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Test runs finish on Kaohsiung Light Rail’s C20-24 stations, on track to open in October

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Test runs on the Kaohsiung Circular Light Rail section from stations C20 – 24 have been completed, and the new section is on track to be open in October, CNA reporte...

Chinese suspected of hacking Taiwan 7-Eleven, TRA signs to mock Pelosi

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese hackers are suspected to be behind the defacement of digital signboards at a Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) station and 7-Eleven stores that mocked U.S. Hous...

Photo of the Day: Mango mania strikes in south Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwan bakes in the sweltering summer heat, this photo of a cool mango treat quickly went viral on social media. The photographer, Brian Houlihan (Instagram @dilli_v...

Light rail station construction in Taiwan's Kaohsiung to be completed ahead of schedule

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Construction of stations C20-24 will be completed in October, two months ahead of schedule, Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chi-mai (陳其邁) said on Saturday (June 9). Completion of ...

Taiwan Tourist Shuttle rolls out 50% discounts on bus fares for 48 routes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —Passengers using electronic tickets to take Taiwan Tourist Shuttle buses (台灣好行) will enjoy 50% discounts on bus fares from now until Sept. 30, the Directorate General of Hi...

Taiwan Navy suspects tail rotor failure as cause of S-70C crash

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A preliminary investigation of the Sikorsky S-70C anti-submarine helicopter crash on Wednesday (June 22) points to a failure of the tail rotor, Navy Chief of Staff Chiang ...

4 injured in Taiwan anti-submarine helicopter crash

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Four Navy officers were injured when their S-70C anti-submarine helicopter crashed during training at their base in Kaohsiung City Wednesday (June 22) afternoon. The ai...

Kaohsiung distributes 25,000 free COVID rapid test kits to delivery riders

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Delivery riders have been frontline workers since the onset of the pandemic and this was recognized by Kaohsiung City Government on Friday (June 10) when it distributed 25...

Transportation minister envisions one high-speed rail line around Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Extensions of the existing high-speed rail line to Yilan in the northeast and to Pingtung in the south will eventually lead to services around Taiwan, Transportation Minis...

Kaohsiung KMT councilor accidentally slams her own party

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — If you can tell the state of a party from the caliber of its officials, then the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) in Kaohsiung is in dire straits indeed. When you think a...

Demolition violations named as cause of Taiwan high-speed rail chaos

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A high-speed rail service breakdown that affected 120,000 travelers was the result of a subcontractor taking down a cement factory tower in one go, reports said Saturday (...

Cement plant accident disrupts Taiwan high-speed rail traffic on holiday eve

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An accident at a cement plant in Kaohsiung City caused a loss of power and disruptions of high-speed rail traffic on the eve of a four-day holiday Friday (April 1). Pow...

South Taiwan base not affected by COVID case: Navy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The case of an officer at the country’s largest naval base in Kaohsiung City who was infected with COVID-19 after a trip to Keelung will not affect Navy operations, ...

Taiwan will not bring spying charges against ex-officer who entered naval base

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A retired officer who entered Zuoying Navy Base last year using forged documents will not face spying charges under the National Security Act, prosecutors said Wednesday (...

First electric bus from Taiwan’s Foxconn hits the road in Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first electric bus manufactured by Foxtron, the subsidiary of Taiwanese electronics maker Foxconn (Hon Hai), began services in Kaohsiung on Wednesday (March 16). Th...