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Popularity rankings of local officials reshuffled in Taiwan opinion poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) ranked last among the country's 22 mayors and magistrates in a new survey conducted by CommonWealth Magazine, while Pingtung County M...

Officials seek cause of Taiwan building fire that killed 46

KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese officials set up an independent commission Friday to investigate the conditions at a run-down building in the port city of Kaohsiung where a fire killed 46 people, w...

Kaohsiung mayor apologizes for deadly fire in southern Taiwan

Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chi-mai (陳其邁) apologized Thursday evening for a fatal fire in the city earlier in the day which resulted in the deaths of at least 46 people, promising to take responsibility and ...

46 dead, 41 injured after Kaohsiung 'ghost building' fire

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A massive blaze that started in an apartment in a mixed-use building in Kaohsiung early Thursday morning (Oct. 14) has killed 46 people and injured 41. At 2 a.m. on Thu...

South Taiwan city to build more social housing amid TSMC rumors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With house prices rising amid persistent unconfirmed reports that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (TSMC) will build a chip plant in Kaohsiung, Mayor Chen Chi-...

KMT's Chang Ya-chung rumored to be considering running for mayor of Taiwan's Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hong Kong media have speculated the Kuomingtang’s (KMT) Chang Ya-chung (張亞中) may run as the party’s candidate in next year’s election for Kaohsiung mayor...

National Day fireworks to light up Taiwan's Kaohsiung after 20 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's National Day fireworks will return to Kaohsiung this year, and the Kaohsiung City Government has arranged for multiple viewing locations to admit up to a tota...

Taiwan's Kaohsiung teams up with Pokemon Go for nationwide contest

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kaohsiung City Government announced that it has partnered with Pokemon Go to present the “Kaohsiung Island-wide King of Candies Tournament” (高雄全島糖王爭霸戰), taking...

2021 edition of Taiwan city health rankings announced

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei City continued to top the list of Taiwan’s healthiest cities in 2021, while Kaohsiung City overtook Taichung to reach second place, and Hualien County jumped ...

Taiwan’s Kaohsiung to give away NT$1,000 coupon in addition to stimulus vouchers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The port city of Kaohsiung will distribute a coupon equivalent to NT$1,000 (US$35.9) in cash to complement the Cabinet-proposed Quintuple Stimulus Vouchers, as part of a d...

Kaohsiung city councilors suggest Taiwan’s government compete with Foodpanda, Uber Eats

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A group of Kaohsiung city councilors suggested on Wednesday (July 28) that the central government work with domestic nonprofits to form “national delivery teams&rdqu...

Recall of sole Taiwan Statebuilding Party legislator set for August

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The only member of the Taiwan Statebuilding Party out of the nation's 113 legislators will face a recall vote on Aug. 28, despite the postponement of four nationwide r...

COVID-positive 'Sweet Potato Grandma' failed to register customers in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kaohsiung City officials are calling on members of the public who purchased food from the "Sweet Potato Grandma" to undergo rapid screening for COVID-19 after sh...

Taiwanese express tremendous thanks to US for donation of 2.5 million Moderna doses

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese have expressed tremendous thanks to the U.S. for its donation of 2.5 million doses of Moderna vaccines to their country. The thanks came in the form of an ex...

Former KMT lawmaker condemned for jumping Taiwan’s COVID vaccination line

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —Former Kuomintang (KMT) Legislator Huang Chao-shun (黃昭順) has sparked a backlash by jumping Taiwan’s COVID-19 vaccination line in Taiwan’s southern city of Kaohs...