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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 ...

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 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 ...

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...

Taiwan Taichung decides to postpone launch of MRT Green Line

Commercial operations on the first line of the Taichung mass rapid transit (MRT) system, which were suspended due to a major malfunction during trial runs, will not begin as scheduled on Dec. 19, Taic...

Taichung Central Park opens in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taichung Central Park (中央公園) was inaugurated on Sunday (Dec. 6) amid much fanfare celebrating the "Lung of Taichung." Covering an area of about 67 hectares wi...

Taiwan's Taichung MRT trial runs to resume as early as Nov. 30: operator

Trial runs of the first line of the Taichung mass rapid transit (MRT) system, which were suspended after a major malfunction occurred on Saturday, could resume as soon as Nov. 30, its operator said Mo...

Taichung MRT Green Line draws 70,000 on first day of free rides

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taichung's newly opened Taichung Mass Rapid Transit (TMRT) Green Line saw over 70,000 passengers on Monday (Nov. 16), the first day of free operations. The Green Li...

Taiwan's Taichung to offer one-month free ride on MRT Green Line

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taichung Mayor Lu Shiow-yen (盧秀燕) announced Tuesday (Nov. 10) that trial operation of the Taichung Mass Rapid Transit's (TMRT) Green Line will begin Monday (Nov. 16) a...

Maximum one-way fare for Green Line in Taiwan's Taichung set at NT$50

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taichung Mayor Lu Shiow-yen (盧秀燕) said on Saturday (Nov. 7) that the city will come up with a free-ride plan for the trial operation of its MRT's Green Line. The ma...

Medical workers in Taiwan warn against virus complacency as flu cases spike

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Members of the public in Taiwan are cautioned against letting their guard down amid a mitigated coronavirus threat as influenza cases surge, alarming medical experts. P...

Taiwanese woman fined NT$150,000 for lying about hazmat suit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The city of Taichung has fined a woman NT$150,000 (US$5,000) for lying about wearing a hazmat suit after testing positive for Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19). On Monday (J...

New Taipei mayor boasts highest national approval rating

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei Mayor Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜) has received the highest public approval rating of all local government heads in a recent poll by Global Views Monthly magazine. Accord...