Parents of slain Taiwanese cop fume at not-guilty verdict

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The parents of railway police officer Lee Cheng-han (李承翰), who was stabbed to death by a passenger, are reportedly furious at the not-guilty verdict handed down by Chiayi ...

New Taipei pastry chains offer tokens of appreciation to pharmacists

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The New Taipei City Bakery Association on Friday (April 24) gathered 48 local pastry chains to donate boxes of their signature products to 1,133 pharmacies in the city as ...

Han to sit on KMT’s decision-making body, drawing criticism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The move by embattled Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) to become a member of the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) party’s decision-making body has raised eyebrows among s...

New Taipei government holds simulation of 21-day lockdown

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As New Taipei city continues to add more coronavirus-infected patients, the city government on Monday (April 20) launched a simulation of a 21-day lockdown to prepare for ...

New Taipei to fine vendors, shoppers for not wearing masks at markets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Even though New Taipei City and Taipei both require vendors and shoppers at public markets to wear masks, the two city governments are not on the same page when it comes t...

Masks mandatory for New Taipei government buildings from April 6

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the footsteps of Taipei City, the New Taipei City Government announced Sunday (April 5) that masks will become mandatory for anyone entering facilities under its...

Premier urges social distancing during coronavirus pandemic

Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) on Sunday reminded people of the need to wear masks and maintain proper social distancing when outdoors in accordance with the country's measures to combat the Wuhan c...

New Taipei curtails hospital patient visits over coronavirus fears

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei Mayor Hou You-yi (侯友宜) announced on Friday (March 20) a partial ban on visiting patients at the city’s hospitals as part of its measures to reduce the ris...

New Taipei City to shut down sports centers, libraries amid coronavirus fears

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Sports centers, museums, and libraries in New Taipei City will shut down for 14 days beginning Friday (March 20) to prevent the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19),...

Greater Taipei students, teachers barred from overseas travel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After nearly a dozen new cases of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) were reported over the weekend, both Taipei and New Taipei City on Monday (March 16) announced that all K-12...

Actress accuses New Taipei government of taking credit for gymnastics success

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ukrainian-born actress Larisa Bakurova has criticized New Taipei City Government for taking credit for the success of a rhythmic gymnastics team she coached, but the c...

Taiwan mulls ID-based system for surgical mask acquisition

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The opposition Kuomintang (KMT) party has proposed an identity-based system for the purchase of surgical masks as Taiwan continues to see shortages amid Wuhan coronavirus ...

KMT Chairman Wu steps down after disastrous election defeat

Update: KMT Central Standing Committee member Lin Rong-te (林榮德), not Vice Chairman Tseng Yung-chuan (曾永權) as originally announced, has been selected as interim chairman by the party's top decision...

Taiwan's MRT Circular Line to miss inauguration target by end of 2019

The first section of the Circular Line of Taipei's mass rapid transit system will not start operating by the end of the year as expected because the date for a final inspection has yet to be set, ...

Bikeway connecting New Taipei and Taoyuan inaugurated

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The mayors of New Taipei City and Taoyuan both participated in the inauguration ceremony for a 65-kilometer bikeway that now connects the two cities, CNA reported on Tuesd...