Taipei

KMT candidate for Taichung set

Our fair city.KMT's Lu Hsiu-yan, who had led in every poll. defeated Johnny Chiang to clinch the KMT mayoral candidacy for Taichung (Yahoo in Chinese). Chiang elected not to contest the outcome. Lu has in fact invited Chiang to run her campaign, a nice display of unity. So different from elsewhere i...

Earthquake Update

This user posted the image above showing how the five large downed buildings all lay along the fault.The death toll has now reached 10, and 58 are still missing. Among the dead and missing are many people from other countries. A Filipino caregiver was found dead, and 2 Canadians were feared trapped ...

First section of improved Suhua Highway opens amid protest

By Worthy Shen, Lee Hsin-yin and S.C. Chang Taipei, (CNA) ─ The first section of an improvement project for the Suhua Highway, the road that cuts through the mountains along Taiwan’s east coast, opened Monday despite a protest by motorcyclists, who are not allowed to use the highway. The new...

Environmental groups protest restarting nuclear reactor

By Wu Hsin-yun, Chen Chun-hua, Wang Cheng-chung, Justin Su and Evelyn Kao Taipei, (CNA) ─ Environmental groups on Monday voiced opposition to Taiwan Power Co.’s (Taipower) planned reactivation of a nuclear reactor at the No. 2 nuclear power plant in Wanli, New Taipei, pointing to safety risk...

Cold surge brings snow to Taipei’s Yangmingshan

By Chen Wei-ting and Y.F. Low Taipei, (CNA) ─ There was rare snowfall on Yangmingshan on the outskirts of Taipei early Monday as a cold surge continued across Taiwan, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said.  The snowfall was recorded at 6 a.m. Monday at the Anbu weather station when temperatures t...