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Taiwan clamps down on Chinese speed measuring devices

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s transportation authorities have ordered the removal of speed measurement equipment manufactured in China that could pose security risks. Facebook user &q...

New Taipei mobile library distributes Southeast Asian books

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei City’s mobile library will soon distribute books and newspapers from Vietnam, the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Myanmar, reports said Fr...

Mysterious donor gives NT$210 million to New Taipei over last decade

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A mysterious donor has gifted a total of NT$210 million (US$7.49 million) to the New Taipei Government over the last 11 years to promote the welfare of children, new immig...

New Taipei’s Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival postponed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei City Government on Tuesday (Jan. 19) decided to postpone the 2021 Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival over concerns of a worsening COVID-19 cluster outbreak around a ho...

Taiwan electric scooter-sharing platform WeMo hit with layoffs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Electric scooter-sharing platform WeMo Scooter laid off 23 of its employees this month, the Taipei City Government’s Department of Labor said on Monday (Jan. 18). ...

Public concerned new skyscraper will block view of Taipei 101 fireworks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The public is concerned that a new skyscraper proposed for Taipei will block the view of the Taipei 101 New Year's Eve fireworks. Nan Shan Life Insurance Co., Ltd. ...

Taipei landlords caught illegally renting out studios for quarantines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Four property owners in Taipei have been slapped with a fine of NT$700,000 (US$25,000) for illegally renting out their studios for quarantine purposes, the city government...

New Taipei City Government seeks title sponsor for 2021 Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2021 Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival may get an additional name, as the New Taipei City Government is seeking a title sponsor for the marquee event, asking bidding compani...

Taiwan clinic wins International Hospital Federation award

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A clinic in the Taipei district of Beitou has won a special award from the International Health Federation (IHF) for its preparedness for the coronavirus pandemic, reports...

Taipei Grand Hike certification activity is up and running

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei City Government started its Taipei Grand Hike certification activity for 2021 on Friday (Jan. 1), challenging the public to take on the 92-kilometer trail network t...

627,000 fewer passengers on Taipei MRT for New Year’s Eve

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei’s Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system saw 627,000 fewer passengers than the 3.2 million registered for the 2020 New Year countdown celebrations due to the coronav...

30 people self-monitoring for COVID near Taipei New Year concert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following a report that five people supposedly self-monitoring their health for COVID-19 attended a rock concert in Taoyuan, Taipei City Government announced Friday (Jan. ...

One Good Thing: Midnight Cafeteria feeds Taipei's stray cats

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Pipi already dines well. The plump, black-and-white street cat lives near a night market in a neighborhood of Taiwan's capital where volunteers have fed and ta...

MOFA to broadcast Taipei 101 fireworks around world via satellite

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) announced in a press release that it will broadcast the Taipei 101 New Year's fireworks show around the world live via satellite...

6 Taiwan cities close off New Year's Eve festivities to crowds

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With fears of a resurgence of the Wuhan coronavirus and its latest mutant strain from the UK reaching a fever pitch, multiple cities and counties across Taiwan are moving ...