AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

An Indian Hindu performs a ritual to thank the sun god for sustaining life on Earth in the Yamuna River, which is covered by chemical foam caused by industrial pollution in New Delhi. ...

Central Taiwan city partners with Japan's Nagoya to boost tourism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taichung and the Japanese city of Nagoya have agreed to promote tourism through expanding bilateral collaboration. Deputy Taichung Mayor Bruce Linghu (令狐榮達) signed a to...

Shanghai official arrives in Taiwan, will meet with Taipei mayor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Shanghai Municipal Taiwan Affairs Office Director Li Wenhui (李文輝) has arrived in Taiwan and will meet with Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) tomorrow. A Taipei City Governme...

Taiwan's Tainan promotes two small towns with photography contest

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Tainan City Government is holding a photography contest to promote the city’s Houbi (後壁區) and Yanshui (鹽水區) districts, which are among the 40 winners of Taiwan Touri...

Foreign tourists to enjoy 'buy 1, get 1 free' deal on Taiwan's HSR until Jan. 20, 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A special "buy one, get one free' discount for foreign tourists who take Taiwan's High Speed Rail (HSR) trains to Taichung and areas further south will run until J...

Pingtung to host Taiwan's longest ever Double Ten Day fireworks display

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A 42-minute fireworks extravaganza will illuminate the night sky above a riverside park in Pingtung in southern Taiwan on Oct. 10 as the country celebrates the National Da...

KMT presidential candidate finishes last in poll of local Taiwan leaders

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate and Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) finished last in an opinion poll ranking 22 city mayors and county magistrates released by Com...

Central Taiwan to launch direct flights to Tottori in Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taichung will be linked by direct flights to the Central Japanese city of Tottori beginning September, following a visit by Japanese politicians from the region, repor...

2020 Taiwan Lantern Festival poster revealed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's Tourism Bureau has revealed the poster for the 2020 Taiwan Lantern Festival, which is designed around the theme of a fantasy forest. The event poster was d...

Taiwan’s Taichung touts digital governance at Asia Pacific Cities Summit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taichung City government shared its experience in digital governance with participants at the 2019 Asia Pacific Cities Summit & Mayors’ Forum taking place be...

Free recreational water activities in Taiwan’s Dapeng Bay from April 13

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Dapeng Bay (大鵬灣) in southern Taiwan’s Pingtung County will host a series of free recreational water activities in April. Those who missed the 2019 Taiwan Lantern Festi...

Guanziling in Tainan blessed with Taiwan’s only 'mud hot springs'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Guanziling (關子嶺) in Tainan City’s Baihe District (白河區) is blessed with Taiwan’s only “mud hot springs" (泥漿溫泉), according to the city’s Tourism...

Two films portraying Taiwan's Pingtung nominated for JWTFF’s Best East Asian Film

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Two films portraying travel in Taiwan’s Pingtung County have been nominated for the Best East Asian Film in the 2019 Japan World’s Tourism Film Festival (JWTFF...

Taiwanese festivals illuminated in daily Italian newspaper

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has been spotlighted in the travel pull-out of one of Italy’s top-circulating newspapers. CNA reports the March 7 edition of Rome-based broadsheet Il Messa...

Spectacular water shows kick off March 8 at Bitan, New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 2019 Bitan Water Shows will kick off on Mar. 8, featuring new design, new effect, new stages, and newest water dance technology, New Taipei’s Tourism and Travel ...