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GM food: The best way for sustainable food production?

Producing food is terrible for the environment. According to the online scientific publication Our World in Data, agriculture is responsible for a quarter of the carbon emissions in the atmosphere and...

Suicide should not be an issue for political point-scoring in Taiwan

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – Nearly a decade ago, I lost a close family member to suicide. It was, as you can imagine, an acutely painful moment for the whole family. The pain fades over time, b...

LIV Golf trying to get world ranking points via small tour

LIV Golf's latest bid to get world ranking points is by aligning itself with a little-known tour that offers $75,000 purses and has not held a tournament since early in the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

Queen Elizabeth II’s unique qualities offer hope to Taiwan

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – The passing of most heads of state is a time for reflection in their country, but few world leaders passing will inspire such universal grief as Her Majesty Queen Eliza...

Let’s take Taiwan’s food culture to the world

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – The smell of fried chicken wafted over downtown Kaohsiung recently during a popcorn chicken event that proved to be a standout success. The two-day event was reporte...

WorldPride Taiwan a missed opportunity for Kaohsiung

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — The relationship between the bid team for the now-aborted WorldPride Taiwan 2025 event, which was to be held in Kaohsiung, and the event licensor, InterPride, has alway...

View from Kaohsiung: Pelosi visit will benefit Taiwan long term

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – The decision of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to visit Taiwan has been welcomed here in Kaohsiung, as it has everywhere else in the country. “Of course, she ...

Tainan’s zombie invasion offers great ghoulish day out

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — Arts exhibitions come and go to Taiwan, usually with very little fanfare. However, occasionally, something captures the public imagination. And when that happens, th...

Could Kaohsiung’s floating restaurant be tribute to Hong Kong’s sunken Jumbo?

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – The loss of the Jumbo Floating Restaurant in Hong Kong was both suspicious and symbolic. Suspicious because no one quite knows how it sank (or indeed, whether it did...

Kaohsiung KMT councilor accidentally slams her own party

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — If you can tell the state of a party from the caliber of its officials, then the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) in Kaohsiung is in dire straits indeed. When you think a...

How Kaohsiung’s COVID approach trumps Taipei

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — Domination of the news cycle by the COVID-19 outbreak is beginning to get a little irksome, especially for those of us who have spent the last couple of years following...

Name and shame policy has no place in free and democratic Taiwan

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — The Kaohsiung City Government Transportation Bureau on April 28 publicly named and shamed five individuals who had been convicted of repeat drunk driving offenses in th...

Race for Kaohsiung City Hall warms up once more

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — The race to be mayor of Kaohsiung has never captured the public imagination in Taiwan quite like it has over the past few years. After Chen Chu (陳菊) stood down in 20...

TSMC could turn Kaohsiung into Taiwan’s southern tech hub

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) is as critical to Taiwan’s prosperity as democracy, human rights, and bubble tea. Much has been written about the...

Kaohsiung’s green potential

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan) — When it comes to green credentials, Kaohsiung’s reputation is not exactly great. It is ranked the third most polluted city in Taiwan (after Yuanlin and Fengyuan) an...