Louvre pyramid architect I.M. Pei dies

Architect I.M. Pei, who found fame employing a modern style on numerous high-profile projects over more than six decades, has died at the age of 102, the New York Times reported Thursday. The Chinese...

Louvre pyramid architect I.M. Pei dies

Architect I.M. Pei, who found fame employing a modern style on numerous high-profile projects over more than six decades, has died at the age of 102, the New York Times reported Thursday. The Chinese...

AP PHOTOS: Red lanterns, lasers light up the Forbidden City

The Lantern Festival that lit up Beijing's Forbidden City on Tuesday night was not one the last emperor would have recognized. The festival marking the end of 15 days of lunar new ye...

5 things to know about Taipei’s Dihua Lunar New Year Market

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Lunar New Year is two weeks away, with the first day of the Lunar New Year falling on Feb. 4, and preceding the holiday, many Taiwanese flock to the Dihua L...

Romanian engineer who rescued churches from destruction dies

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's Orthodox Church says Eugeniu Iordachescu, a civil engineer who saved 12 churches and other historic buildings that were once slated for demolition by the country's ...

Explore Taiwan's colonial history in Hualien with a stay at an authentic Japanese Ryokan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Hualien County may not be the first place most tourists think of when they think of Taiwan’s colonial past under the Japanese. Most probably think ...

Former students save historic building from demolition at National Taiwan University

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Originally set to be demolished in July, a National Taiwan University (NTU) building has been saved thanks to a successful plea from an alumni group to register it as a hi...

Taiwan tea house brews up heady cultural preservation strategy

TAIPEI (Taiwan Today) -- The Sin Hong Choon building, nestled amid the bustling streets of Dadaocheng in Datong—one of Taipei’s oldest districts—embodies the city’s capacity fo...

Prague is super pretty but super packed

Situated in the Czech Republic, Prague is famously known as the "City of 1000 Spires". Even before stepping down from the bus, I could see the silhouettes of spires etched into the city'...

Dadaocheng ranked 3rd most loved tourist attraction in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Dadaocheng (大稻埕), the historic district of Taipei recently injected with new life, clinched the 3rd spot in the rankings of the most loved tourist attractions for internat...

Taiwan's Top 5 Lighthouses

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- There can be something ethereal and other-worldly about visiting a lighthouse. They are often located on isolated, windswept cliffs, enjoying spectacular views over the ocea...

China cries foul over Swedish video mocking Chinese tourists

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Tensions between Sweden and China have reached a fever pitch after Swedish TV aired a comedy skit which mocked Chinese tourists prompted the Chinese government to demand an apo...

French police arrest Taiwanese woman convicted of fraud

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Police in France on Wednesday arrested a Taiwanese woman who had been on the run for half a year after being sentenced to four years in prison in a fraud case involving imitatio...

Görlitz: The beauty on the Neisse

Neat places to visit in Daxi in Taiwan’s northern city of Taoyuan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—I made a visit to Daxi in Taiwan’s northern city of Taoyuan last month but felt that I hadn’t fully explored this lovely town, so I went there again on Tuesday (...