Ko ends last in poll of 6 mayors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je finished as the least popular of the mayors of the six special municipalities in a survey by the Exchange of Wisdom organization, his second poor per...

Taipei City’s typhoon holiday plans slammed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A proposal by the Taipei City Government to have workers and students work on weekends to make up for typhoon holidays during the week encountered rough weather Saturday. Loca...

Ko apologizes for typhoon holiday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je on Tuesday hinted at an apology for declaring the day off even though Typhoon Dujuan had already gone, while accusations flew over who was responsibl...

Typhoon warnings lifted early Tuesday evening

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Central Weather Bureau ended all typhoon warnings at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday as Dujuan had weakened to a tropical storm and made landfall in China’s Fujian Province. The storm l...

Call for department stores to observe typhoon holidays gets support

Taipei, Aug. 10 (CNA) An online call for department stores to stay closed on typhoon holidays for safety purposes has drawn support after department store employees were exposed to risks when they...

Typhoon holidays last into Saturday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – All parts of Taiwan, including Taipei, Kaohsiung and Taichung announced Friday evening that the typhoon holiday for schools and offices would also include Saturday. The outer ...

Typhoon holiday to start Friday evening

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As Typhoon Soudelor approached Taiwan Friday, all local governments on the main island declared that schools and offices could close early in the evening. Only residents of Yi...

No typhoon holiday Friday for most of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Local governments in most of Taiwan, including the Taipei area, announced that offices and schools would not be closed Friday despite the onslaught of Typhoon Soudelor. The st...

Typhoon holiday on Friday for Taipei, New Taipei, Keelung, Taoyuan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Offices and schools will be closed Friday in the cities of Taipei, New Taipei, Keelung and Taoyuan and on the island of Matsu amid the expected onslaught of Typhoon Chan-hom, lo...