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...

79-year-old philanthropist hosts LNY feast for the homeless in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- On Lunar New Year's Eve, families will be gathering from far and wide to tuck into a sumptuous reunion dinner—although this humble tradition is often not enjoyed by e...

Northeast monsoon to bring colder temperatures and rain to Taiwan on Lunar New Year's Eve

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Temperatures will start to drop on Lunar New Year's Eve after a northeast monsoon arrives, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). It will become colder and wette...

Taiwan to see balmy Lunar New Year holiday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The first day of the Lunar New Year in 2018 falls on Friday, February 16. After a cold start to the week, Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau (CWB) predicts a lot of sunshine ...

Taoyuan airport traffic up 1 percent on Lunar New Year’s Eve

Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport is set to serve a total of 115,951 passengers on Lunar New Year’s Eve, an increase of almost 10,000 passengers on the same day the previous year. Heavy tr...

Photo of the Day: Dharma Drum Mountain to ring bell 108 times for Lunar New Year

Taipei (Taiwan News) -- During the Lunar New Year's Eve on January 27, the Buddhist organization Dharma Drum Mountain (法鼓山) will hold a Dharma Bell Ringing Assembly (撞鐘祈福法會) in Jinshan District, N...

Warning of high PM2.5 concentrations issued for Feb. 6-7

An approaching cold front could bring pollutants to Taiwan in the first two days of the Lunar New Year holiday, and the concentration of particulates measuring 2.5 micrometers (PM2.5) in the air could...

Mercury could drop to 9 degrees on Chinese New Year's Eve: CWB

Taipei, Feb. 2 (CNA) Temperatures are likely to drop to 9 degrees Celsius in northern Taiwan on Chinese Lunar New Year's Eve on Feb. 7 due to a strong cold front, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said...

Strong cold air mass expected from Feb. 5: weather bureau

More cold weather is in store for Taiwan, with temperatures likely to dip to 11 degrees Celsius on Feb. 5 and 6 in northern and central Taiwan, the Central Weather Bureau forecast on Saturday. Ther...

Taipei to provide bus service for Yangmingshan flower festival

Taipei, Jan. 30 (CNA) Taipei will run additional shuttle buses to take people to and from the annual Yangmingshan flower festival, which opened Saturday and will run until April 17, the city's Public ...

Gov't aiming to let people live in safety and happiness: president

Taipei, Feb. 19 (CNA) President Ma Ying-jeou said late Wednesday that the government will continue to improve its governance to let the people live in safety and happiness. Although Taiwan's econ...

AIT sends Lunar New Year greetings, hopes for growing ties

Taipei, Feb. 17 (CNA) The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) has extended its wishes for a happy Year of the Goat and voiced its expectations that U.S.-Taiwan ties will continue to grow in the new ...

Finnish man reunites with biological mother in Taiwan after 30 years

Taipei, Feb. 13 (CNA) Conny Wiik, a Taiwanese man adopted by a Finnish couple as a toddler, has met his biological mother in Taiwan for the first time in more than 30 years. Wiik, who arrived i...

Court maintains bail order for ex-Ting Hsin chairman

Taipei, Feb. 10 (CNA) Wei Ying-chung (???), the disgraced former chairman of Ting Hsin Oil and Fat Industrial Co., will get to spend Lunar New Year's Eve at home after the Changhua District Court m...

Taipei Children's Amusement Park opens

Taipei, Dec. 16 (CNA) The much-anticipated Taipei Children's Amusement Park officially opened Tuesday, attracting hundreds of visitors within the first few minutes. Spanning 5 hectares in the...