Taiwan

Typhoon Soudelor (National Weather Service)

Typhoon Soudelor Heads For Taiwan With 145 MPH Winds

On Monday, Typhoon Soudelor was labeled “Super Typhoon Soudelor,” the strongest tropical cyclone on Earth so far in 2015.

08/05/2015

A staff member of the Seismology Center points at a graphic showing the earthquake at the central Weather Bureau in Taipei on April 20, 2015.  One man died and another was hospitalized in a fire caused by a powerful quake off Taiwan that also set buildings shaking in the capital Taipei and sparked a short-lived tsunami warning in far southwestern Japan.         (SAM YEH/AFP/Getty Images)

Powerful Earthquakes Rock Taiwan; Tsunami Evacuation Lifted

A strong undersea magnitude-6.8 earthquake struck between Taiwan and southern Japan on Monday, sparking a house fire that killed a person outside of Taiwan’s capital and causing Japanese authorities to evacuate some schoolchildren as a tsunami precaution.

04/20/2015

(CBS)

Magnitude 6.6 Earthquake Strikes Taiwan

The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 6.6 earthquake has struck in Taiwan Sunday night.

04/19/2015

Rescue personnel work to free passengers from a TransAsia ATR 72-600 turboprop plane that crash-landed into a river outside Taiwan's capital Taipei in New Taipei City on February 4, 2015. (SAM YEH/AFP/Getty Images)

Taiwan Plane Crash Caught On Dramatic Video Kills At Least 23

Rescuers used a crane to hoist a wrecked TransAsia Airways plane from a shallow river in Taiwan’s capital late Wednesday as they searched into the night for 18 people missing in a crash that killed at least 25 others.

02/03/2015

An A320 from Shanghai to Taiwan is seen on the tarmac at Shanghai Pudong International Airport before a humanitarian rescue mission Jan. 23, 2007, in Shanghai, China.  (Getty Images)

Plane Crash Lands In Taiwan, Killing 51 People

Taiwan’s Central News Agency says a plane has crashed in a failed emergency landing, killing 51 people.

07/23/2014

Website advertising "birth tourism" in the Bay Area. (CBS)

Women From China, Taiwan Pay $30,000 To Give Birth In Bay Area, Get U.S. Citizenship For Child

A growing number of women from China and Taiwan are coming to the Bay Area to have their babies and get U.S. Citizenship for their children. So-called “maternity homes” have popped up in Foster City, Fremont, and San Jose.

05/09/2014

KPIX 5 reporter Joe Vazquez took this picture of State Sen. Leland Yee leaving the San Francisco federal courthouse after being indicted on March 26, 2014. (CBS)

Leland Yee, ‘Shrimp Boy’ Reach International Scandal Milestone With Taiwanese Animation Parody

Much has been made of the Holywood-like drama circling around the indictment of now-suspended State Senator Leland Yee, but it appears folks in Taiwan are way ahead of Tinseltown in getting the story on screen.

03/28/2014

A member of the Grandriders gives a thumbs up sign as he hitches a ride with a member of the BMW Club of Northern California on August 19, 2013. (CBS)

Seniors On Motorcycles Begin Tour Of California Coast

Nine men from Taiwan men ranging in age from 76 to 89 caught motorcycle rides Tuesday with American riders in San Jose to start a three-day highway trip to Los Angeles.

08/20/2013

A man tries out Google Glass.

Google Invests In Taiwanese ‘Glass’ Chip Maker

Google Inc. has invested in a Taiwanese microchip maker that makes chips used in its Google Glass, the eyeglass-enabled devices it was testing that can shoot photos and video and access the Internet.

07/22/2013

(CBS)

Deadly Earthquake Strikes Central Taiwan

A strong earthquake struck central Taiwan on Wednesday, killing at one person and injuring 19 as it damaged buildings on the quake-prone island.

03/27/2013

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