Peddling face masks, rubbing alcohol in Taiwan could incur heavy fine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Selling surgical masks and rubbing alcohol in Taiwan without a permit is punishable with a fine of up to NT$2 million (US$65,600), warned the Taipei City Government, as th...

Taiwan needs class suspension standards in event of coronavirus outbreak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With the new semester set to start next week for middle and elementary schools, the Taipei City Government has called for a set of unified class suspension standards in th...

Taipei receives an ‘A’ from Carbon Disclosure Project

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The UK-based Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) announced on Tuesday (Feb. 18) that Taipei earned an “A” in its 2019 annual ranking for reducing greenhouse gases ...

Taipei publishes names of 3 who escaped coronavirus isolation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Just one day after three people were nabbed in Taipei City’s bustling Ximending area, three other people who were supposed to spend two weeks in isolation following ...

Taiwan tracks down 3 visitors from Hong Kong who escaped coronavirus isolation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Three people arriving from Hong Kong who should have been in isolation due to Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) prevention measures were found in the bustling Taipei neighborho...

Taipei City health chief positive about Taiwan's prospects for the coronavirus outbreak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan should have no problem making it through the current outbreak of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in comparison with the 2003 SARS epidemic, the Taipei City Government...

Taiwan pangolins to join Czech Republic zoo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei City government has presented several Taiwanese pangolins to the Prague Zoological Garden to celebrate the friendship between the two cities. A formal sister...

Taipei Flower Market open 24 hours for Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — To provide easier access to floral products for Taiwanese citizens before the Lunar New Year holiday, the Taipei Flower Market in Neihu has decided to launch 24-hour opera...

Taipei mayor dismisses US researcher's comments as 'bizarre'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) has shot down American think tank researcher Bonnie Glaser after she characterized him as a pro-China politician that Beijing would work with ...

Taiwan and Czech Republic to deepen ties: Czech parliamentarian

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Meeting with Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) on Wednesday (Jan. 15), Czech parliamentarian Marek Benda affirmed that ties between Taiwan and the central European nation would...

New YouBikes launched in Taipei's Gongguan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The latest edition of the YouBike was launched in Gongguan District of Taipei City today (Jan. 15), with 1,800 parking docks installed and 500 bikes available for a rental...

Taipei's Dihua Street launches sales for Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei's Dihua Street, one of the most popular grocery markets for Lunar New Year sundries, launched sales on Friday (Jan. 10) to celebrate the approaching holiday. ...

Work starts on smart industrial park in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After investing NT$4.1 billion (US$137 million) New Taipei City Government held a beam-raising ceremony on Thursday (Jan. 9) for Baogao Industrial Park (寶高智慧產業園區) in Xindi...

Taipei MRT to allow medium and large dogs on board trains

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation announced Thursday (Jan. 2) that medium- and large-sized dogs will be allowed to enter Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) carriages on weekends ...

Foxconn founder to support Soong in Taiwan presidential election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foxconn Technology founder Terry Gou (郭台銘) on Wednesday (Jan. 1) expressed his support for the People First Party (PFP) and its presidential candidate, James Soong (宋楚瑜), ...