Local authorities are pressing for Ching Chuan Kang to be upgraded to international airport status. Taoyuan Airport provides the majority of Taiwan’s international flight service. Taipei City’s Songshan Airport, Kaohsiung Airport, and Taichung Airport offer limited international service to Asian destinations. But since a flash flood disrupted service at Taoyuan Airport in June 2016, Taichung…

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As the political capital and commercial center, Taipei in northern Taiwan is well-known throughout Asia. Many frequent visitors are familiar with Kaohsiung, the major port and industrial powerhouse in the south. Taichung, roughly equidistant between the two, has long been seen as Taiwan’s “third city.” Population statistics suggest a different pecking order, however. The municipality…

Taichung hopes to become a regional hub for international groups. With backing from the central government, the central Taiwan city of Taichung is working on plans to establish a facility to serve as the regional headquarters for international non-government organizations (NGOs) active in Southeast Asia. Announcing the project in July, Taichung Mayor Lin Chia-lung proposed…