Kaohsiung City

Taipei 'can help out' in territorial rows

Taipei says it can play an important role in territorial disputes in the South China Sea, and that rival claimants such as the Philippines and Vietnam have tried to persuade it not to side with Beijing.

Wednesday, 23 May, 2012, 12:00am

Taiwan's beacon on Spratlys may stoke tensions

Taiwan will soon build a tactical air navigation system on one of the Spratly Islands, in a move that could reignite tensions in the South China Sea.

The flight-guiding system will be built on the runway on Taiping Islet, the largest of the Spratlys archipelago, a military spokesman said yesterday.

8 Feb 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

Taiwan to boost Spratly defences

Taiwan plans to bolster the defences of Taiping Island, the largest islet in the Spratlys, after increased tensions in the South China Sea.

Taipei is to act to uphold its claim over the Spratlys - also claimed by the mainland, Brunei, Malaysia, Philippines and Vietnam - after remaining relatively quiet in recent territorial disputes over the islands.

27 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

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.

17 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Taipei makes an electric claim

Taiwan has begun installing a solar power system to generate most of the electricity on its occupied Taiping islet, the largest of the Spratly Islands, located in the South China Sea, despite mounting tensions in the region.

8 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

This land is our land

One of six claimants to archipelagos in the South China Sea, Taiwan has been largely forgotten by the world's media in its coverage of territorial disputes in the resource-rich waters.

24 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Making tracks to Taiwan's leisure hub

A night market voted the best in Taiwan crowns a sparkling, oddly varied, high-rise centre of Kaohsiung, Taiwan's once-gritty factory hub which now seeks to reinvent itself as leisure magnet.

11 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Southern exposure

It seems fitting to arrive by ship in a city with such a rich maritime history. From the top deck of the Silver Whisper cruise ship, Kaohsiung, Taiwan's second-largest city, looms out of the morning mist. The liner passes through a narrow harbour mouth into a bustling port, where tankers, freighters and battleships line up in neat rows.

1 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Conference for Kaohsiung

The Kaohsiung Harbour Bureau is organising the 1998 International Conference on Shipping Development & Port Management to be held in Kaohsiung between March 26 and 29.

Organisers said the conference would be a forum for scholars, shipping lines and officials to exchange ideas and information on shipping development and port management.

14 Jan 1998 - 12:00am

Taiwan giant due in 1997

WHILE Hong Kong looks forward to its change of sovereignty in 1997, Taiwan is looking ahead for quite another reason.

In that year, the T&C Tower in the southern industrial port of Kaohsiung will become its tallest building.

When completed, the 348-metre tall T&C Tower will boast 85 storeys of office space, hotel rooms and serviced apartments.

17 Jan 1996 - 12:00am

Worker falls

A WORKER fell to his death while demolishing scaffolding in Pratas Street, Shamshuipo. Police said Kwok Chi-keung, 46, had a safety belt but the bamboo he was attached to also broke away.

5 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

Taiwan police vessels patrol near Spratlys

RELATIONS between the mainland and Taiwan could be affected by reports that two Taiwan police cruise boats recently completed patrols of the Spratly Islands.

It was the first such move by Taiwan police, according to the Taiwan press.

Both Beijing and Taipei have laid claims to the Spratlys.

17 May 1994 - 12:00am

Navy rescues 13 seamen

THIRTEEN seamen on board a boat which ran aground on a reef 250 kilometres southeast of Hong Kong were rescued by the Royal Navy yesterday.

The men were last night taken to Stonecutters Island on board the HMS Plover.

28 Feb 1994 - 12:00am