Taipei and New Taipei on same page in fight against coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) and New Taipei City Mayor Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜) agreed Thursday (March 26) to install face mask vending machines in the fight against the Wuhan...

New Taipei City prepares for rapid response to community coronavirus outbreak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The New Taipei City Government should prepare for the eventuality of a mass community outbreak of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), Mayor Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜) said Wednesday (M...

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),...

New Taipei City mayor calls out local chiefs over foreign travel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the case of a neighborhood chief who recently visited Europe despite concerns about the coronavirus, New Taipei City Mayor Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜) called on borough lead...

President has no plans to declare state of emergency: Taiwan presidential office

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has no plans to declare a state of emergency for the moment, as the country’s health authorities have stepped up measures in an attempt ...

New Taipei resident to face severe punishment for avoiding quarantine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei city resident Kuo Fu-wen (郭富文), who had escaped from home quarantine since his return from China Feb.7, has been found in a hotel in Taoyuan City and will face ...

New Taipei Lantern Festival shows off eye-catching designs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The annual New Taipei Lantern Festival kicked off at the New Taipei Metropolitan Park in Sanchong District on Friday (Feb. 7), attracting thousands of spectators to witnes...

New Taipei mayor suggests temporary closure for private kindergartens

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei City Mayor Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜) shared his thoughts on the government's latest policies Monday (Feb. 3), suggesting that all private kindergartens and preschools...

New Taipei City mayor lays out big plans

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei City Mayor Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜) refused to discuss the Kuomintang's (KMT) stance on China Monday (Jan. 20) but instead emphasized the importance of reaching out ...

Map of new Taipei MRT Circular Line now up

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei Rapid Transit Corp. (TRTC) on Monday (Jan. 20) uploaded the official new map for Taipei's mass rapid transit (MRT) which now includes the Circular Line, or ...

Section 1 of MRT Circular Line likely to open by month-end: Mayor Hou

New Taipei Mayor Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜) said Sunday his government is hoping that the first section of the Circular Line in Taipei's mass rapid transit (MRT) system will officially begin operations befor...

New Taipei mayor receives highest approval rating: Excellence magazine poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of 79 percent of people recently polled by Excellence Magazine approve of the way Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜) is handling his job as New Taipei City mayor, the highest approva...

Taipei City mayor says harbor town of Keelung should be part of capital

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The harbor city of Keelung should become part of Taipei City if it wants to improve its development, the capital’s outspoken mayor, Ko Wen-je (柯文哲), said Wednesday (...

Chairman resigns from Taiwan transitional justice committee in hope of ending political disputes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Huang Huang-hsiung (黃煌雄), chairman of the Transitional Justice Promotion Committee, resigned Saturday, hoping that his departure will put an an end to the disputes over th...

Partisan dealignment occurring in Taiwan: pollster

Taipei, June 17 (CNA) More than four in 10 Taiwanese identify themselves as independent voters, a sign of erosion in party loyalties and "partisan dealignment," according to a recent survey ...