Dozens of Taiwanese boats including six coastguard vessels entered territorial waters around bitterly disputed East China Sea islands on Tuesday, Japanese coastguards said.
“Tens of fishing boats entered the waters. They were accompanied by six Taiwanese coastguard ships,” a coastguards spokesman said.
By Kyoko Hasegawa
Chinese ships plied the waters of a disputed island chain Monday, Japan’s coastguard said, as a fleet of Taiwanese fishing boats set sail for the area, vowing to stake Taipei’s claim.
Two Taiwanese coast guard patrol ships have sailed to waters near a disputed island chain in the East China Sea to assert Taiwan’s claim to it.
Taiwan warned Sunday that Typhoon Tembin was likely to return as people struggled to clear mud-filled homes after the storm pounded the south of the island with the heaviest rains in more than a century.
A top Taiwanese museum has been fined for preventing a woman from breastfeeding, the first such case since a law was enacted to protect the right to breastfeed in public, authorities said Tuesday.
By Sam Yeh
Typhoon Saola pounded Taiwan with fierce winds and torrential rain that left six people dead and forced nearly the entire island to shut down on Thursday, rescuers and media said.
Typhoon “Gener” has maintained its strength as it made landfall over northeastern Taiwan, the weather bureau said Thursday.
By Benjamin Yeh
Two women plan to tie the knot next month in Taiwan’s first same-sex Buddhist wedding, as gay and lesbian groups push to make the island the first society in Asia to legalize gay marriage.
Seven shallow earthquakes hit eastern Taiwan in rapid succession on Sunday afternoon, sparking panic, causing damage to buildings and shaking the capital Taipei.
At least five people died after mudslides unleashed by torrential rains hit central Taiwan while thousands had to be evacuated island-wide, rescue officials said on Tuesday.
Flash flooding caused by heavy rain has forced the evacuation of more than 3,000 people across Taiwan and unleashed landslides that have killed four people.
A strong 6.0-magnitude quake struck off Taiwan early on Sunday, US seismologists said, but no tsunami warning was issued.
Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou said Thursday the island does not seek war with the mainland, but is not afraid of it either, as he attended a live-fire drill simulating a Chinese invasion.