Taiwan is a tilted fault block, characterized by the contrast between the eastern two-thirds, consisting mostly of five rugged mountain ranges parallel to the east coast, and the flat to gently rolling plains of the western third, where most of Taiwan's population reside. There are several peaks over 3,500m, the highest being Yu Shan at 3,952 metres (12,966ft), making Taiwan the world's fourth-highest island. The tectonic boundary that formed these ranges is still active, and the island experiences many earthquakes, a few of them highly destructive. There are also many active submarine volcanoes in the Taiwan Straits.
TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan Semiconductor ...TSMC, the world's largest contract chip maker, said its facility experienced a power outage due to "an abnormality with a power line to the South Taiwan SciencePark extra high voltage substation".
With the dramatic decline in rainfall over the past year, the Ministry of Economic Affairs has redoubled its efforts to conserve, manage and create new water resources, including by building a pipeline that takes water from Taoyuan to Hsinchu’s industrial parks, home to TaiwanSemiconductor Manufacturing Co (台積電) and other technology companies.
The condominium off River Valley Road was launched at an average selling price of about $2,700 per square foot ... Mr Sherman Kwek, CDL group chief executive officer, said ... Swire Properties sold all 20 units at its completed ultra-luxury condo, Eden, at Draycott Park for $293 million to the Tsai family from Taiwan behind snack food giant Want Want ....
Taiwan's worst drought in 56 years has dried up one of it's most iconic lakes - but this has resulted in good news for at least one man ... Taiwan's dry spell comes after not a single typhoon made landfall on the island last year, the first time this has happened in more than half a century.
TaiwanLand... Taiwan Land Development Corp chairman Chiu Fu-sheng speaks at a news conference in Taipei yesterday ... Over the years, the firm has also accumulated billions of New Taiwan dollars of credit from the government for helping develop science parks in Taichung, Chiu said.
Trees and parks benefit the mental health of city dwellers, yet Taiwan’s large cities aren’t doing enough to ensure that they are cared for properly and everyone has access to them ... Trees and parks are especially important for people who live in Taiwan’s cities, because so few households have gardens.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Investigators looking into Taiwan’s deadliest railway disaster in decades combed through the crushed wreckage and debris for three days before they found the microSD chip from the dashboard camera of a construction truck that collided with a train coming out of a tunnel, officials said Tuesday.
The truck driver ― who railway officials said may have failed to secure the parking brake properly ― has been released on bail after being interrogated by prosecutors and is barred from leaving Taiwan pending further investigation ...Officials said he may have failed to properly engage the parking brake.
Some 120 passengers were standing in the express train that derailed in a tunnel in eastern Taiwan on Friday killing 50 people, indicating the seating ... The truck was parked there by a driver surnamed Lee, a construction site manager working for the Taiwan RailwayAdministration.
The following books explore the theme of grief and are available at the library ...PICTURE BOOKS ... The girl in this story starts out living in Taiwan with her grandmother, going to the park, eating delicious food and spending quality time together. The girl then moves to San Diego, California, and experiences school and life different from Taiwan ... TEENS.
The truck driver — who railway officials said may have failed to secure the parking brake properly — has been released on bail after being interrogated by prosecutors and is barred from leaving Taiwan pending further investigation ...Officials said he may have failed to properly engage the parking brake.
Salvage teams began removing pulverized train carriages on Saturday after Taiwan's worst rail disaster in decades plunged the island into mourning ... local time (0030 GMT), a parked railway maintenance vehicle slipped down an embankment and onto the track, according to the Taiwan RailwaysAdministration (TRA).