Taipei deputy mayor: Smart city innovations will make post-pandemic life easier

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As cities around the world strive to return to normal amid the devastating COVID-19 pandemic, the Taiwanese capital has held a 10,000-person concert in addition to several...

Daily rental apartments in Taipei to face fines for unlicensed quarantine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei announced Monday (Sept. 7) a punitive measure targeting daily rental apartments that illegally provide lodging for individuals who require quarantine upon arrival i...

Taiwan's Smart City Summit thrives online

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An important online event got underway in Taipei on July 1 to connect political and business leaders from cities worldwide and envision a post-pandemic future that sustain...

Taipei mayor to meet Shanghai's new chief in virtual forum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei-Shanghai City forum will be held in Taipei on Wednesday (July 22), with representatives from Shanghai, including its newly appointed Mayor Gong Zheng (龔正), to t...

Taiwan's Kaohsiung hostess clubs, dance halls to reopen Wednesday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) announced Tuesday (May 19) that all hostess clubs (酒店) and dance halls (舞廳) in the city will be allowed to reopen Wednesday (May 20), prov...

Taiwan closes all KTV bars, dance halls amid coronavirus crisis

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — All KTV bars (酒店) and dance halls (舞廳) across Taiwan were shut down on Thursday (April 9), after a Taipei KTV hostess continued to serve customers while experiencing Wuhan...

Coronavirus-infected Taipei KTV hostess kept serving customers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — It has been confirmed a KTV bar hostess in Taipei City had Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) and continued to serve customers despite the fact she was experiencing symptoms. ...

Taiwan to implement heavier punishment for mask-less public transport passengers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following demands from local governments to make the wearing of masks compulsory on public transport, Health and Welfare Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) said passengers ref...

Wearing a face mask to become compulsory on the Taipei MRT from April 4

UPDATE April 3, 2020 07: 10 p.m. TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Starting on April 4, Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) stations and buses in Taipei and New Taipei must refuse entry to passengers not wearing m...

Taiwan quarantine evader spent 4 days at Internet café after return from China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Taipei City man supposed to have been in coronavirus quarantine spent four days at an Internet café, for which he will be fined NT$1 million (US$32,950), reports ...

Taiwan cuts down on breathalyzer tests amid coronavirus fears

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Police will cut down on the number of breathalyzer tests in order to avoid the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), Interior Minister Hsu Kuo-yung (徐國勇) said Thursd...

Taipei deputy mayor wants pets quarantined with their owners

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — If a pet owner has to stay in quarantine due to the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the pet should also stay at home, Taipei Deputy Mayor Huang Shan-shan (黃珊珊) said...

Taipei deputy mayor criticizes China's Taiwan strategy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Beijing’s “one country, two systems” formula and other failed strategies are pushing Taiwanese away and helped propel President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) to a r...

Paradise Lost: 5 artists explore urban ruins in Taiwan and around the world

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Large-scale infrastructure, glittering high-rise towers, and monstrous factories are the products of urbanization and the expansion of cities, but in the shadow of a glori...

Taiwan’s Foxconn founder rules out cooperation with PFP leader James Soong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foxconn Technology founder Terry Gou (郭台銘) ruled out cooperation with People First Party (PFP) Chairman James Soong (宋楚瑜) in the presidential campaign after appearing with...