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Taipei named best leisure destination in Asia

LOS ANGELES (CNA) — Taipei has won the Leisure Lifestyle Award hosted by U.S. Global Traveler magazine as the “best leisure destination in Asia”...
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Taiwan becomes first Asian country to legalize same-sex marriage

TAIPEI (CNA) — Taiwan made history on May 17 as the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage, after most lawmakers of the...

High speed rail to increase services from July 1

TAIPEI (CNA) — There will be 18 weekly services added to Taiwan’s bullet train system from July 1 to meet increasing travel demand from...
As of 12:15 a.m. Monday, Mitag was located 290 kilometers south-southeast of Yilan County, moving in a north-northwesterly direction at a speed of 27 kilometers per hour, the CWB said. (NOWnews)

Typhoon Mitag forecast to batter northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (CNA) — Typhoon Mitag is strengthening as it approaches Taiwan, carrying strong winds and torrential rains, which are expected to affect the northern...
A screen-grab shows an alert message from the government on Feb. 7, 2020. (Courtesy of Mimi Hsin Hsuan Sun)

Authorities send coronavirus alert in Chinese, create more confusion

TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) — Did you get this? Do you know what it means? Taiwan residents received an alert from the Central Epidemic Command...

“#LoveWon,” says President Tsai

TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) – Taiwan legislators voted to legalize same-sex marriage on May 17, a first for Asia. “#LoveWon,” President Tsai Ing-wen tweeted...
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Taipei Metro plans to launch new fare scheme on Feb. 1

TAIPEI (CNA) — Taipei Rapid Transit Corp. (TRTC), which operates the Taipei Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system, said on Monday that it is planning...

Taiwan ranks 4th for air pollution risk globally

TAIPEI (The China Post) – According to a study published in The Lancet Planetary Health on April 10, an estimate of 4 million children...
A post reading "this store no longer sell masks" is seen in this photo taken on Feb. 4, 2020. (CNA)

Foreigners without Taiwan NHI card can still get masks: official

TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) — Foreigners without National Health Insurance (NHI) card will still have access to face masks when a new policy goes...

Taipei MRT set to operate Circular Line 1st section by year-end

TAIPEI (CNA) — The first section of the Circular Line of Taipei's mass rapid transit systems is scheduled to start operations by the end...

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