City greenlights resumption of work on Taipei Dome after 5-year hiatus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taipei City Government announced Friday (July 17) it is allowing construction on the Taipei Dome (大巨蛋) to resume following a five-year hiatus. Soon after Mayor Ko W...

Taiwan court sets record bail for developer in corruption case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taipei District Court set a record Tuesday evening by setting bail for Farglory Group (遠雄集團) Chairman Chao Teng-hsiung (趙藤雄), the developer of the Taipei Dome (大巨蛋), a...

Taipei Dome developer could face 24 years in prison, ex-President Ma faces probe

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Farglory Group (遠雄集團) Chairman Chao Teng-hsiung (趙藤雄), the developer of the Taipei Dome (大巨蛋), should spend 24 years in prison, prosecutors said Tuesday, indicting him in ...

Court partly lifts Taipei Dome construction ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – More than two years after the Taipei City Government ordered a halt to work on the Taipei Dome (大巨蛋), a court on Thursday threw out part of that ban, though appeals are st...

Taiwan ex-President Ma to appear in court over Taipei Dome

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) will appear in court Wednesday morning but deny he had favored businesses in the design for the build-operate-transfer process for the ...

Taiwan tycoon and KMT politician detained in corruption probe

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Farglory Group (遠雄) chief Chao Teng-hsiung (趙藤雄) and New Taipei City Councillor Chou Sheng-kao (周勝考) were ordered detained by a court Saturday amid a corruption probe surr...

Taiwan prosecutors want Farglory tycoon detained in new scandal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Prosecutors on Friday applied for the detention of Farglory Group (遠雄) founder Chao Teng-hsiung (趙藤雄) and of a Kuomintang member of the New Taipei City Council on suspicio...

Ministry of Interior approves Taipei Dome fire prevention plans

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In a move likely to break the two-year deadlock surrounding the construction of the Taipei Dome (大巨蛋), the Ministry of Interior (MOI) Thursday approved adapted plans conce...

Farglory gives in on Taipei Dome

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On the eve of a deadline set by Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je which might see the cancellation of the contract between both sides, developer Farglory Group said it had agreed to t...

Taipei Dome nears deadline without solution

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With only a week left until the deadline for a Taipei Dome agreement, the Taipei City Government and developer Farglory Group have still failed to find common ground, making an ...

Councilor faces detention for Taipei Dome talk

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei City Councilor Wang Shih-chien could face 50 days in detention for alleging that a key city government official had accepted money from Taipei Dome developer Farglory Gro...

Ko could send police to Taipei Dome to stop work

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je said he would send police officers to the Taipei Dome if developer Farglory Group resumed work on the project without permission. The city ordered ...

Farglory and Taipei City reach Taipei Dome accord

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Farglory Group chief Chao Teng-hsiung met Taipei City Deputy Mayor Teng Chia-chi Thursday afternoon, and both men reached an agreement on the next step for the controversial Tai...

Taipei City demands downsized Taipei Dome

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The controversial Taipei Dome complex area should only be able to hold a maximum of 90,000 people at one time instead of the original 140,000, the Taipei City Government said Tu...

Farglory chief slams city over Taipei Dome

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The safety report which led to the Taipei City Government shutting down work on the Taipei Dome last year amounted to a case of forgery, Farglory Group Chairman Chao Teng-hsiung...