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Results of Taiwan ocean-cleaning “Project Blue” released on Earth Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The environmental protection results of “Project Blue,” which aims to clean marine debris from beaches and the ocean, were released at a press conference on Fr...

Taipei junior, senior high school students, teachers at home April 25-29

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following a surge in COVID-19 cases that has led to school closures, students and teachers at Taipei’s junior and senior high schools will be asked to practice dista...

Taipei launches home care program for COVID patients

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Omicron infections continue to surge, Taipei launched its home care program for mild and asymptomatic COVID cases on Wednesday (April 20). The Central Epidemic Comma...

Taipei mayor, deputy mayor enter isolation after exposure to COVID case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) and Taipei Deputy Mayor Vivian Huang (黃珊珊) entered home isolation on Sunday (April 17) after it was found that they had come in contact with a...

Sunday last day foreigners can get free shots at Taipei Main Station

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Free COVID booster shots are available to foreigners and Taiwanese alike at Taipei Main Station from April 11-17. According to the Taipei City Department of Health, fir...

New Taipei makes Tamsui Light Rail free for minors ahead of Children's Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — To celebrate Children’s Day (April 4), the New Taipei City government has announced free rides for children on the Danhai Light Rail transit system for several days....

Yehliu Geopark in New Taipei to host night tours from April 15

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The unique rock formations at Yehliu Geopark (野柳地質公園) in Wanli District (萬里區), New Taipei City, will be illuminated at night from April 15 – May 1. According to a...

Taiwan’s Gogoro announces traffic light battery backup system with Far EasTone

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Electric two-wheeler maker and swappable battery infrastructure provider Gogoro unveiled a smart traffic signal uninterruptible power system (UPS) that was developed in co...

New Taipei cram school teacher arrested for making students slap each other

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An English teacher at a cram school in New Taipei City's Xizhi District has been accused of making two students slap each other on the face while another recorded them...

35% of people over 40 in Taipei unmarried

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) on Monday (March 14) promoted the city's cash lottery program for newlyweds as the percentage of residents aged 40 and over who are still ...

Taipei mayor under fire for 'clandestine' banquet with Chinese businesses

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Independent Taipei City Councilor Lin Ying-meng (林穎孟) accused Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) of lying and refusing to provide details about an unpublicized banquet with Chin...

Mayor Ko attributes Taipei’s population decline to pandemic, high housing prices

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said in an online TV interview that aired Monday (March 7) that the city’s population will fall below 2.5 million by the end of March, a...

Calla lily season begins at Taipei’s Yangmingshan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — About 50% of the calla lily flowers in the Zhuzihu area of Yangmingshan National Park have reached full bloom, according to a Facebook page dedicated to calla lily and hyd...

Taipei promises to help Warsaw with aid for Ukrainian refugees

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei City will provide aid to its sister city Warsaw to help the Polish capital cope with an influx of refugees from Ukraine, Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said Thursday (March ...

500 Filipinos parade in Taipei to honor Santo Niño

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hundreds of Filipinos participated in a parade and dance competition to celebrate the Philippine feast of Santo Niño de Cebú in Taipei on Sunday (Feb. 20). ...