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Bicycle sharing service YouBike 2.0 now available in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An updated version of Taiwan’s popular public bicycle-sharing service YouBike started operations in New Taipei City on Wednesday (Oct. 20), five months after the ser...

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...

New Taipei City to lower alert to Level 2 Friday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After curbing an outbreak of COVID-19’s Delta variant, New Taipei City will loosen restrictions and lower its COVID alert to Level 2 starting Friday (Sept. 24), Mayo...

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 ...

New Taipei kindergarten Delta cluster rises to 32 cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday (Sept. 14) announced two more cases tied to a cluster infection involving the Delta variant of COVID-19 and centered ...

Legislators urge review of Taiwan’s animal protection policies following death of pet cat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Legislator Chen Ting-fei (陳亭妃) and New Taipei City Councilor Lee Kun-cheng (李坤城) held a joint press conference on Thursday (Sept. 9) calling for revisions to animal protec...

New Taipei apartment evacuated after 6 tenants tied to Delta cluster

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An apartment tower in New Taipei was evacuated on Wednesday (Sept. 8) after a cluster infection of six residents tied to a kindergarten was determined to be caused by the ...

New Taipei City bans indoor dining, closes public spaces until Sept. 15

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei City Mayor Hou You-yi (侯友宜) confirmed the Delta variant was behind Banqiao’s kindergarten COVID-19 cluster at a press conference on Wednesday (Sept. 8) an...

New Taipei strengthens Level 2 restrictions amid suspected delta spike

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to news of a suspected delta variant cluster infection at a kindergarten, New Taipei City on Monday (Sept. 6) announced that Level 2 restrictions in the city w...

Chen says New Taipei kindergarten cluster 'highly likely' Delta

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The head of Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday said that it is "highly likely" that a cluster infection that broke out this week in N...

Kindergarten COVID cluster in New Taipei swells to 15, delta feared to be culprit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei City on Tuesday (Sept. 7) announced five new COVID-19 cases tied to a cluster infection at a kindergarten. New Taipei Mayor Hou You-yi (侯友宜) announced that t...

5 New Taipei schools close amid COVID infections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Five schools in New Taipei have halted classes as of Tuesday (Sept. 7) amid COVID-19 infections and suspected cases among students. On Saturday (Sept. 4), a kindergarte...

COVID cluster infection breaks out in New Taipei kindergarten

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Sept. 6) announced nine new COVID-19 cases tied to a cluster infection at a kindergarten in New Taipei City. On Su...