Chinese trolls post fake news about Taiwanese cop torturing 'HK refugee'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) on Friday (May 29) announced that Facebook posts alleging that a Taiwanese police officer placed his knee on a "Hong ...

Demonstrators stage sit-in against proposed ban on gatherings in Taipei Main Station lobby

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hundreds staged a sit-in at Taipei Main Station on Saturday (May 23) to protest a proposed ban on sitting in the lobby, which would deprive the country's Southeast Asi...

Taipei Main Station lobby ban not permanent, protesters face fines: Ministry

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) on Wednesday (May 20) said there is no "permanent ban" on sitting on the floor of the Taipei Main Statio...

Proposed ban on sitting in Taipei Main Station lobby sparks heated debate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The plan to indefinitely prohibit sitting on the floor of the lobby at Taipei Main Station has set off a heated debate. The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) on Mond...

Taipei Main Station could permanently ban sitting on lobby floor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After banning people from sitting on the Taipei Main Station lobby floor in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus, the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) said Monda...

Indonesian new immigrant in Taiwan shares fruits of her labor amid COVID-19 pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As a successful figure who defines how new immigrants can thrive in their second home, Indonesia-born Linda Tjindiawati has witnessed firsthand the growth of Indonesian co...

Taipei cancels Eid al-Fitr celebrations due to Wuhan coronavirus

The annual Muslim festival Eid al-Fitr will not be held as scheduled in Taipei this May, in an effort to avoid large gatherings amid the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the city government said...

Disinfections conducted at major tourist hot spots

The Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) on Sunday (April 5) said it conducted disinfection operations at most of the country's major tourist spots earlier in the day and will do so at th...

Airport shuttle services drop significantly due to pandemic

Shuttle bus services serving Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport have plummeted by some 90 percent in the wake of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, operators said Wednesday. As the country's ...

Taipei MRT to turn away passengers with fevers at 16 stations by end of March

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Deputy Mayor Vivian Huang (黃珊珊) said on Monday (March 9) that 16 stations will include thermographic cameras (thermal imaging cameras) to screen out passengers who ...

Taipei MRT to turn away passengers with 38 degree fevers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As five new cases of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) emerged Saturday (Feb. 29), bringing the total in Taiwan to 39, Taipei Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) announced that it would n...

Sitting on floor of Taipei Main Station lobby banned due to coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Sitting on the floor of the lobby at Taipei Main Station is banned until April 30, the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) announced on Saturday (Feb. 29). Taipei Main...

Indonesian infected with coronavirus traveled extensively on Taipei MRT, TRA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese authorities on Thursday (Feb. 27) warned residents to beware of areas of Taipei traveled by an unaccounted for Indonesian caregiver who on Wednesday (Feb. 26) wa...

Taipei, Taoyuan, Kaohsiung MRTs to extend service hours on New Year's Eve

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei, Taoyuan, and Kaohsiung metros will extend operation hours on New Year's Eve to prevent traffic congestion, especially in areas where major New Year's E...

Taipei 101 tops city's real estate rankings for 7th straight year

Taipei 101 has retained its top spot in the real estate rankings in Taiwan's capital, with a value of NT$1.799 million (US$59,635) per square meter, the Taipei City Department of Land Administrati...