Taipei Mayor Ko talks of corporate culture, digital governance

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) delivered a speech on the “corporate culture” of his administration and explored issues concerning digital governance at the I-Mei...

Polls put William Lai ahead of Tsai Ing-wen for presidential election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s former Premier William Lai (賴清德) beat incumbent President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) in the latest polls, using both smartphones and landlines, to decide who the De...

Taipei wants to host 2030 Asian Games

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taipei City Government is planning a bid to host the 2030 Asian Games, Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) told reporters Friday (May 17). The Summer Universiade organized in 201...

Taipei Mayor tells Japan media he is preparing to run for president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) is preparing to run for president, Japan’s Asahi Shimbun reported Wednesday (May 5) in an interview with the independent politician...

KMT candidate loses case against Taipei mayoral election result

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taipei District Court on Friday (May 10) rejected Kuomintang (KMT) candidate Ting Shou-chung’s (丁守中) case to have the result of last November’s Taipei City...

Taipei and New Taipei accept each other’s designated trash bags

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taipei and New Taipei began to accept each other's designated trash bags on May 1, 2019, Taipei’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) said on April 29. Ta...

Taiwan New Constitution Foundation shows support for Lai with public polls

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A public poll carried out by the Taiwan New Constitution Foundation (台灣制憲基金會) was published on May 3 on possible presidential match ups for the 2020 election. To judge ...

Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu says he will 'conquer the universe'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) stirred controversy after he pledged that he would "conquer the universe," prompting Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) to ask, "what ...

Photo of the Day: Taipei's North Gate Square at dusk

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- This photo of Beimen (北門), Taipei's best-preserved city wall gate, was taken at dusk on Monday (April 29), just as the "Manhattanhenge" sun set on Zhongxiao West ...

Taiwanese fed up with Chinese flags in Taipei blame Mayor Ko

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After video footage surfaced on Sunday (April 28) showing still more pro-China supporters carrying Communist Chinese flags in Taipei, many Taiwanese netizens have become fed up...

Taiwan’s DPP might plan opinion polls to select presidential candidate from May 27

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) might plan opinion polls to select a presidential candidate from May 27 through 31, with the nominee to be announced on June 5, media repo...

Taiwanese Public Opinion Foundation Chairman: Tsai should step off the 2020 race

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In the wake of more gloomy polls for sitting President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), Taiwanese Public Opinion Foundation (TPOF) Chairman Yu Ying-lung (游盈隆) is urging Tsai not to run for ...

Terry Gou’s KMT candidacy could help DPP in Taiwan presidential election

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- The KMT presidential candidate race is back in the spotlight this week after it was announced that the President of Hon Hai/Foxconn, one of Taiwan’s biggest and most s...

William Lai continues to lead KMT and independent hopefuls for Taiwan's 2020 race: poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Former Premier William Lai (賴清德) leads potential candidates for the 2020 presidential race in a new non-partisan poll. According to the poll conducted by the non-partisan Ta...

Taipei Mayor attends dedication ceremony of new startup lab in Neihu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Taipei City Government in cooperation with the Hongwell Group (宏匯集團) held a dedication ceremony for of a new innovation lab and incubator for start-up companies in the Neih...