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Co-organizer pulls out of 228 commemorative event over KMT invitation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — One of the co-organizers of this year’s 228 Massacre commemoration event in Taipei has withdrawn after learning that former President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) of the Kuomi...

High budget for Taipei mayor's cycling challenge draws backlash

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A budget of NT$720,000 (US$24,828) for Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) and other city government officials to participate in a one-day cycling event has drawn criticism from ...

China Broadcasting Corporation chairman announces candidacy for Taiwan president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chairman of the KMT-affiliated China Broadcasting Corporation Chao Shao-kang (趙少康) on Monday (Feb. 9) announced he will run for president in the 2024 election. When siz...

New Taipei mayor calls for improvement of earthquake warning system

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei City Mayor Hou You-yi (侯友宜) on Sunday (Feb. 7) called for the national earthquake warning system to quickly improve, saying many citizens were scared after bein...

Vice president praises Google at opening of New Taipei office

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vice President Lai Ching-te (賴清德) on Thursday (Feb. 4) attended the opening celebration for Google's new office in New Taipei City and thanked the tech giant for its t...

Taipei Game Show caps attendees at 7,000 amid COVID fears

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2021 Taipei Game Show (TGS) has reduced the number of attendees it will allow due to concerns over a recent domestic cluster infection at Taoyuan General Hospital. ...

Taipei to suspend work, classes in event of 1,000 domestic COVID cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei has introduced a three-tiered emergency response as the country braces for a possible surge in coronavirus cases associated with a hospital outbreak in nearby Taoyu...

New Taipei mayor announces ban on visiting the sick in hospitals

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A resurgence of COVID-19 infections prompted New Taipei City Mayor Hou You-yi (侯友宜) to announce on Monday (Jan. 25) a ban on visiting the sick in hospitals across the city...

Mysterious donor gives NT$210 million to New Taipei over last decade

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A mysterious donor has gifted a total of NT$210 million (US$7.49 million) to the New Taipei Government over the last 11 years to promote the welfare of children, new immig...

Taipei mayor reveals intent to run for president in 2024

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) expressed interest in throwing his hat into the ring for the 2024 presidential election as he shared his views on geopolitical uncertainties i...

Taipei postpones Lantern Festival, cancels Dihua New Year Market

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid an expanding hospital coronavirus cluster, Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) on Wednesday (Jan. 20) announced that the city's lantern festival will be postponed and th...

New Taipei Christmasland wraps up early as coronavirus precaution

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei City's Christmasland festival was brought to end at midnight after Taiwan reported its first imported case of the new U.K. coronavirus variant. Following...

Enoch Wu mum on potential bid for Taipei's DPP chair

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Frontier Foundation Deputy CEO Enoch Wu (吳怡農) on Monday (Dec. 28) remained vague on whether he would run for chairman of the Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP) T...

Shopping malls near Taipei 101 cancel New Year's Eve parties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two major malls near Taipei 101 have announced they will be canceling outdoor activities scheduled for New Year's Eve after Taiwan's first local transmission of th...

Over 450,000 turn up for weekend concert at New Taipei’s Christmasland

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than 450,000 people gathered at New Taipei City's Christmasland over the weekend to attend the annual holiday concert put on by Taiwanese and international perfor...