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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...

Jay Shih steps down as head of Taiwan's Personnel Administration

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Minister without Portfolio and Cabinet Spokesperson Lo Ping-cheng (羅秉成) announced during a routine press conference Thursday (Feb. 10) that it is Jay Shih’s (施能傑) la...

Taiwan freezes civil service salaries for 2021

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Wages for teachers, military personnel and government employees will not rise in 2021 due to the financial burden of the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic, the Cabinet's Dire...

Taiwan 2021 calendar marks 7 days off for Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Directorate-General of Personnel Administration (DGPA) released on Thursday (May 28) the Cabinet-sanctioned 2021 work calendar for the public sector, showing a total o...

'Disastrous' rain hammering southern, central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau (CWB) today (May 22) issued heavy to torrential rain advisories for 20 out of Taiwan's 22 cities and counties, while school and off...

Taiwan's Hualien County suddenly announces office, school closures

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Although seven other counties and cities had already announced office and school closures on Sunday evening (Sept. 29) in anticipation of Typhoon Mitag's arrival, Hual...

Typhoon land warning expanded to 12 Taiwan counties, cities as Mitag nears

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) has expanded its sea and land warnings to 12 counties and cities in Taiwan as Tropical Storm Mitag has intensified into a typhoon, and its...

Taiwan's 2019 Lunar New Year holiday well suited for 16-day vacation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As Taiwan's Lunar New Year holiday will be nine days in length and ends on a weekend, only five days of leave are needed to make it a 16-day holiday. The reason why the...

Taiwanese workers to enjoy 6 long weekends in 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Workers in Taiwan will have 115 days off in 2019, with six long weekends, the longest being the nine-day Lunar New Year holiday, three days longer than last year, announced the...