Taipei MRT plans loyalty discount system for frequent travelers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The more journeys passengers take on the Taipei Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system, the more rebates they will receive — up to a maximum of 30 percent of the fare, acco...

Taiwan's education ministry pushes universities to start winter break early for 2020 elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Education (MOE) is sending letters to universities nationwide asking them to administer final exams earlier, as some current testing dates would conflict w...

Hong Kong police releases Taiwan student arrested at PolyU

Hong Kong (CNA) – A Taiwanese high school girl was released on bail Wednesday from a Hong Kong police station, one day after she was arrested while attempting to leave the police-besieged Hong K...

Video shows first StarLux A321neo land in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first aircraft of the fledgling Taiwanese airline StarLux Airlines, an Airbus A321neo jet (B-58201), arrived in Taiwan on Monday (Oct. 28). StarLux founder and CEO ...

Taiwan-based StarLux Airlines to begin selling tickets for flights from December

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The new Taiwan-based carrier StarLux Airlines (星宇航空) will begin selling tickets for its first flights as early as mid-December. The new airline will begin operating fli...

Man in northwest China executed after revenge killing

BEIJING (AP) — A man in northwest China has been executed for killing three neighbors in apparent revenge for his mother's death more than two decades earlier. The Supreme People's C...

EVA strike in Taiwan slammed for compromising consumer rights

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With Taiwan's aviation industry currently undergoing its third strike this year, the island’s non-profit consumer rights organization warned industry players on ...

Hong Kong police use tougher tactics against protesters

Hong Kong police resorted to harsher-than-usual tactics to suppress protesters this week in the city's most violent turmoil in decades. Police fired rubber bullets and beanbag rounds...

Taiwan Government: 115 days off in 2020, including 7 days for the Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwanese will have 115 days off next year, including seven consecutive days for the Lunar New Year, and four days each for the Dragon Boat Festival, the Mid-Autumn Festival, an...

Asian stocks mixed after new Wall Street high

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Tuesday after Wall Street hit a new high and Chinese factory activity grew in April but below the previous month's pace. Benchmarks in H...

At least 7 days off for Lunar New Year beginning in 2020: Taiwan Premier

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Beginning next year, each Lunar New Year holiday period will last at least seven days, with one within the next decade even lasting 10 days, Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) said Fr...

Sentiment improves in manufacturing sector in February

Business sentiment in the local manufacturing sector improved in February for the third consecutive month, amid growing optimism that the United States and China will resolve their trade disputes, acc...

Chinese-American man shouts 'Trump save me' after tossing wife off Taiwan airport stairway

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After a Chinese-American man Wan (萬) was arrested for shoving his wife off the fourth-floor staircase in the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, he was overheard shouting &qu...

Taiwan to elect president and Legislative Yuan on January 11, 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The next presidential and legislative elections will take place next January 11, the Central Election Commission (CEC) announced Tuesday. It was already known a Saturday in J...

Asian stocks mixed after Chinese industrial data disappoints

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mixed on Thursday after China said its industrial output slowed in January and February, leaving traders waiting for assurances from Beijing. Japa...