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Popularity rankings of local officials reshuffled in Taiwan opinion poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) ranked last among the country's 22 mayors and magistrates in a new survey conducted by CommonWealth Magazine, while Pingtung County M...

New Taipei, Taipei mayors receive best rating for COVID response: Poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei City Mayor Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜) and Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) are receiving the best ratings during their struggles with the current COVID-19 outbreak, accor...

Taiwan’s Taichung puts forward economic relief measures amid outbreak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taichung Mayor Lu Shiow-yen (盧秀燕) announced a new package of relief measures for businesses and vendors who were ordered to shut down after the city imposed a Level 3 COVI...

British envoy discusses green energy with mayor of Taiwan’s Taichung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — British representative to Taiwan John Dennis on Tuesday (April 13) met with Taichung Mayor Lu Shiow-yen (盧秀燕) to share ideas on environmental solutions and transportation ...

Taiwan mayors receive COVID-19 shots

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taoyuan Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan (鄭文燦) was the first central and local government leader to get vaccinated after AstraZeneca jabs were made available on Monday (April 12) to o...

Mayor of Taiwan’s Taichung to join trial run of city’s first MRT line

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taichung Mayor Lu Shiow-yen (盧秀燕) said on Tuesday (March 23) that she will be on the first train of the Taichung MRT Green Line’s second trial run, which departs at ...

Taichung, Taiwan Power Company at odds over coal-fired units at power plant

The Taichung City government and the state-owned electricity supplier, Taiwan Power Co. (Taipower), were at loggerheads Sunday on whether some of the Taichung Power Plant's coal-fired units should...

Sea goddess, air force C-130s called upon to fight Taiwan drought

Taiwan is drilling wells, seeding clouds, and beseeching a gold-faced sea goddess to help the sub-tropical island ride out its most serious drought in about half a century after rain-soaking typhoons ...

Central Taiwan city to set plans for possible water rationing this week

The central Taiwan city of Taichung, among those hardest hit by an ongoing drought, will begin to finalize plans for possible water rationing this week, Taichung City Mayor Lu Shiow-yen (盧秀燕) said rec...

Taiwan's Taichung MRT line gets rid of China-made couplers, launch set for April 25

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Having replaced faulty Chinese-made couplers, the Taichung mass rapid transit (MRT) system's Green Line is set to resume trial operations on March 25 and to commence o...

Taiwanese woman fined NT$200,000 for having boyfriend over during quarantine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A woman in Taichung has been fined NT$200,000 (US$7,156) for inviting her boyfriend over to her house while she was undergoing her mandatory 14-day quarantine. Accordin...

Taiwanese man fined NT$1 million for violating quarantine 7 times in 3 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese businessman who recently returned from China has been fined NT$1 million (US$35,700) for violating his quarantine seven times within three days. A resident ...

Mayor of central Taiwan city absent from AIT video after criticism of US pork

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A video by the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) looking back at the year featured many Taiwanese politicians but not Taichung City Mayor Lu Shiow-yen (盧秀燕), Taiwanese me...

Japanese manufacturer apologizes for Taichung MRT train malfunction

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Japanese manufacturer of the trains used in the Taichung mass rapid transit (MRT) system apologized Monday (Dec. 21) for a major malfunction that led to the suspension...

Taichung mayor chews out AIT director over US pork imports to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The mayor of Taichung caused a diplomatic incident on Wednesday (Dec. 16) when she publicly lectured the de facto American ambassador to Taiwan over U.S. pork imports cont...