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Taiwan’s KMT names ex-Premier Simon Chang to run for Taoyuan mayor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Kuomintang (KMT) on Wednesday (May 18) named former vice-presidential candidate and ex-Premier Simon Chang (張善政) as its candidate for mayor of Taoyuan City. The Dem...

European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan, Taoyuan mayor share ESG visions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taoyuan Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan (鄭文燦) and European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan (ECCT) Vice Chair Giuseppe Izzo have with Taiwan News shared government and business strategies ...

Taiwan’s Pegatron registers COVID cluster at Taoyuan plant

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Work at a Pegatron Corporation plant in Taoyuan City will stop for five days after the discovery of a COVID-19 cluster involving at least 60 employees, reports said Saturd...

Over 100 migrant workers in Taiwan's Taoyuan test positive for COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than 100 workers have been diagnosed with COVID at a large factory in Taoyuan City's Guishan District. Taoyuan City Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan (鄭文燦) said Friday (Apr...

Taiwan's art of political knife-fighting on display in Taoyuan

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — “I’ll fight you to the death” and “even if your polling is strong, you won’t be nominated; I just don’t want you” are just some...

Taiwan food producer I-Mei moves into bioproducts after 88th anniversary

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – I-Mei Foods Co. marked its 88th anniversary Wednesday (March 30) while heralding a major move into bioproducts in the near future. The company followed its tradition of...

Fire breaks out at north Taiwan engine oil packaging factory

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Just one day after a large fire at a Carrefour logistics center in Taoyuan, another fire broke out at an engine oil packaging factory in the same district. CNA cited th...

Hong Kong film 'Revolution of Our Times' sets Taiwan box office record

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A film about the 2019–2020 Hong Kong protests has broken the box office record for overseas Chinese-language documentaries in Taiwan within less than two weeks since...

Taiwan celebrates 150 years since arrival of Canadian missionary George Leslie MacKay

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) highlighted the contributions the Canada Presbyterian Church made to Taiwan's democratization process during a ceremony on Sunday (March 6...

5-story-tall light installation featured in Taiwan's Taoyuan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — To celebrate the Lunar New Year, the Taoyuan Lantern Festival 2022 is showcasing a five-story-tall light installation that was co-created by Irish chandelier designer Bill...

AIT director praises efforts by Taiwan's Taoyuan to improve gender equality in sports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Director Sandra Oudkirk and Taoyuan Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan (鄭文燦) held a conference on Thursday (Feb. 10) to support gender equality in spo...

COVID cluster at logistics firm causes delivery delays for FamilyMarts in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A COVID-19 cluster outbreak at a logistics firm in Taoyuan City is causing delays in the delivery of products to FamilyMart convenience stores, reports said Thursday (Feb....

Taiwan’s Taoyuan shuts down logistics firm over COVID cluster

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After seven new COVID-19 infections were reported at a logistics firm Wednesday (Feb. 2), Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan (鄭文燦) ordered the company to suspend its activities until fu...

Friend refuses to see Askey employee who fled quarantine in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — During a press conference on Sunday (Jan. 30), Taoyuan Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan (鄭文燦) announced that the city will fine an Askey Computer Corp. employee NT$300,000 (US$10,775....

Taiwan's Taoyuan to test 73,000 migrant workers as Askey cluster rises to 102

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As a COVID cluster infection centered on an Askey Computer Corp. (亞旭電腦) factory in Taoyuan City grows to 102 cases, the city is planning to test over 73,000 foreign worker...