Taipei is first city in Asia to join global LGBT organization

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Ahead of Saturday’s (Oct. 31) annual Taipei Pride parade, Taipei City announced Tuesday (Oct. 27) it had joined the Rainbow Cities Network (RCN), an alliance of loca...

Taipei 101 New Year’s Eve fireworks will go ahead despite coronavirus pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei 101 will go ahead with its annual fireworks to ring in the New Year 2021 despite the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the company’s chairman said Friday...

Taipei-Keelung LRT line upgraded, THSR to be extended to Yilan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three Taiwanese mayors and the transportation minister on Tuesday (Oct. 13) announced that they will be upgrading the Taipei-Keelung LRT line and push for the extension of...

Water crisis looms in Taiwan in year of zero typhoons

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The government of Taiwan is asking the public to conserve water and brace for shortages as water levels at the country’s reservoirs dip to extreme lows due to an unu...

Taiwan mayors coy about presidential ambitions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The mayors of four cities in northern Taiwan gathered for a cultural event on Tuesday (Oct. 6), but three of them refused to discuss their alleged presidential ambitions. ...

Taipei holds Nuit Blanche all-night arts festival despite pandemic

Taipei held its 5th annual Nuit Blanche all-night arts festival from Saturday night to early Sunday morning, successfully concluding the 12-hour marathon of exhibits and performances despite the COVID...

Taiwan's 'China' designation corrected on website of international mayoral coalition

Update 9:24 a.m. GCoM has updated its Taipei and New Taipei City pages to correct the names of the cities' sitting mayors. TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An international network of mayors ded...

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...

Taipei MRT fare evasion increases 13-fold in 5 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei City Councilor Wang Hao (王浩) said Monday (Sept. 21) that violations at Taipei MRT stations have risen over the last five years, with cases of fare evasion increasin...

Taipei Music Center ousts CEO less than month after opening

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Less than a month after its opening, Taipei Music Center has ousted its CEO, songwriter Austin Peng (彭季康), reports said Saturday (Sept. 12). Based in the Taipei distric...

Taipei mayor says smart initiatives minimize coronavirus pandemic disruption

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan has an advantage promoting smart cities, while the public and private sectors should work together to push ahead with digitalization and smart city renewal in the p...

KMT rising star rumored to run for mayor of Taipei in 2022

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Legislator Chiang Wan-an (蔣萬安) of the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) party is said to be throwing his hat into the ring of the Taipei mayoral election in 2022. Chiang, the...

Taipei embarks on grand cycling network initiative

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) vowed on Sunday (Sept. 6) to move forward on a decade-long project to create a cycling network as part of the city’s bid to complete the...

Prague, Taipei deepen ties as controversial Czech visit ends

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The mayors of Prague and Taipei announced new areas of cooperation for the two sister cities, including orchestra tours, on Friday as a Czech delegation concluded a weeklong visi...

Of pangolins and PPE: Taipei and Prague mayors claim sister-city successes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The mayors of Taipei and Prague appeared together Friday (Sept. 4) to announce the sister cities have reached an accord on projects large and small during the Czech delega...