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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. ...

Taiwan fighter jet wreckage recovered for crash investigation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Wreckage from the F-5E fighter jet that crashed into the sea last October was transported to the Port of Kaohsiung on Saturday (May 1), a day after it was retrieved. Th...

Eastern Taiwan county exports pineapple custard apples to Dubai instead of China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following a Chinese import ban on Taiwanese pineapples, Taitung County has decided to export pineapple custard apples to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) instead, r...

Coronavirus outbreak on Taiwan’s Goodwill Fleet began before arrival in Palau

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An outbreak of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) on board a ship in the Navy's Goodwill Fleet began two days before it reached Taiwan’s Pacific ally of Palau, an ...

31 Kaohsiung cab drivers who carried Westerdam passengers face Wuhan virus risk

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After news broke that an American passenger on the cruise ship MS Westerdam had contracted the Wuhan coronavirus, the Kaohsiung Department of Health on Sunday (Feb. 16) as...

World Dream sets sail from Kaohsiung, Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – World Dream, a luxury cruise ship operated by Genting Cruise Lines, set sail from the Port of Kaohsiung Monday (July 1) on the first of three voyages that are expected to ...

Large quantities of smuggled North Korean cigarettes seized in Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Kaohsiung Customs seized a shipping container filled with smuggled North Korean cigarettes worth more than NT$50 million (US$1.6 million) on Friday (June 21), Liberty Time...

US forces China's COSCO to relinquish ownership of California port

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On orders from the Trump administration, Chinese ownership of the Port of Long Beach in California has been rescinded and officially transferred to a U.S. firm. The dea...

Filipino man arrested for murder on Taiwanese fishing boat arrives in Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Filipino arrested on suspicion of fatally stabbing two of his countrymen on a Taiwan fishing boat, arrived in Kaohsiung yesterday (March 18). The fisherman has been identi...

Breaking News: Chinese COSCO executive leaps to his death from Taipei hotel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Chinese business executive from China's state-owned COSCO Shipping Lines Co., Ltd. fell to his death from the window of the 15th floor of a hotel in Taipei City early thi...

Man faces charges for spreading rumor of 'collapsed building' in Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Taiwanese netizen now faces charges after he started a false rumor on Thursday (Dec. 6) that a building at the Port of Kaohsiung had collapsed, reported UDN. On Thursday, ...

China's pressure on Tsai weighs on local Taiwan elections

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China's pressure campaign looms large as Taiwan holds local elections Saturday in what is seen partly as a referendum on the policies of independence-leaning President ...

China's pressure on Tsai weighed in local Taiwan elections

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China and its growing pressure campaign loom large as Taiwan holds elections for mayors and other local officials Saturday, in what is partly seen as a referendum on the policies...

Taiwan commissions warships amid China threat warnings

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's president has commissioned a pair of guided missile frigates that are expected to boost the island's ability to counter Chinese submarines amid rising military threats f...

US Congress approves US$330 million arms sale to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A US$330 million arms package for Taiwan gained U.S. congressional approval by passing a 30-day review process without meeting any opposition by midnight on Wednesday (Oct. 24)...