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Zihnan Temple top money choice: survey

Zihnan Temple (紫南宮) in Nantou County’s Jhushan Township (竹山) is the No. 1 choice for people wishing to pray during the Lunar New Year for wealth and good fortune, according to an online poll conducted by the Web portal Yam. At the temple, where theFULL STORY

Earthquake Aftermath: Loan rejection may be clue to shoddy building

By Yimou Lee

Before the Weiguan Jinlong building in Tainan’s Yongkang District (永康) collapsed in the earthquake before dawn on Saturday, a young couple living on the 14th floor had already been given a clue that the building was unsafe. However, it came too late. Chen Yi-ting and her husbandFULL STORY

Earthquake Aftermath: Destruction in Tainan caused by ‘site effect’: experts

The destruction in Tainan following a strong earthquake on Saturday was largely due to a geological factor called the “site effect,” which was why the city sustained more serious damage than the area of the quake’s epicenter, Central Weather Bureau (CWB) Director-General Shin Tzay-chyn (辛在勤)FULL STORY

Earthquake Aftermath: Soup kitchens spring up to feed rescuers2016-02-08

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

Earthquake Aftermath: Premier promises all-out effort to help city, people2016-02-08

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

Earthquake Aftermath: Japan, China send teams to join quake rescue work2016-02-08

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

Earthquake Aftermath: US Department of State, lawmakers send condolences2016-02-08

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

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