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New Taipei to help Taoyuan manage some quarantined individuals

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As a domestic cluster infection that started at Taoyuan General Hospital continues to raise concerns, New Taipei City Mayor Hou You-yi (侯友宜) said Wednesday (Jan. 27) that ...

TV show with episodes set in Taiwan becomes hit on HBO

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — HBO Asia's TV drama "Adventure of the Ring," which features love stories set in Taiwan, reached HBO’s top 10 in January. Data from Flixpatrol shows ...

New Taipei to bring traditional glove puppetry back into fashion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Residents and visitors of New Taipei will be able to relive the magic of Taiwanese glove puppetry on Sunday (Nov. 22) at the Xinzhuang Puppetry Culture Day celebration. ...

Former Taiwanese child actress killed when scooter struck from behind by van

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A former child actor was killed earlier this month when the scooter she was riding was struck from behind by a van. Earlier this month, Tsai Ya-chen (蔡亞臻), 37, who went...

Taiwan company caught importing Chinese masks for ration program

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwan company on Thursday (Sept. 4) was ordered by the government to cease operations after it was found to have imported over 3 million non-medical grade masks from Ch...

Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha holy day in Taipei with eye on safety

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Members of Taipei's Indonesian Muslim community were already lining up 6:30 a.m. at the Taipei Travel Plaza outside Taipei Main Station to get a spot in the first sess...

Taiwan reports year's 1st local Dengue case, adds 3 Japanese encephalitis infections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's health authorities reported three new cases of Japanese encephalitis on Tuesday (July 21), bringing the total to 16 this year; meanwhile, the year's first...

IKEA food now available via Uber Eats Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Customers in Taiwan can now order food from IKEA restaurants through Uber Eats, the food delivery service announced Monday (July 20). In just a few clicks, Uber Eats us...

Taiwan considers allowing 2,000 fans to attend baseball games

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After baseball games with 1,000 fans present were played without incident on Friday (May 8), the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) is considering doubling the limit. ...

Taiwan the first to open pro baseball games to fans in 2020

Taiwan's professional baseball league has become the first in the world to play before spectators, admitting up to 1,000 fans to each of its two scheduled games Friday evening. In addition to t...

Taiwan baseball to allow 1,000 fans per game starting Friday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan professional baseball (CPBL) will become the first majors in the world to bring fans back into the stadium on Friday (May 8), after the Central Epidemic Command Cen...

New Taipei City to shut down sports centers, libraries amid coronavirus fears

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Sports centers, museums, and libraries in New Taipei City will shut down for 14 days beginning Friday (March 20) to prevent the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19),...

Flower festival on Taipei’s Yangmingshan opens amidst Wuhan coronavirus fear

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Late Taiwan Cherry blossoms and double-flowered cherry blossoms are blooming on Yangmingshan to coincide with the 2020 Yangmingshan Flower Festival, which opened last Satu...

Surgical masks can be purchased at 303 local health centers across Taiwan starting Feb 16

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (Taiwan CDC) announced on its website Saturday (Feb. 15) that starting Sunday, surgical masks supplied under the name-based system w...

Taipei MRT Circular Line begins operation, free rides until Feb. 29

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The new Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Circular Line, or Yellow Line, officially started operation on Friday (Jan. 31), with passengers able to ride free of charge until the end...