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Taipei Times
台北時報
TypeDaily newspaper
FormatBroadsheet
Owner(s)The Liberty Times Group
Founder(s)Lin Rong-San
PublisherThe Liberty Times Group
Founded15 June 1999 (24 years ago) (1999-06-15)
Political alignmentPan-Green
LanguageEnglish
HeadquartersTaipei, Taiwan
ISSN1563-9525
Websitewww.taipeitimes.com Edit this at Wikidata
Taipei Times
Traditional Chinese台北時報
Simplified Chinese台北时报

The Taipei Times is the last surviving English-language print newspaper in Taiwan.

History

Published by the Liberty Times Group, Taipei Times launched its first edition on 15 June 1999.[1] The Taipei Times claims to be the third English-language newspaper founded in Taiwan.[2]

In a column celebrating the paper's fifth anniversary, then-Taipei Times associate editor Laurence Eyton wrote that much of the initial planning of the paper was concluded over pints of Carlsberg in a pub with Anthony Lawrence, the paper's first managing editor.[3]

In 2002, the daily ciruclation stood at 280,000 copies.[4]

By 2017, Taipei Times would become the last daily print newspaper in Taiwan, after competitors Taiwan News and China Post switched to digital-only formats.[4]

The Taipei Times has been involved in several controversies over the years, including an argument with a member of the United States House of Representatives, a push for nuclear weapons under then-R.O.C. President Chen Shui-bian, and misleading readers about the origin of a letter to The Wall Street Journal.[5][6][7][8][9]

Editorial positions

Its editorial position leans toward Taiwan independence, and supports the development of Taiwan's own nuclear arsenal.[10][11] It is a participant in Project Syndicate.[12]

Opinion writers

See also

References

  1. ^ Huang, Sandy (16 June 2002). "'Taipei Times' celebrates anniversary". Taipei Times. p. 1. Retrieved 15 December 2015.
  2. ^ "Taipei Times and Taiwan Timeline". Taipei Times. 15 June 2004. p. 24. Retrieved 15 December 2015.
  3. ^ "The \'Taipei Times\' grows up - Taipei Times". www.taipeitimes.com. 15 June 2004.
  4. ^ a b Cheng, Kathy (12 April 2019). "It's Not Too Late to Save the Taipei Times". Tricky Taipei.
  5. ^ "Faleomavaega: no friend of Taiwan". Taipei Times. 25 March 2009.
  6. ^ "Faleomavaega says he will not bow to FAPA". Congressman Eni F. H. Faleomavaega. 27 March 2009. Archived from the original on 3 May 2014.
  7. ^ "美科学家指扁主政时曾有意发展核武". 美国之音. 14 September 2010.
  8. ^ "慕可舜與寇謐將". Liberty Times. 2 September 2011.
  9. ^ "日媒諷藍營「AZ特攻隊」 鄭照新質疑「大內宣」:特定專欄作者觀點偏頗". 風傳媒 (in Chinese (Taiwan)). 8 July 2021.
  10. ^ 郭賽華 (2002). 語言與意識型態:台灣媒體論述分析 [Language and ideology: Taiwanese Media editorial analysis]. National Tsing Hua University Department of Foreign Languages. Archived from the original on 8 December 2015. The data page is in Chinese and there are abstracts in both Chinese and English, but the document body is only in English.
  11. ^ "Taiwan needs nuclear deterrent". Taipei Times. 13 August 2004.
  12. ^ "Member Papers". Project Syndicate. 16 August 2023.
  13. ^ Cheung, Han. "Book Review: Charting Taiwan's future through its past". www.taipeitimes.com. Taipei Times. Retrieved 15 July 2020.