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15 taboos to dodge during Lantern Festival in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Saturday (Feb. 24) is the Lantern Festival (元宵節), which marks the 15th and final day of Lunar New Year festivities and the first full moon of the Lunar New Year. It is ...

Lee Kum Kee Joins the Celebration at Wellington’s Lunar New Year Festival

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - Media OutReach Newswire - 22 February 2024 - Lee Kum Kee, the authentic Asian sauce and condiment brand, is thrilled to have been part of a highly popular Lunar New Year Fe...

Taiwan president opens Taipei International Book Exhibition

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) opened the 2024 Taipei International Book Exhibition (TIBE) on Tuesday (Feb. 20), marking her second consecutive attendance at the fair...

Tsai celebrates growing Taiwan-Malaysia economic relations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) praised the close economic ties between Taiwan and Malaysia at a “Malaysia Night” event on Tuesday (Feb. 20). Malaysia is a key...

Chinese tourists flock to Southeast Asia as overseas travel bounces back

BEIJING/HONG KONG, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Chinese travellers flocked to tourist hot-spots across Asia over the Lunar New Year break, with visitor numbers and spending in destinations including Singapore, ...

Police officer mistaken for prey and fatally shot by hunters in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A police officer who went hunting while on vacation in central Taiwan was fatally shot by hunters who reportedly mistook him for wild game. The 51-year-old surnamed Hsi...

Asia shares cautious as inflation dashes rate cut hopes

SYDNEY, (Reuters) - Asian shares got off to a slow start on Monday as fading chances for early rate cuts globally soured the mood, though investors are hoping China markets return from holiday with a ...

Spanish mackerel prices plummet at Taiwan's Penghu fish market

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The fish market at Penghu’s Magong No. 3 Fishing Port was full of activity on Saturday (Feb. 17) as fishermen celebrated a large haul of narrow-barred Spanish macker...

Taiwan travel agency unable to compensate Vietnam tour groups

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The “We Love Tour” travel agency said Saturday (Feb. 17) that due to its financial troubles, it was unable to compensate hundreds of travelers who were left st...

Taiwan fast food chains, convenience stores, cafes offer 'make-up' day discounts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Multiple Taiwanese fast food chains, convenience stores, and coffee shops are offering special discounts for this year's "make-up" work day, a weekend day th...

Taiwan students to receive up to 3 days of mental health leave per semester

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Education (MOE) recommends that students in higher education can apply for up to three days of mental health leave per semester, reports said Friday (Feb. ...

Taiwan suspends travel agency for 3 months after Vietnam debacle

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei City-based “We Love Tour” travel agency will have to suspend its operations for three months because it mishandled tours to Vietnam also due to othe...

Kaohsiung Lotto 6/49 player hits NT$164 million jackpot

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A lucky Taiwan Lottery player has become the sole winner of the Lotto 6/49 (大樂透, Grand Lottery) jackpot. The Taiwan Lottery on Wednesday (Feb. 14) announced that a Lott...

Taiwan disability rights champion and lawyer Chen Chun-han dies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese lawyer and one-time Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) legislative candidate Chen Chun-han (陳俊翰) died on Sunday (Feb. 11) at the age of 40. The DPP released a...

Taipei Blood Center's inventory drops to 3.8 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei Blood Center said on Thursday (Feb. 15) that the Lunar New Year holiday led to a decline in blood supply in Taipei, New Taipei, Keelung, Yilan, Hualien, and oth...