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SCMP compares Pelosi's Taiwan trip to Pearl Harbor attack

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An opinion piece published in the SCMP on Tuesday (Aug. 9) compared the visit of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The SCMP, which...

Taiwan reports 27,597 local COVID cases, 89 deaths

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 27,597 local COVID cases on Thursday (July 14), a 7.5% decrease from the previous day. CECC Spokesperson Chuang Jen...

Taiwan's Kaohsiung honors Abe with white lights

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Major landmarks in Kaohsiung were lit up with white lights on Saturday (July 9) to honor former Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo, who was fatally shot while campaigning ...

Kaohsiung police urge netizens not to share disinformation video

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kaohsiung’s police bureau on Saturday (April 16) clarified the origins of footage showing police shooting a mobster dead in a recent disinformation video that has be...

Mercury drops to 7.9 degrees in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The temperature plummeted to 7.9 degrees Celsius on Monday (Feb. 21) as the first cold snap of the winter hit Taiwan, prompting the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) to issue a...

German, Japanese chip material suppliers continue to expand in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — German and Japanese semiconductor material suppliers are continuing to expand their presence in Taiwan as new geopolitical and technological dynamics transform the global ...

Taiwan's Kaohsiung reports 12 new COVID cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Friday (Feb. 4) reported 12 new COVID-19 cases in Kaohsiung City. CECC head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) announced 25 lo...

Taiwan’s KMT leaders dine together, post photo to social media

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Four leaders from Taiwan’s Kuomintang (KMT) opposition party shared a meal together on Thursday (Jan. 27) and posted a group photo to social media. Former Kaoshiu...

Taiwan's Kaohsiung dismisses rumors TSMC will move plant to CPC-owned land

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kaohsiung’s Environmental Protection Bureau (EPB) has dismissed rumors that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is planning to relocate its plant to la...

New Taipei mayor leaves media guessing on whether he will seek KMT mantle

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei City Mayor Hou You-ih (侯友宜) on Monday (Jan. 10) made a statement on whether he aims to take up the mantle of Kuomintang (KMT) party leadership. There are wid...

Han Kuo-yu's book release attracts over 10,000 fans to Taipei park

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Kaoshiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) held a book launch in Taipei’s Daan Park on Sunday (Jan. 2). Access was granted to over 10,000 people who bought Han&rsquo...

Han Kuo-yu has no plans to relive ‘Hanliu’ magic in Taiwan's 2022 elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), the Kuomintang’s (KMT) unlikely superstar candidate who rode a wave of populist support in 2018 to claim victory in the Kaoshiung mayoral election,...

Taiwan's Kaohsiung home measuring 22-ping on market for nearly US$18 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A homeowner has put his 22-ping property (one ping equals 3.3 square meters) up for sale in Kaoshiung for an astonishing NT$500 million (US$17.98 million). The homeowne...

Woman investigated for arson after discarding mosquito coil before Kaohsiung fire

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A woman is being investigated for arson after it was found that a mosquito coil she discarded was found at the suspected point of origin of a fire that killed 46 and injur...

COVID-positive 'Sweet Potato Grandma' failed to register customers in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kaohsiung City officials are calling on members of the public who purchased food from the "Sweet Potato Grandma" to undergo rapid screening for COVID-19 after sh...