Google Chrome used to have an option for enabling touch events in the browser. F12->Overrides->Enable Touch Events. With the latest version of Google Chrome for the desktop I can't for the life of me find it. In the Overrides section it just says "Show Emulation View In Console" and checking that doesn't open up any new options either. I tried searching google and all the articles are outdated ones telling me how to do it on versions I already know how to do it on. The Enable Touch Events disappeared just recently, I know last week it was there and I noticed today it no longer is.
Chrome now has a button that is a picture of a tablet/mobile phone. By clicking this it sets it into mobile emulation which emulates the touch events. There isn't a way to emulate touch events in desktop mode anymore, but touch is effectively for mobile so the mobile emulation is just as effective.