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Mayor Ko’s final Taipei-Shanghai forum shortened to half a day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The final edition of the Taipei-Shanghai City Forum during the tenure of Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) will only last half a day, reports said Friday (July 15). For...

Taipei deputy mayor collapses at dinner from stroke

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Deputy Mayor Tsai Ping-kun (蔡炳坤) suffered a stroke on Monday (July 11) when attending a dinner with Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) and was sent to a Taipei hospital for surg...

The battle for Taichung is on

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — On the evening of November 24, 2018, the citizens of Taiwan’s second-largest city were stunned as Lu Shiow-yen (盧秀燕) of the Kuomintang (KMT) beat incumbent Taichun...

Taiwan launches 4th COVID shot on Monday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Sunday (May 15) announced Taiwan will authorize a second COVID booster shot to elderly, long-term care institution residents,...

Taiwan celebrates sports and LGBTQ+ culture with 1st Asian Pride Games

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The inaugural Asian Pride Games (台北亞洲同志運動會) got underway in Taipei Friday night (April 29) with a rainbow-colored opening ceremony and drag queens lip-syncing to the lates...

New Taipei woman faces up to NT$1 million fine for IG post about tossing trash during quarantine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The girlfriend of a New Taipei teen who was fined NT$1.5 million (US$52,500) for playing basketball while undergoing home isolation faces up to NT$1 million in fines for m...

Rise of COVID cases in Taiwan revives interest in vaccination

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After seeing weeks of low vaccination turnouts despite the Central Epidemic Control Center’s (CECC) urging, vaccination sites across Taiwan have seen crowds returnin...

Taipei mayor under fire for 'clandestine' banquet with Chinese businesses

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Independent Taipei City Councilor Lin Ying-meng (林穎孟) accused Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) of lying and refusing to provide details about an unpublicized banquet with Chin...

Taipei to launch Level 2.5 alert, details Friday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid the rise of Omicron cluster infections tied to restaurants in northern Taiwan, the Taipei City Government will raise the epidemic prevention alert to Level 2.5, with ...

Taipei residents urged to get COVID booster shots

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei is calling upon eligible residents to sign up for a COVID-19 shot as the restart of the vaccination registration system on Monday (Jan. 3) failed to attract interes...

15 more Taipei spots certified as Muslim-friendly

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Deputy Mayor Tsai Ping-kun (蔡炳坤) on Tuesday (Dec. 14) announced that seven attractions, seven hotels, and a B&B have obtained halal certification this year to p...

Taiwan European Film Festival opens with Slovakian film 'Let There be Light'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2021 Taiwan European Film Festival (TEFF) opened Wednesday evening (Dec. 8) with a lively opening ceremony and a special showing of the Slovakian film “Let There...

Taipei to provide drop-in Moderna shots at EXPO Dome from Dec. 9-11

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei City Government said on Wednesday (Dec. 8) that it will provide drop-in vaccination services to anyone who wants to get the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the Taip...

Taipei finalizing plans for drop-in COVID vaccinations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said during a city council meeting on Monday (Nov. 8) that the city will come up with thorough plans regarding drop-in COVID-19 vaccinations a...

Four confirmed dead, two still missing in New Taipei river accident

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Four people died and two are still missing in a river accident in the Hubao Pond area of New Taipei’s Shuangxi District, CNA reported. A total of 31 people went o...