Revenues in retail and food sectors hit record May highs: MOEA

Revenues in both the retail and the food and beverage sectors hit record highs in May as domestic demand showed stable growth during the month, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) said Monday (Jun...

Power Lottery jackpot expected to hit NT$550 million

The top prize in Taiwan's Power Lottery is estimated to reach NT$550 million (US$17.48 million) Thursday -- the largest lottery prize so far this year, as there have been no jackpot winners for th...

Hong Kong-Taiwan dragon boat crew sets sail from Pingtung to Orchid Island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Around 5:30 a.m. Sunday morning (June 9) an adventurous crew of 18 sailed a dragon boat out to sea, setting off from Xinghai Fishing Port (興海漁港) in Pingtung County, headed...

Photo of the Day: The Future’s So Bright, Even My Cat's Gotta Wear Shades

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Most of Taiwan was huffing and puffing under temperatures near 36 degrees Celsius for the second day running Saturday (June 8). Popular travel destinations and highways...

American Institute in Taiwan director at first Dragon Boat race since taking office

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Director Brent Christensen witnessed his first Dragon Boat race since taking office last August, supporting the United States representa...

Enough flight attendants at Taiwan’s EVA Air have voted to allow a strike: union

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Enough EVA Air flight attendants have cast their ballots in the vote about a strike to pass the required threshold, the Taoyuan Flight Attendants Union said Thursday (June...

Taiwan's Dragon Boat weekend to be soaked by plum rains

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Dragon Boat Festival day on Friday (June 7) will be the last day of sunny skies in Taiwan before a massive plum rain front dumps precipitation on Taiwan for the next eight days...

Taiwan deports 268 illegal immigrants in May

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In the month of May, 268 illegal immigrants were deported to their home countries, the largest number in a single month since an amnesty program began at the start of the year,...

Taiwan EVA Air flight attendants protest ahead of strike vote results

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Hundreds of EVA Air flight attendants protested outside the airline’s headquarters in Taipei Tuesday (June 4), just two days before the result of a strike vote was e...

New immigrants in Taiwan make zongzi for Dragon Boat Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The National Immigration Agency (NIA) held an event marking the Dragon Boat Festival in Taoyuan on Saturday (June 1) for Taiwan’s new immigrants, featuring hands-on ...

Taiwan EVA Air flight attendants plan June 4 protest

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Flight attendants at EVA Air were planning a protest action in Taipei scheduled for June 4, just two days before the results of a strike vote will be announced, reports sa...

ATTA Taichung International Travel Fair starts Friday in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 2019 ATTA Taichung International Travel Fair will take place at Taichung International Exhibition Center from May 31 to June 3. Organized by the Association Taichun...

Taiwan ex-Premier presses for early primaries

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – “They moved the target after I shot off the arrow,” former Premier William Lai (賴清德) said Saturday (May 18), complaining about President Tsai Ing-wen’s (...

Taiwan’s FAT expands flight suspensions from 3 to 8 destinations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Far Eastern Air Transport (FAT) suspended flights to and from Da Nang in Vietnam and Palawan and Boracay in the Philippines beginning Saturday (May 18), but later in the d...

Taiwan’s EVA flight attendants promise not to strike during Dragon Boat Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Flight attendants of EVA Air – one of Taiwan’s leading airlines -- will not go on a strike during the three-day holiday for the Dragon Boat Festival starting J...