Chinese tourist berates Singaporean man for not speaking fluent Mandarin

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Tweet posted on Tuesday (March 12) by a 22-year-old Singaporean man, quickly went viral after he described being berated by a Chinese tourist for not being able to speak Mand...

60% of Chinese tourists steal items from Japanese hotel rooms: Fuji Television

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A survey carried out by Fuji Television found that over 60 percent of Chinese questioned admitted to taking articles from hotels home, and Japanese hotels said that they lost a...

Xi may restrict Chinese tourism abroad to protect forex reserves

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An editorial by Nikkei asserts that in order to prop up the Chinese Yuan, China may begin to strengthen restrictions on capital outflow and even travel by tourists abroad, pote...

Chinese netizens cry foul at 'Chinese prohibited' sign in S. Korean 7-Eleven

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Chinese netizens are frothing at the mouth after a sign was spotted in a 7-Eleven in South Korea last week which said that Chinese customers were not allowed entry into the sto...

Major hotels in China inspected after room cleaning expose

BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese tourism ministry has asked authorities in Beijing, Shanghai and three provinces to investigate room cleaning at 14 major hotels after hidden camera video showed workers usin...

Night markets are Taiwan's top tourist destination

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Night markets have become Taiwan’s top tourist attraction due to the changing nature of visitors to Taiwan, according to the Tourism Bureau's Planning Division c...

President Tsai thanks Palau for its unwavering support of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tsai Ing-wen met with Palau President Tommy Remengesau Jr. today (Nov. 12), after which she thanked him and the country for its unwavering support of Taiwan, despite incre...

Taiwan should open theme park, casino to lure international visitors: tourism expert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan should open an amusement park or consider lifting the ban on casinos to entice international tourism according to Kao Ming-tu (高洺塗), advisor to Taiwan’s trave...

Norwegian Cruise Line to withdraw from China market after 'damas' eat away profits

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Norwegian Cruise Line recently announced that it is planning to withdraw from the China market, and though it says it was part of a shift in its overall strategy, a recent pass...

Palau politician predicts switch from Taiwan to China within two years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The Pacific island nation of Palau might switch recognition from Taiwan to China within two years, despite standing by Taipei against a Chinese tourism boycott, reports said Sat...

Malaysia’s Mahathir shuts down suggestion of visa-free entry for Chinese tourists

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad rejected suggestions of visa-free entry for Chinese tourists visiting Malaysia while at a dinner in Beijing on August 19, during ...

China running out of cards to play in trade war: Sankei Shimbun

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Although the China-U.S. trade war is only just starting, China is running out of cards to play, according to a report by Japanese newspaper Sankei Shimbun on August 6. ...

Taiwan's first fact-checking center launches to battle fake news

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Two local non-profit organizations have joined forces to created the first fact-checking organization in Taiwan, Taiwan Fact Check Center, with its first piece released on...

337 Chinese nationals caught committing crimes in Taiwan during Jan.-May 2018

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's Immigration Department said 337 Chinese nationals were caught breaking the law for crimes like burglary, fraud and other anti-social behavior while visiting o...

As China's bullying cripples tourism to Palau, Taiwan steps up to help its ally

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Last week on July 13, Palau Pacific Airways announced it was ceasing flight operations because Beijing had cut off Chinese tourism to the country in order to punish P...