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Wanan air defense drill conducted nationwide

The annual Wanan air defense drill was held across Taiwan on Wednesday, with civilians not required to shelter in place.The 30-minute drill, designated No. 44 this year, took place at 1:30 p.m. with air raid sirens going off across the country.Accordin...
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Taiwan warplanes conduct first landing drill on provincial highway

A military aircraft emergency landing and take-off drill was held on a standard highway for the first time early Wednesday as part of Taiwan's major annual war games to test the ability of pilots and aircraft to land on the narrow road in the event air...
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Blinken reiterates U.S. commitment to Taiwan in Afghanistan withdrawal hearing

United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday reiterated Washington's commitment to Taipei during a congressional hearing on the withdrawal from Afghanistan, amid concerns that the U.S. might not come to its allies' defense in the event of ...
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Typhoon Chanthu causes traffic disruptions in Taiwan

Heavy rainfall and strong gusts brought by Typhoon Chanthu have caused air, rail and marine traffic disruptions across Taiwan on Sunday, according to transportation authorities.As of 10 a.m., 141 domestic flights and 35 international flights have been ...
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Typhoon Chanthu, Sunday morning

Typhoon Chanthu moved from southeast of Taiwan to northeast of the island Sunday, and a land warning for the storm that covers all areas in Taiwan remains in place, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).As of 12 p.m. Sunday, Typhoon Chanthu was...
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U.S. silent on Taiwan rep office name change, says ties ‘rock solid’

The U.S. State Department on Friday did not confirm or deny a news report that said the U.S. was considering approving the change of the name of Taiwan's representative office in Washington D.C., but it reiterated its stance that ties with Taipei were ...
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Conservationist works to save endangered freshwater fish in Kinmen

In a recent interview with CNA, a Kinmen-based conservationist detailed his ongoing work to save a species of small freshwater fish endemic to the county whose habitat is under constant threat from drought and could become extinct.Chen Kuang-yao (???),...
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CWB mulls sea warning for Typhoon Chanthu

Typhoon Chanthu has picked up a significant amount of speed and a sea warning could be issued as early as Thursday night, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said Wednesday.Early this morning, the tropical storm developed into a typhoon, according to CWB ...
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NTU team competes in Hult Prize Challenge for startup fund prize

A team from National Taiwan University (NTU) is among 30 teams around the world currently competing in this year's Hult Prize Challenge in the United Kingdom, with the possibility of winning a startup fund of US$1 million.The team titled "interWellness...
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