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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...

Taiwan pop diva’s charitable deed earns praise from Taipei Mayor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) lauded Taiwanese singer Jolin Tsai (蔡依林) for her philanthropic act on Tuesday (Oct. 12) as he promoted the city’s free food service. ...

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen's National Day speech (Full Text)

TAIPEI (Central News Agency) — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) delivered her National Day address on Sunday (Oct. 10), pledging to defend Taiwan's sovereignty and democracy amid "un...

Taiwan opposition party says ‘Ko-Gou’ presidential ticket possible

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan People’s Party (TPP) said on Thursday (Oct. 7) it’s open to the possibility that its chairman, Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲), may run for the preside...

Taiwan’s DPP outpolls other parties in favorability, while KMT sinks into gloom

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A recent poll shows that the affection of Taiwanese for the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has dwindled over the past year as measured by the “feeling the...

KTVs in Taipei City reopen, police enforce random checks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the relaxation of COVID-19 prevention rules, the Taipei City Government approved the reopening applications of 20 KTV businesses, Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said in a...

Ko Wen-je does not rule out a virtual Taipei-Shanghai City Forum this year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan People's Party (TPP) Chairman and Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) expressed his hope on Saturday (Oct. 2) that the annual Taipei-Shanghai City Forum could be conve...

Taipei International Summer and Fall Travel Expo attracts crowds

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — 2021 Taipei International Summer and Fall Travel Expo, the first physical travel expo to take place since COVID-19 prevention restrictions were lifted in Taiwan, opened Fr...

Opposition party calls for ideas to make Taiwan better, offers NT$1 million in prizes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan People’s Party (TPP) on Wednesday (Sept. 29) announced a scholarship aimed to address challenges confronting Taiwan by tapping into collective wisdom. ...

Taipei relaxes limits on indoor dining

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei on Tuesday (Sept. 28) began easing some of its restrictions on indoor dining, as COVID cases have ebbed significantly across the city. During a press conference ...

Taipei mayor says city now meets criteria for relaxed COVID rules

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said on Friday (Sept. 24) the coronavirus pandemic has been brought under control in the capital and that it’s justifiable to scale back...

Major exhibition at Taipei Music Center to run for five years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two major exhibitions at Taipei's newest and biggest live music venue, Taipei Music Center (TMC), recently opened in Nangang District. Designed by the New York-base...

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...

Taipei bans barbecue at riverside parks during Mid-Autumn Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei on Monday (Sept. 13) announced that barbecues will be banned at riverside parks during the Mid-Autumn Festival holiday. Amid fears that a kindergarten cluster in...

Taiwan announces Sunday office and school closures for Typhoon Chanthu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei City, New Taipei City, Keelung City, Yilan County, Hualien County and Taitung County announced their offices and schools would remain closed Sunday (Sept. 12) as Ty...