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Taipei battles COVID in commercial area under main railway station

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After six COVID-19 infections were reported at an underground commercial area near Taipei Railway Station, the city government said Saturday (July 17) it was stepping up i...

Taipei bus driver diagnosed with COVID after working 3 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taipei bus driver worked for three days on a long bus route before being diagnosed with COVID-19, reports said Friday (July 16). Bus 218 services a route between the ...

Taipei draws up list of homeless for COVID vaccination

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei is drawing up a list of an estimated 700 homeless people to inoculate against COVID-19, reports said Tuesday (June 22). Because both the number and whereabouts o...

Taiwan confirms COVID cases at 2 Shin Kong Mitsukoshi stores

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Saleswomen at Shin Kong Mitsukoshi department stores in Taipei and Taichung have been confirmed as COVID-19 cases, leading to short-term closures, reports said Friday (Jun...

Unmasked man attacks police with machete near Taipei Railway Station

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man who was not wearing a surgical mask attacked two police officers with a machete near Taipei Railway Station, reports said Saturday (May 22). As the wearing of mas...

National Center of Photography and Images opens in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Center of Photography and Images (NCPI) has finally come to fruition after years of careful planning by the Ministry of Culture (MOC), opening its doors in Ta...

Taiwan bans large gatherings at railway stations over COVID fears

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As a hospital cluster infection expanded further on Friday (Jan. 22), the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) announced it is banning gatherings at all its stations natio...

Taiwan bookstore chain Eslite to close 3 more locations before end of 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Celebrated bookstore chain Eslite will close three more outlets before the 2020 following six closures earlier in the year, reports said Wednesday (Aug. 19). In May, Es...

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...

Infected sailors visited 90 locations in 10 counties, cities in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Members of the public are being told to be on the alert for symptoms of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) if they have been to one of the 90 locations in 10 counties and ci...

Friend of 32nd coronavirus case quarantined in Kaohsiung after showing symptoms

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An acquaintance of Taiwan's 32nd case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was placed in a negative-pressure isolated ward in Kaohsiung on Wednesday (Feb. 26) after feeling...

Taipei announces traffic restrictions for New Year’s Eve

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei’s fashionable eastern shopping district will once again host the annual Taipei 101 New Year’s Eve fireworks, as well as a concert with rock band Mayday....

Taipei Twin Towers to open in 2027

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The investment agreement for the Taipei Twin Towers project was signed Tuesday morning (Dec. 17) by Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) and Hsu Kun-tai (許崑泰), chairman of Ta...

Flash mob supports Hong Kong outside Taipei Railway Station

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Hundreds of people in black clothes and wearing masks suddenly appeared outside Taipei Railway Station Saturday (November 2) in support of the pro-democracy protests in Ho...

Taiwan supporters of Foxconn founder launch petition for presidential bid

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Supporters of Foxconn Technology founder Terry Gou (郭台銘) were collecting endorsements Saturday (July 27) to help launch a presidential bid on the eve of the Kuomintang (KM...