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‘Ghost towns’ turned into coveted housing projects in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Housing projects in redevelopment zones dominated the booming property market in northern Taiwan in 2021, according to an analysis by the journal Myhousing. Data sugges...

Taiwan hospital starts booster trial mixing different COVID-19 vaccines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Linkou Chang Gung Memorial Hospital (CGMH) in Taoyuan will conduct a trial for booster COVID-19 shots with results expected as early as March next year. The experim...

‘Thunderbolt House’ in New Taipei demolished to make room for new apartment building

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A deserted, odd-looking structure in New Taipei’s Linkou District has recently been torn down to make room for a new apartment building. Chan Jung-feng (詹榮鋒), dir...

New Taipei City mayor prays for COVID-19 to stay away with Kuai Kuai snacks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At the New Taipei City Government’s Ghost Festival prayer ceremony on Wednesday (Aug. 18), Mayor Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜) wrote phrases such as “Delta, be good and stay...

Taichung's Beitun most popular emerging residential area in Taiwan: Real estate analyst

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Beitun District in Taichung has recorded the highest net growth in residents in the first half of 2021, followed by Linkou and Tamsui districts in New Taipei, where housin...

Taiwan’s power supply crunch to ease as two generators join operation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The tight power supply in Taiwan, characterized by multiple recent outages, is beginning to ease, as two generators began to operate on Thursday (May 20) following yearly ...

Two students test positive for COVID antibodies in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two students from Kang Chiao International School in New Taipei City have tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies, and the school is halting all in-person classes to preve...

Woman in car fleeing police checkpoint in New Taipei shot dead

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei police fired two shots at a sedan fleeing a random checkpoint in Xinzhuang District on Sunday night (April 25), killing one of the two women in the car, CNA rep...

Taiwan to contain lumpy skin disease within 2 weeks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Upon the arrival of 180,000 lumpy skin disease vaccine doses from South Africa, Taiwanese officials expressed confidence Friday (April 23) the nation's cattle outbreak...

Lumpy skin disease inoculation of cattle complete in north Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vaccinations against lumpy skin disease have been carried out throughout northern Taiwan after the first cases to be reported on Taiwan proper were found in New Taipei&rsq...

Lumpy skin disease detected on Taiwan proper for first time

Beef cattle infected with Lumpy skin disease (LSD) were found on a farm in New Taipei's Linkou District on Thursday (April 15) -- the first time in Taiwan proper, according to the Council of Agric...

Hawaii to start quarantine exemption for Taiwanese on Saturday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Travelers from Taiwan who present proof of negative coronavirus tests from select hospitals will be exempt from Hawaii's mandatory 10-day quarantine starting on Saturd...

Taiwanese toxicologist suggests washing banana peels

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a batch of Taiwanese bananas was turned away by a Japanese company on Wednesday (March 10) due to excessive quantities of the fungicide Pyraclostrobin, a toxicologis...

Coal-fired power plants cut output amid poor air quality: Taiwan EPA

Five coal-fired power plants in Taiwan have significantly reduced their output this weekend, due to unhealthy levels of air pollution in large parts of the country, the Environmental Protection Admini...

List of Taiwan targets for China's bombers revealed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid China's show of force last weekend featuring eight bombers and reports that this is a "dress rehearsal" for war, China affairs analyst Ian Easton has pr...