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Land warning for Taiwan proper lifted

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Focus Taiwan Date: 2016/09/28 By: Flor Wang Taipei, Sept. 28 (CNA) The Central Weather Bureau lifted the land warning for Taiwan proper at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday after Typhoon Megi battered all regions of the island on Tuesday. The bureau warned, however, that the outlying Kinmen, Matsu and Penghu islands remained on full alert as strong…

Storm leaves four dead, hundreds hurt

Emergency personnel inspect a tour bus turned on its side by strong winds on National Freeway No. 3 in Changhua County yesterday. Photo: Tang Shih-ming, Taipei Times

ACCIDENTS:Eight people were injured when a tour bus rolled onto its side on a freeway, while three pedestrians were hurt by collapsing scaffolding at a Taichung hotel Taipei Times Date: Sep 28, 2016 By: Shelley Shan / Staff reporter Typhoon Megi left four people dead and 268 injured, while 11,559 people had been evacuated from…

Typhoon Megi wreaks havoc on Taiwan

A departures board inside Terminal 1 of the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport shows flights canceled and delayed due to Typhoon Megi on Tuesday, Sept. 27. (Photo courtesy of Jessie Poon)

The China Post Date: September 27, 2016 By: Yuan-Ming Chiao TAIPEI — The approach of Typhoon Megi snarled flights and halted public transportation services across Taiwan on Tuesday afternoon. Taiwan Railways Administration has suspended all train services, including all trains along the west coast. Taiwan High Speed Rail also canceled all services. The Taipei government,…

20 injured in onslaught of Typhoon Megi

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Taiwan News Date: 2016-09-27 By: Wendy Lee, Taiwan News, Staff Writer According to Central Disaster Emergency Operation Center (CDEOC), as of 1 p.m. Tuesday, a total of 20 people in Taiwan have been injured as Typhoon Megi brings torrential rains and damaging winds to the island. Taichung City has been hardest hit by the strong…

Local chiefs apologize for sending children into danger (Video)

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Taiwan News Date: 2016-09-27 By: Sophia Yang, Taiwan News, Staff Writer As Typhoon Megi is taking dead aim at Taiwan, most local governments announced a full-day school and office closures for Tuesday, except Yunlin County, Chiayi County/City, Tainan City, and Kaohsiung City. A video of four school children trying to take shelter behind an electric…

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50,000 households to be affected by water supply disruption in Taipei

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Taiwan News Date: 2016-09-27 By: Sophia Yang, Taiwan News, Staff Writer Water supplies to part of Taipei and New Taipei City will be suspended Tuesday as Typhoon Megi is battering Taiwan with heavy rain and powerful wind. Taiwan Water Corp. announced a plan to stop municipal water supply roughly starting 4 o’clock Tuesday afternoon due to its skyrocketing level of water turbidity. The company said a water purification plant…

17 cities, counties announce school, office closures Wednesday

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Focus Taiwan Date: 2016/09/27 By: Lilian Wu Taipei, Sept. 27 (CNA) Most cities and counties announced Tuesday that school and offices would be closed the following day due to Typhoon Megi. Schools and offices in Keelung, Taipei, New Taipei, Hsinchu City, Taoyuan, Taichung, Changhua, Yunlin, Chiayi City and County, Tainan, Kaohsiung, Pingtung, Yilan, Lienchiang, Penghu and Kinmen will remain closed Wednesday. Stock and forex markets will be closed for…

Taiwan should be part of global groups: Arbour

LEGALLY SPEAKING:The renowned lawyer said that Taiwan has a strong case for inclusion in those groups where universal participation is important Taipei Times Date: Sep 28, 2016 By: Staff writer, with CNA Louise Arbour, winner of the Tang Prize in rule of law this year, yesterday said that it makes sense for Taiwan to have a seat in international organizations such as the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), where…

Typhoon Megi kills 4, injures 329

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The China Post Date: September 28, 2016 By: Sun Hsin Hsuan TAIPEI, Taiwan — Typhoon Megi killed four, injured 329 and caused more than 6,000 road accidents as it barreled across Taiwan on Tuesday, ripping out trees and strewing signboards in its wake. As of press time, the moderate typhoon had a radius of 250 kilometers and sustained winds of 154.8 kilometers per hour with gusts up to 190.8…

Most offices, schools to stay closed Wednesday

The Miaoli District Prosecutors Office after the passage of Typhoon Megi.

High-speed rail to resume at 2 p.m. Wednesday Taiwan News Date: 2016-09-27 By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Most of Taiwan, including Taipei, Taichung and Tainan, were keeping their schools and offices closed for a second day Wednesday due to the onslaught of Typhoon Megi. Several of the local executives in the area had come under fire from the public for only declaring the…

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Vietnam fishermen sue Taiwan steel firm over mass fish deaths

FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2016 file photo, Vietnamese activists shout slogans and hold placards reading ''Destroying the environment is killing, "left, and ''Return clean seawater to us'' during a protest to urge Formosa Plastics Group to take responsibilities for the cleanup in Vietnam, in Taipei, Taiwan.    Hundreds of Vietnamese fishermen have filed claims seeking compensation from a Taiwanese steel company that acknowledged its toxic chemicals caused a massive fish kill, a local priest helping the fishermen said Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016.  (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying, File)

The China Post Date: September 28, 2016 By: AP HANOI — Hundreds of Vietnamese fishermen have filed claims seeking compensation from a Taiwanese steel company that acknowledged its toxic chemicals caused a massive fish kill, a local priest helping the fishermen said Tuesday. The factory, owned by the Formosa Plastics Group, acknowledged in June that it was responsible for the pollution that killed large numbers of fish off the…

Typhoon Megi to stay until Wednesday

Typhoon Megi disrupts traffic between Xindian and Wulai in New Taipei City Tuesday.

Taiwan News Date: 2016-09-27 By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As Typhoon Megi lashed most of Taiwan with strong winds and heavy rain Tuesday, speculation was mounting as too how late the storm would leave Wednesday. The eye of the typhoon made landfall near Hualien City at 2 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, and made its way across the island at a speed of 16 kilometers…

China may step up pressure on Taiwan on ‘one-China’ issue: MAC

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Focus Taiwan Date: 2016/09/27 Taipei, Sept. 27 (CNA) The Cabinet-level Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) said in a report that China may increase the pressure on Taiwan’s new government to shift its cross-strait policy in the direction of recognizing the “one-China” principle before Beijing holds a major political conference next year. The report, which is scheduled to be submitted to the Legislative Yuan Wednesday, was compiled after the International Civil…

Wang Dan pans post-presidency endeavours by Ma

Taipei Times Date: Sep 28, 2016 By: Jonathan Chin / Staff writer, with CNA Exiled Chinese democracy activist Wang Dan (王丹) on Monday slammed former president Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九), saying his post-presidency “pleasure trips” showed a “lack of vision” for a former head of state. In an interview on Sunday, Ma said since the Presidential Office in July turned down his application to travel to Hong Kong to give…

UK minister eyes lifting of Taiwan trade barriers

Greg Hands from the UK's Department for International Trade speaks to students during a speech at National Chengchi University in Taipei on Monday, Sept. 26. (Photo courtesy of the British Office)

The China Post Date: September 28, 2016 By: Joseph Yeh TAIPEI, Taiwan — A visiting UK trade minister on Tuesday hailed Taiwan as a key trading partner but said some obstacles should be resolved to enable closer exchanges. Speaking to The China Post in a phone interview, Greg Hands, minister of state in the United Kingdom’s new Department for International Trade, said bilateral trade was already strong with trading…