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Mayor of Taiwan's Hsinchu City tests positive for COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hsinchu City Mayor Lin Chih-chien (林智堅) tested positive for COVID-19 after getting a fever and experiencing a sore and itchy throat on Thursday afternoon (June 16). CNA...

Taiwan's Hsinchu light rail expected to open in 2033

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Hsinchu light rail system is expected to begin operations in 2033, the Hsinchu City Government said on Wednesday (April 13). According to a press release issued by ...

Coastal bikeway connecting Taiwan’s Hsinchu and Miaoli to be inaugurated in April

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hsinchu Mayor Lin Chih-chien (林智堅) announced on Sunday (March 13) that the 1.2-kilometer bikeway connecting the city’s 17-km coastal bike path with the coastal "...

Photo of the Day: Historic Taiwanese gate displays colors of Ukraine flag

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hsinchu City on Friday (March 4) began illuminating its historic Yin Hsi East Gate (竹塹城迎曦門) to show solidarity with Ukraine. Since Russia's invasion began on Feb. 2...

70-year-old volunteer becomes 'toy doctor' at north Taiwan child center

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After helping his wife fix children’s toys at the Hsinchu City North Child Center, a 70-year-old man officially became the center’s volunteer “toy doctor...

Taiwan's Hsinchu donates masks to Palauan state

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hsinchu Mayor Lin Chih-chien (林智堅) announced on Wednesday (Feb. 9) that the city government has donated 70,000 medical masks to Palau’s Airai State, with which it ha...

Driverless delivery vehicles hit road in Taiwan first

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A number of self-driving vehicles completed a 1.9 kilometer-trip to deliver goods in mixed traffic in Hsinchu on Monday (Nov. 15), a Taiwan first that marks a milestone fo...

Crowds flood northern Taiwan vaccine sites after 'Walk-in BNT shots' message

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A message announcing walk-in BioNTech (BNT) vaccines accidentally went viral in Hsinchu City, attracting crowds to form at vaccine sites on Saturday (Oct. 16) and upsettin...

Thousands of red swamp crayfish invade Taiwan creek

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hsinchu City Moat has been swamped by thousands of red swamp crayfish, also known as Louisiana crawfish, posing a threat to the local environment. Native to freshwater ...

Light sculptures to bring immersive experience to Taiwan's Hsinchu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2021 Hsinchu Art Festival's "light district" will run for one month across the northwestern city. The "Future of Technology" area of the fes...

Stylish seaside market opens in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The stylish Poguang fish market in central Taiwan's Hsinchu has started its trial opening. Near Hsinchu harbor, Poguang is designed by architecture studio Atelier O...

Taiwan’s TSMC steps up digital transformation due to COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The coronavirus has spurred Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to facilitate digital transformation and ensure operations are not affected by the pandemic. ...

Taiwan labor broker fined for sending high-risk migrant workers to regular hotel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Hsinchu City Government said Wednesday (June 9) that it had fined a labor broker NT$1 million (US$34,483) for sneaking 32 migrant workers, some of whom were infected w...

Taiwan’s top science park mobilizes against COVID outbreak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hsinchu Science Park has rolled out mobile COVID-19 testing units and toughened preventive measures after at least 50 employees at a technology firm in neighboring Miaoli ...

Taiwan's Hsinchu Science Park unaffected by nation-wide power outages

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The number of affected households in Hsinchu City from Thursday afternoon’s (May 13) blackouts has reached more than 32,000, but Hsinchu Science Park has not been af...