Taiwan draws crowds at Philippines travel expo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The Taiwan booths drew crowds Friday at the largest travel fair in the Philippines, the Travel Tour Expo in Manila. The event, at the SMX Convention Center Manila in Pasay, h...

Taiwan President highlights democratic values in Lunar New Year remarks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) recorded a special video for her fellow citizens and overseas Taiwanese and Chinese worldwide, wishing them a productive and successful new ...

Bill with budget for Taiwanese-language TV station clears Legislative Yuan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A budget of NT$400 million set aside by the Ministry of Culture (MOC) for establishing a Taiwanese-language television station has cleared the Legislative Yuan, according ...

Cultural businesses revitalize historic Taipei neighborhood

As Lunar New Year approaches, people begin to flock to an annual market in Dihua Street in the old Taipei City neighborhood of Dadaocheng. The atmosphere is festive as they shop for candies, spring co...

Upcoming Events in Taipei, January 18 - 27

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With a host of activities and events, there is something for everyone coming up in Taipei. Well-known DJ Yo Hey Li will put on a sensational selection of African fu...

Taiwan Cabinet spokesperson, labor and culture ministers stay on

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Cabinet spokesperson Kolas Yotaka, Labor Minister Hsu Ming-chun (許銘春), and Culture Minister Cheng Li-chiun (鄭麗君) will retain their positions in the new Cabinet led by inco...

Introducing a lovely spot for recreation in central Taiwan: Dongfeng Bicycle Green Way

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Dongfeng Bicycle Green Way (東豐自行車綠廊), a 12-km long bikeway which crosses Fengyuan, Shigang, and Dongshi districts of Taichung City, is the first bikeway built from an abandoned...

Upcoming Events in Taipei, January 4 - 13

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – For those of you looking for something interesting to do in Taipei the start of 2019, here are a few options to consider over the next week, Jan. 4 to Jan. 13. The offi...

Taiwan to establish public TV channel promoting Taiwanese Hokkien

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Languages Development Act passed the third reading Tuesday at the Legislative Yuan, paving the way for the establishment of a public television channel promot...

Lin Chun-ying wins Novel Award at 2018 Taiwan Literature Awards

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The prize award ceremony of the 2018 Taiwan Literature Awards, which has a total purse of NT$2.4 million (about US$80,000), took place at the auditorium of the National Museum ...

Taipei Fashion Week to showcase indigenous and Hakka culture

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The inaugural Taipei Fashion Week will showcase the best of Taiwan’s Spring/Summer collections, at the Taiwan Traditional Theater Center from Dec. 6 to Dec. 9. &q...

Winners and selected works of 2018 Taiwan Literature Awards revealed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Winners and selected works of the 2018 Taiwan Literature Awards, which has a total purse of NT$2.4 million (about US$80,000), were unveiled on Nov. 21. A total of 141 litera...

Sea of Flowers in Xinshe, central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The annual Sea of Flowers activity in Xinshe greets the public with breathtaking views of vast oceans of flowers, according to a statement posted on the official website of the...

Taiwan presents small village culture at London World Travel Market

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan is promoting its small villages and their rich culture at the second-largest travel event in the world, the London World Travel Market (WTM). The number of visitors fr...

Taiwan's new education plan to include new immigrant language courses

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s 12-year Curriculum for Basic Education will be introduced next year and includes language course in Vietnamese, Indonesian, Thai and Burmese. The 12-year...