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President Tsai stumps for mayoral candidates for Taipei, New Taipei

Update: 2022-07-13 18:00 Chen will resign from his current position as the health minister on Thursday (July 14) after a Cabinet meeting, according to his aides. TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Pre...

New Taipei mayor calls for treating positive rapid test results as confirmed COVID cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The New Taipei City Government on Saturday (May 14) pleaded with the central government to recognize people with positive COVID-19 at-home rapid test results as confirmed ...

Taiwan mulling end to home isolation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is considering discontinuing its home isolation policy for contacts of COVID cases and is eyeing a booster shot coverage rate as a criterion for phasing out the pol...

Why is Taiwan moving away from its 'zero-COVID' policy?

After largely keeping the coronavirus at bay for more than two years, Taiwan is now battling its most serious wave of outbreaks. Over the past week, Taiwan has reported thousands of new cases, with th...

2-year-old boy dies from COVID in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A two-year-old who was recently diagnosed with COVID and was in critical condition died Monday (April 18). New Taipei City Mayor Hou You-yi (侯友宜) announced Tuesday (Apr...

Home care best way to tackle Omicron infections, says New Taipei mayor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei City has started the trial operation for its “home care program,” which allows COVID-19 cases with light or no symptoms to receive medical care from...

New Taipei mayor urges central government to choose clear-cut COVID strategy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei City Mayor Hou You-yi (侯友宜) on Monday (April 4) urged the central government to either opt for a “zero COVID” policy or “live with the virus&r...

KMT's 'fighting blue' faction caused its referendum rout: Scholar

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tunghai University political science professor Shen Yu-cheng (沈有忠) says the rise of the “fighting blue” faction of the Kuomintang (KMT) and the opposition part...

New Taipei relay to offer food and memorabilia to runners

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2022 New Taipei City Railway Relay will take participants through various scenic and cultural attractions in Taiwan’s northeast and give them local delicacies an...

New Taipei mayor hopes New Year fireworks will supplant Taipei's as nation's best

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The New Taipei City Government will hold a fireworks display lasting 13 minutes and 14 seconds over the Tamsui River on New Year's Eve, with a view to replace the Taip...

New Taipei opens nation’s first surfing education park on north coast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei on Saturday (Nov. 13) inaugurated the nation’s first surfing education park at Zhongjiao Beach, a popular surfing destination in Jinshan District, CNA rep...

Popularity rankings of local officials reshuffled in Taiwan opinion poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) ranked last among the country's 22 mayors and magistrates in a new survey conducted by CommonWealth Magazine, while Pingtung County M...

New Taipei to host fireworks at Tamsui every weekend in October

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As COVID-19 has slowed considerably in Taiwan, New Taipei will stage fireworks displays at Fisherman’s Wharf in Tamsui District every Saturday and Sunday for the nex...

Taipei mayor eyes 2024 presidential election in interview

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In an interview on Wednesday (Sept. 15), Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said if his approval ratings are high enough, he will seek support from Foxconn founder Terry Gou (郭台...

New Taipei lifts dine-in ban, reopens public spaces

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei Mayor Hou You-yi (侯友宜) on Wednesday (Sept. 15) ordered the reopening of public places and the lifting of the take-out-only restriction, both of which will come ...