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We're going to sort through all this stuff and figure out what the next course of action will be

New York City mayoral contender John Liu, whose treasurer has been charged with fraud

Thursday, 1 March, 2012, 12:00am

A clean break from the past

Taiwan's second-largest city used to be a place you'd go to inspect a steel factory or watch container ships ooze across a grey harbour ringed by smog. That was 13 years ago. Today, travellers to Kaohsiung, still the island's southern anchor, can drink European wines at bars scores of floors above sea level as the smog parts for views from the mountains to the Taiwan Strait.

14 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Cameraman sues ATV over head injury

A representative of a cameraman who was injured in 2008 in Kaohsiung while covering then-Taiwanese presidential candidate Ma Ying-jeou's campaign for a candidate for the city is suing ATV for unspecified damages in the High Court. Li Tung-kit, then 45, suffered a head injury when he fell from a jeep on January 11, 2008. He needed surgery for a brain haemorrhage after the incident.

9 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Beijing warns Taiwan to keep athletes safe

If you want our athletes, you'd better protect them. That was the message from the mainland's Olympics chief to Kaohsiung mayor Chen Chu in Beijing yesterday.

Ms Chen - a member of Taiwan's pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party - was on the second day of her 'ice-breaking' mainland tour to promote the World Games, to be held in her city in July.

23 May 2009 - 12:00am

Kaohsiung sets a fine example in harbourfront rejuvenation

Someone from our government should take a weekend trip to Kaohsiung, Taiwan, to see how waterfront property can be redeveloped into true open space at a minimum of cost. I used to live in Kaohsiung when its Love River was foul and smelled bad and there was practically no open harbour space. It was a very ugly city then.

29 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Sumimasen, Love

Sumimasen, Love

Chie Tanaka, Wu Huai-chung

Director: Lin Yu-hsien

The southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung is the true star of this wistful look at cross-cultural love.

It isn't too surprising, as Sumimasen, Love was funded by the municipal government in an effort to make the town more visible as a tourist destination.

26 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Tax cuts on cross-strait shipping should not hurt HK, experts say

Experts said recent tax cuts by the central government on cross-strait shipping would not significantly hurt Hong Kong shipping, despite a significant jump in Taiwan-mainland shipping since the cuts took effect.

3 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Exhausted Ma enters the DPP's den in last-ditch bid for backing

'I'm Taiwanese! Taiwan will surely win!' Kuomintang presidential candidate Ma Ying-jeou chanted in a hoarse voice last night to thousands of supporters who converged on an election-eve rally in Kaohsiung - a traditional Democratic Progressive Party stronghold.

22 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

HK cameraman badly hurt in fall

A Hong Kong television cameraman remained unconscious last night in a Kaohsiung hospital after suffering a head injury when he fell from an open-topped vehicle while covering Kuomintang presidential candidate Ma Ying-jeou campaigning for a candidate in the city.

12 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

KMT stars pull out all the stops in appeal to voters

Heavyweight Kuomintang politicians made last-ditch efforts to drum up support for party candidates across the island yesterday, with the party's political star, Ma Ying-jeou, spending most of his time in Kaohsiung to consolidate support in the south, seen as a stronghold of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party.

12 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Bus passenger says Kaohsiung candidate offered to buy votes

A passenger filmed on a bus allegedly used by Taiwan's main opposition Kuomintang to take people to a pre-election rally in Kaohsiung has admitted to prosecutors he was asked by 'one of the mayoral candidates' to buy votes for NT$500 (HK$120).

13 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Banana diplomacy fails to mollify Taiwan's farmers

Southern Taiwanese farmers have not dropped their traditional hostility towards the mainland authorities despite the purchase of hundreds of tonnes of Taiwanese bananas by Beijing.

12 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

KMT candidate wins recount in Kaohsiung

Taiwan's opposition Kuomintang held hopes of winning a crucial mayoral post in Kaohsiung, the traditional stronghold of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party, after the courts approved a recount.

A district court yesterday ordered all ballot boxes impounded after Huang Chun-ying appealed for a recount after his narrow defeat in the southern city.

11 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Taiwan's ruling party wins poll despite scandals

After months of pressure, relief for Chen

Taiwan's ruling Democratic Progressive Party breathed a sigh of relief yesterday after securing its traditional southern stronghold in Kaohsiung in mayoral elections.

10 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Better than Lotto win, says DPP supporter

Thousands of supporters of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party rejoiced last night after the party successfully defended its power base in Kaohsiung.

10 Dec 2006 - 12:00am