Taiwan pangolins to join Czech Republic zoo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei City government has presented several Taiwanese pangolins to the Prague Zoological Garden to celebrate the friendship between the two cities. A formal sister...

'Stop blocking Taiwan from WHO against SARS-like virus,' cry Taiwanese health experts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese people and health experts were recently bursting with anger and frustration for being excluded over a decade-long from WHO membership after the government confir...

Taiwan can draw lessons from innovative Finland: Taipei Mayor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The experience of Finland and the Baltic states can serve as a reference for Taiwan as it charts its own path to stay relevant on the international stage, said Taipei Mayo...

Taipei MRT Circular Line officially opens on Jan. 31

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first section of Taipei's much-anticipated new Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Circular Line, or Yellow Line (code Y), is going to begin official operations on Jan. 31. ...

Map of new Taipei MRT Circular Line now up

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei Rapid Transit Corp. (TRTC) on Monday (Jan. 20) uploaded the official new map for Taipei's mass rapid transit (MRT) which now includes the Circular Line, or ...

Section 1 of MRT Circular Line likely to open by month-end: Mayor Hou

New Taipei Mayor Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜) said Sunday his government is hoping that the first section of the Circular Line in Taipei's mass rapid transit (MRT) system will officially begin operations befor...

Taipei mayor dismisses US researcher's comments as 'bizarre'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) has shot down American think tank researcher Bonnie Glaser after she characterized him as a pro-China politician that Beijing would work with ...

Taiwan's changing political landscape: two-party system at risk

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three trends can be observed from Saturday's elections: split-ticket voting, an embattled KMT, and extremist parties losing ground. Voters prefer Tsai to her party ...

Taiwan and Czech Republic to deepen ties: Czech parliamentarian

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Meeting with Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) on Wednesday (Jan. 15), Czech parliamentarian Marek Benda affirmed that ties between Taiwan and the central European nation would...

Shanghai bleats about Taipei agreement, cuts ties with Prague

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Shanghai city government announced on Tuesday (Jan. 14) that it was severing all ties with Prague after the latter ditched its sister-city agreement with Beijing and s...

Prague signs sister city agreement with Taipei after dumping Beijing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Prague formally signed a sister city agreement with Taipei in the Czech capital on Monday (Jan. 13), three months after scrapping a similar deal with Beijing over its &quo...

Prague inks partnership with Taipei after snubbing Beijing

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech capital, Prague, on Monday signed a partnership agreement with the capital of Taiwan, Taipei - three months after canceling a similar deal with Beijing and angering the Chinese...

Taiwan People's Party secures five legislative seats

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan People's Party (TPP), founded by Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲), has secured 11.2 percent of the legislative-at-large election votes, which will guarante...

Honors even for Taiwan legislative-at-large election results

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has so far obtained 34 percent of the legislative-at-large election votes, slightly leading Kuomintang's (KMT) 33.3 p...

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen wins election with record 8.17 million votes

FINAL UPDATE: Jan. 11, 2020, 10:16 p.m. TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Incumbent President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) won a landslide victory Saturday (Jan. 11) with more than 8 million votes, a new record s...