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New Taipei, Taipei mayors receive best rating for COVID response: Poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei City Mayor Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜) and Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) are receiving the best ratings during their struggles with the current COVID-19 outbreak, accor...

Taiwan's Tainan allows students to stay home

--All schools are now closed nationwide from May 19-28. TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tainan City Mayor Huang Wei-che (黃偉哲) said on Tuesday (May 18) if parents request to keep children home from sch...

Acer's Stan Shih champions Taiwan's Tainan as site for new ministry

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Stan Shih, co-founder of Acer Inc., on Friday (May 7) praised the southern city of Tainan as the best place for the nation’s proposed Ministry of Digital Development...

Taiwan holds ‘Girls in Cyber Security’ hackathon in Tainan

TAINAN (Taiwan News) — In order to encourage more Taiwanese women to pursue careers in cyber security, the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) held the finals for its girls-only hackathon ...

High-speed ferry launches between Taiwan’s Tainan and Penghu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The passenger ship Natchan Rera on April 21 began to ply the route between Tainan’s Anping Harbor and the outlying island county of Penghu three days a week, accordi...

Taiwan's National Cheng Kung University excels as host of college games

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) has demonstrated zeal and ingenuity by hosting the 2021 National Intercollegiate Athletic Games (NIAG). The NIAG represents the na...

Southern Taiwan city launches 2nd year of rice exports to Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the export of 3,800 metric tons of rice to Japan in 2020, Tainan Mayor Huang Wei-che (黃偉哲) launched the second year of the campaign, reports said Tuesday (March ...

Local officials lament China's halt of Taiwan pineapple imports

Local government leaders and people in Taiwan's agricultural sector expressed anger and disappointment Friday over China's decision to suspend imports of Taiwanese pineapples, with many hoping...

Foreign artists praise Taiwan’s epidemic prevention

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three foreign artists who performed at Christmas and New Year’s events in Taiwan's southwestern city of Tainan have praised the nation's epidemic prevention ...

More than 70% of Taiwanese travel to seek out local delicacies: Survey

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — According to a survey conducted by international hotel booking site Agoda, more than 70 percent of Taiwanese travel in order to seek out and enjoy local delicacies. Ago...

22 hospitalized from carbon monoxide poisoning at Tainan swimming pool

Eight adults and 14 children were hospitalized on Thursday after suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning at a Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) swimming pool in Tainan, southern Taiwan. ...

Taiwan’s Tainan donates PPE to sister city in Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tainan Mayor Huang Wei-che (黃偉哲) announced on Thursday (Nov. 5) that the city will donate 1,000 pairs of goggles and 500 protective face shields to Cavite City, Tainan'...

Southern Taiwan city donates medical supplies to Japanese cities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A host of Japanese cities have expressed their gratitude to Tainan for its donations of medical supplies, a city version of the “Taiwan Can Help” campaign. ...

Tainan mayor accuses Tourism Bureau of coronavirus stigmatization

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —Tainan Mayor Huang Wei-che (黃偉哲) on Monday (April 27) accused the central government of sending out COVID-19 crowd warnings that are completely off the mark, saying, &ldquo...

S. Taiwan city rolls out ‘container’ sample collection station for coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The southern city of Tainan in Taiwan has launched a mobile sample collection station for coronavirus (COVID-19) testing that is touted as safer and more efficient. The...