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Air quality shows improvement as sky is clear enough to spot Taiwan's highest peak: Taichung Mayor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taichung Mayor Lu Shiow-yen (盧秀燕) posted a picture on Monday (July 4) taken from downtown that is said to be proof of improving air quality in Taichung, which has a reputa...

The battle for Taichung is on

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — On the evening of November 24, 2018, the citizens of Taiwan’s second-largest city were stunned as Lu Shiow-yen (盧秀燕) of the Kuomintang (KMT) beat incumbent Taichun...

Video shows residents rescued from burning building in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Video has surfaced showing the rescue of two trapped residents from a burning apartment building in Taichung on Sunday (March 6). According to Taichung Mayor Lu Shiow-y...

6 dead, 6 injured in central Taiwan apartment fire

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A fire broke out in an apartment building in Taichung City on Sunday evening (March 6), leaving six dead and six injured. According to Taichung Mayor Lu Shiow-yen (盧秀燕)...

The joyous variety in Taiwanese chosen names

Taiwan has a long, painful history with personal names. During the Japanese occupation, those who didn't take a Japanese name were discriminated against, while patriotic names were encouraged d...

Taiwan’s Taichung to add radiation detectors following proposed removal of Fukushima food ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taichung City Government is procuring additional equipment for radiation detection among other measures in the wake of Taiwan's proposed lifting of import restrict...

Taiwan KMT Chair Eric Chu keeps his head, just barely, for now

On the eve of the recall vote against Freddy Lim (林昶佐) and the legislative by-election in Taichung on Jan. 9, with the credibility of the Kuomintang (KMT) on the line, something extremely unusual happ...

Hou Yu-ih's manifesto for future of Taiwan politics

In recent years, the Kuomintang (KMT) has shifted to overheated accusations like accusing the Tsai administration of being “a dictatorship” that is imposing a “green terror.” ...

Pro-unification populist leads crowd to KMT HQ, lectures Chu on party leadership

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Pro-unification figure Chang Ya-chung (張亞中) led a crowd of supporters to Kuomintang (KMT) headquarters on Wednesday (Dec. 22), calling for party reform and for Chairperson...

Taiwan referendums: Eric Chu lost, Hou Yu-ih won

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Saturday the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) eked out narrow “no” victories on all four referendum items, but it wasn’t an impressive victory. I...

Taiwan's referendums steeped in irony

Since the early 1990s, there has been one clear distinction between the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) and the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP): The KMT views Taiwan as part of China, and the DPP d...

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 ...