas for the first time as it runs out of storage space at its power plants, sparking criticism from environmental groups. The state-run Taiwan Power Co. on Tuesday began soliciting bids from overseas reprocessing companies ...

Feb 13, 2015

Taiwan recovers last missing victim of TransAsia crash

Taiwanese rescuers on Thursday recovered the remains of the last missing passenger in last week’s TransAsia plane crash, bringing the death toll to 43 in the airline’s second fatal accident in seven months. The body of a Chinese national identified as Chen Rentai was ...

Feb 13, 2015

Taiwan inmates commit suicide after failed prison breakout

Six inmates led by a mob boss committed suicide at a prison in Taiwan early Thursday after a failed breakout attempt in which they seized weapons and held a warden and guards hostage, officials said. All the hostages were safe. The inmates started their ...

Six inmates seize arms, hold prison staff hostage in Taiwan

Feb 12, 2015

Six inmates seize arms, hold prison staff hostage in Taiwan

A hostage situation was ongoing at a prison in southern Taiwan Wednesday night, hours after six prisoners took several staff captive and demanded they be released from jail, officials said. The inmates broke into a weapons storage room in the Kaohsiung city jail at ...

Feb 11, 2015

Taiwan indicts Sunflower Movement members over anti-China protests

Prosecutors in Taipei have indicted 119 people over the occupation of the legislature and Cabinet offices in a protest against a proposed agreement to loosen trade restrictions with rival China. Those indicted included leaders of the three weeklong protests that broke out last March ...

Takarazuka Revue to make second Taiwan tour in August

Feb 10, 2015

Takarazuka Revue to make second Taiwan tour in August

The all-woman Takarazuka Revue will stage a series of performances in Taiwan in August, the troupe’s second appearance before audiences there. The show will run from Aug. 8 to 16 at the National Theater in Taipei. Takarazuka Revue Chairman Koichi Kobayashi, whose grandfather founded ...