Woman slashed in chest with a box cutter at Taipei MRT station

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A woman suddenly slashed another woman's chest with a box cutter inside the MRT Taipei Main Station last night (Sept. 17). At 6:48 last night, surveillance video reveale...

Taipei Mayor rejects request to sign Taiwan Olympic name change petition

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) yesterday (Aug. 27) refused to sign a petition calling for the changing of the name of Taiwan's national team at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics from &...

Teen couple seen 'embracing' as they leap to their deaths in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Two teens appear to have committed suicide together by leaping off the top floor of a seven story building on Monday (June 18), reported Liberty Times. At 6 p.m. on Monday,...

Taipei AIDS prevention center leaks files of 3,000 patients

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taipei City Hospital’s AIDS prevention center admitted Wednesday it had leaked the files of 3,000 patients, but added it had taken the necessary measures to fix ...

Taipei City and Tzu Chi team up to offer free health checkup for foreign working moms on Sunday afternoon

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--With Mother’s Day just a couple of weeks away, Taipei City Government’s Foreign and Disabled Labor Office (FDLO) has teamed up with Taipei City Hospital and Tzu Chi I...

Gas explosion in New Taipei kills 2, injures 5

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- What is believed to have been a gas explosion ripped through a neighborhood early this morning (April 2) in New Taipei City's Sanchong District has claimed the lives of two...

Marriages in Taipei drop significantly, reaching an 8 year low in 2017

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei has reported a steady decline year by year in marriage rates over the past five years, with 2017 reaching an eight year low. According to the Civil Affairs Burea...

Taipei City strengthens influenza response as flu cases soar

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--With flu cases soaring, Taipei City Department of Health (DOH) Commissioner Huang Shier-chieg urged hospitals and medical institutions across the city to strengthen response to t...

Taipei urges foreign care workers to get free flu vaccination

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taipei City’s Department of Health (DOH) announced on Friday that a total of 6,000 flu vaccines would be available at designated MRT stations and Taipei City Hospital-...

Former TV sports anchor holds exhibition to promote the legalization of euthanasia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In order to promote the legalization of euthanasia in Taiwan, 85-year-old former TV sports anchor, Fu Da-jen (傅達仁), opened an art exhibition Thursday at Taipei City Hospit...

60-year-old sex worker in Wanhua diagnosed with HIV

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The recent confirmation that a 60-year-old female sex worker in Taipei's Wanhua District has tested positive for an HIV infection has spurred concerns that several hundred ...

Experts encourage communicating end-of-life wishes with advance care planning and advance directives

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Ninety-year-old Mr. Wang is a terminally-ill patient but has to receive repeated antibiotics treatments because he is also suffering from pneumonia. His family is at a loss ...

Taipei city launches pay.taipei platform

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei city government has initiated a new way to pay utility bills and parking fees. The city government on Sunday unveiled a new mobile payment platform called pay.ta...

Free health checkup for foreign workers on December 11

Taipei City Foreign and Disabled Labor Office (FDLO), Tzu Chi International Medical Association (TIMA) and Taipei City Hospital are collaboratively offering free health checkup and counseling for fore...

Taipei to ban single-use tableware in municipal units

Single-use tableware and bottled water will be prohibited at 228 schools in Taipei City from August 1, Taipei City Government said, estimating to save 12.94 million units of tableware a year, equivale...