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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...

Letter to Editor: Taiwan's recall mechanism needs an overhaul

Sunday's double election results in Taipei and Taichung thankfully proves a positive trend toward electing and endorsing appropriate legislators to represent their constituents. Many of us breathe...

Taiwan’s ruling DPP beats opposition KMT in Taichung legislative by-election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Lin Ching-yi (林靜儀) of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party was elected to the legislature for Taichung City's second electoral district on Sunday (Jan. 9) in a by-e...

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...

Articles by Taiwan’s RW News ‘wiped out’ in cyberattack

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new media outlet in Taiwan that went live last month has been hit by a cyberattack that saw all its articles vanish in a second and triggered fears over press freedom in...

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 turns to Matsu for drought relief

Irrigation authorities in Taiwan are turning to Matsu on Sunday (March 7) for help to resolve the nation's drought, teaming up with Dajia Jenn Lann Temple in Taichung City, to pray to the deity fo...

Taiwan schedules religious procession for April despite COVID pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The annual Dajia Matsu pilgrimage will go ahead in April despite the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, organizers announced Friday (Feb. 26). Last year’s edition o...

Dajia Matsu Pilgrimage in C. Taiwan to take place June 11-20

Organizers of the Dajia Matsu Pilgrimage, the largest annual religious procession in Taiwan, said Monday that the event will be held this year from June 11-20, nearly three months later than the origi...

Jenn Lann Temple in C Taiwan donates NT$30 million for virus prevention

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The chairman of the temple that organizes the annual Dajia Matsu Pilgrimage (大甲媽祖遶境) told the media on Thursday (Feb. 27) that the temple had donated NT$30 million (US$980...

Dajia Matsu Pilgrimage to proceed in central Taiwan despite public concern

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The annual pilgrimage of the goddess Matsu and her worshippers will proceed as scheduled from March 19 to 28, the organizers said during a press conference Wednesday (Feb....

Fears of coronavirus cast shadow over upcoming Dajia Mazu Pilgrimage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to rise in Taiwan, worries that the upcoming Mazu temple tour, which draws thousands of participants to central Taiwan each...

Taiwan Statebuilding Party candidate wins in KMT stronghold

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chen Po-wei (陳柏惟) of the Taiwan Statebuilding Party (TSP, 台灣基進) has secured a legislative election win over the Kuomintang's (KMT) Yen Kuan-heng (顏寬恒) in Taichung City...

5 injured in melee after pro-China gangster 'White Wolf' shows up at Taiwan's Dajia Matsu Pilgrimage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Complete chaos and multiple injuries ensued when former gang leader and current head of the Chinese Unity Promotion Party (CUPP, 統促黨) Chang An-le (張安樂), who is nicknamed the &l...