CAL considers cutting routes in aftermath of pilot strike

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s China Airlines (CAL) is reportedly considering the discontinuation of a number of flight routes to reduce operating costs set to rise following the week-lon...

Sign wars: Taiwan flag back at Frankfurt Airport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Following concerns that Germany was bowing to pressure from Beijing by removing the Taiwan flag from it's EasyPass signboard at Frankfurt Airport on Monday (Feb. 11), photo...

Taiwan considers fixing Lunar New Year holiday at 9 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The government was considering giving nine days off for Lunar New Year each year, but not at the expense of employers, Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) said Saturday. He al...

Over 27,000 kg of insecticide-tainted eggs reached Taiwan market

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Over 27,000 kilograms of eggs contaminated with the toxic insecticide fipronil reached consumer markets in northern Taiwan from Jan. 27 to Feb. 13, the Food and Drug Administration (FD...

Pilot strike at Taiwan’s China Airlines set to end

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Pilots at China Airlines (CAL) were reportedly set to end their unprecedented seven-day strike following a fourth round of negotiations lasting more than 10 hours Thursday. T...

Taiwanese celebrate Valentine’s Day with coffee

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Promotions for the resumption of work after the Lunar New Year holiday have barely ended, or convenience stores and coffee chains in Taiwan are turning their attention toward Va...

New measles case confirmed in Greater Taipei: CDC

Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control (CDC) confirmed on Wednesday a new imported measles case and alerted people in the Greater Taipei area to beware of possible exposure as the patient used the T...

Flu still at peak season in Taiwan: CDC

The flu season in Taiwan is still at a peak, with eight flu-related deaths reported last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Tuesday. During the Feb. 2-10 Lunar New Year...

Taiwan’s China Airlines and striking pilots prepare for midnight talks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Following two rounds of failed talks to try and resolve a strike which has been going on for five days, China Airlines (CAL) and the Taoyuan Union of Pilots (TUP) agreed to laun...

Most favorite souvenirs to bring back from Taiwan for Southeast Asian visitors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Chocolate confectionery and taro pastry are among the most favorite souvenirs to bring back from Taiwan for Southeast Asian travelers, reports said. The Lunar New Year ...

Qingshan Waterfall Trail in New Taipei offers magnificent views and delightful hiking experience

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After all the excitement and fanfare of the Lunar New Year holiday, life in Taiwan returns to normal as the holiday has ended. Here, Taiwan News introduces its readers to ...

Employees in utilities industry top earners in Taiwan: DGBAS

Employees in the utilities industry are the top earners in Taiwan, according to the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS). Data compiled by the DGBAS shows that the avera...

5 killed in 23-car pileup on central Chinese highway

BEIJING (AP) — Five people have been killed in a 23-car pileup on a central Chinese highway that came as millions of families were heading home from the Lunar New Year holiday. The a...

Instructor dead, Chinese tourist injured after parachute hits power line in E. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Tragedy struck on the last day of the Lunar New Year holiday early this morning when a tandem skydiving instructor was killed and his Chinese student was injured after their pa...

Talks between Taiwan’s China Airlines and pilot union to end strike break down

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Talks between China Airlines (CAL) and the Pilots Union Taoyuan broke down without any consensus after six hours Saturday evening, unable to end the strike which began Friday at...