Taipei reinforces security in wake of opening ceremony protests

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) --- Taipei's Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) strongly criticized protesters that blocked athletes from accessing to the Taipei Municipal Stadium on Saturday evening at the Universiade o...

Visit a dazzling sea of flowers in Beitou, Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—A dazzling sea of flowers near a riverside park in Taipei’s Beitou District will be inaugurated at a ceremony with music and dance performances at 4 p.m. on August 25....

Mayor Ko not opposed to nuclear power, but against it in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In an interview with the media about Taiwan's energy policy on Thursday, Taipei's Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said that he is not against nuclear power in principle, but due ...

All major TV companies gather to carry out largest project in broadcasting history of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan news) --- Mayor Wen-Je Ko (柯文哲) said that Universiade gathered all major broadcasting companies in Taiwan to carry out the largest project in the broadcasting history of Taiwa...

UNIVERSIADE: Taipei mayor gives best wishes to young athletes

Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) used his speech at the opening ceremony of the Taipei Summer Universiade on Saturday to wish participating athletes all the success in their pursuit of higher achievements...

Photo of the Day: Universiade torch arrives at final stop

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After nearly two months of travel, the Universiade torch finally arrived in Taipei City on Thursday delivered by Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲). The torch arrived at...

Taiwan investigates rumors of ISIS terror threat against Universiade

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As Taiwan’s capital prepared for the opening ceremony of the Taipei 2017 Summer Universiade later Saturday, the authorities were investigating unconfirmed rumors tha...

Taiwan News Weekly Roundup - August 18

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The top stories this week included roof top apartment fire in Shihlin District that killed two foreign students, a black out that hit the entire country amidst swelte...

Short film for Taipei Universiade wins Red Dot award

 “Taipei in Motion,” a short film promoting the Aug. 19-30 Summer Universiade, the largest international sporting event ever staged in Taiwan, was named a winner of the Red Dot Award ...

Taiwan’s major TV networks show support for Taipei Universiade

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—As Taipei 2017 Summer Universiade is ready to go in less than a week, representatives from Taiwan’s major TV networks and production companies gathered at Taipei City ...

Taiwan ex-President Ma to appear in court over Taipei Dome

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) will appear in court Wednesday morning but deny he had favored businesses in the design for the build-operate-transfer process for the ...

Taipei may consider legalized prostitution zone in Wanhua District

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- On August 10, historian Kao Chuan-chi (高傳棋) revealed on Facebook that he had a conversation with Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) about creating a legalized, government-regulated p...

Athletes’ village opens its doors to Taipei Universiade participants

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) --- Taipei Universiade Athletes’ Village officially opened on Saturday and is ready to welcome around 12,000 delegates from 131 countries, including 7,639 athletes. T...

UNIVERSIADE: 'Taiwan' back in English media guide

The bizarre phenomenon in the media guide for the upcoming Taipei 2017 Summer Universiade that saw the name "Taiwan" replaced by "Chinese Taipei" has been corrected, a Taipei city ...

Taiwan headline news

The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Saturday are as follows: @United Daily News: Europe tainted egg scandal spreads to Hong Kong @China Times: Ko Wen-je to fight for credits as Taipei mayor ...