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Five convenience stores between Taitung City and Fangliao in Pingtung had sold out their provisions and had nothing to sell for more than 72 hours, the first time that had happened since Typhoon Morakot hit southern Taiwan in August 2009, according to ...
An excavator and a worker are busy repairing a section of railway in Taimali Township in Taitung County on Sunday, as the line's trackbed was washed away by torrential rainfall in the area over the past three days.

Heavy rain has continued to pour down in the eastern parts of Taiwan. In Taitung County there have been landslides at some mountainous villages. banks on access roads have collapsed and cracks were found in the roads. In Beinan Township the ...
Due to the influence of Aere, the weather bureau issued torrential and heavy rain advisories at 6:10 a.m. Sunday for northern and eastern Taiwan, with New Taipei, Keelung and Taitung cities and counties, as well as two outlying counties off Taitung ...
Those living in Taitung County went through a rough night yesterday. Besides the nonstop torrential rain, Green Island residents were shocked by a magnitude 5 earthquake. floods wreaked havoc all over Taitung County, resulting in mudslides on the ...
A fire engine plows through a flooded road, nicknamed the "Green Tunnel," in Taitung County on Friday. As of Friday afternoon, the county had received between 200 mm and 380 mm of rainfall in 24 hours from the outer periphery of a nearby tropical storm.

Taitung County Commissioner Huang Chien-ting said many of the drainage systems in Taitung were unable to handle such heavy rains.
Taipei, Oct. 7 (CNA) The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) issued torrential and heavy rain advisories on Friday for the eastern part of Taiwan, from Yilan County to the Hengchun Peninsula in Pingtung County, as well as Green Island and Orchid Island off ...
Chiu was replying to a media question about China allowing its citizens to only visit eight Taiwanese cities and counties whose governments are headed by mayors and magistrates who are from the pan-blue camp -- meaning Kuomintang (KMT) and its ...
A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.0 has struck just off the coast of southeastern Taiwan, seismologists say. There was no immediate word on damage but no tsunami warning has been issued.
However, the troupe faced a major, almost devastating, challenge when its studio in the old Taitung Sugar Factory was hit hard, like many other places in Taitung city and county, by typhoon Nepartak in July. The typhoon ripped open huge holes in the ...
A coastguard official registers the departure of a fishing raft from Dawu port in Taitung County on Tuesday. Local fishermen have complained about restrictions imposed during an ongoing naval drill off the coast, which they say impacts their ability to ...
Members of the CTBC Charity Foundation ran a stretch from Hualien County's Guangfu Township to Taitung's Feng-tian Elementary school.
Taipei, Oct. 2 (CNA) A move by Chinese tour operators to promote travel to eight cities and counties in Taiwan governed by the Kuomintang-led pan-blue camp could hurt Beijing's efforts to win the hearts and minds of people in Taiwan, Taiwanese scholars ...
Taipei, Oct. 2 (CNA) A move by Chinese tour operators to promote travel to eight cities and counties in Taiwan governed by the Kuomintang-led pan-blue camp could hurt Beijing's efforts to win the hearts and minds of people in Taiwan, Taiwanese scholars ...
At around 0030 GMT, Typhoon was 220 kilometers southeast of the eastern county, Hualien, packing gusts was 198 kilometers per hour.
Taipei, Sept. 27 (CNA) Most cities and counties announced Tuesday that school and offices would be closed the following day due to Typhoon Megi.

A diver videotapes underwater scenes in Taiwan in this undated photo. Underwater views in Green Island, Taitung County, and Dongji Islet, Penghu County, will become available on Google services from Thursday. Photo courtesy of Google Inc. Sept.
At0030 GMT, Megi was 220 kilometres (137 miles) southeast of the eastern county of Hualien, packing gusts of up to 198 kilometres (123 miles) per hour.
The earthquake's epicenter was located at sea about 116.1 kilometers east of Yilan County Hall at a depth of 64.9 km, bureau officials said.
A delegation of county and city officials from Taiwan, who came to Beijing for a mainland visit earlier this month, expressed their continued adherence to the 1992 Consensus, which affirms that both sides of the strait belong to one China, Ma said.
As of 8 p.m., local governments that will close schools and offices on Wednesday include Yulin County, Chiayi City, Chiayi County, Tainan, Kaohsiung, and Pingtung County, as well as the offshore counties of Penghu and Kinmen. workers in Taiwan will ...
The cities and counties are New Taipei City, Taoyuan, Kaohsiung and Taitung, as well as Nantou, Chiayi and Hualien counties. The bureau said it is encouraging travel operators to offer various package tours, which would be promoted by the bureau.
The Provincial Highway No 9 runs North-South and connects Hualien County with Taitung County. This route will be widened along a 41km stretch that lies between the Muguaxi Bridge and the border between the counties of Hualien and Taitung.
Taitung has already been hit by two typhoons this month, Meranti and Malakas. Earlier in the year, typhoon Nepartak wreaked havoc on Taitung's agriculture, felling about 1 million trees in the county. More than 30 houses were damaged in Taimaili township.
After being recognised as Bao Xuwei, a county education bureau official, the photo was widely republished and shared online.
The southeastern counties, where these storms first made landfall, particularly Taitung County, were hit the hardest.
On Wang-an Island in Penghu and Lanyu in Taitung County, you can even see turtles coming to the shore to lay eggs. Visitors walk the gravel beach trail which mysteriously reveals itself at low tide between Kueibi Mountain and Chiyu in Beiliao Village ...
Born to a Puyuma mother from Taitung County and a Taiwan father from Tainan City, Hung Chien holds a variety of positions, including news anchor and editor at the TITN, board member of Taipei City-based Legal Aid Foundation and instructor of the ...
Divers pick up debris on the seabed near Green Island in the southeastern county of Taitung on Thursday. More than 500 kilograms of trash was removed from the area that day.
In Taitung County, the rabies epidemic continues. In the wake of the outbreak, the local government has passed autonomous regulations on wildlife conservation. The new regulations prohibit feeding animals in 15 public areas, ban pet owners from ...
A nationwide assessment on how many political candidates kept their 2014 campaign pledges to preserve a sustainable environment found that Taipei, Taichung, Tainan, Kaohsiung and Yilan County outperformed other cities and counties in the nation. Taiwan ...
TAIPEI -- The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) issued a heavy rain warning Monday for eight cities and counties in southern and eastern Taiwan.
... issued a heavy rain warning Monday for eight cities and counties in southern and eastern Taiwan. The areas are Nantou County, Yunlin County, Chiayi County, Chiayi City, Tainan City, Kaohsiung City, Taitung County and Pingtung County, the bureau said.
Taipei, Sept. 6 (CNA) Taitung County and regions south of Chiayi are expected to experience prolonged rainfall Tuesday, with heavy downpours likely in certain areas, due to strengthened southwesterly winds and a moist low-pressure system moving north ...
At the Taitung Austronesian cultural festival, 12 aboriginal woodcarvers from Taitung, Hualien, and Pingtung finished their latest carvings on the scene. The Taitung County government has invited three carvers to become judges, now looking for business ...
The advisory covered New Taipei, Taipei, Keelung City, Yilan and Hualien counties, as well as Lanyu (Orchid Island) and Ludao (Green Island) off Taitung County. Under the influence of an active cloud system, those places are likely to be hit by ...
Tourists are treated with a vast field of orange daylilies in Taimali, in Taitung County, southeastern Taiwan. Thanks to a relatively warm winter last year, the flowers are likely to remain in blossom through the upcoming mid-autumn festival.
He most recently was reminded of that when he visited Zhiben in Taitung County in southeastern Taiwan, an area with a sizable Indigenous population.
In the museum's southern branch in Chiayi, another famous artifact, the Jadeite Cabbage, is currently on display there. One visitor from Taitung County said he felt "very lucky" to be able to photograph the precious item "at such a close distance." (By ...
''Taitung is Taiwan's secret wild card. This cradle of Indigenous culture is the place to party after harvest with music festivals and sweet millet wine.
With the only exception of Changhua, Yunlin and Penghu counties, you can find this natural resource in every city and county. This is why Taiwan is also known ... Jhihben is a renowned hot spring resort in Beinan township, Taitung County. The hot ...
Heavy precipitation is expected to hit mountainous areas in these three counties as convective clouds are gathering, said the CWB, urging local people to heed inclement weather conditions such as torrential rain, lightning strikes, wind gusts and river ...
Two Taiwan bulbuls are seen perched on a fruit tree in this undated photo. This photo and another three dozen are currently being displayed at Taitung cultural Center in the southeastern county of Taitung. Photo courtesy of Chuang Che-chuan Aug. 25, 2016.
Mr. Lu lives in the mountain area of Nanhsing Village, at Dawu Township in Taitung County. Among Mr. Lu's three children, his oldest son was born with cerebral palsy and multiple impairments. 13 years ago, to take better care of the oldest son, Lu's ...
Taipei, Aug. 24 (CNA) Typhoon Lionrock is not likely to have a major impact on Taiwan because the storm, which is hovering above the Pacific Ocean southeast of Okinawa, should stay a good distance away from the island, the Central Weather Bureau ...
Hakka Affairs Minister Lee Yung-te and other officials from Taoyuan City, Nantou County, Pingtung County and Taitung County presided over a ceremony on Aug. 15 announcing the contests. Lee, speaking at the ceremony, said that the HAC had started ...
Situated in an impoverished Aboriginal village in Taitung County, it is said that the team would often have to practice with "sticks as bats and stones as balls.
Following controversies over the development of the Erlin science Park in Changhua County, the ministry in 2012 promised to propose a strategic science park development plan to be reviewed by the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA), and the ...
This Mid-Autumn Festival, eight East Coast routes will be subject to the system on Sept. 14, 15 and 18. Starting 6 a.m. on Sept. 7, Hualien or Taitung County residents (whose ID numbers start with U or V, respectively) will be able to book tickets for ...


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