Too Early to Celebrate Decline in South Africa Rhino Poaching

(WILDAID) - Just as the South African government reported fewer rhinos poached in 2018, Hong Kong authorities yesterday announced a record-breaking seizure of rhino horn from two air passengers travel...

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...

NYC's Chinatown welcomes Year of the Pig with vibrant parade

NEW YORK (AP) — Drums, dragons and dancers are parading through New York's Chinatown to ring in the Year of the Pig. Confetti and spectators lined the route of Sunday's Lunar New Yea...

Taiwan Nat. Immigration Agency holds Lantern Fest celebrations in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With Lantern Festival just around the corner, the National Immigration Agency held an event at Wanhua New Immigrants’ Hall in Taipei on Sunday to mark the end of the...

It’s time for Taiwan to get less serious about Communist China

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — Cross-straits relations are undoubtedly a serious matter. They are about the preservation of Taiwan’s hard-earned freedoms and democracy, facing down the hosti...

Mother of imprisoned civil rights activist condemns corrupt Chinese officials

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Chinese political activist, Liu Fei-yue (劉飛躍), who runs the Civil Rights and Livelihood Watch (民生觀察) website was arrested in 2016 on suspicion of subverting state power. ...

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...

Taiwan influenza cases decline over LNY holidays, but doctors warn 'flu season not yet over'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – There was a slight decline in flu cases reported across northern Taiwan over the Lunar New Year holidays, suggesting this year’s flu season may be drawing to a close...

Upcoming Events in Taipei, February 16-24

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As always there are tons of interesting events happening all around Taipei this month. For those looking to experience what the city has to offer, here are some suggested ...

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...

Travelers stuck over New Year praise kindness of Taiwanese police

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — 12 travelers recently met with unfortunate circumstances were rescued by the kindness of local police in Hualien County (花蓮縣). The troupe had come from the Philippines ...

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...

Investigators say threats against Taiwan President originate in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - An Internet user who posted online threats of violence against President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) possibly lives in China, the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) said Thursday. On...