Super Typhoon Mangkhut has veered away from Taiwan and is heading towards the Philippines. Photo: EPA-EFE/ Nasa

Mangkhut changes course from Taiwan but heavy rains expected as super typhoon grows

Direct hit no longer a concern but torrential rain expected in south and east

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Super Typhoon Mangkhut has veered away from Taiwan and is heading towards the Philippines. Photo: EPA-EFE/ Nasa
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Lawrence Chung

Lawrence Chung

Lawrence Chung covers major news in Taiwan, ranging from presidential and parliament elections to killer earthquakes and typhoons. Most of his reports focus on Taiwan’s relations with China, specifically on the impact and possible developments of cross-strait relations under the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party and mainland-friendly Kuomintang governments. Before starting work at the South China Morning Post in 2006, he wrote for Reuters and AFP for more than 12 years.