KMT wants to remove ‘Taiwan’ from Taipei-Prague sister city agreement

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A sister city agreement between the Czech capital of Prague and Taipei stalled Friday (November 8) because a Kuomintang (KMT) party member at the Taipei City Council wante...

2020 Taiwan Elections: Party heavyweights battle for bellwether New Taipei City seats

New Taipei City, which has 12 legislative seats up for grabs and is known as a bellwether municipality, has emerged as a battleground ahead of the January 2020 elections, drawing the attention of the ...

Mayor apologizes for false arrest in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) was questioned by Democratic Progressive Party legislator Ruan Jhao-syong (阮昭雄) at the Legislative Yuan Tuesday (Nov. 5) about the false ...

PFP leader James Soong explores Taiwan presidential bid

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – People First Party (PFP) Chairman James Soong (宋楚瑜) is exploring the possibility of launching a presidential ticket for the fourth time, reports said Saturday (Nov. 2). ...

Taipei City Government consultant denies sexual harassment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — During an interpellation at Taipei City Council on Thursday (Oct. 31), Taipei City Government consultant Liu Chia-jen (劉嘉仁) denied sexually harassing Taipei City Governmen...

Taipei mayor looks ahead to 2024 presidential election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei City Government adviser Tsai Pi-ju (蔡壁如) said Tuesday (Oct. 29) on a talk show hosted by radio personality Clara Chou (周玉蔻) that Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) is pla...

1st section of Taipei MRT Circular Line set to operate by year-end

The first section of the Circular Line of Taipei's mass rapid transit systems is scheduled to start operations by the end of this year, the Department of Transit Systems of New Taipei City said Fr...

Taiwan talk show host goes on 10-minute tirade about Han

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — TV show host Arthur Hsieh (謝震武) went on a 10-minute tirade on TV in reaction to the Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate's many preposterous proposals on the campai...

Taipei mayor criticized for saying Tibetans' self-immolation 'bothers' Beijing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je’s (柯文哲) recent comments that self-immolation cases in Tibet have caused trouble for Beijing has drawn widespread criticism, but he refuses to ...

Shanghai official arrives in Taiwan, will meet with Taipei mayor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Shanghai Municipal Taiwan Affairs Office Director Li Wenhui (李文輝) has arrived in Taiwan and will meet with Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) tomorrow. A Taipei City Governme...

Foxconn founder might join Taiwan People’s Party legislative list

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Conflicting statements emerged Friday (October 18) about whether Foxconn Technology founder Terry Gou (郭台銘) might appear on the nationwide list of legislative candidates f...

Temporary Nanmen market opens for business in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A makeshift market will open on Thursday (Oct. 17) as planned after Nanmen Market in Taipei closed for reconstruction on Oct. 7, CNA reported on Wednesday. The original...

Election campaign is about protecting Taiwan, not about slamming rivals: DPP

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The ruling party’s election strategy is not about slamming Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) 70 percent of the time and Taipei City Mayor Ko W...

Taiwan’s Foxconn founder rules out cooperation with PFP leader James Soong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foxconn Technology founder Terry Gou (郭台銘) ruled out cooperation with People First Party (PFP) Chairman James Soong (宋楚瑜) in the presidential campaign after appearing with...

Taipei Mayor says no need to infuriate China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) has offered a fresh interpretation of his stand on cross-straits relations: Resist China but avoid irritating the county. Ko, the founder a...