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Taipei police arrest fellow officer for drug possession

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — During a traffic stop in the early morning on Monday (Feb. 12), a Taipei police officer was arrested for drug possession by his fellow officers. According to reports, a...

A Muslim-friendly initiative at Taipei’s FamilyMart

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei has joined forces with FamilyMart to launch a unique initiative featuring 51 Halal-certified products. Spanning cookies, sweets, beverages, instant noodles, as w...

Elegance preserved: Taipei photo exhibition captures historic architecture in unique light

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new photography exhibition opened in Taipei to celebrate the timeless charm of the city's historic buildings. Now in its fourth year, the exhibition features 52 w...

Sanitation worker street fight in Taipei leaves 2 dead, 1 in coma

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A fight that broke out among sanitation workers in Taipei City on Thursday (Nov. 16) left two dead and one seriously injured. At about 4 a.m. a confrontation began in T...

Raffle launched to promote Taipei’s 20 information stations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Travelers are invited to visit Taipei’s 20 information stations and enroll in a raffle event for a chance to bring home accommodation vouchers. Visitors can colle...

Sinkhole spotted in Taipei's Datong District

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A sinkhole appeared in Taipei City on Thursday (Sept. 14), prompting officials to block off a section of road and dispatch crews to investigate. At 1:13 p.m. on Thursda...

Dengue fever spikes to 4,280 cases across Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei City’s Department of Health Bureau reported a new case of dengue fever in a 40-year-old man living in Wenshan District on Monday (Sept. 4). It is the third...

Sinkholes in Taipei spark concern and debate over city's road safety

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three sinkholes appeared on Taipei streets over the weekend, with city crews rushing to repair the damaged roads and politicians arguing over issues of road safety in the ...

1st local case of dengue fever confirmed in Taipei in 3 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first locally transmitted case of dengue fever in three years has been confirmed in Taipei, the city's health bureau said on Wednesday (Aug. 9), per CNA. Taipei...

Taipei sinkhole grows, Nanjing West Road closed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A sinkhole that appeared on a Taipei City street over the weekend has grown in size due to damage to an underground sewage line. The asphalt in front of No. 311 Nanjing...

Taipei drivers face huge sinkhole on Nanjing West Road

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei City Councilor Chen Yi-chun (陳怡君) visited a large sinkhole located on Nanjing West Road in Taipei on Sunday morning (July 9), bringing attention to the large-scale ...

Discount theater in Taipei closes due to COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Dynasty Theater, a long-standing second-run theater in Taipei, announced on Monday (Jan. 2) it is shutting its doors due to the impact of COVID-19. The cinema said in a...

700 Taiwanese surveillance cameras with Chinese Huawei chips leak video online

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Some 700 private Taiwanese surveillance cameras containing chips made in China by a subsidiary of Huawei are currently visible online due to security vulnerabilities. R...

Taipei motorcyclist suspected of dragging dog behind motorcycle

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A dog owner is suspected of dragging their dog behind a moving motorcycle on Sunday (Nov. 27), which is forbidden by the Animal Protection Act, the city’s Animal Pro...

Indonesian can't claim NT$2 million Taiwan lottery win due to ARC issue

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An Indonesian migrant worker is currently unable to claim their NT$2 million (US$66,800) receipt lottery Grand Prize because they have yet to receive their new Alien Resid...