Kaohsiung - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Kaohsiung


Sex trafficking: Taiwanese police find Indonesian, Filipina women trapped in small dorm

Jan 23, 2017 - 7:33 PM

A Taiwanese man and his Filipina wife were apprehended for forcing 10 Southeast Asian women to become sex workers

TRAFFICKED. 10 Southeast Asian women were forced to become sex workers by a couple in Taiwan. Photo from Kaohsiung City Police

Taiwan braces for tropical storm Fung-Wong

Sep 20, 2014 - 7:45 PM

Authorities urge people in low laying areas to take precautions against flooding

HEADING TO TAIWAN. A handout satellite image provided by the Taiwan Central Weather Bureau, shows the progress of Typhoon Fung-Wong (Pheonix) approaching Taiwan from the Philippines, September 20, 2014. Photo by Central Weather Bureau Handout/EPA

Taiwan city evacuates residents from gas blast site

Aug 08, 2014 - 1:34 PM

The massive blasts in the southern city of Kaohsiung last Thursday left 30 dead and more than 300 injured

Taiwan opens investigation into gas explosion disaster

Aug 02, 2014 - 9:01 PM

Taiwan s president promises a swift investigation into the cause of deadly gas explosions that rocked the island s densely populated second city as residents accused local authorities of failing to avert the tragedy

HALF-MAST. Flags would be flown at half-mast at government offices and schools across the island from August 5 for 3 days to mourn the victims of the blasts and the air crash.

Taiwan battens down for Typhoon Matmo

Jul 22, 2014 - 10:08 PM

Taiwan gets ready for its first tropical storm of 2014

Taiwan typhoon victims lose compensation suit

Apr 25, 2014 - 9:08 PM

A Taiwanese district court rules it was impossible for officials to predict the occurrence of mudslides that buried the village

COMPENSATION CLAIM. Villagers are rescued as they wait on top of a damaged bridge following a mudslide in Kaohsiung county, Southern Taiwan, 12 August 2009. File photo by Hou Si-Jun/EPA