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Taiwan mayors coy about presidential ambitions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The mayors of four cities in northern Taiwan gathered for a cultural event on Tuesday (Oct. 6), but three of them refused to discuss their alleged presidential ambitions. ...

DPP legislator supports Taiwan opposition’s referendum on US pork

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Hsu Chih-chieh (許智傑) said Monday (Sept. 14) that he will support the opposition Kuomintang's (KMT) referendum on U.S. por...

New Taipei City mayor defends referendum on US pork

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei City Mayor Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜) on Sunday (Sept. 13) said that a referendum on imported U.S. pork is a normal way for the public to voice its opinion on the issue an...

Taipei Music Center ousts CEO less than month after opening

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Less than a month after its opening, Taipei Music Center has ousted its CEO, songwriter Austin Peng (彭季康), reports said Saturday (Sept. 12). Based in the Taipei distric...

Taiwan's Smart City Summit thrives online

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An important online event got underway in Taipei on July 1 to connect political and business leaders from cities worldwide and envision a post-pandemic future that sustain...

Taipei Music Center opens after long construction period

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei Music Center in Nankang District officially opened on Thursday (Aug. 27) with President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌), Culture Minister Li Yu...

New Taipei aims to become bilingual by 2030

New Taipei City Mayor Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜) on Friday (Aug. 21) laid out his vision to make the city bilingual by 2030, a goal that aims to nurture "world citizens" who are willing to speak and us...

New Taipei mayor says Tamkang Bridge will be national landmark

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei City Mayor Hou You-yi (侯友宜) plans to make Tamkang Bridge (Danjiang Bridge), which connects the city’s Bali and Tamsui districts, a Taiwanese landmark. ...

New Taipei City mayor offers advice on KMT party reform

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei City Mayor Hou You-yi (侯友宜) said on Tuesday (Aug. 18) that the Kuomintang (KMT) party must consider public opinion and stay connected to everyday people by bein...

Taiwan’s first directly elected president, Lee Teng-hui, oversaw liberalization of country

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝), Taiwan’s first native-born and directly elected president, who oversaw the island nation’s transition to democracy, passed away t...

Taipei mayor demands investigation into possible misuse of MRT monthly ticket

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) on Monday (July 6) shined a spotlight on the hidden problems of the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) monthly ticket, demanding an investigation i...

Taiwan may give pupils 'heat days'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As large parts of Taiwan sweltered under the heat Saturday (July 3), education officials said they are preparing to meet in August to consider giving pupils days off durin...

3 candidates register for mayoral by-election in Taiwan’s Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and the Kuomintang (KMT) had their candidates register for the Aug. 15 mayoral by-election in Kaohsiung Wednesday (June 24), while t...

Taiwan's Kaohsiung to elect new mayor Aug. 15

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following last Saturday’s successful recall of Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), the city will hold a by-election to fill his post on August 15, the Central Election...

Veteran DPP statesman highlights importance of 2-party system in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid concerns that the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) would dominate Taiwanese politics after the once-mighty Kuomintang (KMT) Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) was voted ...