Taiwanese marines to train on Dongsha Islands, bolster defenses

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Marine Corps will start to train on the country’s outlying islands in the South China Sea, which reportedly will be a target of a staged assault by the People...

Kaohsiung mayor may visit Dongsha Islands to assert Taiwan’s sovereignty

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) may visit Taiwan’s outlying islands in the South China Sea to assert territorial authority following reports that the People’s...

600-ton patrol ships being built in Kaohsiung for Taiwan coast guard

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Twelve 600-ton patrol cutters are being built by Jong Shyn Shipbuilding Corp (中信造船) for Taiwan's Coast Guard Administration (CGA) as part of its patrol ship developmen...

Photo of the Day: Spring Whimper in Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- This photo showing a solitary fan watching a band play exemplifies the futility of this year's disastrous 2019 Spring Scream (春吶) festival. The annual beach party, under...

Conversing with a Han fan: How Kaohsiung voters are trying to justify voting for Han Kuo-yu

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- For those of us in Kaohsiung who were not persuaded by bombastic rhetoric, highfalutin policy pledges, and the gregarious persona of the Kuomintang's (KMT’s) Mayor...

Taiwan's Top 5 Lighthouses

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- There can be something ethereal and other-worldly about visiting a lighthouse. They are often located on isolated, windswept cliffs, enjoying spectacular views over the ocea...

Is Taiwan’s beach water quality safe for swimming?

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—With summer temperatures easily rising above 30 degrees Celsius in Taiwan, beaches around the country are popular places for people looking to beat the heat. But, is the wat...

New Cijin-KW2 ferry route launched in Taiwan's Kaohsiung

Taipei, June 13 (CNA) A new ferry route from Cijin Island to Kaohsiung Port Warehouse No.2 (KW2), next to Kaohsiung Pier-2 Art Center, started Wednesday with an official launch ceremony at KW2. Aft...

What to do and where to stay with kids in Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Traveling to Kaohsiung, Taiwan and planning what to do with kids? This guide includes tips for what to do with kids when visiting southern Taiwan, markets not to be missed, and how to get around Kaohs...

Taiwan's new 'Ocean Affairs Council' to be headquartered in Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The government of Taiwan is preparing to establish a new cabinet-level agency to be based in the southern port city of Kaohsiung, to become the first central government ag...

First electric ferry in Asia enters service in Taiwan’s port city of Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—The first brand-new electric ferry in Asia entered service in Taiwan’s southwestern port city of Kaohsiung on Monday, and authorities estimated that the zero emission ...

Top 10 Alternative Places to visit in Kaohsiung

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) Taichung may have now officially snuck past Kaohsiung to become Taiwan’s second largest city in terms of population, but in the hearts and minds of most Taiwanese people,...

Cities, counties in Taiwan clean up rivers, beaches on Earth Day

Taipei, April 22, Braving damp and cold weather conditions, people in cities and counties around Taiwan held clean-up activities on Earth Day on Saturday. In Taipei, 1,000 people helped clean up a ...

2017 Kaohsiung Lantern Festival to feature daily fireworks, light and dancing fountain shows

Taipei (Taiwan News)--The 2017 Kaohsiung Lantern Festival, which is to last two weeks beginning on Jan. 30, will feature daily fireworks displays, light and dancing fountain shows as well as the flags...

Migrants' short films tell their stories

The 2nd Immigrant and Migrant Short Film Awards held its awarding ceremony at National Taiwan Museum on Sunday, with a wide variety of competing short films featuring migrant workers’ lives in Taiwan,...