Taiwan Elections: Explaining the rise of Han Kuo-yu in Kaohsiung

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- Two years ago, the idea that the KMT could take control of Kaohsiung City Council was inconceivable. Even two months ago, the idea seemed fanciful at best.  But...

Why fake news is having a major influence on Taiwan’s election

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- "The President of France has been assassinated," screamed out a LINE notification on my cell phone earlier this week. I was shocked and fumbled with my pin co...

Taiwan’s top 5 most famous international sports stars

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- Last week was a special one for Taiwanese sports fans. The Boston Red Sox’s victory in the baseball World Series saw Taiwanese player Lin Tzu-Wei (林子偉) becom...

Why Taiwan needs to be careful of cozying up to far-right leaders

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- Earlier this weekend, Brazil’s Presidential election run-off saw Jair Bolsonaro elected as the new President of what is the world’s fourth-largest democratic nat...

Taiwan’s Top 8 Craft Beers

Taiwan does not really have much of a traditional drinking culture. Most socializing is done over food, and when alcoholic drinks are taken, favored tipples tend to be Kaoliang (高粱酒), whisky, or the s...

Taiwan train crash driver admits blame while his impossible situation points a finger at TRA

The driver of the Puyuma Express train involved in this week’s tragic crash in Yilan County has now apparently accepted responsibility for the crash.  On the face of it, his admission ap...

5 ways Taiwan can increase international tourism without building theme parks and casinos

Earlier this week, it was reported that an advisor to the Taiwan travel agency association has suggested that Taiwan needs to open more theme parks and casinos to attract more international ...

DPP holds parallel Taiwan independence march in Kaohsiung 

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) - The DPP’s "Anti-annexation, Protect Taiwan"(反併吞、護台灣) rally took place Saturday along the World Games Avenue in Kaohsiung’s Zuoying District.  Ag...

The erosion of democracy in Hong Kong offers a stark warning to Taiwan

The move by the Hong Kong Government to ban opposition lawmaker Lau Siu-lai (劉小麗) from running for office is a stark illustration of the erosion of democracy and freedom of speech currently taking pla...

Riding Taiwan’s newest transport link: the TRA Kaohsiung City Network

Kaohsiung is fast becoming one of the best-connected cities in Taiwan. It’s two-line MRT network connects the city center with both Zuoying HSR station, Kaohsiung Airport, and the city’s b...

Three misleading Taiwan attractions 

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- Tourism is big business in Taiwan, and there is no shortage of people here who make a good living from it, despite the hype of a decline in Chinese tourists hitting the...

Team Taiwan referendum brings both opportunities and risks

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – It has been confirmed that Taiwan will be holding a referendum on abandoning the use of the term Chinese Taipei at all international events and seeking to use...

Review: Grand Opening of the National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts, Weiwuying

Saturday saw the grand opening of the latest large-scale cultural project in Kaohsiung, the National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (衛武營國家藝術文化中心).  Situated in Weiwuying Metropolitan ...

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...

The case for Sweden switching diplomatic recognition to Taiwan

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -The current trade dispute between the USA and Communist China was something everyone could see coming from the moment Donald Trump was elected President off the back of his &l...