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Taiwan Lantern Festival Returns to Kaohsiung, City of Light, in 2022

KAOHSIUNG, TAIWAN - Media OutReach - 20 January 2022 - Kaohsiung is once again, two decades later, hosting Taiwan Lantern Festival. Unprecedented, it will be a dual-venue event taking place at Love Ri...

Taiwan resumes military cooperation with Singapore

(TAIPEI) Taiwan News — Taiwan and Singapore have resumed military cooperation following a long hiatus. In October 2019, Taiwan and Singapore signed the "National Defense Exchange and Sec...

Youth Night Market reopens in Taiwan’s southern port city Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Youth Night Market, one of Kaohsiung’s three major night markets, reopened in the city’s Fengshan District on Saturday (Nov. 6), attracting an estimated 20...

Kaohsiung mayor apologizes for deadly fire in southern Taiwan

Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chi-mai (陳其邁) apologized Thursday evening for a fatal fire in the city earlier in the day which resulted in the deaths of at least 46 people, promising to take responsibility and ...

Ex-Coast Guard officer held on cat smuggling charges

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A former Coast Guard officer and his accomplice were held incommunicado on Thursday (Aug. 26) for their suspected role in the attempted smuggling of 154 cats into Taiwan, ...

COVID-positive 'Sweet Potato Grandma' failed to register customers in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kaohsiung City officials are calling on members of the public who purchased food from the "Sweet Potato Grandma" to undergo rapid screening for COVID-19 after sh...

5 residents of building in heart of Taiwan's Kaohsiung test positive for COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Concerns of a new cluster infection in Kaohsiung are rising as five people have been confirmed with COVID-19 in an apartment building in the heart of the city. On Tuesd...

Elementary school in Taiwan’s Kaohsiung holds robotic graduation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As schools across Taiwan have been forced to hold remote graduation ceremonies due to the pandemic, an elementary school in Taiwan’s Kaohsiung decided to turn each s...

New Taipei 7-Eleven customer buys drink for NT$23, wins NT$10 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A 7-Eleven customer in Taipei who bought a tea beverage for only NT$23 (US$0.80) has won the NT$10 million prize in the January-February issue of the Taiwan receipt lotter...

Southern Taiwan high school bully injured by vigilantes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A high school student was reportedly attacked by a dozen netizens Sunday morning (Feb. 7) for his involvement in bullying a teenage girl last week. On Wednesday (Feb. 3...

South Taiwan city councilor expresses gratitude for support after surviving recall vote

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After surviving a recall vote on Saturday (Feb. 6), independent Kaohsiung City Councilor Huang Chie (黃捷) on Sunday expressed her gratitude to all those who rejected the ca...

Authorities investigating alleged bullying of teenager in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Kaohsiung City Government has launched an investigation into the alleged bullying of a student in the city's Fengshan District after a video of the incident went v...

DPP demands apology from recall campaign organizers over profanity

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and women's rights groups on Tuesday (Feb. 2) accused the Huang Chie (黃捷) recall campaign of using vulgarity to demean women and...

Taiwan politicians launch campaign to defend Kaohsiung councilor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — To protest the recall campaign against independent Kaohsiung City Councilor Huang Chie (黃捷), a group of politicians on Monday (Jan. 25) organized a counter-event on the ci...

Anti-Han Kuo-yu activists reunite to show support for southern Taiwan city councilor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Several key activists from the movement to recall former Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) came together on Saturday (Jan. 23) to support independent Kaohsiung City Council...