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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...

Taichung 2 by-election: the powerful Yen clan is under siege

Something truly remarkable is happening in Taichung: the once almighty Yen clan that heads the Taichung Black Faction is under attack. Every few days a new allegation against the family surfaces. S...

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...

Fire breaks out at Taiwan's Taichung Power Plant

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A fire broke out Thursday morning (June 10) at the Taichung Power Plant, the fourth-largest coal-fired power station in the world. At 7:09 a.m. on Thursday morning, the...

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...

Coal-fired power plants cut output amid poor air quality: Taiwan EPA

Five coal-fired power plants in Taiwan have significantly reduced their output this weekend, due to unhealthy levels of air pollution in large parts of the country, the Environmental Protection Admini...

Unclaimed body of Taiwanese teenager identified after 3 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The unclaimed body of a Taiwanese teenager was finally identified after three years, during which time it drifted 300 kilometers from Taichung to waters around Turtle Isla...

Dirty energy heats up conflicts in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A confrontation between the Taichung City Government and the Taiwan Power Company (TPC) over air pollution has triggered a round of political arm-wrestling between the cen...

Taichung scraps permits for Taichung Power Plant generators for excessive coal consumption

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taichung Power Plant was issued its third hefty fine on Wednesday (Dec. 25) as the city government announced the revocation of coal-use permits for two of its generato...

Taichung Power Plant fined again for exceeding coal use

Taichung Power Plant has been slapped with another hefty fine totaling NT$6 million (US$198,445) after it failed to cease the use of raw coal for power generation, the city government said Saturday. ...

Central Taiwan power plant fined again for exceeding coal use

The Taichung Power Plant has been slapped with another hefty fine totaling NT$6 million (US$198,445) after it failed to cease the use of raw coal for power generation, the city government said Saturda...

Former Taipei Mayor Eric Chu drops tragic music video

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Taipei mayor Eric Chu (朱立倫) released a music video on Monday (Nov. 3) that has received mixed reviews from netizens. The former chairman of the Kuomintang (KMT) ...

Taiwan's Taipower takes steps to cut coal consumption at Taichung plant

State-run Taiwan Power Co. (Taipower) said Monday that it has taken steps to cut coal consumption at its Taichung power plant as part of efforts to help reduce pollution in the central Taiwanese city....

Taiwan Taichung power plant slapped with NT$60 million fine for pollution

The Taichung City government on Monday imposed a total fine of NT$60 million (US$1.96 million) on a state-run electricity plant for discharging toxic waste water into a river estuary. The coal-fire...