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Administrative Divisions of the Republic of China

E-mail threat to attack buildings seen as a hoax

The government is regarding an e-mailed threat to attack four skyscrapers in Taiwan's two largest cities as a hoax, but says the authorities will not relax their vigilance in maintaining security.

Saturday, 17 September, 2011, 12:00am

Cranes busy again as Taiwan expands ports

Just two years ago, the Port of Keelung, Taiwan's No 2 port, had a near-death experience.

As harbour cranes lay idle and empty ship containers piled up onshore in the depths of the latest world economic downturn, port workers in the northern coast city wondered if it was time to pack up.

19 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Look on the bite side

Liuho Night Market is to the southern Taiwan city of Kaohsiung what Times Square is to New York or Tiananmen is to Beijing. The outdoor market, filled with stalls selling everything from snake meat to belt buckles, lights up the night a few hundred metres from the city's central railway station.

11 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Premier orders report on buses lost to Megi

Taiwanese Premier Wu Den-yih called yesterday for a comprehensive report within a month about who should be held responsible for two tragic bus accidents last week as Super Typhoon Megi struck the island.

27 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

A lifetime in the party

1953 born in Beijing, the son Xi Zhongxun, who was vice premier from 1959 to 1962

1975-1979 studied at Tsinghua University; majored in chemical engineering

1979-1982 secretary at the General Office of the State Council and the General Office of the Central Military Commission

19 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Making up for lost time

Taiwan might have been a little late on the scene - with Mice initiatives not getting under way until 2005 - but what a difference five years make.

24 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Shoe capital steps into the future

Just 12 months ago, the railway station in Jinjiang, Fujian province, part of the mainland's new high-speed rail network, was an untidy construction site.

28 May 2010 - 12:00am

Fujian team opens doors with fruitful mission to Taiwan

On a sunny morning earlier this month in Kaohsiung, the governor of Fujian province, Huang Xiaojing, munched on a Taiwanese banana and celebrated the inauguration of a direct ferry route between Xiamen and Taiwan's largest port.

27 May 2010 - 12:00am


The bookstores are full. Children and teenagers sit cross-legged on the floor, engrossed in colourful books and manga. Adults lean against shelves, their noses in books. A chef in a soiled white jacket is grabbing a few minutes of reading time before dinner service begins.

18 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Mayor under fire from both sides of political divide over Uygur film

The mayor of Kaohsiung, Taiwan's second-largest city, has found herself in the firing line over the controversial screening of a documentary about Uygur activist Rebiya Kadeer.

22 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

World Games get grand kick-off, but mainland athletes stay away

The World Games opened in southern Taiwan yesterday, although the mood was dampened by a decision by mainland athletes to boycott the opening ceremony.

17 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Taipei revives financial-markets link to Hong Kong and Shanghai

The Taipei city government is reviving a proposal to create a dialogue platform with Hong Kong and Shanghai, in an attempt to link the three major financial markets.

29 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Swim arranged from Fujian to Taiwanese islet

Taiwan and the mainland will hold their first official cross-strait swimming competition between Quemoy and Xiamen in August in a further sign of warming ties, a Taiwanese official said.

16 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Nature's bounty in store for visitors

Everyone knows that Taipei is the capital of Taiwan - but fewer travellers are aware that Tainan, on the southwest coast, is not only the oldest metropolis on the island but was also once the seat of government.

29 May 2009 - 12:00am

City roundup

A look at key business travel destinations and where to relax between meetings

31 Mar 2008 - 12:00am