Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Chinese New Year's Day started Monday with many trying their luck at the lottery or praying at temples for good luck and peace for the Tainan quake victims.
It is now time to familiarize yourself with the culinary customs on the first day of the year in Taiwan.
As rescue teams continued their efforts beyond the critical 48 hours following Saturday's Kaohsiung Meinong Earthquake, new technical aids were deployed to bolster on-the-ground manpower.
Taiwan has pledged to make all-out efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and will only consider emissions trading, or flexible mechanisms, five years from now, according to Environmental Protection Administration Minister Wei Kuo-yen.
The Central Weather Bureau will maintain its cold surge advisory for most parts of Taiwan until Tuesday, after Banqiao District in New Taipei recorded a low of 4.9 degrees Celsius early Monday.
Taiwan will see many rainy days until May or June as a result of a strong El Nino effect, according to a forecast by Weather Risk, the first private weather forecast company in Taiwan.
The Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR) will have one more station added in July, bringing to 12 the total of stations along the 339-kilometer north-south line, the operator said.
Monday, February 8, 2016
Two survivors -- one found shielded under the body of her husband -- were pulled out alive from a toppled high-rise apartment building on Monday, two days after a powerful quake in southern Taiwan killed at least 37.
President-elect Tsai Ing-wen visited people injured in Saturday's earthquake in Tainan on Monday and said the ongoing rescue efforts will continue as long as necessary.