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Taipei Dome project misses October deadline

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei Dome will not have obtained the necessary permits to start trial operations by the October deadline, reports said Friday (June 24). The project for a 40,000-...

Taiwan’s largest bookstore faces possibility of move at end 2023

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s largest bookstore, the Eslite Xinyi in Taipei City, might have to move if no agreement with landlords can be found by the end of 2023, reports said Friday (...

Taiwan 7-Eleven customer buys drink for NT$15, wins NT$10 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A customer of a Taipei 7-Eleven who bought a drink for only NT$15 (US$0.50) has been confirmed as one of the winners of the NT$10 million Special Prize for the March-April...

Civet family spotted in Taipei neighborhood

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A family of masked palm civets was spotted foraging on a sidewalk in the heart of Taipei earlier this week. At 7:39 p.m. on Monday (April 18), a member of a Facebook gr...

Taipei residents rattled by roar of fighter jets early Tuesday morning

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The roar of jet engines from military drills awakened Taipei and New Taipei residents early on Tuesday (April 12). Some residents of Greater Taipei took to social media...

Stolen Taipei tombstone speculated to belong to British POW

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A 1945 tombstone bearing an English inscription and speculated to belong to a British prisoner of war has reportedly been stolen. An on-site inspection to determine whe...

Taipei City population falls below 2.5 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The population of Taipei City dipped below 2.5 million at the end of March, the capital’s Department of Civil Affairs announced Friday (April 1). The city lost 14...

Taiwan blackout caused by malfunction at Kaohsiung power plant

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Power Company (Taipower, 台電) says that the widespread power outages experienced across Taiwan on Thursday morning (March 3) appear to have been caused by an equipme...

Taiwan protest against Russian invasion of Ukraine attracts 200

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The latest protest against the war in Ukraine outside the Russian representative office in Taipei City attracted 200 people, or about four times as much as the previous da...

Military dependents’ village in Taipei lights up

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A military dependents’ village in Taipei has been reinvigorated as a light show venue in a project that serves as a prelude to the Taiwan Lantern Festival next year....

2-year-old wins SUV in Taipei mall's Lunar New Year lottery

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At Shin Kong Mitsukoshi Taipei Xinyi Place's Lunar New Year lucky bag lottery event, a two-year-old boy drew the grand prize — a Volvo XC40 T3 — on Tuesday...

Taiwan Hi-Life customer spends NT$40 on tea, wins NT$10 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A customer of a Hi-Life in Miaoli County who bought two bottles of tea for only NT$20 (US$0.71) has been confirmed as one of the two winners of the NT$10 million Special P...

JustKitchen opens new locations in Taiwan and Hong Kong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Ghost kitchen operator JustKitchen said this week it has opened two new locations in Taiwan and Hong Kong. JustKitchen recently opened a previously announced ghost ...

Change of route costs man in Taiwan NT$600,000 for quarantine breach

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man has been slapped with a heavy fine of NT$600,000 (US$21,656) for requesting a change of route on a quarantine taxi in the latest example of Taiwan’s unyielding...

Quarantine breaker located in Taipei, fined NT$600,000

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese citizen who returned Wednesday (Jan. 19) from Dubai but broke quarantine has been located in Taipei and punished with a fine of NT$600,000 (US$21,651). Pan ...