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Mayor says deputy's Taiwan independence statement will not affect Shanghai forum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A statement by his deputy describing Taiwan as an independent, self-ruling nation will not sink plans for a forum with the Chinese city of Shanghai next week, Taipei City ...

Taipei could cancel New Year’s Eve party due to Omicron variant

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei City could decide to cancel New Year’s Eve celebrations just three days before Dec. 31 if the threat of the COVID-19 Omicron variant warrants such action, May...

Ko Wen-je discusses ESG with Taiwan News

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a recent episode of ESG Talks, Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) discussed Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) with Taiwan News. Ko said Taipei will try to achiev...

Ko says limited exchanges better than none ahead of Shanghai-Taipei Forum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) has spoken in favor of maintaining exchanges with China ahead of the annual Taipei-Shanghai City Forum scheduled for Dec. 1. Ko will virtua...

Taiwan's largest gathering of startups begins

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's largest gathering of startups and investors kicked off Thursday (Nov. 18) to explore opportunities for startups in the post-pandemic world as business operati...

Prague mayor eagerly prepares for arrival of Taipei Zoo pangolins

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei Zoo is currently preparing a pair of pangolins for a trip to Prague in March, Mayor Zdenek Hrib shared on his Facebook page on Saturday (Nov. 13). Hrib wrote...

Mayor underlines importance of ‘smart’ solutions for Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei City Government is innovating to create a livable and sustainable smart city, seeking “smart” solutions to improve quality of life issues through pu...

Taipei finalizing plans for drop-in COVID vaccinations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said during a city council meeting on Monday (Nov. 8) that the city will come up with thorough plans regarding drop-in COVID-19 vaccinations a...

Taiwan authorities emphasize need for masks even after high vaccination level

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) poured cold water on a suggestion by Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) Saturday (Oct. 30) that wearing a mask might no longer be nece...

Taipei mayor sees end to COVID mask mandate by Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) expressed optimism Saturday (Oct. 30) that the COVID-19 pandemic in Taiwan would be over by the Lunar New Year, allowing people to walk around...

Taipei inaugurates school for migrant worker empowerment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei Migrant Worker School was inaugurated on Sunday (Oct. 24) as part of the capital city’s efforts to empower migrant laborers and improve their wellbeing. ...

Popularity rankings of local officials reshuffled in Taiwan opinion poll

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) ranked last among the country's 22 mayors and magistrates in a new survey conducted by CommonWealth Magazine, while Pingtung County M...

Taiwan pop diva’s charitable deed earns praise from Taipei Mayor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) lauded Taiwanese singer Jolin Tsai (蔡依林) for her philanthropic act on Tuesday (Oct. 12) as he promoted the city’s free food service. ...

Taiwan opposition party says ‘Ko-Gou’ presidential ticket possible

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan People’s Party (TPP) said on Thursday (Oct. 7) it’s open to the possibility that its chairman, Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲), may run for the preside...

Taiwan’s DPP outpolls other parties in favorability, while KMT sinks into gloom

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A recent poll shows that the affection of Taiwanese for the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has dwindled over the past year as measured by the “feeling the...