Taiwan draws ire of China over cross-strait flights during CNY holiday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan has denied reports that it is refusing to grant additional cross-strait flights between Jan. 4 and Feb. 15, as requested by China, to accommodate an expected increa...

BBC science show Click presents Taiwan invention the AirBox

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In its latest edition, the BBC’s weekly science show Click presents technology made in Taiwan, including the AirBox designed to fight pollution. At the origin of ...

Taiwan manufacturing activity returns to expansion mode

Taiwan's manufacturing activity returned to expansion mode in October, doing so for the first time since April, the Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research (CIER) said Friday. Most of the f...

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___ S&P 500 hits all-time high as market extends recent gains NEW YORK (AP) — The S&P 500 index closed at an all-time high Monday, extending a recent string...

US travel industry to Chinese tourists: What trade war?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington, D.C., has dangled hotel discounts tied to the Chinese Lunar New Year. Arizona has promoted its outdoor attractions to draw visitors during another popular Chines...

US travel industry to Chinese tourists: What trade war?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington, D.C., has dangled hotel discounts tied to the Chinese Lunar New Year. Arizona has promoted its outdoor attractions to draw visitors during another popul...

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 ...

US Taiwan's most important ally: KMT presidential nominee

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kaohsiung Mayor and Kuomintang (KMT) presidential nominee Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) met with the chairman of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), James Moriarty, on Friday, spar...

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...

A panda is the mascot for the 2020 Beijing Winter Olympics

BEIJING (AP) — A smiling panda and a walking Chinese lantern will be the mascots for the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics in Beijing. The mascots were revealed Tuesday at a cerem...

Annual Ghost Grappling Competition takes place in Yilan, Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On the evening of Aug. 29 in Yilan’s Toucheng Township (頭城鎮), the annual Ghost Grappling Festival was held in which teams try to scramble up tall greased poles and l...

Google Doodle celebrates Taiwanese singer Fong Fei-Fei's 66th birthday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Google Doodle celebrated what would be famous Taiwanese singer Fong Fei-Fei's (鳳飛飛) 66th birthday today were she still living. Fong Fei-fei was a popular Taiwanese singe...

Taiwan KMT presidential candidate caught playing mahjong despite denial

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A picture emerged Wednesday (August 14) of Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) playing mahjong during a holiday in Bali, despite having denied he had ...

Hualien Amis traditions reflect cultural diversity in Taiwan during Ghost Month

HUALIEN (Taiwan News) -- Demonstrating clear cultural differences, Taiwan's native people celebrate their joyful Harvest Festival while most of the country engages in the somewhat frightening Ghos...

Singapore Makes Record Seizure With China’s Help

Singapore announced on Monday its largest ever seizure of 9 tonnes of ivory from 300 elephants and almost 11.9 tonnes of pangolin scales from up to 33,000 pangolins found in three containers disguised...