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Ed Sheeran arrives in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.K. pop star Ed Sheeran is now in Taiwan as he makes preparations for his concert scheduled for Saturday (Feb. 3). As part of his "Mathematics Tour," Sheeran...

Giant rubber ducks return to Taiwan's waters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than 40,000 people turned out in Kaohsiung on Saturday (Jan. 27) to witness the return of Rubber Duck, the giant rubber duck. Rubber Duck is the name for several 3...

New cruise liner to service Kaohsiung-Penghu route in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The maiden voyage of the Penghu cruise liner operating a regular route from Kaohsiung Port to Magong Port is scheduled to take place at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday (Sept. 6), per...

Container ship at south Taiwan port evacuated after hull takes on water

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A 16,000 TEU container ship anchored off the coast of Kaohsiung began to take on water Thursday morning (July 20), which forced the crew to temporarily evacuate the vessel...

Love River Bay in southern Taiwan open for non-motorized water sports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Kaohsiung City Government has recently announced that Love River Bay near Kaohsiung Harbor is now open for non-motorized water sports to promote the city government&rs...

74,000-ton container ship slams into south Taiwan dock, pilot intoxicated

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A 74,000 ton cargo ship was preparing to berth at the Port of Kaohsiung on Monday (March 20), when it failed to slow down and collided with the wharf. Video taken from ...

Kaohsiung hosts three firework shows from Christmas Eve to New Year’s Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — People in Kaohsiung will have plenty of opportunities to watch fireworks displays during the upcoming Christmas and New Year holidays, with pyrotechnic shows scheduled for...

Indonesian workers able to leave Taiwan after 8 months stuck on ship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Eight Indonesian workers who spent the past eight months on a ship in Kaohsiung harbor were allowed to disembark Friday (Oct. 28) before returning home. The Jian Ye, a ...

Kaohsiung officials address suicide issue after 8 bodies found in 37 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two bodies found in Kaohsiung's waterways on Thursday (Sept. 15) brought the total number of corpses found in rivers and ponds in the city to eight bodies within 37 da...

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...