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Soup kitchens spring up to feed rescuers

By Huang Chia-ling, Wu chun-feng and Jonathan Chin

As rescuers struggled to save people still trapped in the ruins of the collapsed Weiguan Jinlong building in Tainan’s Yongkang District (永康) amid a cold snap, volunteers set up soup kitchens nearby to provide hot food for rescue workers and relatives of the missing. The CentralFULL STORY

Premier promises all-out effort to help city, people

By Stacy Hsu

Premier Simon Chang (張善政) yesterday pledged to provide all necessary assistance to the Tainan City Government and people affected by Saturday’s earthquake, which has killed 29 people and injured more than 500. Chang made the remarks after visiting people wounded after the magnitude 6.4 quakeFULL STORY

Japan, China send teams to join quake rescue work

A disaster evaluation team from Japan and a Taiwanese-Chinese husband-and-wife team have arrived to provide assistance in the wake of a series of earthquakes that hit southern Taiwan on Saturday, killing 29 people and injuring hundreds. The five-member Japanese team yesterday went to Tainan, theFULL STORY

US Department of State, lawmakers send condolences

The US Department of State and several members of Congress on Saturday sent condolences to the victims of a series of earthquakes that hit southern Taiwan earlier in the day. The lawmakers said the US would provide necessary assistance to help the nation in post-quakeFULL STORY

Donations flood in after Tainan disaster2016-02-07

Donations to help those in need poured in yesterday, after a magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck southern Taiwan at 3:57am. At least 15 people were killed and more than 400 injured as of press time last night. Among private donors, the Lin Rung San Foundation ofFULL STORY

Japan ready to help, Japan PM Shinzo Abe says2016-02-07

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe yesterday said that Japan is ready to assist Taiwan after a magnitude 6.4 earthquake hit southern Taiwan, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said. Abe offered to provide rescue and relief efforts, in a message conveyed to President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九)FULL STORY

Silicon wafers damaged in earthquake, TSMC says2016-02-07

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC, 台積電), the world’s largest contract chipmaker, yesterday said silicon wafers were damaged at one of its plants in Tainan following a magnitude 6.4 earthquake, but that no more than 1 percent of first-quarter shipments would be affected. The company — whoseFULL STORY

Taipei 101 flashes supportive message2016-02-07

Taipei 101 displayed messages on its facade yesterday evening to express solidarity with people affected by a deadly earthquake that struck southern Taiwan in the early hours of the morning. The display on the top of the building read “Go Tainan” and “Bless Taiwan,” andFULL STORY

Earthquake damages at least 23 historical buildings in Tainan2016-02-07

By Hung Jui-chin

A powerful magnitude 6.4 earthquake that struck southern Taiwan yesterday morning damaged at least 23 historical buildings in Tainan, with the bell tower next to Fengshen Temple (風神廟) and the Reception Archway (接官亭) collapsing, city government officials said. The wooden pillar on the second floor ofFULL STORY

‘Priority bills’ sent to Legislative Yuan2016-02-06

By Alison Hsiao

Premier Simon Chang (張善政) yesterday said that between 20 and 30 bills among the 149 bills sent to the Legislative Yuan have been marked as “priority bills,” including controversial drafts establishing an oversight mechanism for the cross-strait agreements and long-term care service insurance bill. Chang saidFULL STORY

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