Taiwan experienced its worse train accident in decades on April 2, when a Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) express train hit a crane truck on the track near the entrance to the Qingshui Tunnel in Hualien County.The first five carriages of the Taroko Express derailed and piled up inside the narrow, single-track tunnel, killing 50 people […]
A coalition of environmental activists has submitted over 700,000 signatures in support of a referendum to move the site of a proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal over concerns of damage to an algae reef in Taoyuan.The signatures submitted easily surpass the second-stage legal threshold, so it will likely be on the ballot on Aug. […]
The Taipei District Prosecutors’ Office yesterday announced that it has dropped defamation cases against the Financial Times, the Central News Agency (CNA) president and others after Want Want China Times Media Group suddenly rescinded its lawsuits.The group in 2019 filed a lawsuit against the UK-based newspaper, the state-run news agency and two others over a […]
Workers from other countries in Taiwan whose contracts are about to expire will be eligible to obtain a six-month extension, the Ministry of Labor’s (MOL) Workforce Development Agency has announced, citing the need to reduce international travel amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine doses that Taiwan received last week have to pass just […]
President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Sunday urged people in Taiwan to conserve water and brace for shortages.The country’s reservoirs are at their lowest levels in decades due to scant rainfall and no typhoons in the second half of 2020.Water levels in six reservoirs have fallen below 20 percent capacity.The president did, however, announce that there […]
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