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, the announced...

Taiwanese to receive one fewer day off from work for 2018

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- People in Taiwan will have 115 days off in 2018, one day fewer than 2017 and four fewer than 2016, with six extended public holidays, the longest being the six-day Chinese New ...

DGPA: 116 days off for civil servants in 2017

The Directorate-General of Personnel Administration (DGPA) on Wednesday announced that all government administrative agencies will have 116 days off, the same as this year, including the six days off ...

Workers in Taiwan to enjoy 116 days off in 2017

According to Directorate-General of Personnel Administration’s (DGPA) initial plan released on Monday, Taiwan’s administrative organizations will enjoy 116 days off in 2017, including six long weekend...

Chu donates his mayoral salary to government coffers

Kuomintang Chairman and presidential candidate Eric Chu disclosed Monday that he is donating his mayoral salary to the New Taipei City government coffers as he will be taking a three-month leave of ab...

Seven long weekends confirmed for next year

Taipei, Oct. 13 (CNA) People in Taiwan can look forward to seven long weekends lasting three days or longer in 2016, the Directorate-General of Personnel Administration (DGPA) said Tuesday. Amo...