Activists hold New Year march in Hong Kong protesting Chinese regime

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On New Year’s Day in Hong Kong, thousands of activists came out to to protest Chinese repression in their city, while some advocated for Hong Kong’s independen...

North Korea opens tourist office in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – North Korea in partnership with Taiwan's Chung Hsing Travel Service (創新旅行社) opened a tourism promotion office in Taipei on July 19, in a bid to entice more Taiwanese t...

When traditional temple parade meets contemporary designs — Daxi Daxi Festival kicks off in Taiwan’s Taoyuan

TAOYUAN (Taiwan News) — The Daxi Daxi Festival, a series of cultural activities celebrating traditional folk beliefs with contemporary design and art kicked off Saturday at Taoyuan City’s ...

Passionate young patriots show their love of Taiwan at NYC's New Year Celebrations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Some patriotic Taiwanese revelers in NYC made sure that the crowds knew where they were from at the New Year’s celebration in Times Square on New Year’s Eve. ...

Thailand: 239 people killed in road accidents New Year's weekend

BANGKOK (dpa) -- 239 people have been killed in road accidents across Thailand during the new year watch period, the Department of Disaster Prevention said on Monday. The death toll was counted bet...

Nearly 200 Filipinos injured by firecrackers during holidays, says health officer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Nearly 200 people including young children were injured by firecrackers in the Philippines during its Christmas and New Year holidays, says the Philippines’ top heal...

Advice for the New Year from Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je was busy over the New Year holiday making appearances and sharing words of encouragement for the New Year. Before the countdown at Taipei 101 on ...

Taipei MRT reports over 2.5 million trips on night of New Year's celebrations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei MRT officials have released their official report on MRT traffic on the night of New Year celebrations from 6 p.m., Dec. 31 to 6 a.m., Jan. 1. According to the s...

2018 New Year's celebrations around the world

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Due to the different time zones around the world, people saw the clock strike midnight on New Year's Eve at different times in various cities. From Sydney, Australia to Taip...

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Taipei 101 welcomes 2018 with magnificent fireworks and LED light show

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s iconic tower, Taipei 101 marked the entrance of a new year with an extravagant fireworks display, a massive crowd of revelers and a festive spirit in the ai...

2018 New Year’s Eve events in Taiwan’s Penghu County

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Penghu National Scenic Area (PNSA) Headquarters and Penghu County Government will respectively hold a concert and a New Year’s Eve countdown party to welcome 2018, in ...

Roller skating show and charity market to follow New Year's flag-raising ceremony in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2018 New Year's flag-raising ceremony and several accompanying events will be a celebration dedicated to the people of Taiwan, according to the Office of the Presi...

The ultimate list of New Year's resolution ideas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- New Year resolutions are the promises we make to ourselves each year. They do not need to be so complicated and difficult to achieve. A New Year is like a fresh chapter in a bo...

Taiwan's Executive Yuan says extra long Lunar New Year holidays may be possible for workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- When workers think of 2018 the first thing they may want to know is how many days off can they afford over the coming year. Many might be delighted to hear that it may be poss...

New Year's Concert in Vienna to be telecast live outdoors in Southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) --​ A live telecast of the Vienna Philharmonic New Year's Concert 2018 will again be available in Taiwan for public viewing by Taiwan Television Enterprise Ltd. (TTV) on Jan. ...