Taipei promotes 92km Grand Hike across ridges surrounding the city  

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—At a press conference on Monday, Geotechnical Engineering Office of Taipei City Government encouraged people to hike on a newly marked 92 kilometer route that goes across al...

Photo of premier and 'Pineapple Grandma' wins 2nd place of failure press photo competition

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Watching politicians being taken advantage of in failure news photos could be very soul healing, and that’s exactly what an exhibition is all about.    Ne...

Book claims Taipei Mayor transplanted organs from Falun Gong prisoners

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Taiwanese publisher of the Chinese version of a book about the harvesting of human organs from dissidents in China has posted a full-page advertisement claiming Taipei'...

Uber’s COO unveils “Uber for Taiwan” plan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – At a forum held Tuesday in Taipei, Uber’s Chief Operating Officer Barney Harford unveiled the company’s “Uber for Taiwan” plan, which includes work...

Facing economic challenges from China, the US seeks partnership with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Director of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Brent Christensen said Tuesday that China remains an economic challenge to both Taiwan and the United States, and while ...

Taipei Mayor rejects request to sign Taiwan Olympic name change petition

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) yesterday (Aug. 27) refused to sign a petition calling for the changing of the name of Taiwan's national team at the 2020 T...

Opinion: Where is Mayor Ko Wen-je’s backbone?

The Central American Republic of El Salvador has broken off diplomatic relations with the Republic of China (i.e. Taiwan). Taiwan’s government used to make an effort to maintain relations w...

Guo Wengui comments on Taiwan's politics, disagrees with Taipei Mayor and Ma Ying-jeou

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The outspoken and high-profile exiled Chinese businessman Guo Wengui  (郭文貴) published a YouTube video recently commenting on Taiwan's politics. Guo expressed disagreeme...

Photo of the Day: Taipei's Beimen at night 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A long-time American resident of Taipei captured this photo of North Gate, known as Beimen (北門), at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday (Aug. 16) and posted it the next day on...

Taipei City Government criticized for interference in media

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate Association of Taiwan Journalists (ATJ) issued a statement Tuesday, filing a complaint against the Taip...

Plant-watering workout machines unveiled at Daan Park, Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The first stage of a new Tapiei greenery project was unveiled in Daan Park today, showcasing a new type of exercise machine that also waters nearby grass, reported CNA. ...

Taichung, CTOC to discuss revoking of East Asian Youth Games rights

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Taichung officials will meet with the Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee (CTOC) to discuss possible channels of appeal in the wake of the city having its right to host the first East Asi...

Taipei mayor: Goal of designating Dihua St. as a pedestrian zone on Sundays is to make money

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said on Sunday (July 22) that the goal of designating the southern section of Dihua Street (迪化街) in the city’s historic Dadaocheng ar...

Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je unveils re-election campaign logo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) is going into the campaign for the November 24 election with the English-language slogan “Keep it real, keep it possible” and...

Taiwan's foreign ministry opens up Instagram account

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) opened up an official Instagram account Saturday to share photos of its diplomatic work as well as citizens taking pa...