Oct 21, 2014

Aerial collision kills Taiwanese air force pilot

A Taiwanese air force pilot was killed in an aerial collision between two training jets Tuesday. One jet was not badly damaged, and the pilot flew it back to base safely. The other pilot bailed out after the midmorning collision in the southern county ...

Taiwan reveals new plans to send nuclear waste abroad

Oct 15, 2014

Taiwan reveals new plans to send nuclear waste abroad

Taiwan on Tuesday unveiled plans to process nuclear waste abroad for the first time as its power plants approach capacity — but environment groups slammed the proposal as “too risky.” The government is under growing public pressure over its unpopular nuclear policy, as concerns ...

Thousands rally in Taiwan to support Hong Kong protesters

Oct 2, 2014

Thousands rally in Taiwan to support Hong Kong protesters

Thousands of slogan-chanting Taiwan residents rallied late Wednesday to support the growing pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong, with one saying the city faces a “life-and-death” moment. The crowd, many of them Hong Kong students studying in Taiwan universities, raised their fists and sang “Boundless ...

Sep 19, 2014

Ex-Taiwan President Lee leaves for Japan vacation

Former Taiwan President Lee Teng-hui left for Japan on Friday for a seven-day vacation that will take him to several parts of the country. Accompanied by his wife and two daughters, Lee, who was to arrive at Kansai International Airport, is due to attend ...

Sep 12, 2014

Taiwan says unsafe 'gutter oil' products did not enter Japan

Japan did not import any products made with the “gutter oil” raising growing concern about food safety in Taiwan, the island’s health authorities said Friday. Food and Drug Administration Deputy Director-General Chiang Yu-mei said 14 food items made with so-called gutter oil have been ...

Aug 10, 2014

Japan falls to 0-2 in William Jones Cup

by Ed Odeven

The Japan men’s national basketball team dropped its first two games at the 36th annual William Jones Cup tournament in Taipei over the weekend. On Sunday, Iran put on a rebounding clinic (65-22 edge) and defeated Japan 79-72 in overtime. NBA hopeful Yuki Togashi ...

Taiwan explosions probe focuses on petrochemical firm

Aug 2, 2014

Taiwan explosions probe focuses on petrochemical firm

Authorities in Taiwan’s second-biggest city were focusing on a petrochemical firm Saturday in their investigation into a series of gas pipeline explosions that killed 27 people and injured 267. Five blasts tore through four streets in the city of Kaohsiung starting at around midnight ...

Aug 1, 2014

Taiwan to put near-completed nuclear plant on hold

Taiwan’s government said Thursday it would seal off a nuclear power plant under construction that has been criticized by the public as unsafe, pending a referendum on its future. Deputy economic affairs minister Woody Duh said maintenance fees could reach 4 billion New Taiwan ...