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...

Tour bus crash in eastern Taiwan, 10 Chinese tourists injured

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A tour bus carrying a group of Chinese tourists crashed in Hualien County on Thursday evening, with 10 passengers suffering moderate to critical injuries, according to the...

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...

It’s time for Taiwan to get less serious about Communist China

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — Cross-straits relations are undoubtedly a serious matter. They are about the preservation of Taiwan’s hard-earned freedoms and democracy, facing down the hosti...

Travelers caught smuggling meat into Thailand could face jail sentence

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Thailand has introduced heavy punishments for travelers caught transgressing regulations on bringing meat into the country. Since an African swine fever epidemic began ...

Instructor dead, Chinese tourist injured after parachute hits power line in E. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Tragedy struck on the last day of the Lunar New Year holiday early this morning when a tandem skydiving instructor was killed and his Chinese student was injured after their pa...

China reveals new case of African swine fever

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - China has revealed a new case of African swine fever in the central province of Hunan, causing immigration in Taiwan to pay attention as the Lunar New Year holiday draws to a cl...

Tourists flock to Taiwan’s CKS Memorial Hall as cherry trees blossom

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Groups of travelers continue to gather in the grounds of Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall to witness the bloom of Taipei’s cherry blossoms as the Lunar New Year holiday...

Taiwan is No. 1 international vacation choice of Chinese Airbnb users for LNY

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan is the most popular international destination during the Lunar New Year for Chinese users of the AirBnb accommodation booking application, according to recent data ...

Chinese tourist takes out Shanghai Disney mascot in 20 seconds flat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In yet another instance of Chinese tourists abusing mascots at Shanghai Disneyland, a male visitor yanked the ear of the mascot for ShellieMay, apparently inflicting an injury ...

1 more foreigner denied entry for failing to pay fine in attempted meat smuggling

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Another Chinese tourist was barred from entering Taiwan on Sunday for failing to pay off a fine of NT$200,000 (US$6,510) for attempted meat smuggling from an African swine feve...

China's pro-unification 31 measures for Taiwan have failed: Academia Sinica scholar

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Nearly a year after Beijing announced the 31 measures to lure Taiwanese talent and investment as part of its pro-unification campaign, a China study scholar said on Saturday th...

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___ Travel industry fears damage from a long government shutdown ATLANTA (AP) — The scene at most of the nation's airports has so far been marked more by concerned ...

National Immigration Agency: Foreigners smuggling meat can be barred from entering Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - After the amendment to raise the maximum fine for smuggling meat products from areas infected with African Swine Fever into Taiwan entered into force on Dec. 14, the National Im...