Prague mayor will join Czech Senate president on visit to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Prague Mayor Zdenek Hrib announced on Tuesday (Aug. 11) via Facebook that he will visit Taiwan with Czech Senate President Milos Vystrcil at the end of the month. This ...

Construction of Taipei Dome to be completed by end of 2021

The construction of the long-delayed Taipei Dome stadium is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2021, the project's main contractor Farglory Group said Saturday (Aug 8), after Taipei city Gove...

Taiwan People's Party escapes 'self-disbandment' at first members' assembly

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan People's Party (TPP), which emerged as the country's third-largest political party following January's legislative elections, was able to stay afloa...

Taipei mayor says now not good time to visit ill former Taiwan president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) has advised against visiting former Taiwanese President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝), whose health has grabbed nationwide headlines and sparked wide rum...

Taiwan’s Smart City Summit, Expo 2020 to go online

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Smart City Summit & Expo (SCSE) 2020 will take place virtually this year amid the coronavirus pandemic, featuring 1,000 smart city solutions by 450 companies from ...

Taipei-Shanghai forum kicks off amid frayed cross-strait relations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The annual Taipei-Shanghai Twin City Forum is being held virtually on Wednesday (July 22) amid the coronavirus pandemic and at a time when cross-strait relations are at a ...

Taipei mayor to meet Shanghai's new chief in virtual forum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei-Shanghai City forum will be held in Taipei on Wednesday (July 22), with representatives from Shanghai, including its newly appointed Mayor Gong Zheng (龔正), to t...

City greenlights resumption of work on Taipei Dome after 5-year hiatus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taipei City Government announced Friday (July 17) it is allowing construction on the Taipei Dome (大巨蛋) to resume following a five-year hiatus. Soon after Mayor Ko W...

Taiwan bus drivers caught abusing monthly passes to get performance bonus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei City government has successfully tracked down seven bus drivers who used their Taipei Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) monthly passes to get a higher performance bonus ...

Taipei Mayor discusses potential presidential bid in TV interview

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) on Thursday (July 9) shared his thoughts on a possible 2024 presidential bid and other current political issues in an exclusive televised inte...

Taipei Metro heavy user case not an offense

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — It has been determined that there was no violation in an alleged Taipei Metro abuse case, in which a monthly ticket user took rides worth NT$10,000 (US$340) at the cost of...

Taipei-Shanghai forum to be held virtually amid coronavirus pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) has said the Taipei-Shanghai forum will be held virtually later this year amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and strained cross-strait t...

Taipei mayor demands investigation into possible misuse of MRT monthly ticket

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) on Monday (July 6) shined a spotlight on the hidden problems of the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) monthly ticket, demanding an investigation i...

Taipei to aid Hongkongers with specialized office

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Tapei City Government has announced it is establishing a Hong Kong-Macau Affairs Office (港澳專案辦公室) on July 1, aiming to offer one-stop services to support Hongkongers w...

3 candidates register for mayoral by-election in Taiwan’s Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and the Kuomintang (KMT) had their candidates register for the Aug. 15 mayoral by-election in Kaohsiung Wednesday (June 24), while t...