Month: January 2017

Kaohsiung metro sees record ridership during Chinese New Year holiday

| January 31, 2017 | | 0

Kaohsiung--The Kaohsiung metro saw total ridership of 365,539 passengers on Monday, the highest number recorded during a Chinese New Year holiday, according to official statistics.

It was also the third highest single day ridership since …

Premier seeks blessings at temples around Taiwan

| January 31, 2017 | | 0

Taipei--Premier Lin Chuan (??) on Tuesday visited temples around the nation where he prayed to the gods and sought blessings for Taiwan on the fourth day of the Lunar New Year.

Lin visited Hsinkang Mazu …

Report of TSMC chairman’s injury likely just rumor: spokeswoman

| January 31, 2017 | | 0

Taipei--A local media report that the chairman of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), the world's largest contract chip maker, was injured following a slip at a residence in Hawaii, is most probably a rumor, a …

Gale warning issued for areas across Taiwan

| January 31, 2017 | | 0

Taipei--The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) issued a gale warning on Tuesday for areas across Taiwan, noting that coastal areas could see winds of up to 89 kilometers per hour, equivalent to a tropical storm.

The …

‘Unhealthy’ air quality reported in Zuoying and Kinmen

| January 30, 2017 | | 0

Taipei--Air quality was designated "unhealthy" for residents of Kaohsiung's Zuoying District and the offshore island of Kinmen as of 2 p.m. on Monday, according to the Environmental Protection Administration's (EPA) Taiwan Air Quality Monitoring Network.…

Railway union blasts Executive Yuan for policy flip-flop

| January 30, 2017 | | 0

Taipei--The Taiwan Railway Union (TRU) blasted the Executive Yuan, Taiwan's top administrative branch, on Monday for its changing position on the right of TRU members to take leave during the six-day Lunar New Year holiday …

One missing, six rescued in two maritime accidents

| January 30, 2017 | | 0

Taipei--A contracted mechanic on Pengjia Islet off Keelung in northern Taiwan was reported missing after falling into the sea Monday, while six people from a capsized sailboat were rescued off Anping, Tainan in southern Taiwan.…

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