Sep 27, 2016

Taiwan closes schools, offices ahead of island-wide typhoon

Taiwan closed schools and offices as a large typhoon with 162 kilometers- (100 miles-) per-hour winds approached the mountainous island Tuesday. Authorities raised alert levels because Typhoon Megi’s bands of wind and rain were expected to cover the entire island, which is prone to ...

Cambodia deports 63 Chinese, Taiwanese over alleged web scam

Sep 21, 2016

Cambodia deports 63 Chinese, Taiwanese over alleged web scam

Cambodia has deported 50 Chinese and 13 Taiwanese citizens to China over an alleged internet scam, a senior police official said Wednesday. The move came in apparent compliance with a demand from Beijing. The suspects were flown out of Cambodia on Tuesday, said Gen. ...

Typhoon Meranti leaves 16 dead or missing in China

Sep 16, 2016

Typhoon Meranti leaves 16 dead or missing in China

Typhoon Meranti has left at least 16 people dead or missing in China and an ancient bridge destroyed as it wreaked havoc on the country’s eastern coast, the government said Friday. The storm, described by the official Xinhua news agency as the world’s strongest ...

One dead after major typhoon sweeps through Taiwan

Sep 15, 2016

One dead after major typhoon sweeps through Taiwan

One person was killed in Taiwan as a typhoon roiled the island and parts of southeastern China in what Chinese and Taiwanese weather authorities labeled the strongest storm so far this year. Taiwan’s Central News Agency said Thursday that 44 people were also injured ...

Strongest Typhoon in 21 years whips Taiwan

Sep 14, 2016

Strongest Typhoon in 21 years whips Taiwan

Parts of Taiwan were brought to a standstill Wednesday as Typhoon Meranti skirted past the island’s southern tip, bringing the strongest winds in 21 years and disrupting traffic ahead of a major holiday. Although Meranti did not make landfall, the storm brought violent winds ...

Japan's lighthouse legacy lives on in Taiwan

Sep 14, 2016

Japan's lighthouse legacy lives on in Taiwan

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In the summer of 1867, the American merchant vessel Rover, sailing north from southern China’s Guangdong Province, lost its way during a storm, drifted into waters off the southern coast of Taiwan, struck a reef, and sank. While the captain and crew of the ...