Taipei-Prague sister city agreement wording unchanged

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The sister-city agreement between Taipei and the Czech capital of Prague has been returned to Taipei City Council (TCC) for review with the “City of Taipei, Taiwan&r...

KMT wants to remove ‘Taiwan’ from Taipei-Prague sister city agreement

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A sister city agreement between the Czech capital of Prague and Taipei stalled Friday (November 8) because a Kuomintang (KMT) party member at the Taipei City Council wante...

Taipei City Government consultant denies sexual harassment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — During an interpellation at Taipei City Council on Thursday (Oct. 31), Taipei City Government consultant Liu Chia-jen (劉嘉仁) denied sexually harassing Taipei City Governmen...

Hong Kong website posts private information of Taiwan activists

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) on Wednesday (October 16) condemned the leaking of private information about eight Taiwanese activists by a Russian-based Hong Kong webs...

PFP city councilor might take over as deputy mayor of Taipei City

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – People First Party (PFP) Taipei City Councilor Huang Shan-shan (黃珊珊) said Thursday (Sept. 26) she had been asked to take over as deputy mayor of the capital, a move which ...

New Taipei City Council member arrested on corruption charges

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A New Taipei City Council member Kao Min-hui (高敏慧) was arrested in the early morning on Sunday (Sept. 8) and charged with abusing her position and misuse of public funds. ...

Taipei City mayor held secret meeting with Taiwan business leaders

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) had a secret two-hour meeting with a group of top business leaders, but it was not known whether the topic of discussion was the capital&...

Taipei City Councilor steps up as contender for NPP chair

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following the resignation of New Power Party (NPP) chairman Chiu Hsien-chih (邱顯智) on Monday (Aug. 12) and the departure of several prominent members, Taipei City Council m...

Taipei mayor could announce presidential bid next month

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) is likely to announce a presidential bid next month, media reports said Thursday (July 11). Ko is reportedly waiting until the main op...

Taipei mayor stands by description of Taiwan and China as ‘one family’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) stood by his description of Taiwan and China as “one family” Thursday (June 13), despite the police repression targeting anti...

Taipei mayor and city councilors spar over eavesdropping at Taipei Dome meeting

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) members of the Taipei City Council have accused the administration of Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) of trying to reach a secret deal...

Taipei mulling ban on smoking around convenience stores, coffee shops

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Following New Taipei City's announcement that it would forbid cigarettes smoking on the pedestrian arcades around convenience stores and coffee shops, Taipei's city gov...

Politicians blast Han Kuo-yu for comments on Taiwan-China relations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kaohsiung mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) has come under criticism from several politicians for his comments regarding the relationship between Taiwan and China. In an interview...

New 24-hour trash disposal and recycling machine being trialed in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new 24-hour trash collection service is currently being trialed in a central Taipei district. Thanks largely to the country’s illustrious garbage collection sys...

KMT's Ting Shou-chung opts for recount in Taipei mayoral race, again

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After losing by a razor thin margin in Saturday's mayoral election to Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲), Kuomintang (KMT) Taipei mayoral candidate Ting Shou-chung (丁守中) today filed a r...