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2020/08/25 | Hiro Fu

OPINION: Does the DPP Victory in Kaohsiung Mark a Return To Normal?

The by-election has brought a few aspects of Taiwanese politics into focus: party domination, the KMT's failed choice in choosing a candidate, and the high expectations that Mayor Chen will be facing.

2020/08/15 | Nicholas Haggerty

Chen Chi-mai Wins Kaohsiung Mayoral By-Election

Chen Chi-mai of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has been elected mayor of Kaohsiung.

2020/08/15 | Steven Yeo

Kaohsiung Mayoral By-Election Final Results

After former presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu was ousted from the Kaohsiung Mayoral Office in a recall election, contenders from the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), the Kuomintang (KMT) and the Taiwan People's Party (TPP) are seeking to replace him in a by-election held today.

2020/05/13 | TJ Ting

Han Kuo-yu’s Last-Ditch Gambit Against Recall Election

Han Kuo-yu faces a recall election on June 6. His play is to heighten contradictions, forcing voters to choose a side.

2019/02/14 | David Evans

OPINION: Looking Back on a Farcical Start to the Han Kuo-yu Era

The start of Han Kuo-yu's reign as mayor of Kaohsiung has been defined by lies, more lies and a lack of accountability.

2018/09/20 | Eryk Smith

OPINION: In Kaohsiung, There Are Limits to the Multilingual Love

The axes are out for a politician advocating for languages other than English and Chinese to be kept out of the classroom.

2018/08/29 | Eryk Smith

Taiwan's Great Deluge of 2018: Anger, Finger-Pointing and Helplessness

Drenched with torrential rains, south Taiwanese have just about had it with the ineptitude of their politicians at managing natural disasters.

2018/05/24 | Eryk Smith

Kaohsiung Builds but People May Need a Nudge Before They Come

Kaohsiung is constructing monuments to progress, but basic quality-of-life improvements are needed to make the city truly livable.

2018/03/04 | Eryk Smith

A Landline Poll Will Determine the Future of Kaohsiung

The DPP's quirky nomination process will all but secure the seat of the next mayor of Kaoshiung.

2018/02/21 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

Kaohsiung Fights to Reclaim Polluted Ground

Kaohsiung will struggle to get its oil-soaked soil back to baseline.

2018/01/22 | Eryk Smith

OPINION: Should Kaohsiung Spend US$100M Repairing Rural Roads?

One of Southern Taiwan's main tourist attractions is languishing for a lack of infrastructure funds.

2017/12/13 | Eryk Smith

OPINION: Time for Kaohsiung to Wage War against Pollution

Taiwan's southern city needs to change it's culture of helplessness.

2017/06/07 | David Green

Q&A: ArtLord’s Mike Yang on VR Gaming, Deep Terror and Turning Taiwan's South Digital

Can animation, virtual reality, and digital content replace heavy industry and manufacturing in Taiwan's south?

2016/09/08 | ZiQing Low

Taiwan's Municipalities Under Pressure to Resolve Land Disputes

Residents in Kaohsiung and Tainan are accusing their municipal governments of not respecting them as land disputes heat up.

2016/02/06 | Olivia Yang

Earthquake Strikes Southern Taiwan Leaving Dozens Trapped

A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck southern Taiwan early morning February 6, demolishing buildings in Tainan City and trapping dozens in the rubble.

2015/11/27 | Yang

Five Cities in Taiwan Fight for Taiwan's Identity in International Organization

The mayor of Kaohsiung, along with Taichung, Tainan and Taipei, signed the letter of protest to the secretary general of ICLEI. As mentioned in the letter, Kaohsiung and the other four cities work hard to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and have made good achievements. There is no reason for the cities to accept the mistake made by ICLEI, which may disrupt the friendship between both sides.