Mayor apologizes for false arrest in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) was questioned by Democratic Progressive Party legislator Ruan Jhao-syong (阮昭雄) at the Legislative Yuan Tuesday (Nov. 5) about the false ...

52, including 36 foreigners, arrested in raid on Taipei brothel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over 50 people were arrested in a raid on a Taipei brothel on Thursday (Oct. 24), including dozens of foreign nationals from China, Thailand, and Vietnam, some of whom had...

Top 10 Halloween parties in Taiwan for 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As All Hallows' Eve creeps up, Taiwan News has created a list of the top 10 Halloween parties at restaurants, bars, and amusement parks across Taiwan for goblins and g...

Thousands march in Taipei in solidarity with Hong Kong protesters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tens of thousands of Taiwanese took to the streets in Taipei on Sunday (Sept. 28) to march in solidarity with Hong Kong, where protesters have entered the 17th week of pro...

World Animal Day marked by art show at Bopiliao Historical Block

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to World Animal Day, an ongoing exhibition showcases large-scale interactive art installations of Taiwanese architects at Bopiliao Historical Block, in Taipei&...

Taipei street takes center stage at Berlin festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2019 Flaneur Festival featured the presentation of Flaneur Magazine's Taipei-themed issue at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin from Aug. 31 to Sept. 1. F...

Pop singers from Malaysia and Singapore visit Taipei for tourism campaign

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Malaysian pop singer Wee Meng Chee (黃明志) and Singaporean singer-songwriter Boon Hui Lu (文慧如) traveled to Taipei this week for a film shooting project to promote tourism fo...

1 death, 7 injuries, blackouts reported from Typhoon Lekima in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As the periphery of Typhoon Lekima lashes northern Taiwan today (Aug. 9), there has been one death and seven injuries in Taipei attributed to the storm and another death from T...

Poor food hygiene found in well-known drink shops in Taipei

Taipei (Taiwan News) — Out of 82 frozen desserts and beverages tested by the Taipei City Government's Department of Health, 6 fell short of the hygiene standards. Taipei City Government t...

Taipei joins China Airlines to promote city tourism in South Korea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Department of Information and Tourism of Taipei City is taking part in the Hana Tour International Travel Show at KINTEX in Gyeonggi Province of South Korea between Ju...

Drunk British English teacher bites cop on Taipei MRT

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A British English teacher with a record of previous run-ins with the law in Taiwan was arrested recently for disturbing the peace and biting a police officer on a Taipei MRT tr...

More Vietnamese arrested for trafficking migrant workers to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Five Vietnamese have been detained by the country's Ministry of Public Security in a case linked to the trafficking of 152 tourists in Taiwan late last year, it was announc...

Upcoming Events in Taipei, May 4-12

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –There are always lots of activities happening around Taipei, including music, theater, exhibitions, and market events, for people to enjoy. Here are just a few of the inter...

22 foreign female tourists arrested for prostitution in Taipei over 2 weeks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A total of 22 foreign female tourists have been arrested for allegedly engaging in prostitution in Taipei, since a new series of raids began on April 12, reported CNA. As th...

Taiwanese lawyer with Chinese ID vows to sue Taiwan after rights revoked

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After having his household registration and rights revoked for receiving a Chinese ID, Taiwanese legal expert, Shao Tzuping (邵子平) said that he is planning to sue Taiwan for thi...