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Taiwan 2024 calendar lists 115 days off from work

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Workers in Taiwan will get one less day off from work in 2024, but there will be only one "make-up day," while the Lunar New Year holiday is seven days. Accor...

Taiwan cuts 'make-up' days to one, axes 3 long holidays for 2024

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Cabinet on Thursday (May 25) said it is cutting the number of days people have to "make up" by going to work or class after having a holiday to one day in 20...

Mercury to drop to 8 C in Taiwan over 228 holiday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A continental cold air mass set to arrive Friday (Feb. 24) will see temperatures as low as 8 degrees Celsius in flat areas of Taiwan on the first two days of the 228 Memor...

Cherry blossoms bloom at Zhinan Scenic Area in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei residents are recommended to view blooming cherry blossoms in the Zhinan Scenic Area in Taipei's Wenshan District during the upcoming 228 Peace Memorial Day hol...

Make-up school days are bad for kids' development: Expert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is already facing down the third make-up work and school day of the year, set for Feb. 18, amid growing opposition to the system, including from a prominent Taiwane...

62-room Taiwan hotel fully booked for Lunar New Year and 228 breaks in 1 minute

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The newly inaugurated Fushoushan Farm Guesthouse (福壽山農場國民賓館) was fully booked for the Lunar New Year and 228 Peace Memorial Day breaks in just one minute after it became a...

Taiwan 2023 calendar lists 10 days off for Lunar New Year, 7 long weekends

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Workers in Taiwan will be able to enjoy a 10-day Lunar New Year holiday and seven long weekends in 2023, the Directorate-General of Personnel Administration (DGPA) announc...

Taiwan Ministry of Culture responds to China's censorship of word 'kill'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After Chinese subtitlers self-censored by replacing the word “kill” with “suck” in the American series “Hannibal,” inadvertently making...

iPhone found 44 days after being dropped into Sun Moon Lake

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An iPhone belonging to a lucky college student was recently found over a month after it was accidentally dropped into Sun Moon lake. Firefighter Chen Chang-hung (陳長紅) f...

Taiwan’s celebrated Kinmen Kaoliang Liquor to raise prices by 10%

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kinmen Kaoliang Liquor Inc (KKL) on Tuesday (March 2) announced 6-12 percent price hikes for most of its liquor products effective immediately, prompting some regional dea...

Freedom and democracy cannot be traded: Taiwan president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Sunday (Feb. 28) emphasized that Taiwan's freedom and democracy are not bargaining chips to be traded while speaking at a ceremony to c...

Calla lily season begins at Taipei’s Yangmingshan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei’s Department of Economic Development (DOED) said on Thursday (Feb. 25) that about 80 percent of the calla lily flowers at Zhuzihu (竹子湖) in Yangminghshan Natio...

Taiwan mostly sunny during holiday

Taiwan can expect mostly sunny or cloudy skies during the 228 Peace Memorial Day holiday, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). There will be occasional rainfall on Sunday and Monday, as s...

Taiwan's 'House of Cards' looks at 228 Incident in new season

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's first political drama, "Island Nation" (國際橋牌社), will attempt to show a true representation of the 228 Incident in its second season, with families o...

Taiwan's 3-day holiday to see soggy start

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first day of Taiwan's three-day holiday will likely see wet weather, but conditions should begin to clear midway and the last day will likely see sunny skies. T...