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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...

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...

Family of 3 confirmed infected with COVID in Taiwan’s Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Kaohsiung City Government on Thursday (Jan. 20) confirmed that a family of three in the southern city has been infected with COVID-19, without any obvious link to the ...

Top New Year's Eve countdown parties across Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With over a dozen New Year's Eve countdown parties planned across Taiwan, the following are some noteworthy events taking place in major cities. Taipei Taipei 10...

Taiwan's Market Expo kicks off in nine cities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's Market Expo is introducing nine traditional markets across the country in a new way. Launched by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Taiwan's Market Expo...

Taiwan animal rights groups condemn killing of 154 cats by government agency

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Quarantine officers in southern Taiwan have provoked criticism from animal rights groups after putting down 154 pet cats on Saturday (Aug. 21) that had been smuggled into ...

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...

Video shows massive container crane collapse at Kaohsiung port

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Video surfaced on social media in Taiwan on Thursday (June 3) showing a massive container crane collapsing and workers running for their lives at the Port of Kaohsiung. ...

National Day fireworks to take place in Taiwan’s Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Day fireworks will take place at Kaohsiung's Pier-2 Art Center this year, as the city has been given the opportunity to host the event again after two dec...

Chinese captain gets 26-year jail term over killings at sea

Kaohsiung District Court on Friday (Jan. 29) sentenced a Chinese national to 26 years imprisonment after he was found guilty of ordering the killing of four pirates at sea in 2012 while serving as the...

Light Up Kaohsiung Port to Mark "Kaohsiung 100"

KAOHSIUNG, TAIWAN - Media OutReach - 30 December 2020 - A full century has elapsed since Kaohsiung's renaming from Takao in 1920. To commemorate this watershed moment in time, the Kaohsiung City Gover...

Russian delegation visits Kaohsiung to discuss bilateral trade, tourism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A delegation from the Representative Office in Taipei for the Moscow-Taipei Coordination Commission (MTC) on Economic and Cultural Coordinating Committee on Wednesday (Nov...

1st pedestrian swing bridge in Taiwan to be inaugurated Monday in Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s first pedestrian swing bridge, which now connects Kaohsiung's Peng-lai Commercial Harbor area with the Pier-2 Art Center, will be inaugurated on Monday ...

Taiwan indicts 6 over illegal ship-to-ship oil transfers to North Korea

Six Taiwanese people were indicted Thursday on charges of using false customs declarations to ostensibly export fuel oil that was in fact transported illegally to unknown buyers in the East China Sea,...

AIT director visits Taiwan Keelung-class destroyer in Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The director of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), Brent Christensen (酈英傑), is visiting Kaohsiung to introduce an example of the security cooperation between the U.S....