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  • Zhubei to open new parent-child and daycare centers

    Discover how Zhubei City is addressing the needs of working parents with plans for a new Parent-Child Center and Daycare Center, backed by NT$50 million in funding.
    2024/07/11 16:11
  • Taipei mayor takes action on suspected daycare child abuse

    In Taipei, a child under one year old underwent successful emergency surgery for a subdural hematoma, sparking concerns of potential child abuse. Taipei Mayor Chiang Wan-an has mobilized the Department of Health and police to investigate, with the daycare center temporarily suspended. The case’s complexities, including the timing of the injuries and responsibilities of the parents or nanny, are under scrutiny as authorities aim for a swift resolution and the child’s recovery.
    2024/04/12 10:59
  • Tsai Ing-wen heads to Hualien after 7.2 magnitude earthquake

    In response to a 7.2 magnitude earthquake, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen and officials convened an emergency briefing, stressing the need for vigilance and accurate information. Rescue operations and MRT disruptions follow in the quake’s wake.
    2024/04/03 16:28
  • Taiwan shivers: CWA warns of temperatures dropping

    Stay updated on the latest weather conditions in Taiwan with this story from Taipei. The Central Weather Administration has issued an "orange" signal cold surge advisory for Keelung City and New Taipei City, indicating temperatures of 10 degrees Celsius or lower. Former CWA Weather Forecast Center director Daniel Wu predicts a drop to below 9 degrees. Be prepared with your umbrellas as isolated showers are expected across the country.
    2024/03/07 13:55
  • New Taipei City plans to build 50,000-seat sports dome

    New Taipei City plans to construct a 50,000-capacity sports dome near the MRT route, aiming to attract crowds from Taipei and Taoyuan. Mayor Hou Yu-ih envisions hosting cultural events in existing stadiums until the completion of the new dome, which is expected to surpass Taichung’s planned dome capacity. The Taichung Dome is scheduled to start construction soon and is projected to be operational by 2030.
    2024/03/07 11:30
  • Hou Yu-ih confirms no toxic chemicals in air after fire

    New Taipei City Mayor Hou Yu-ih assures public safety following a warehouse fire in Shenkeng District. Air quality tests show no hydrogen fluoride or heavy metals. Environmental agencies monitor PM2.5, carbon monoxide, ozone, nitrogen dioxide, and sulfur dioxide levels. Safety measures include avoiding the area, keeping doors and windows shut, wearing masks, and seeking medical advice if needed. Shenkeng District’s Health Center prepares for potential medical demands, while hospitals provide emergency treatment and care for respiratory symptoms. The city government continues to oversee air and water quality examinations to ensure public safety.
    2024/02/22 10:38
  • Taichung metro blue line plan approved

    The Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) has approved a comprehensive plan for the Taichung Metro Blue Line and a feasibility study for the Taiwan Railway’s coastline dual-track. The completion of the transit system is estimated to be in 10 years, costing NT$1615.14 billion, with NT$675.59 billion borne by the central government. The Blue Line will connect Taichung Port to the city center, serving as the city’s most crucial east-west axis. It will also connect with the Green Line to form a cross-axis network. An agreement on the deployment of the Blue Line’s Shalu Overpass section was reached by the MOTC and Taichung City Government. The completion of the Taichung Metro Blue Line and the Taichung Port rail line’s dual track system is expected to improve the Taichung area’s rail infrastructure and spur balanced development in urban, rural, and coastal regions.
    2024/01/30 12:43
  • Tainan prepares grand displays for Lantern Festival 2024

    The Taiwan Lantern Festival 2024 will be held in Tainan on February 3, featuring lantern areas in Anping and the High Speed Rail (HSR), covering a combined area of about 50 hectares. The Anping Lantern Area will be open from February 3 to March 10, while the HSR Lantern Area will be open from February 24 to March 10. The HSR lantern area, spanning about 28 hectares, is located around the International Convention Center Tainan (ICC Tainan) and consists of three main sections: the main exhibit, "Light in the City," and a "green-energy" zone. The main exhibit will have 11 themes, while "Light in the City" will guide visitors through Tainan’s 400-year history using sound, light, and art. One of the main attractions in "Light in the City" is the art installation called "Infinity Cube," a 16-meter-high structure funded by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) at a cost of over NT$10 million. The Infinity Cube is made up of thousands of mirror-reflective plates, creating diverse visual effects that reflect the surrounding environment during the day and illuminate the city at night. Tainan Mayor Huang Wei-che expressed gratitude to TSMC for its sponsorship and believes it will attract more visitors to the festival. TSMC sees this artwork as an embodiment of its ESG vision, focusing on green manufacturing, responsible supply chains, a diverse workplace, talent development, and caring for the underprivileged.
    2024/01/29 14:27
  • Taiwan’s Keelung street mirrors iconic Japanese scenery

    Discover the captivating street in Keelung City’s Zhongzheng District, Taiwan, that has become a social media sensation. Reminiscent of a popular photography location in Yamanashi, Japan, this picturesque street with shop signs and the backdrop of Shiqiu Hill has caught the attention of photography enthusiasts. By using a telephoto lens and positioning the camera at the street’s center, the distant Shiqiu Hill seems to be brought closer, creating a visually stunning effect. While the Taiwanese location offers potential tourism and business opportunities, caution is advised for photographers aiming to capture the perfect shot, as safety concerns should not be overlooked.
    2024/01/05 21:55
  • Taiwanese 2023 credit card spending to exceed NT$4T

    Taiwan’s total credit card spending for 2023 is projected to exceed NT$4 trillion, with consumers under 30 having an average annual credit card transaction amount of NT$1.11 million, according to the National Credit Card Center (NCCC). Individuals aged 40 to 60, who make up over 57% of top-level consumers, are crucial customers for card-issuing institutions. These elite spenders have an average half-year spending of NT$810,000, with women mainly using their credit cards for fashion and luxury items, while men prefer motor vehicle products. Consumers under 40 have a high consumption frequency, averaging over 180 transactions per card in the first half of 2023. Taipei and New Taipei have the highest number of cardholders, accounting for 46% of the total, with Hsinchu County and Hsinchu City having the largest share among the 16 counties and cities at over 6%. VISA cards are the most commonly used credit card brand among elite spenders, comprising 51% of the total, while American Express cards make up only 3% but have the highest average consumption of over NT$1.3 million per card in six months.
    2023/12/26 15:51
  • Kaohsiung landmarks to light up in yellow

    Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chi-mai announced that the Kaohsiung Music Center and the Eye of Gangshan will be illuminated with therapeutic yellow lights every evening from 6 p.m. to midnight, starting on December 25, 2023, until January 26, 2024. Speculation has arisen online about the return of the yellow rubber duck exhibition to Kaohsiung, as "yellow circles" have been spotted around the city. The giant floating duck was initially displayed in 2013 and drew approximately 3.9 million visitors in a single month, boosting the city’s economy by generating nearly NT$1 billion in business opportunities. Mayor Chen has not confirmed the duck’s return but expressed the municipal team’s commitment to bringing progress and joy to the citizens.
    2023/12/26 11:17
  • MAMAMOO’s Wheein headlines Tainan Christmas rock concert

    The ’2023 Tainan Christmas Rock Concert’ in Tainan, Taiwan, will feature performances from popular artists such as Wheein from the South Korean girl group MAMAMOO, Taiwanese singers Yoga Lin, OSN, and Kasiwa, bands Accusefive and Mixer, Singaporean singer-songwriter Boon Hui Lu, and Dutch singers Martin Hurkens and Marjolein. Wheein, known for her powerful vocals and contributions to television drama soundtracks, expressed her excitement for the concert and even asked fans to recommend local Tainan delicacies for her to try during her visit. The concert took place at the western plaza of the Tainan City Government Yonghua Civic Center, inviting fans and local residents to join in the festive Christmas celebration.
    2023/12/23 12:26
  • DPP’s Lin slams Taipei mayor, offers ’disdain’ placard

    DPP Councilor Lin Yen-feng accuses Taipei Mayor Chiang Wan-an of disrespecting the council and presents a "disdain for the council" placard. Lin criticizes the Taipei City Government for the controversial NT$190 million associated with the Taipei Music Center and holds former Mayor Ko Wen-je accountable. Chiang threatens legal action if the Ministry of Culture withholds payment. The Taipei City Council’s Education Committee passes a resolution allowing the city government to cover the disputed amount temporarily.
    2023/12/07 17:46
  • Taichung to host Migrants Day Fest at Science Museum

    A multicultural festival celebrating "Migrants Day" will take place at the National Museum of Natural Science in Taichung City on December 10. The festival will feature performances, cultural experiences, and a prize drawing event. In an effort to educate immigrants about marriage management, rights in Taiwan, and the Domestic Violence Prevention Act, the National Immigration Agency’s Central Administration Corps organized a family education and legal advocacy event in Taichung on December 6. The event used creative presentations to help diverse couples recognize signs of physical and psychological abuse, stalking, and harassment. Hsieh Liang, chair of the Union of New Immigrants of Taichung City, served as a marriage educator, teaching communication skills and advising against tolerance for violence. Sung Hsin-hui, a violence prevention planner from the Taichung City Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention Center, introduced the Domestic Violence Prevention Act and the Stalking and Harassment Prevention Act, as well as reporting procedures and shared case studies. The event provided valuable insights for A Chun, an immigrant from Japan, who gained a correct understanding of family violence and expressed relief that Taiwan’s legal system offers protection to victims. With Taiwan’s immigrant population growing, the NIA aims to foster unity among all ethnic groups and create a welcoming environment for new residents, promoting cultural integration.
    2023/12/07 17:42
  • Coldplay concert in Kaohsiung breaks attendance records

    Coldplay’s two-day concert at the Kaohsiung National Stadium has broken the audience record previously held by South Korean girl group BLACKPINK, drawing a record-breaking crowd. However, nearby residents complained on Facebook that their homes were shaking as if an earthquake was taking place due to the gig, sparking discussions online. The Sunday concert saw an attendance of 86,505 people, setting a new high for the stadium. Data from Kaohsiung Metro revealed that 32,000 people traveled to and from the concert at the R17 World Games station, while 11,800 people utilized shuttles to and from the Zuoying HSR Station, representing a 40% increase from the day before. Despite the large crowd, the city successfully evacuated the crowd in 88 minutes on Sunday. Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chi-mai personally oversaw the response center at the stadium and closely monitored the dispersal. To accommodate the increased demand, the Kaohsiung Metro increased service frequency. The Coldplay concert also proved successful in tourism, generating over NT$330 million in revenue.
    2023/11/13 18:19
  • Taipei Gov’t agrees to foot NT$190M music center bill

    The Taipei City Government has agreed to cover the remaining bill of NT$190 million for the completed Taipei Music Center. Taipei Mayor Chiang Wan-an made the decision in order to avoid the city government spending NT$800,000 per month on interest. The city councilors supported the decision but emphasized that the final payment responsibility still needs to be clarified. The Commissioner of the Department of Cultural Affairs, Tsai Shi-Ping, has promised to submit a complete report within two weeks. Councilor Chien Shu-pei supported the prepayment but also highlighted the need for continued coordination with the Department of Cultural Affairs, which may involve litigation. If litigation is lost, further discussions will be necessary to determine who will bear the legal expenses.
    2023/11/07 18:14
  • Terry Gou submits petition for 2024 presidential bid

    Independent presidential candidate Terry Gou and his running mate, Lai Pei-hsia, submitted a petition to the Taipei City Election Commission on November 1. Gou addressed a crowd outside the administrative center in the Xinyi district, emphasizing the significance of each signature on the petition and promising to press forward courageously in voicing the Taiwanese people’s pursuit of democracy and freedom. The number of signatures submitted was not disclosed at the time, but Gou’s campaign office stated that more details would be provided later.
    2023/11/02 20:29
  • Chiang seeks to allocate NT$190M for Taipei Music Center

    Taipei City Mayor Chiang Wan-an announces plans to allocate NT$190 million in unsettled project funds for the Taipei Music Center. The city government will communicate with the Ministry of Culture regarding the funds. This move has sparked accusations from a Democratic Progressive Party Taipei City councilor, who believes the mayor’s actions are influenced by political alliances.
    2023/10/14 16:06
  • Hou chairs disaster response meeting amid Typhoon onslaught

    Mayor Hou chaired the second work report meeting of the first level of the New Taipei City Disaster Response Center on Thursday (Aug. 3). 
    2023/08/03 14:35
  • TSMC unveils cutting-edge global R&D center in Hsinchu

    Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) founder Morris Chang thanked the company’s research and development (R&D) team at the unveiling of its global R&D center in Hsinchu City on Friday (July 28). 
    2023/07/28 18:06
  • Taipei mayor oversees his first Wanan air raid drills

    Taipei City Mayor Chiang Wan-an oversaw his first Wanan air raid drills on Monday (July 24) since being elected into office. Chiang arrived at the Taipei City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to check on the city-wide evacuation.
    2023/07/24 17:41
  • New Taipei City opens 120th public childcare center

    Mayor Hou You-yi has kept his electoral promise and opened the 120th public childcare center in New Taipei City on Monday (Jan. 16).
    2023/01/17 18:25
  • All eyes on Hsinchu mayoral candidates before elections

    The 9-in-1 elections will unfold on Saturday. As the center of science and technology in Taiwan and home to TSMC, Hsinchu’s political and economic status is highly important in the country. 
    2022/11/25 21:34
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