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Bird flu outbreak requires culling of 12,794 chickens in Tainan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A chicken farm in Tainan’s Jiali District was infected with an H5N1 subtype of bird flu, requiring the culling of 12,794 chickens on Saturday (Feb. 24). Tainan Ci...

Taiwan's most powerful female ghost joins the 2024 Lantern Festival in Tainan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At the 2024 Taiwan Lantern Festival in Tainan, a lantern display honoring one of Taiwan’s most famous ghosts, Chen Shouniang (陳守娘), has gained attention. The work...

Yanshui Beehive Fireworks Festival begins in Tainan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tainan City Government held a press conference to announce the annual Yanshui Beehive Fireworks Festival will begin on Friday (Feb. 23). The event starts at Emperor Gua...

Spicy shrimp chips pulled from shelves in Taiwan for prohibited additive

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Spicy shrimp chips, sold under the brand name Hsia Wei Hsien (蝦味先), produced by Yu Zong Foods (裕榮食品), were pulled from the shelves on Tuesday (Feb. 20) in Kaohsiung after ...

Tainan man finds 'mummified mouse' inside dried tofu package

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tainan City and Taichung City health departments are jointly investigating the report of a "mummified mouse" found in a partially consumed package of dried tofu....

Tainan completes construction of revamped beach recreation area

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Tainan City Government completed its New Ocean Paradise project on Monday (Feb. 5), opening the area to the public. Subsidized by the Ministry of Transportation and...

Implications and politics behind Taiwan's new legislative speaker

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — At the first session of the newly-elected legislature, Kuomintang (KMT) legislator-at-large and former Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) was elected speaker, or more form...

Stone steles vandalized in Tainan's historic park

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Sixty-two stone steles were found splashed with an unknown liquid that discolored them in Tainan’s Dananmen on Friday (Jan. 26), per CNA. The Cultural Affairs Bur...

Magnitude 5.2 earthquake strikes eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 5.2 earthquake rocked east Taiwan at 2:11 a.m. on Monday (Jan. 29), according to the Central Weather Administration (CWA). The epicenter of the temblor was ...

Tainan reports success in NT$20 billion flood control measures

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Tainan city government said the NT$20 billion (US$637 million) investment in the past five years for flood control measures was successful. In the press release, Ta...

Cold wave claims 11 lives within 1 day in Tainan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A cold wave is thought to be the cause of 11 separate cases of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) in Tainan between 8 a.m. Monday (Jan. 22) and 8 a.m. Tuesday (Jan. 23)...

Netherlands presents program for Taipei book fair

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The guest of honor at next month’s Taipei International Book Exhibition (TIBE), the Netherlands, will focus on history, tolerance, and sustainable design, reports sa...

South Taiwan man in hot water for using cell phone at poll station

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An elderly Tainan man surnamed Zhang (張) landed himself in trouble by taking his cell phone into the polling station in Annan District's Anfu Village Activity Center o...

Presidential candidates cast ballots as Taiwan election kicks off

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's three presidential candidates in the 2024 general election cast their ballots early Saturday (Jan. 13) morning as Taiwanese head to the polls to decide the na...

Temperatures could drop below 8 C in north Taiwan next 2 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As a continental cold air mass arrives in Taiwan on Wednesday (Jan. 10), the mercury in the north could drop to 8 C on Thursday and Friday (Jan. 11-12). Meteorologist D...