Photo of the Day: Ramp gone awry?

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –Breaking News Commune (爆料公社) member Lin Xao-Wan (林小旺) has posted an image of what was supposed to be a disabled access ramp with stairs in the old site of the National Taiw...

Jeannie Hsieh: Daddy is continuing treatment and we are reunited

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Entertainer Jeannie Hsieh (謝金燕), daughter of the famous Taiwanese comedian and television show host Chu Ke-liang (豬哥亮) (birth name Hsieh Hsin-ta), rebutted Internet rumors that h...

Unfair-pension reform conference to be target of protests Sunday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Traffic restrictions will be in force all of Sunday due to expected protests against a national conference to reform unfair pensions being held inside the Presidential Off...

News Mirror: Chu Ke-liang battles spreading cancer

According to the latest issue of the News Mirror Weekly, Taiwanese well-known actor, comedian and TV show host Chu Ke-liang is battling other cancers as the bowel cancer cells in his body have spread ...

Prosecutors question NTU staff

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taipei District Prosecutors Office questioned two members of staff at National Taiwan University as witnesses in the case of the special account set up by Taipei City Mayor ...

Ko questioned about MG149 account

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je appeared at the Taipei District Prosecutors Office Tuesday to face questions about alleged corruption surrounding the MG149 bank account in the case ...

Former Ko assistant fined

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A former assistant of Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je from his surgeon days received a deferred prosecution and a fine Tuesday for misreporting spending. Liu Ju-yi bought chairs f...

Ma Ying-jeou post-race pallor in November ‘no problem’

Presidential spokesperson Ma Wei-guo denied Wednesday that President Ma Ying-jeou was in any kind of trouble following a 5-kilometer road race on November 15 last year. An article in a weekly magazine...

Frank Hsieh lauds Ko Wen-je for transparency

Former premier Frank Hsieh praised Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je Tuesday for his conduct during his election campaign last year, noting as a candidate he had fended off attacks from legislator Luo Shu-lei on...

Ko Wen-je to tackle overtime, travel pay issues in Taipei government

Having already taken action on his pledge to remove the bus lanes on Zhongxiao West Road, Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je is already taking aim at several more areas where he sees a new for new directions or n...

Ko Wen-je team schooled in need for honesty and openness

Taipei Mayor-elect Ko Wen-je presided over a full day of classes and discussions with some of the personnel tapped to head various agencies in the city government after he takes office December 25. Ko...

Ko presents more controversial appointments

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Controversy continued to swirl around Taipei City Mayor-elect Ko Wen-je’s government team as he presented a new raft of appointments Friday. In addition to embattled rock prom...

Prosecutors will not pursue organ case against Ko

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Prosecutors were not about to set up a case for an investigation into the allegations that opposition Taipei City mayoral candidate Ko Wen-je had helped National Taiwan Universi...

Ko sues against latest organ trade accusations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The campaign of opposition Taipei City mayoral candidate Ko Wen-je on Thursday took legal action against allegations that he might have been involved in the forced removal of hu...

Sean Lien compares Ko Wen-je’s tactics to Chen Shui-bian’s

KMT Taipei mayoral candidate Sean Lien charged Sunday that his opponent Ko Wen-je was using tactics similar to those used in the past by former President Chen Shui-bian in a presidential campaign agai...