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  • proper noun A city in south-western Taiwan.


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From Mandarin 嘉義 (Jiāyì), from  (jiā, "excellent") +  (yì, "justice, meaning")


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  • Heavy rainfall in Chiayi, Tainan, Kaohsiung, and Taitung has resulted in record-breaking daily precipitation.

    Global Voices in English » Taiwan: Southern Taiwan devastated by typhoon Morakot 2009

  • The international media wouldn't report that the Chinese city of, say, Chiayi, which is also home to around 300,000 people, saw four of its citizens attempt to commit suicide last month, because it's not news.

    Gizmodo John Herrman 2010

  • The fire official, from Chiayi, said the accident happened when a tree at the side of the line collapsed into the path of the oncoming train.

    Train overturns in Taiwan, killing at least 5 2011

  • The Alishan rail line, running east from the southern city of Chiayi, corkscrews through a series of steep mountains and has long been one of Taiwan's premier tourist attractions.

    Train overturns in Taiwan, killing at least 5 2011

  • SLOW AND STEADY: Soldiers carried a surface-to-air missile named "Tien-Chien," or Sky Sword, to a launcher during a military exercise at a base in Chiayi, Taiwan, Tuesday.

    Photos of the Day: Aug. 24 2010

  • Our first stop was Chiayi or Kagi, as it was known in earlier times.

    Never Forgotten Newsletter 2006

  • The DPP probably would have won Chiayi city as well, but split the "Green" vote with the TSU the DPP candidate was also quite weak, I've heard.

    Archive 2008-02-01 Michael Turton 2008

  • In an effort to reform, he can bring in some younger people who believe in reform to help implement it, such as Taoyuan County Commissioner Eric Chu (朱立倫) and Chiayi Mayor Huang Min-hui (黃敏惠) in such roles as secretary-general or vice-chairman.

    Archive 2008-09-01 Michael Turton 2008

  • A short memorial service was held by the original entrance to the camp before returning to Chiayi.

    Never Forgotten Newsletter 2006

  • From Chiayi we took the train to Kaohsiung and paid a visit to the Taiwan Hellships Memorial at Chijin Beach.

    Never Forgotten Newsletter 2006


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