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Tsai says referendums must not be political weapons ahead of Taipei recall vote

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said recall referendums must not be used as political weapons ahead of the recall vote on independent Legislator Freddy Lim (林昶佐). Voters i...

Gunman flees to China after New Taipei City murder

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man who allegedly murdered a man in New Taipei’s Xindian District on Monday (Nov. 22) dodged the police and escaped to China mere hours after the crime. Xindian...

7 COVID cases traveled extensively on 4 Taipei MRT lines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei's health department from Tuesday through Thursday (Aug. 17-19) revealed that seven recently confirmed COVID cases had traveled on four of the city's major M...

Station attendant on Taipei's MRT Brown Line tests positive for COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A station attendant at a stop on the Taipei MRT's Brown Line is the latest Taipei Metro employee to be diagnosed with COVID-19. On Tuesday (May 25), the Taipei Rapi...

Photo of the Day: Map of Taipei inspired by Mario

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A map of Taipei made by a Peruvian illustrator and inspired by the popular video game Super Mario World has gone viral in Taiwan. On Tuesday (May 18), Miguel Alfaro, 29...

Taipei Zoo's rare animals come out of hiding due to pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After Taipei Zoo closed its doors to the public to prevent more domestic transmissions of COVID-19, its rarest animals found the courage to come out of hiding, reports sai...

Taipei shuts down National Palace Museum, Longshan Temple, zoo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwan confirmed a record 180 domestic coronavirus transmissions Saturday (May 15), some of Taipei City’s main tourist attractions shut down. Sites usually pac...

2 women in Taipei tea houses test positive for COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (May 12) reported two local COVID-19 cases and 42 contacts in the heart of Taipei. During a press confe...

Dance festival in Taipei to enliven Longshan Temple

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A dance festival that celebrates the vibes of southwestern Taipei will take place between April 16 and 18 featuring a performance in front of a century-old temple. Orga...

Top 8 Taiwanese superstitions to follow for luck on Dongzhi

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Today (Dec. 21) is the Dongzhi (冬至, extreme of winter) Festival or winter solstice, the peak of winter based on the lunisolar calendar, and a Taiwanese feng shui expert an...

Taipei MRT train hits emergency brakes, 1,200 evacuated

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taipei Metro train suddenly slammed on the emergency brakes during the rush hour commute Tuesday morning (Dec. 15), forcing 1,200 passengers to be evacuated and causing ...

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...

Top 10 favorite scenic tourist spots in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The results of a survey of foreign visitors recently released by the Tourism Bureau of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) has revealed the 10 most-vi...

Burning incense a thing of the past at Taipei's Longshan Temple

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The incense-filled air of Taipei's Longshan Temple is a thing of the past after Friday (March 13), when the temple officially banned burning incense sticks. All wor...

Taipei MRT to turn away passengers with fevers at 16 stations by end of March

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Deputy Mayor Vivian Huang (黃珊珊) said on Monday (March 9) that 16 stations will include thermographic cameras (thermal imaging cameras) to screen out passengers who ...