Buzzkill: Taiwanese reporter tells foreigners not to celebrate LNR unless invited

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Right in the midst of the Lunar New Year Holiday, a BuzzFeed reporter with ties to Taiwan was a real buzzkill when she posted a Tweet saying only those from countries which obs...

Taiwan's Pegatron hands out NT$12,000 minimum cash prize to employees

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- During its annual Weiya (尾牙, Lunar New Year party) yesterday, Taiwanese iPhone assembler Pegatron Corp. (和碩) handed out over NT$100 million in bonuses to its employees, with ev...

Ghoulish gaffe: Philippine mall hangs ghost money for Lunar New Year decoration

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Philippine mall has issued an apology after a photo surfaced of joss paper (金紙) being used for Lunar New Year decorations for a bazaar inside its grounds.  On Lu...

How much money to include in red envelopes this Lunar New Year?

Taipei (Taiwan News) – Giving red envelopes (hongbao, 紅包) during the Lunar New Year is a science, one has to tread cautiously not to be considered rude in giving too little or too brash in givin...

10 Do's and Don'ts on Lunar New Year's Day

There are a mind bending amount of taboos during the Lunar New Year in Taiwan. The following are 10 rules to follow specifically on Lunar New Year's Day, to maximize your chances of good heal...