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Pillar of Shame in Taipei Liberty Square defaced

Taipei (Taiwan News) — An unknown person sprayed black paint over the Pillar of Shame, which was erected in Taipei Liberty Square to commemorate the 33rd anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Mass...

Chiang Kai-shek descendant chosen as KMT's Taipei 'hen'

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — In Taiwanese political discourse, much of the terminology and analogies are borrowed from martial or sports sources. However, two terms are commonly used that are neithe...

Taipei launches drive-through COVID testing at Liberty Square

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei City opened up a drive-through service for COVID-19 testing at Liberty Square, allowing for 1,200 tests to be administered between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. each day, repor...

Taiwan National Performing Arts Center chooses businessman Henry Kao as chairman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Culture announced Wednesday (March 30) that I-Mei Foods Co. Chairman Henry Kao (高志尚) had been elected as chairman of the National Performing Arts Center. ...

Parade in Taipei commemorates 228 Massacre

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than 50 civil groups, including the Nylon Cheng Liberty Foundation, held a parade to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the 228 Massacre on Monday (Feb. 28). The ...

Plan to shed authoritarian image of Taiwan’s Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall soon to be unveiled

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The proposal to repurpose the National Chiang Kei-shek Memorial Hall in Taipei will be revealed as early as March, according to Taiwan’s task force responsible for r...

Animated video shows 24-second loop of Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An artist who specializes in non-fungible tokens (NFTs) created this animated 24-second loop of a fantasy cityscape of Taipei. The pixel art piece was created by Lucas ...

KMT's Chang Ya-chung bets NT$7 million pension on 228 Incident debate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chang Yachung (張亞中), from the main opposition Kuomintang (KMT) party, has thrown down the gauntlet by announcing he will stake his entire pension fund on winning a debate ...

Taiwan mulls removal of Chiang Kai-shek statue from memorial hall

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Transitional Justice Commission announced its transformation plan for National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall on Wednesday (Sept. 8), which includes the removal of Chia...

7 COVID cases traveled extensively on 4 Taipei MRT lines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei's health department from Tuesday through Thursday (Aug. 17-19) revealed that seven recently confirmed COVID cases had traveled on four of the city's major M...

Photo of the Day: Map of Taipei inspired by Mario

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A map of Taipei made by a Peruvian illustrator and inspired by the popular video game Super Mario World has gone viral in Taiwan. On Tuesday (May 18), Miguel Alfaro, 29...

Taipei Zoo's rare animals come out of hiding due to pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After Taipei Zoo closed its doors to the public to prevent more domestic transmissions of COVID-19, its rarest animals found the courage to come out of hiding, reports sai...

Taipei shuts down National Palace Museum, Longshan Temple, zoo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwan confirmed a record 180 domestic coronavirus transmissions Saturday (May 15), some of Taipei City’s main tourist attractions shut down. Sites usually pac...

Taiwan's NTCH mythical beast desserts sell like hot cakes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's National Theater and Concert Hall's (NTCH) egg cake offering, which features legendary creatures from Chinese mythology, has gone viral. Working with t...

Taiwan has removed 403 authoritarian symbols

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Transitional Justice Commission (TJC) stated Monday (April 5) that as of March 31, various agencies across the country have removed a total of 403 martial law-era stat...