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Taiwan orchid show opens with tribute to Ukraine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2022 Taiwan International Orchid Show opened on Friday (March 25) after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic and features Ukraine-themed flowers in a show of support....

Swimming pools, saunas closed in parts of Taiwan amid drought

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The southern city of Tainan is closing all swimming pools, saunas, and car washing services as part of its water conservation efforts amid the ongoing drought, Mayor Huang...

Taiwanese students recognized for street cleaning campaign

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Four high school students in Tainan have received plenty of praise from the public for their effort to clear cigarette butts off the streets. In March, a photo of Natio...

Taiwan's Tainan celebrates grand opening of main library

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The main branch of Tainan Public Library opened in southern Taiwan Saturday morning (Jan. 2) and is expected to bring more international attention to the country. Locat...

Last holdout against Railway Bureau demolitions fighting to save house in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The last of over 300 owners of properties condemned to make way for a railway undergrounding project in Tainan is fighting to preserve enough of her house to keep living t...

Special Pokémon GO event to kick off Sunday in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The developer of mobile game phenomenon Pokémon GO is hosting a special event Sunday (Nov. 22) in Tainan, where Pokémon trainers can catch featured monsters ...

High-speed vessel to ply route linking Tainan and Taiwan's Penghu County

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The passenger ship Natchan Rera (麗娜輪) will sail from Tainan’s Anping Harbor to the outlying island county of Penghu from Nov. 20–22 in a trial run before opera...

Foodpanda, southern Taiwan city team up to roll out reusable food containers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tainan has joined hands with foodpanda to introduce reusable take-out containers for food delivery services in a bid to reduce the use of throwaway tableware. The trial...

Municipal chiefs in southern Taiwan tussle over braised pork rice

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Facebook post by Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chi-mai (陳其邁) on Saturday (Oct. 17) has set off a tussle between the mayors of Kaohsiung and Tainan over which city's braised p...

Southern Taiwan mayor fined for violations of indoor mask-wearing rule

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tainan Mayor Huang Wei-cher (黃偉哲) on Monday (Aug. 24) received the city's first mask violation ticket after removing his face covering during an indoor ceremony to tak...

Taiwan's Tainan donates medical supplies to sister cities in US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The southern city of Tainan has donated a large number of epidemic prevention supplies to its U.S. partners in the Sister Cities Program, advocating the slogan "Taiwa...

Chimei Green Energy Park opens in south Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Chimei Corporation (奇美實業) has officially launched its Green Energy Park in Tainan, combining ground-mounted solar panels with more than 22,000 preserved trees...

Tainan testing autonomous bus in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tainan City began testing self-driving bus routes in the Southern Taiwan Science Park on Sunday (Aug. 9). During the initial testing phase, the autonomous buses will no...

Taiwan's Tainan to make mask-wearing compulsory indoors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The southern city of Tainan will re-enact its compulsory mask-wearing policy in all indoor spaces as a precautionary measure amid the country's increased number of imp...

Taiwan's political leaders offer condolences on Lee Teng-hui's passing

Political leaders across party lines on Thursday expressed their condolences on the passing of Taiwan's first popularly elected president Lee Teng-hui (李登輝). Lee died aged 97 from septic shock ...