Masks once again compulsory on Taipei Metro

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei has stepped up measures to fight the coronavirus, including making masks mandatory on the Taipei Metro once more, as Taiwan sees a rise in imported cases. Starti...

Taiwan announces eight public venues where mask-wearing is compulsory

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Health Minister and Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) on Wednesday (Aug. 5) announced eight public settings where mask-wearing will ...

NT$24 billion media town in Taipei's Linkou officially launched

The New Taipei government officially launched an investment project on Friday (July 24) in which three private business groups will invest NT$24 billion (US$814.6 million) in a media town in Linkou. ...

Taipei dedicated to sustainable development goals as coronavirus pandemic continues

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As many countries around the world scramble to limit infections and deaths caused by the COVID-19 pandemic at the expense of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Taiw...

Taiwan could see negative population growth in 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan could experience a population decline for the first time, as the nation has recorded more deaths than births in the first six months of the year, according to stati...

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 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 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...

New stand-up club putting Taipei on comedy map

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — "I think what we did with Two Three was bring it to one place," says Sam "Yarbs" Yarborough, comedian and master of ceremonies at the Two Three Comedy ...

Taipei to ban smoking at areas around MRT Ximen Station from July 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Smoking will not be allowed at areas surrounding a Taipei Metro station in the boisterous western district of Ximenting starting July 1, and violators will face a fine of ...

Taoyuan Metro offers half-price tickets to boost tourism in N. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taoyuan Metro Corporation (TMC) announced on Tuesday (June 16) that half-price one-day tickets will be available from July 1 to Sept. 20 in order to encourage the public t...

Colombian nationals arrested for stealing nearly NT$7 million from Taipei house

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Prosecutors on Wednesday (June 10) requested the detention of three Colombian nationals arrested Monday in Kaohsiung in connection with the theft of nearly NT$7 million (U...

TRTC pursues legal action against YouTuber showing how to cheat Taipei MRT turnstile

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation (TRTC) on Monday (June 8) condemned the behavior of a YouTuber who in a video showed how to ride the Taipei MRT without buying a ticke...

PS4 EasyCards go on sale in Taiwan today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's EasyCard Corporation began offering pre-orders for limited-edition miniature Sony PlayStation 4 (PS4) controller-themed electronic stored-value cards on Tuesd...

Taiwan eases restrictions on mass transit, crowds, and face masks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Sunday (June 7) announced that it was easing some of its restrictions on mass transit, the size of gatherings, masks, and soc...