Taipei, New Taipei, and Keelung cleared of coronavirus risks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As more passengers on the Diamond Princess international cruise liner are diagnosed with the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CE...

Passengers of coronavirus-stricken cruise ship visited Taipei 101, other tourist spots: CDC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the number of coronavirus cases on a cruise ship quarantined off the coast of Japan continues to climb, Taiwanese authorities have pinpointed more than 30 spots visited...

Diamond Princess reports 41 new cases of Wuhan virus, many toured Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — There are 41 new cases of Wuhan virus on the ill-fated Diamond Princess cruise liner, according to Japan's NHK, bringing the total to 61 — as concerns grow in Ta...

'Island Nation': Then and now

When I first arrived in Taiwan in September 1986, I knew of course that the world is always changing, but I never realized how much it would change, and certainly not Taiwan itself. I had already serv...

Swan Lake Meets Red Lady Army: Chinese artist's satirical art in Taipei reflects Hong Kong protest

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the Hong Kong protests escalate, a Chinese artist has used his paintbrush to portray the disproportionate violence seen in confrontations between protesting students an...

Taiwanese pop stars stand up for Hong Kong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The "Free Hong Kong" solidarity concert at Liberty Square in front of Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall on Sunday (Nov. 17) evening saw Taiwanese bands and the audie...

Taiwan rock band Fire Ex., lyricist Albert Leung write HK protest song

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese rock band Fire Ex. (滅火器) and Hong Kong songwriter Albert Leung (林夕) have collaborated on a song to support the Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters, with the title...

Filipino OFW shoots video showing 63 scenic sites in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Filipino migrant worker vlogger has created a video documenting his travels to 63 scenic spots across Taiwan over the course of a year. Marc Peter Uy, 25, hails from ...

Hungarian guests enjoy Taiwan Presidential Office stay

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Robert Reveszm of the Hungarian tourism news site Turizmus and his wife, Lea Kenesei, became the third group of guests to participate in "Spend a Night @ Taiwan's...

Han claims he can bring 20 million tourists to Taiwan through closer China ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) on Sunday (Oct. 20) pledged to increase the number of foreign tourists to Taiwan to 20 million by 2028 by establishing c...

Six tourist spots in Taipei certified as Muslim-friendly

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After Taiwan was ranked the third most welcoming country on the Global Muslim Travel Index (GMTI), published in April, six sightseeing spots in Taipei also received Muslim...

Underpass from Taiwan's NTCH to MRT planned

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Excavation of an underground tunnel from Chiang-Kai Shek Memorial Hall MRT station to the National Theater and Concert Hall (NTCH) has been approved by the National Performing A...

Nanmen Market in Taipei holds sale before relocation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei's Nanmen Market (南門市場), famed for its variety of Chinese foods, is holding a sale on Friday (Oct. 4) and Saturday before its relocation to a temporary site whil...

Taiwan Independence activists not charged for Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall paint attack

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Two young Taiwan Independence supporters who threw eggs filled with red paint at the statue of late President Chiang Kai-shek inside the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall will...

'Guinness World Records' globetrotter recommends travel to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An American girl who embarked on an adventure to travel around the world in two years says she was amazed by Taiwan, describing it as “small but deserving a visit.&r...