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KMT's Taoyuan pick shocks, provokes intense backlash across Taiwan

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — In a stunning move, the Kuomintang (KMT) on Wednesday (May 18) named former vice-presidential candidate and ex-Premier Simon Chang (張善政) as its candidate for mayor of Ta...

Taipei mayor predicts worst-case scenario of 40,000 COVID deaths in Taiwan by year's end

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) on Monday (April 25) predicted that under the central government's new policy of coexisting with COVID, up to 40,000 people nationwide cou...

Taiwanese politicians woo voters with social media food posts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese politicians across the political spectrum have taken to social media with food posts to attract voters as the campaign for November local elections heats up. ...

Han Kuo-yu is back and KMT power players need to take notice

On Jan. 2, ex-Kaohsiung mayor and former Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Daniel Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) held a book release rally in Taipei’s Daan Park that reportedly attracted over 10,000 ard...

Taipei set to ban sale of vaping and heated tobacco products

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A ban on electronic cigarettes and heated tobacco products (HTPs) passed the third reading at the Taipei City Council on Wednesday (Nov. 3), positioning the capital to bec...

Taipei MRT losses triple to NT$3 billion due to COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei City’s Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system saw its losses triple to NT$3.19 billion (US$114.37 million) for January to August, compared to the same period in 2020...

Taipei City Government guard tests positive for COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A guard working inside the Taipei City Government building has tested positive for COVID-19 but did not come into contact with Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) recently, reports said...

40 workers at Taipei Performing Arts Center test positive for COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Forty construction workers at the Taipei Performing Arts Center (TPAC) have tested positive for COVID-19, forcing a temporary halt to work on the new structure. Taipei ...

Taipei draws up list of homeless for COVID vaccination

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei is drawing up a list of an estimated 700 homeless people to inoculate against COVID-19, reports said Tuesday (June 22). Because both the number and whereabouts o...

Photo of the Day: Spooky God of Wealth statues seen in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The New Taipei City government on Wednesday (May 5) tore down two statues of a Taoist deity after many motorists complained they were too "scary." The Jinshan...

New Taipei to help Taoyuan manage some quarantined individuals

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As a domestic cluster infection that started at Taoyuan General Hospital continues to raise concerns, New Taipei City Mayor Hou You-yi (侯友宜) said Wednesday (Jan. 27) that ...

Taipei City Hall Plaza crowd limited to 80,000 on New Year's Eve

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid fears of a new outbreak of the Wuhan coronavirus, the Taipei City Government on Tuesday (Dec. 29) announced that the crowd at Taipei City Hall Plaza will be limited t...

Ad showing Formosan black bears slaving for pandas angers Taiwan politician

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An ad showing Formosan black bears toiling away as coolies for pandas has angered a member of the Taipei City Council because she sees it as a symbol of Taiwanese being su...

Taiwan’s KMT threatens to boycott additive-laced US pork with protests

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Johnny Chiang (江啟臣) said on Monday (Aug. 31) that the party will not rule out the possibility of taking its protests to the streets if President ...

Former Taiwan party leader to leave NPP amid corruption allegations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After being freed on bail in a massive investigation into bribery, ex-legislator Hsu Yung-ming (徐永明) announced Wednesday (Aug. 5) he was resigning from the New Power Party...