Click here to go to our new forums at
If you are a Forumosan Regular, when you log in for the FIRST TIME, you must RESET your password by using the Password Recovery system.

Usernames on the new forums must not contain any SPACES and must end with LETTER or a NUMBER; if yours does, you will be prompted to change your Username
Contact us at admin(at)forumosa(dot)com or @forumosa on Twitter or on our Facebook Page if you have any questions or problems logging back in

Taipei Times going down?

Moderator: Tempo Gain

Forum rules
We hope that the Living in Taiwan forum will be of value to you and others. To ensure this, please note:

It is best to capitalize topics and to avoid vague titles. “Hi, I’m new” and “Help please” are examples of bad titles.

Before posting, please check the FAQ thread, and – more importantly – use the search function to ensure that your topic has not been discussed before and that there is not an existing thread you could update with your contribution.

While Living in Taiwan is a busy, wide-ranging forum, there are other specific forums for relationships, teaching, business, legal issues, animals, food, events, travel, restaurants, and so on. Check the Forumosa menu to find the most appropriate place for your post.

While it is preferable to post questions dealing with dissimilar topics in separate threads (“How Much for an Apartment in Tianmu?”, “Are There Many Foreigners in Tianmu?”), if you are a new arrival, it is possible to present numerous questions in one post, but realize that your thread will then, after two weeks, be merged into the New to Taiwan: Some Questions thread.

Taipei Times going down?

Postby MikeN » 21 Jul 2016, 11:28

They've basically downsized to one section, dropped the comics, crosswords, sodoku- things they have to pay for- TV and movie guide etc. Possibly not long for this world.
Overpaid Foreign Athlete (duō fù xīn shuǐ guò gāo de wài jí yùn dòng yuán)
Overpaid Foreign Athlete (duō fù xīn shuǐ guò gāo de wài jí yùn dòng yuán)
Posts: 3550
Joined: 16 Nov 2003, 14:12

Re: Taipei Times going down?

Postby Yang Gui Zi » 21 Jul 2016, 11:52

And apparently fired the editors. Who doesn't love a little fine dinging?
Yang Gui Zi
Chair-throwing Legislator (rēng yǐzi de lìfǎ wěiyuán)
Chair-throwing Legislator (rēng yǐzi de lìfǎ wěiyuán)
Posts: 373
Joined: 03 Jul 2014, 09:04
Location: Zhongli
In Taiwan since: 09 Jul 2010

Re: Taipei Times going down?

Postby afterspivak » 21 Jul 2016, 12:14

I was just reading a longish self-indulgent piece by Arthur Waldron in today's Taipei Times--bless them for printing stuff like this, but my god the amount of terrible typos in this piece is stunning.

Night Market Cop (yè shì tiáo zi)
Night Market Cop (yè shì tiáo zi)
Posts: 857
Joined: 09 Mar 2011, 21:40

Re: Taipei Times going down?

Postby Doraemonster » 21 Jul 2016, 14:05

It's been a long trend. Things like this certainly don't help: ... times.html

I've always been impressed by the Bangkok Post, despite all the curbs on press freedom in Thailand. Why hasn't anything like this emerged in Taiwan?
User avatar
High School Triad Member (gāozhōng liúmáng)
High School Triad Member (gāozhōng liúmáng)
Posts: 549
Joined: 07 Jul 2008, 00:08
Location: Taibeishilisongshangaojigongnong Vocational High School

Re: Taipei Times going down?

Postby Tempo Gain » 21 Jul 2016, 18:19

Taipei just isn't close to being the kind of multinational city that Bangkok is.

"Being alive is the meaning." -- Joseph Campbell

"Well I don't guess it has to be, but that's the way we like it." -- Roger Waters

There's only one thing left for me to do momma I gotta ding a ding dang my dang a long ling long
User avatar
Tempo Gain
Maitreya Buddha (Mílèfó)
Posts: 12859
Joined: 16 Jul 2004, 22:41
Location: Taipei

   Please remember that Forumosa is not responsible for the content that appears on the other side of links that Forumosans post on our forums. As a discussion website, we encourage open and frank debate. We have learned that the most effective way to address questionable claims or accusations on Forumosa is by engaging in a sincere and constructive conversation. To make this website work, we must all feel safe in expressing our opinions, this also means backing up any claims with hard facts, including links to other websites.
   Please also remember that one should not believe everything one reads on the Internet, particularly from websites whose content cannot be easily verified or substantiated. Use your common sense and do not hesitate to ask for proof.

Return to Living in Taiwan

Who is online

Forumosans browsing this forum: No Forumosans and 0 guests