Taiwan Presidential Election 2020: Tidbits from Aug. 1 to 25, 2019

Taiwan Presidential Election 2020: Tidbits from Aug. 1 to 25 Last updated: (GMT+8) 01:15 Aug. 30, 2019 Election Tidbits about Tsai Ing-wen, Han Kuo-yu, Ko Wen-je, and Terry Gou **Continuously u...

New Taipei cuts monthly kindergarten fee to NT$4,500 to boost birthrates

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Households with infants in New Taipei City can benefit from a new measure relieving the financial burden of child rearing by cutting kindergarten fees to NT$4,500 (US$143)...

Filipino game show host rocks Independence Day fest in New Taipei

Veteran Filipino game show host and former public servant Arnell Ignacio stole the hearts of over 5,000 people who gathered at an event in New Taipei on Sunday to celebrate the 121st anniversary of th...

Taoyuan mayor Cheng Wen-tsan tops public satisfaction polls in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — TVBS recently conducted a survey to measure public satisfaction with Taiwan’s six mayors after 100 days of tenure. Despite receiving fervent support upon his elec...

New Taipei and IFOAM promote healthy sustainable agriculture in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – New Taipei City in cooperation with the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movement (IFOAM Asia), held a youth seminar on March 29 to promote nutrition and or...

Taiwan's NCC fines CtiTV for having 50% of headlines about Han Kuo-yu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's National Communications Commission (NCC) has fined CtiTV News (中天新聞) a total of NT$1 million (US$32,000) for seven violations, including posting over 50 percent of...

New Taipei and West Java, Indonesia sign MOU on smart technology

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – New Taipei City signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the province of West Java, Indonesia to promote smart city solutions from Taiwan in the New Southbound Poli...

New Taipei mayor plans to illuminate the Remains of the Thirteen Levels

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – New Taipei Mayor Hou You-yi (侯友宜) is mulling over the idea of projection mapping on the abandoned Remains of the Thirteen Levels (十三層遺址), which sits precariously on a moun...

Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival in New Taipei to take place on Feb 16 and 19

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 2019 Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival will take place on Feb. 16 and Feb. 19, New Taipei City’s Tourism and Travel Department (TTD) said on Tuesday. New Taipei Cit...

New cabinet takes office in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) was sworn in Monday as the new premier for the Tsai administration, four days after former Premier William Lai (賴清德) confirmed his resi...

Four alarming indications from Taiwan's nine-in-one elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The results of Saturday's local elections have been announced, and they were far worse than a simple electoral defeat for the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP). ...

Taiwan is an ‘example for Indo-Pacific' says US Secretary of State

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Taiwan’s “constitutional democracy is an example for the entire Indo-Pacific” in a tweet on Nov. 24, after Taiwa...

Taiwan elections: KMT candidate wins race for New Taipei mayor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Kuomintang (KMT) candidate has claimed victory in the nine-in-one local elections on Saturday as the next mayor of New Taipei City, managing to retain power for the oppo...

Mayoral candidates hold final campaign rallies across Taiwan tonight

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Final pushes will be made by party representatives at campaigns across Taiwan tonight ahead of the 2018 midterm elections. Taiwanese citizens will hit the polling stati...

Government to scrap Shenao power plant project: Taiwan premier

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Premier William Lai (賴清德) said Friday the government is calling off the plan to expand and reopen the Shenao coal-fired power plant located in Ruifang District of New Taip...