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News) – On orders from the Trump administration, Chinese ownership of the Port of Long Beach in California has been rescinded and officially transferred to a U.S. firm.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

US Navy research vessel docks in Taiwan amid China tensions

BEIJING (AP) — A U.S. Navy research vessel has docked in Taiwan amid tensions with China over trade and arms sales. Taiwan's official Central News Agency says the Thomas G. Thompson ...

US Navy research vessel docks at Taiwan’s Port of Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A research vessel owned by the U.S. Navy was seen docking at the No. 9 Pier at the Port of Kaohsiung, sparking speculation about the purpose of its visit to Taiwan, accord...

German deep-sea research vessel visits Taiwan for ‘fire ice’ exploration

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The deep-sea research vessel RV Sonne arrived at the Banana Pier of Port of Kaohsiung,Oct. 12, on a mission conducted by University of Bremen in Germany to conduct a searc...

China's state-owned Cosco takes over Port of Kaohsiung: report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- It appears that China's state-run shipping and logistics giant China Ocean Shipping Company (Cosco) could now own the Port of Kaohsiung, the largest harbor in Taiwan, thoug...

Drugs seized in Philippines not from Taiwan: Finance Ministry

Taiwan's Ministry of Finance (MOF) on Sunday denied allegations by the Philippines that recent consignments of illicit drugs smuggled into the country were sourced in Taiwan. The ministry has c...