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Taiwan referendums in 2021 could be postponed due to COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Electoral authorities in Taiwan are mulling whether to postpone four referendums this year after the Level 3 COVID-19 restrictions were extended to July 12. Taiwan&rsqu...

Fate of KMT-led referendum up in air

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang Chairman Johnny Chiang (江啟臣) said that the decision of whether to postpone its referendum planned for August 28 must be communicated to the public very clearly ...

Four Taiwan referendums get green light for August

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Referendums on pork imports, reef protection, and referendum scheduling were approved by Taiwan’s Central Election Commission (CEC) on Friday (May 14). Each refer...

Taiwan minister to meet activists and discuss algae reef LNG project

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Council of Agriculture Minister Chen Chi-chung (陳吉仲) will sit down with environmentalists on March 8 to discuss the government plan for a liquefied natural gas (LNG) termi...

Taiwan's economics minister comments on algal reef referendum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Minister of Economy Affairs (MOEA) Wang Mei-hua (王美花) on Thursday (March 4) reiterated her belief that relying more on natural gas and reducing coal usage are among the pr...

Taiwan algal reef protection campaign nearly surpasses referendum threshold

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Cherish Algal Reefs Referendum Group on Monday (March 1) announced that more than 290,000 signatures for a reef protection referendum have been collected. According...

Beached ship harms local marine fauna in N. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A CPC Corporation (CPC) work vessel that had been beached on March 28 at the coast in Datan, an industrial borough in northern Taiwan, was found to have destroyed a vast a...

Environmental protest draws 3,000 in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Around 3,000 people marched through the streets of Taipei City demanding clean air and to draw attention to risks posed to the Guanyin algal reef (觀音藻礁) on Nov. 3, reporte...

Rally against air pollution to be held in Taipei on Nov. 3

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei will play host to an anti-air pollution march on Nov. 3, organized by over 20 environmental groups to advocate for improved environmental policies and voice concern...

Government to scrap Shenao power plant project: Taiwan premier

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Premier William Lai (賴清德) said Friday the government is calling off the plan to expand and reopen the Shenao coal-fired power plant located in Ruifang District of New Taip...

The Taiwan Tourism Bureau’s Top 5 national scenic areas in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- It was announced earlier this week that Taiwan’s Tourism Bureau is going to plow NT$40 million (US$1.3 million) of public money into subsidizing tour groups to visit cert...

Taipower picks up steam applying AI to power systems in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan Power Company is seeking to tap into the advances of artificial intelligence for applications to improve energy conservation and storage, the state-owned power ente...

Top 10 Google news searches for Taiwan in 2017

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Google last week released its Year in Search for 2017, including the results for the top news-related searches in Taiwan, which revealed that sporting events, mobile games, cra...

CPC chairman resigns due to fallout over blackout

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In the wake of Tuesday's massive power blackout, the chairman of Taiwan's state-owned CPC Corp (中油), Chen Chin-de (陳金德), formally tendered his resignation today, Cabine...

Blackout sign of Taiwan’s fragile power system: experts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In the wake of yesterday's massive nationwide power blackout, a group of experts suggest a revision of the power system to avoid any repeat of yesterday's incident and ...