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Taipei City Government encourages public to take up ‘Grand Hike’ challenge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei City Government is encouraging members of the public to burn fat that they gain during the Lunar New Year holiday by taking on the "Grand Hike" challe...

Taipei Blood Center calls for donations as supplies running at critically low levels

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei Blood Center on Friday (Feb. 4) urged the public to donate blood as the low blood reserves in the Greater Taipei area have reached an alarming level. The blo...

Taiwan Indonesian spouse re-purposes homebound-flight ticket money, wins NT$1 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After an Indonesian spouse in New Taipei’s Banqiao District canceled her plans to visit family members in her hometown for Lunar New Year (LNY), she spent the money ...

Taiwanese man wins NT$1 million scratch card prize, proposes to girlfriend

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man knelt down and proposed to his childhood sweetheart after the couple won the NT$1 million scratch card prize during the Lunar New Year holiday, saying that they have...

S. Korea extends COVID-19 rules amid post-holiday surge

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Friday extended its limits on indoor gatherings as health workers reported the fourth straight day of record coronavirus cases, following the Lunar New Y...

S. Korea expands rapid testing amid record COVID infections

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Thursday began enforcing a new coronavirus testing policy centered on rapid testing as health officials reported a record number of new infections following th...

Taipei's next round of COVID boosters will feature BioNTech, Medigen vaccines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new round of COVID-19 booster shots in Taipei City will use BioNTech and Medigen doses, with Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) telling the public Wednesday (Feb. 2) not to be picky ...

Global stocks follow Wall St higher with China closed

BEIJING (AP) — Global stocks gained Wednesday while China was closed for the Lunar New Year holiday. London and Frankfurt opened higher. Tokyo and Sydney gained. The future for Wall ...

13,000 tulips blooming at Floriculture Experiment Center on Taipei’s Yangmingshan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Residents of Greater Taipei are encouraged to visit the Floriculture Experiment Center (FEC) on Taipei’s Yangmingshan to appreciate a variety of blooming flowers dur...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Feb. 2, the 33rd day of 2022. There are 332 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 2...

Shortened Olympic torch relay starts for Beijing Games

BEIJING (AP) — The three-day torch relay for the Beijing Olympics, shortened considerably because of concerns about the coronavirus, started Wednesday with an 80-year-old former speedskater carrying t...

LNY Eve sees record low number of passengers at Taiwan’s main airport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport saw a record low of 638 passengers pass through on Lunar New Year’s Eve, reports said Tuesday (Feb. 1). A total of 393 travel...

Taipei prepares new round of COVID booster shots

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei City is preparing a new round of COVID-19 booster shots for after the Lunar New Year holiday, Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said Tuesday (Feb. 1). The city authorities a...

Asian stocks follow Wall St higher at start of holiday week

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks followed Wall Street higher Monday at the start of a week when China, South Korea and Southeast Asian markets will close for the Lunar New Year holiday. Benchmarks...

Taiwan president thanks VP for deepening ties with allies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following Vice President Lai Ching-te’s (賴清德) return from a diplomatic trip to Honduras, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) thanked him and the delegation for “compl...