Former Taiwan Premier Hao Pei-tsun dead

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Taiwan Premier Hau Pei-tsun ( 郝柏村 ) died at the age of 101 at the Tai-Service General Hospital in Nei Hu District, Taipei on Monday (March 30). The former top ge...

Taipei mayor urges limit on number of citizens returning from abroad

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwan receives more and more imported cases of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said Monday (March 30) that the central government shoul...

Taiwan's ‘Iron Minister’ delivers food to frontline medical workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a nod to frontline medical workers fighting hard against the coronavirus (COVID-19), Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) Chief and Health and Welfare Minister Chen S...

Letter to Editor: Life continues as normal here in Taiwan

"Are you guys still in lockdown?" someone in another country asked me recently during an online video call. "No," I said, "We are not and never were in any kind of lockdown.&q...

Taipei Dome close to resuming construction five years after suspension

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei Dome is one step closer to resuming construction after the Taipei's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) on Wednesday (March 25) approved most of th...

Taipei will be prepared if ordered to lockdown: Mayor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said on Wednesday (March 25) that the capital will be prepared if it is placed on lockdown due to the escalating coronavirus (COVID-19) pandem...

New Taipei curtails hospital patient visits over coronavirus fears

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei Mayor Hou You-yi (侯友宜) announced on Friday (March 20) a partial ban on visiting patients at the city’s hospitals as part of its measures to reduce the ris...

President has no plans to declare state of emergency: Taiwan presidential office

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has no plans to declare a state of emergency for the moment, as the country’s health authorities have stepped up measures in an attempt ...

Greater Taipei students, teachers barred from overseas travel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After nearly a dozen new cases of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) were reported over the weekend, both Taipei and New Taipei City on Monday (March 16) announced that all K-12...

Prague mayor thanks Taiwan for sharing COVID-19 response materials

Prague Mayor Zdenek Hrib on Friday (March 6) thanked Taiwan for providing information on managing the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), which has been confirmed in 19 cases in the Czech Republic amid a gr...

Organ harvesting charges against Taipei mayor dismissed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) will not be prosecuted for being involved in the China organ harvesting trade, Taipei District Prosecutors Office determined on Friday (March ...

Actress accuses New Taipei government of taking credit for gymnastics success

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ukrainian-born actress Larisa Bakurova has criticized New Taipei City Government for taking credit for the success of a rhythmic gymnastics team she coached, but the c...

Taipei mayor's absence attributed to norovirus infection

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) disappeared from public view over the weekend and concerns grew over his health, officials say that he has contracted the norovirus. ...

New Taipei resident to face severe punishment for avoiding quarantine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei city resident Kuo Fu-wen (郭富文), who had escaped from home quarantine since his return from China Feb.7, has been found in a hotel in Taoyuan City and will face ...

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...