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Could Kaohsiung’s floating restaurant be tribute to Hong Kong’s sunken Jumbo?

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – The loss of the Jumbo Floating Restaurant in Hong Kong was both suspicious and symbolic. Suspicious because no one quite knows how it sank (or indeed, whether it did...

Many at Los Angeles travel show wonder when Taiwan will open to tourists

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — American visitors at Taiwan’s booth at the Los Angeles Travel & Adventure Show, which returned March 12-13 after a two-year interruption from the COVID-19 pandem...

Chen says COVID outbreak in Taiwan has 'stabilized,' cases down 24%

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The head of the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Feb. 14) said that the situation with the COVID outbreak in Taiwan is "stable" and "contro...

Taiwan confirms 14 local COVID cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan confirmed 14 local and 40 imported COVID-19 cases on Sunday (Jan. 30) and no new deaths, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC). The local cases...

Taiwan sees link between COVID outbreak in Kaohsiung and the Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Genome sequencing has shown a link between a local COVID-19 cluster centered on the Port of Kaohsiung and an Omicron type prevalent in the Philippines, officials said Satu...

Taiwan bans food on public transport, limits religious activities during LNY

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid a rapid expansion of local COVID-19 infections, the government announced Saturday (Jan. 22) it was banning eating on public transportation and limiting religious even...

More infections tied to Kaohsiung Harbor recorded in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Five new COVID cases tied to an Omicron cluster infection in Kaohsiung Harbor are expected to be announced on Saturday (January 22), while northern Taiwan is gripped by a ...

South Taiwan mayor blasts COVID case for not reporting wedding attendance

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a press conference on Friday (Jan. 21), Tainan Mayor Huang Wei-che (黃偉哲) condemned an individual who tested positive for COVID-19 for not reporting his travel history f...

Omicron cluster infection in Taiwan's Kaohsiung rises to 13

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Ten new COVID cases tied to an Omicron family cluster infection of three in Kaohsiung have been detected, bringing the total to 13. On Thursday (Jan. 20), the Kaohsiung...

'Long-haired beauty' imbibing with CECC director revealed to be under investigation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the controversy over a video from last June showing a maskless Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) singing karaoke songs continues, one of the revelers...

Crowds gather for National Day fireworks in Taiwan’s Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Crowds massed at several viewing spots in Kaohsiung for Taiwan’s National Day fireworks, which began at 8:00 p.m. on Sunday (Oct. 10) at the city’s harbor. ...

Tickets for balloon rides in Taiwan’s Kaohsiung sell out instantly

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of 700 tickets for tethered hot air balloon rides at the Love River in downtown Kaohsiung and in Tianliao District sold out in five minutes on Saturday (Sept. 2). ...

Ten spots to watch Double Ten Day fireworks in Taiwan’s Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The fireworks display for Taiwan’s National Day (Double Ten Day) will take place at Kaohsiung Harbor on Oct. 10, and the city government has announced the 10 best vi...

Taiwan culls 154 smuggled rare cats

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of 154 rare cats with an estimated market value of NT$10 million (US$357,000) were culled after being discovered on a smugglers’ ship, reports said Saturday ...

Taiwan port operator denies Chinese interests control largest harbor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The state-run operator of Taiwan’s ports denied reports Tuesday (Aug. 10) that Chinese interests had too much control over the country’s largest harbor, Kaohsi...